1991 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1991 Senior PGA Tour was the 12th season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 37 official money events with purses totalling $18,925,000, including four majors. Mike Hill 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 1991 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 6 Infiniti Senior Tournament of Champions California 350,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (18) 279 (−9) 80,000
Feb 3 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 450,000 South Africa Gary Player (16) 200 (−13) 67,500
Feb 10 GTE Suncoast Classic Florida 450,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (16) 210 (−6) 67,500
Feb 17 Aetna Challenge Florida 450,000 United States Lee Trevino (8) 205 (−11) 67,500
Mar 3 GTE West Classic California 450,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (17) 132 (−8) 67,500
Mar 17 Vantage at The Dominion Texas 350,000 United States Lee Trevino (9) 137 (−7) 52,500
Mar 24 Vintage ARCO Invitational California 500,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (18) 206 (−10) 75,000
Apr 7 The Tradition at Desert Mountain Arizona 800,000 United States Jack Nicklaus (3) 277 (−11) 120,000
Apr 21 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 500,000 United States Jack Nicklaus (4) 271 (−17) 85,000
Apr 28 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic Texas 300,000 United States Mike Hill (6) 203 (−13) 45,000
May 5 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 450,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (19) 204 (−12) 67,500
May 12 Murata Reunion Pro-Am Texas 400,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (20) 208 (−8) 60,000
May 26 Bell Atlantic Classic Pennsylvania 550,000 United States Jim Ferree (2) 208 (−8) 82,500
Jun 2 NYNEX Commemorative New York 400,000 United States Charles Coody (3) 193 (−17) 60,000
Jun 9 Mazda Presents The Senior Players Championship Michigan 1,000,000 United States Jim Albus (1) 279 (−9) 150,000
Jun 16 MONY Syracuse Senior Classic New York 400,000 United States Rocky Thompson (1) 199 (−17) 60,000
Jun 23 PaineWebber Invitational North Carolina 450,000 United States Orville Moody (10) 207 (−9) 67,500
Jun 30 Southwestern Bell Classic Missouri 450,000 United States Jim Colbert (1) 201 (−9) 67,500
Jul 7 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 600,000 United States Al Geiberger (6) 203 (−10) 90,000
Jul 14 Newport Cup Rhode Island 325,000 United States Larry Ziegler (1) 199 (−17) 48,750
Jul 21 Ameritech Senior Open Illinois 500,000 United States Mike Hill (7) 200 (−16) 75,000
Jul 28 U.S. Senior Open Michigan 500,000 United States Jack Nicklaus (5) 282 (+2) 110,000
Aug 4 Northville Long Island Classic New York 450,000 United States George Archer (6) 204 (−12) 67,500
Aug 11 Showdown Classic Utah 350,000 United States Dale Douglass (7) 209 (−7) 52,500
Aug 18 GTE Northwest Classic Washington 400,000 United States Mike Hill (8) 198 (−18) 60,000
Aug 25 Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Golf Classic New Mexico 350,000 United States Lee Trevino (10) 200 (−16) 52,500
Sep 1 GTE North Classic Indiana 450,000 United States George Archer (7) 199 (−17) 67,500
Sep 8 First of America Classic Michigan 350,000 South Africa Harold Henning (3) 202 (−11) 52,500
Sep 15 Digital Seniors Classic Massachusetts 400,000 United States Rocky Thompson (2) 205 (−11) 60,000
Sep 22 Nationwide Championship Georgia 700,000 United States Mike Hill (9) 212 (−4) 105,000
Sep 29 Bank One Senior Classic Kentucky 300,000 United States DeWitt Weaver (1) 207 (−9) 45,000
Oct 6 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,500,000 United States Jim Colbert (2) 205 (−11) 202,500
Oct 13 Raley's Senior Gold Rush California 450,000 United States George Archer (8) 206 (−10) 67,500
Oct 20 Transamerica Senior Golf Championship California 500,000 United States Charles Coody (4) 204 (−12) 75,000
Oct 27 Security Pacific Senior Classic California 500,000 United States John Brodie (1) 200 (−13) 75,000
Dec 8 First Development Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 600,000 United States Jim Colbert (3) 195 (−15) 90,000
Dec 15 New York Life Champions Puerto Rico 1,000,000 United States Mike Hill (10) 202 (−14) 150,000

Source:[1]

Leaders[edit]

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Lee Trevino  United States 69.50
2 George Archer  United States 69.72
3 Jim Colbert  United States 69.87
4 Bob Charles  New Zealand 69.93
5 Mike Hill  United States 69.98

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Mike Hill  United States 1,065,657 32 5
2 George Archer  United States 963,455 32 3
3 Jim Colbert  United States 880,749 22 3
4 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 794,013 32 4
5 Lee Trevino  United States 723,163 28 3

Source:[3]

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Bob Charles  New Zealand 3,168,642 16
2 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 3,029,172 20
3 Miller Barber  United States 2,777,540 24
4 Bruce Crampton  Australia 2,662,039 18
5 Gary Player  South Africa 2,449,180 16

Source:[4]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Mike Hill  United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Mike Hill  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Lee Trevino  United States
Rookie of the Year Jim Colbert  United States
Comeback Player of the Year Larry Laoretti  United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. p. 26. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scoring Average – 1991 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 1991 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Career Money Leaders – 1991 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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