1981 Senior PGA Tour
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 $1,024,000, including two majors. Miller Barber won the most tournaments, three. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.
The following table shows all the official money events for the 1981 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Senior majors are shown in bold.
|Date||Tournament||Location||Purse ($)||Winner||Score||1st prize ($)|
|Apr 5||Michelob-Egypt Temple Senior Classic||Florida||125,000||Don January (2)||280 (−8)||20,000|
|Jun 7||Eureka Federal Savings Classic||California||150,000||Don January (3)||208 (−5)||25,000|
|Jun 14||Peter Jackson Champions||Canada||200,000||Miller Barber (1)||204 (−6)||30,000|
|Jun 28||Marlboro Classic||Massachusetts||150,000||Bob Goalby (1)||208 (−2)||25,000|
|Jul 12||U.S. Senior Open||Michigan||149,000||Arnold Palmer (2)||289 (+9)||26,000|
|Oct 18||Suntree Seniors Classic||Florida||125,000||Miller Barber (2)||204 (−12)||20,000|
|Dec 6||PGA Seniors' Championship||Florida||125,000||Miller Barber (3)||281 (−7)||20,000|
Money List leaders
|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|
|Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award)||Miller Barber||United States|
|Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award)||Miller Barber||United States|
- "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. p. 21. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- "Money Leaders – 1981 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.