2008 PGA Tour

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The 2008 PGA Tour season ran from January 3 to November 9. The season consisted of 49 official money events. This included four major championships and three World Golf Championships, which are also sanctioned by the European Tour. There were also five unofficial events played in November and December.

Schedule[edit]

The following table lists the main season events for 2008. The designations in the "Status" column are explained in the notes below the table. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event.

Week Tournament Location Status Winner OWGR[1]
Jan 6 Mercedes-Benz Championship Hawaii Unique Sweden Daniel Chopra (2) 48
Jan 13 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii Regular South Korea K.J. Choi (7) 50
Jan 20 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California Regular United States D. J. Trahan (2) 34
Jan 27 Buick Invitational California Regular United States Tiger Woods (62) 60
Feb 3 FBR Open Arizona Regular United States J. B. Holmes (2) 58
Feb 10 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California Regular United States Steve Lowery (3) 40
Feb 17 Northern Trust Open California Regular United States Phil Mickelson (33) 68
Feb 24 Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona WGC United States Tiger Woods (63) 76
Feb 24 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun Mexico Alternate United States Brian Gay (1) 24
Mar 2 The Honda Classic Florida Regular South Africa Ernie Els (16) 48
Mar 9 PODS Championship Florida Regular United States Sean O'Hair (2) 52
Mar 16 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida Regular United States Tiger Woods (64) 62
Mar 23 CA Championship Florida WGC Australia Geoff Ogilvy (4) 76
Mar 23 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico Alternate United States Greg Kraft (1) 24
Mar 30 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana Regular Argentina Andrés Romero (1) 46
Apr 6 Shell Houston Open Texas Regular United States Johnson Wagner (1) 52
Apr 13 Masters Tournament Georgia Major South Africa Trevor Immelman (2) 100
Apr 20 Verizon Heritage South Carolina Regular United States Boo Weekley (2) 54
Apr 27 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Texas Regular Australia Adam Scott (6) 44
May 4 Wachovia Championship North Carolina Regular United States Anthony Kim (1) 66
May 11 The Players Championship Florida Unique Spain Sergio García (7) 80
May 18 AT&T Classic Georgia Regular Japan Ryuji Imada (1) 26
May 25 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas Regular United States Phil Mickelson (34) 54
June 1 The Memorial Tournament Ohio Regular United States Kenny Perry (10) 62
June 8 Stanford St. Jude Championship Tennessee Regular United States Justin Leonard (12) 44
June 15 U.S. Open California Major United States Tiger Woods (65) 100
June 22 Travelers Championship Connecticut Regular United States Stewart Cink (5) 36
June 29 Buick Open Michigan Regular United States Kenny Perry (11) 34
July 6 AT&T National Maryland Regular United States Anthony Kim (2) 48
July 13 John Deere Classic Illinois Regular United States Kenny Perry (12) 32
July 20 The Open Championship (British Open) England Major Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (4) 100
July 20 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee Wisconsin Alternate Sweden Richard S. Johnson (1) 24
July 27 RBC Canadian Open Canada Regular United States Chez Reavie (1) 30
Aug 3 Bridgestone Invitational Ohio WGC Fiji Vijay Singh (32) 74
Aug 3 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada Alternate United States Parker McLachlin (1) 24
Aug 10 PGA Championship Michigan Major Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (5) 100
Aug 17 Wyndham Championship North Carolina Regular Sweden Carl Pettersson (3) 30
Aug 24 The Barclays New Jersey Playoffs Fiji Vijay Singh (33) 72
Sept 1 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts Playoffs Fiji Vijay Singh (34) 70
Sept 7 BMW Championship Missouri Playoffs Colombia Camilo Villegas (1) 66
Sept 21 Ryder Cup Kentucky Team  Team USA (N/A)
Sept 21 Viking Classic Mississippi Fall Series United States Will MacKenzie (2) 24
Sept 28 The Tour Championship Georgia Playoffs Colombia Camilo Villegas (2) 54
Oct 5 Turning Stone Resort Championship New York Fall Series United States Dustin Johnson (1) 26
Oct 12 Valero Texas Open Texas Fall Series United States Zach Johnson (4) 28
Oct 19 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada Fall Series United States Marc Turnesa (1) 34
Oct 26 Frys.com Open Arizona Fall Series United States Cameron Beckman (2) 30
Nov 2 Ginn sur Mer Classic Florida Fall Series United States Ryan Palmer (2) 24
Nov 9 Children's Miracle Network Classic Florida Fall Series United States Davis Love III (20) 32

Money leaders[edit]

This shows the money leaders for the 2008 PGA Tour season. These figures do not include FedEx Cup bonus money.

Rank Player Country Events Prize money ($)
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 23 6,601,094
2 Tiger Woods  United States 6 5,775,000
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 21 5,118,875
4 Sergio García  Spain 19 4,858,224
5 Kenny Perry  United States 26 4,663,794
6 Anthony Kim  United States 22 4,656,265
7 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 22 4,422,641
8 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 15 4,313,551
9 Stewart Cink  United States 22 3,963,661
10 Justin Leonard  United States 25 3,943,542

There is a full list on the PGA Tour's website here.

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
PGA Tour Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Pádraig Harrington  Ireland
PGA Player of the Year Pádraig Harrington  Ireland
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Vijay Singh  Fiji
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Sergio García  Spain
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Sergio García  Spain
Rookie of the Year Andrés Romero  Argentina
Comeback Player of the Year Dudley Hart  United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ Each tournament is allocated a certain number of Official World Golf Rankings points for its champion, and points for lower finishes are based on a sliding scale. The major championships and the Players Championship have fixed allocations, but the points of the other tournaments depend on the strength of the field.

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