1987 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1987 Senior PGA Tour was the eighth season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 32 official money events with purses totalling $8,905,000, including three majors. Chi Chi Rodriguez won the most tournaments, seven. 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. Senior majors are shown in bold.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 10 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions California 100,000 United States Don January (22) 287 (−1) 30,000
Feb 15 General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 260,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (4) 282 (−6) 47,000
Mar 15 Del E. Webb Arizona Classic Arizona 200,000 United States Billy Casper (5) 201 (−15) 30,000
Mar 22 Vintage Chrysler Invitational California 270,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (1) 285 (−3) 40,500
Mar 29 GTE Classic California 275,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (2) 208 (−8) 41,250
May 3 Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Golf Classic New Mexico 250,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (3) 208 (−8) 37,500
May 10 Vantage at The Dominion Texas 250,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (5) 203 (−13) 37,500
May 17 United Hospitals Senior Golf Championship Pennsylvania 225,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (6) 202 (−8) 33,750
May 24 Silver Pages Classic Oklahoma 250,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (7) 200 (−16) 37,500
May 31 Denver Champions of Golf Colorado 250,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (8) 204 (−12) 37,500
Jun 7 Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am Texas 200,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (8) 201 (−15) 30,093
Jun 14 Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship Florida 400,000 South Africa Gary Player (5) 280 (−8) 60,000
Jun 28 Greater Grand Rapids Open Michigan 250,000 United States Billy Casper (6) 200 (−13) 37,500
Jul 5 The Greenbrier American Express Championship West Virginia 225,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (9) 200 (−16) 33,750
Jul 12 U.S. Senior Open Connecticut 300,000 South Africa Gary Player (6) 270 (−14) 47,000
Jul 19 MONY Syracuse Senior Classic New York 250,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (10) 197 (−19) 37,500
Aug 2 NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative New York 250,000 United States Gene Littler (6) 200 (−10) 37,500
Aug 9 Digital Seniors Classic Massachusetts 250,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (9) 198 (−18) 37,500
Aug 16 Rancho Murieta Senior Gold Rush California 300,000 United States Orville Moody (3) 205 (−11) 45,000
Aug 23 GTE Northwest Classic Washington 300,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (10) 206 (−10) 45,000
Aug 30 Showdown Classic Utah 300,000 United States Miller Barber (19) 210 (−6) 45,000
Sep 6 Vantage presents Bank One Senior Golf Classic Kentucky 225,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (11) 197 (−13) 33,750
Sep 13 PaineWebber World Seniors Invitational North Carolina 250,000 South Africa Gary Player (7) 207 (−9) 37,500
Sep 20 Crestar Classic Virginia 325,000 United States Larry Mowry (1) 203 (−13) 48,750
Sep 27 Newport Cup Rhode Island 200,000 United States Miller Barber (20) 202 (−14) 30,000
Oct 4 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,000,000 United States Al Geiberger (1) 206 (−4) 135,000
Oct 11 Pepsi Senior Challenge Georgia 250,000 United States Larry Mowry (2) 203 (−13) 37,500
Oct 18 Seniors International Golf Championship South Carolina 250,000 United States Al Geiberger (2) 209 (−4) 37,500
Oct 25 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 250,000 United States Al Geiberger (3) 203 (−13) 37,500
Nov 15 Fairfield Barnett Senior Classic Florida 200,000 United States Dave Hill (1) 202 (−14) 30,000
Nov 22 Gus Machado Senior Classic Florida 300,000 United States Gene Littler (7) 207 (−6) 45,000
Dec 13 GTE Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 300,000 United States Orville Moody (4) 132 (−12) 45,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 70.07
2 Bob Charles  New Zealand 70.18
3 Gary Player  South Africa 70.39
4 Bruce Crampton  Australia 70.39
5 Miller Barber  United States 70.71

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 509,145 27 7
2 Bruce Crampton  Australia 437,904 30 4
3 Bob Charles  New Zealand 389,437 27 3
4 Orville Moody  United States 355,793 28 2
5 Miller Barber  United States 347,571 31 2

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Miller Barber  United States 1,514,541 20
2 Don January  United States 1,455,476 22
3 Gene Littler  United States 1,042,411 7
4 Peter Thomson  Australia 955,718 11
5 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 916,017 10

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. pp. 23–24. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1987 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1987 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1987 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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