1989 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1989 Senior PGA Tour was the 10th season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 35 official money events with purses totalling $13,345,000 (not including the PaineWebber Invitational, canceled due to Hurricane Hugo),[1] including four majors. Bob Charles won the most tournaments, five. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results[edit]

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1989 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. Golfers winning on their Senior PGA Tour debut are shown in italics.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 8 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions California 250,000 United States Miller Barber (23) 280 (−8) 50,000
Feb 12 General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 400,000 United States Larry Mowry (4) 281 (−7) 72,000
Feb 19 GTE Suncoast Classic Florida 300,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (9) 207 (−9) 45,000
Feb 26 Aetna Challenge Florida 300,000 United States Gene Littler (8) 209 (−7) 45,000
Mar 5 Vintage Chrysler Invitational California 370,000 United States Miller Barber (24) 281 (−7) 55,500
Mar 12 MONY Arizona Classic Arizona 300,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (14) 200 (−16) 45,000
Apr 2 Murata Seniors Reunion Texas 300,000 United States Don Bies (3) 208 (−8) 45,000
Apr 16 The Tradition at Desert Mountain Arizona 600,000 United States Don Bies (4) 275 (−13) 90,000
May 7 RJR at The Dominion Texas 250,000 United States Larry Mowry (5) 201 (−15) 37,500
May 14 Bell Atlantic/St. Christopher's Classic Pennsylvania 400,000 United States Dave Hill (5) 206 (−4) 60,000
May 21 NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative New York 300,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (10) 193 (−17) 45,000
May 28 Southwestern Bell Classic Oklahoma 300,000 United States Bobby Nichols (1) 209 (−7) 45,000
Jun 4 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic Texas 300,000 United States Homero Blancas (1) 208 (−8) 45,000
Jun 11 Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship Florida 700,000 United States Orville Moody (8) 271 (−17) 105,000
Jun 18 Northville Long Island Classic New York 350,000 United States Butch Baird (2) 183 (−9) 52,500
Jun 25 MONY Syracuse Senior Classic New York 300,000 United States Jim Dent (1) 201 (−15) 45,000
Jul 2 U.S. Senior Open Pennsylvania 450,000 United States Orville Moody (9) 279 (−9) 80,000
Jul 9 Digital Seniors Classic Massachusetts 300,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (11) 200 (−16) 45,000
Jul 16 Greater Grand Rapids Open Michigan 300,000 United States John Paul Cain (1) 203 (−10) 45,000
Jul 23 Ameritech Senior Open Ohio 500,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (15) 205 (−11) 75,000
Jul 30 Newport Cup Rhode Island 275,000 United States Jim Dent (2) 206 (−10) 41,500
Aug 6 Showdown Classic Utah 350,000 United States Tom Shaw (1) 207 (−9) 52,500
Aug 13 Rancho Murieta Senior Gold Rush California 350,000 United States Dave Hill (6) 207 (−9) 52,500
Aug 20 GTE Northwest Classic Washington 350,000 United States Al Geiberger (5) 204 (−12) 52,500
Aug 27 Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Golf Classic New Mexico 300,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (12) 203 (−13) 45,000
Sep 3 RJR Bank One Classic Kentucky 300,000 United States Rives McBee (1) 202 (−8) 45,000
Sep 10 GTE North Classic Indiana 350,000 South Africa Gary Player (13) 135 (−9) 52,500
Sep 17 Crestar Classic Virginia 350,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (13) 203 (−13) 52,500
Sep 24 PaineWebber Invitational North Carolina 325,000 Canceled due to Hurricane Hugo
Oct 1 Fairfield Barnett Space Coast Classic Florida 300,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (13) 203 (−13) 45,000
Oct 8 RJR Championship North Carolina 1,500,000 South Africa Gary Player (14) 207 (−3) 202,500
Oct 15 Gatlin Brothers Southwest Senior Classic Texas 300,000 United States George Archer (1) 209 (−7) 45,000
Oct 22 Transamerica Senior Golf Championship California 400,000 United States Billy Casper (9) 207 (−9) 60,000
Nov 12 General Tire Las Vegas Classic Nevada 300,000 United States Charles Coody (1) 205 (−11) 45,000
Dec 2 GTE West Classic California 350,000 United States Walt Zembriski (3) 197 (−13) 52,500
Dec 9 GTE Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 300,000 United States Don Bies (5) 132 (−12) 45,000

Source:[2]

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Bob Charles  New Zealand 69.78
2 Al Geiberger  United States 70.32
3 Jim Dent  United States 70.61
4 Dave Hill  United States 70.64
5 Bruce Crampton  Australia 70.65

Source:[3]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bob Charles  New Zealand 725,887 27 5
2 Orville Moody  United States 647,985 31 2
3 Al Geiberger  United States 527,033 26 1
4 Gary Player  South Africa 514,116 18 2
5 Dave Hill  United States 488,541 26 2

Source:[4]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Miller Barber  United States 2,214,603 24
2 Bob Charles  New Zealand 1,910,413 13
3 Orville Moody  United States 1,862,956 9
4 Bruce Crampton  Australia 1,682,961 15
5 Gary Player  South Africa 1,604,659 14

Source:[5]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Bob Charles  New Zealand
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Bob Charles  New Zealand

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hurricane Hugo cancels PaineWebber tourney". The Dispatch (Lexington, North Carolina). Associated Press. September 23, 1989. p. 20. 
  2. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. pp. 24–25. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scoring Average – 1989 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Money Leaders – 1989 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1989 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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