1987 PGA Tour

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The 1987 PGA Tour season was played from January 7 to November 1. The season consisted of 46 official money events. Paul Azinger and Curtis Strange won the most tournaments, three, and there were 10 first-time winners. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1987 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. Majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 10 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Mac O'Grady (2) 278 (–10) 90,000
Jan 18 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California United States Corey Pavin (5) 341 (–19) 162,000
Jan 25 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Paul Azinger (1) 268 (–16) 108,000
Feb 1 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Johnny Miller (24) 278 (–10) 108,000
Feb 8 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Corey Pavin (6) 270 (–18) 108,000
Feb 15 Shearson Lehman Brothers Andy Williams Open California United States George Burns (4) 266 (–22) 90,000
Feb 22 Los Angeles Open California Taiwan T. C. Chen (1) 275 (–9) 108,000
Mar 1 Doral-Ryder Open Florida United States Lanny Wadkins (16) 277 (–11) 180,000
Mar 8 Honda Classic Florida United States Mark Calcavecchia (2) 279 (–9) 108,000
Mar 15 Hertz Bay Hill Classic Florida United States Payne Stewart (3) 264 (–20) 108,000
Mar 22 USF&G Classic Louisiana United States Ben Crenshaw (13) 268 (–20) 90,000
Mar 29 Tournament Players Championship Florida Scotland Sandy Lyle (3) 274 (–14) 180,000
Apr 5 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Scott Simpson (3) 282 (–6) 108,000
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Larry Mize (2) 285 (–3) 162,000
Apr 19 MCI Heritage Golf Classic South Carolina United States Davis Love III (1) 271 (–13) 117,000
Apr 26 Big "I" Houston Open Texas United States Jay Haas (6) 276 (–12) 108,000
May 3 Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational Nevada United States Paul Azinger (2) 271 (–17) 225,000
May 10 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Fred Couples (3) 266 (–14) 108,000
May 17 Colonial National Invitation Texas United States Keith Clearwater (1) 266 (–14) 108,000
May 24 Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Golf Classic Georgia Canada Dave Barr (2) 265 (–23) 108,000
May 31 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Don Pooley (2) 272 (–16) 140,000
Jun 7 Kemper Open Maryland United States Tom Kite (10) 270 (–14) 126,000
Jun 14 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York United States J. C. Snead (8) 276 (–8) 108,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open California United States Scott Simpson (4) 277 (–3) 150,000
Jun 28 Canon Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Paul Azinger (3) 269 (–15) 126,000
Jul 5 Canadian Open Canada United States Curtis Strange (10) 276 (–12) 108,000
Jul 12 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic Virginia United States Mark McCumber (5) 267 (–17) 110,160
Jul 19 Hardee's Golf Classic Illinois United States Kenny Knox (2) 265 (–15) 90,000
Jul 19 British Open Scotland England Nick Faldo (2) 279 (–5) 120,000
Jul 26 Buick Open Michigan United States Robert Wrenn (1) 262 (–26) 108,000
Aug 2 Federal Express St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States Curtis Strange (11) 275 (–13) 130,328
Aug 9 PGA Championship Florida United States Larry Nelson (8) 287 (–1) 150,000
Aug 16 The International Colorado United States John Cook (3) 16 (Stableford) 180,000
Aug 23 Beatrice Western Open Illinois United States D. A. Weibring (2) 207 (–9) 144,000
Aug 30 NEC World Series of Golf Ohio United States Curtis Strange (12) 275 (–5) 144,000
Aug 30 Provident Classic Tennessee United States John Inman (1) 265 (–15) 81,000
Sep 6 B.C. Open New York United States Joey Sindelar (3) 266 (–18) 72,000
Sep 13 Bank of Boston Classic Massachusetts United States Sam Randolph (1) 199 (–14) 90,000
Sep 21 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Gary Hallberg (2) 269 (–19) 108,000
Sep 27 Southwest Golf Classic Texas United States Steve Pate (1) 273 (–15) 72,000
Oct 4 Southern Open Georgia Scotland Ken Brown (1) 266 (–14) 72,000
Oct 11 Pensacola Open Florida United States Doug Tewell (4) 269 (–15) 54,000
Oct 18 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Florida United States Larry Nelson (9) 268 (–20) 108,000
Oct 25 Seiko Tucson Open Arizona United States Mike Reid (1) 268 (–20) 108,000
Nov 1 Centel Classic Florida United States Keith Clearwater (2) 278 (–10) 90,000
Nov 1 Nabisco Championship Texas United States Tom Watson (37) 268 (–12) 360,000

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 David Frost  South Africa 70.09
2 Paul Azinger  United States 70.21
3 Dan Pohl  United States 70.25
4 Ben Crenshaw  United States 70.35
5 Tom Kite  United States 70.38

Full 1987 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Curtis Strange  United States 925,941 27 3
2 Paul Azinger  United States 822,481 27 3
3 Ben Crenshaw  United States 638,194 24 1
4 Scott Simpson  United States 621,032 25 2
5 Tom Watson  United States 616,351 20 1

Full 1987 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Jack Nicklaus  United States 4,976,980 73
2 Tom Watson  United States 4,701,629 37
3 Tom Kite  United States 3,445,007 10
4 Raymond Floyd  United States 3,372,339 21
5 Lee Trevino  United States 3,315,502 29

Full 1987 Career Official Money List

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Curtis Strange  United States
PGA Player of the Year Paul Azinger  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Dan Pohl  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) David Frost  United States

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