1981 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1981 Senior PGA Tour was the second season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of seven official money events with purses totalling $1,024,000, including two majors. Miller Barber won the most tournaments, three. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1981 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Senior majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Apr 5 Michelob-Egypt Temple Senior Classic Florida 125,000 United States Don January (2) 280 (−8) 20,000
Jun 7 Eureka Federal Savings Classic California 150,000 United States Don January (3) 208 (−5) 25,000
Jun 14 Peter Jackson Champions Canada 200,000 United States Miller Barber (1) 204 (−6) 30,000
Jun 28 Marlboro Classic Massachusetts 150,000 United States Bob Goalby (1) 208 (−2) 25,000
Jul 12 U.S. Senior Open Michigan 149,000 United States Arnold Palmer (2) 289 (+9) 26,000
Oct 18 Suntree Seniors Classic Florida 125,000 United States Miller Barber (2) 204 (−12) 20,000
Dec 6 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 125,000 United States Miller Barber (3) 281 (−7) 20,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Miller Barber  United States 83,136 6 3
2 Don January  United States 74,175 6 2
3 Bob Goalby  United States 66,494 7 1
4 Arnold Palmer  United States 55,100 4 1
5 Art Wall  United States 37,556 5 0

Source:[2]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Miller Barber  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Miller Barber  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. p. 21. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Money Leaders – 1981 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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