2008 PGA Tour

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The 2008 PGA Tour season ran from January 3 to November 9. The season consisted of 49 official money events. This included four major championships and three World Golf Championships, which are also sanctioned by the European Tour. There were also five unofficial events played in November and December.

Schedule[edit]

The following table lists the main season events for 2008. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event.

Week Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points[1]
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Jan 6 Mercedes-Benz Championship Hawaii Sweden Daniel Chopra (2) 48 5,500,000 1,100,000 Winners-only event
Jan 13 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii South Korea K. J. Choi (7) 50 5,300,000 954,000
Jan 20 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California United States D. J. Trahan (2) 34 5,100,000 918,000 Celebrity pro-am
Jan 27 Buick Invitational California United States Tiger Woods (62) 60 5,200,000 936,000
Feb 3 FBR Open Arizona United States J. B. Holmes (2) 58 6,000,000 1,080,000
Feb 10 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Steve Lowery (3) 40 6,000,000 1,080,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 17 Northern Trust Open California United States Phil Mickelson (33) 68 6,200,000 1,116,000
Feb 24 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona United States Tiger Woods (63) 76 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 24 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun Mexico United States Brian Gay (1) 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Mar 2 The Honda Classic Florida South Africa Ernie Els (16) 48 5,500,000 990,000
Mar 9 PODS Championship Florida United States Sean O'Hair (2) 52 5,300,000 954,000
Mar 16 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida United States Tiger Woods (64) 62 5,800,000 1,044,000 Invitational
Mar 24 WGC-CA Championship Florida Australia Geoff Ogilvy (4) 76 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 23 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico United States Greg Kraft (1) 24 3,500,000 630,000 New tournament
Alternate event
Mar 30 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana Argentina Andrés Romero (1) 46 6,200,000 1,116,000
Apr 6 Shell Houston Open Texas United States Johnson Wagner (1) 52 5,600,000 1,008,000
Apr 13 Masters Tournament Georgia South Africa Trevor Immelman (2) 100 7,000,000 1,350,000 Major championship
Apr 20 Verizon Heritage South Carolina United States Boo Weekley (2) 54 5,500,000 990,000 Invitational
Apr 27 EDS Byron Nelson Championship Texas Australia Adam Scott (6) 44 6,400,000 1,152,000
May 4 Wachovia Championship North Carolina United States Anthony Kim (1) 66 6,400,000 1,152,000
May 11 The Players Championship Florida Spain Sergio García (7) 80 9,500,000 1,710,000 Flagship event
May 18 AT&T Classic Georgia Japan Ryuji Imada (1) 26 5,500,000 990,000
May 25 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas United States Phil Mickelson (34) 54 6,100,000 1,098,000 Invitational
June 1 The Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Kenny Perry (10) 62 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
June 8 Stanford St. Jude Championship Tennessee United States Justin Leonard (12) 44 6,000,000 1,080,000
June 15 U.S. Open California United States Tiger Woods (65) 100 7,000,000 1,350,000 Major championship
June 22 Travelers Championship Connecticut United States Stewart Cink (5) 36 6,000,000 1,080,000
June 29 Buick Open Michigan United States Kenny Perry (11) 34 5,000,000 900,000
July 6 AT&T National Maryland United States Anthony Kim (2) 48 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
July 13 John Deere Classic Illinois United States Kenny Perry (12) 32 4,200,000 756,000
July 20 The Open Championship (British Open) England Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (4) 100 8,161,174 1,498,875 Major championship
July 20 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee Wisconsin Sweden Richard S. Johnson (1) 24 4,000,000 720,000 Alternate event
July 27 RBC Canadian Open Ontario United States Chez Reavie (1) 30 5,000,000 900,000
Aug 3 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Ohio Fiji Vijay Singh (32) 74 8,000,000 1,350,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 3 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada United States Parker McLachlin (1) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Aug 10 PGA Championship Michigan Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (5) 100 7,500,000 1,350,000 Major championship
Aug 17 Wyndham Championship North Carolina Sweden Carl Pettersson (3) 30 5,100,000 918,000
Aug 24 The Barclays New Jersey Fiji Vijay Singh (33) 72 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 1 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts Fiji Vijay Singh (34) 70 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 7 BMW Championship Missouri Colombia Camilo Villegas (1) 66 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 21 Viking Classic Mississippi United States Will MacKenzie (2) 24 3,600,000 648,000 Fall Series
Sep 28 The Tour Championship Georgia Colombia Camilo Villegas (2) 54 7,000,000 1,260,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Oct 5 Turning Stone Resort Championship New York United States Dustin Johnson (1) 26 6,000,000 1,080,000 Fall Series
Oct 12 Valero Texas Open Texas United States Zach Johnson (4) 28 4,500,000 810,000 Fall Series
Oct 19 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada United States Marc Turnesa (1) 34 4,100,000 738,000 Fall Series
Oct 26 Frys.com Open Arizona United States Cameron Beckman (2) 30 5,000,000 900,000 Fall Series
Nov 2 Ginn sur Mer Classic Florida United States Ryan Palmer (2) 24 4,600,000 828,000 Fall Series
Nov 9 Children's Miracle Network Classic Florida United States Davis Love III (20) 32 4,600,000 828,000 Fall Series

Unofficial events[edit]

The following events did not carry official money.

Date Tournament Location Winner(s) Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Mar 25 Tavistock Cup Florida Team Isleworth 2,600,000 1,000,000 Two 10-player teams
Jun 24 CVS Caremark Charity Classic Rhode Island Colombia Camilo Villegas &
United States Bubba Watson
1,350,000 125,000
each
10 two-player teams
Sep 21 Ryder Cup Kentucky  Team USA n/a Two 12-man teams
Oct 15 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Bermuda United States Jim Furyk 1,350,000 600,000 Four-player field
Oct 28 Kiwi Challenge New Zealand United States Hunter Mahan 2,600,000 1,500,000 Four-player field
Nov 3 ADT Skills Challenge Florida Australia Greg Norman &
Australia Gregory Norman
800,000 145,000
Nov 11 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Nevada Champions Tour team 1,000,000 166,666 Three three-player teams
Nov 30 Omega Mission Hills World Cup China Sweden Robert Karlsson
& Henrik Stenson
5,500,000 1,700,000 28 two-man teams
Nov 30 LG Skins Game California South Korea K. J. Choi 1,000,000 415,000 Four-player field
Dec 7 Del Webb Father/Son Challenge Florida United States Larry Nelson
& Drew Nelson
1,100,000 100,000
Dec 8 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament California United States Harrison Frazar 1,057,500 50,000
Dec 14 Merrill Lynch Shootout Florida United States Scott Hoch &
United States Kenny Perry
3,000,000 365,000 12 two-player teams
Dec 21 Chevron World Challenge California Fiji Vijay Singh 5,750,000 1,350,000 18-player field

Source:[2]

Location of tournaments[edit]

Money leaders[edit]

This shows the money leaders for the 2008 PGA Tour season. These figures do not include FedEx Cup bonus money.

Rank Player Country Events Prize money ($)
1 Vijay Singh  Fiji 23 6,601,094
2 Tiger Woods  United States 6 5,775,000
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 21 5,118,875
4 Sergio García  Spain 19 4,858,224
5 Kenny Perry  United States 26 4,663,794
6 Anthony Kim  United States 22 4,656,265
7 Camilo Villegas  Colombia 22 4,422,641
8 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 15 4,313,551
9 Stewart Cink  United States 22 3,963,661
10 Justin Leonard  United States 25 3,943,542

Source:[3]

Awards[edit]

Award Winner Country
PGA Tour Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Pádraig Harrington  Ireland
PGA Player of the Year Pádraig Harrington  Ireland
Scoring leader (PGA – Vardon Trophy) Sergio García  Spain
Scoring leader (PGA Tour – Byron Nelson Award) Sergio García  Spain
Rookie of the Year Andrés Romero  Argentina
Comeback Player of the Year Dudley Hart  United States
FedEx Cup Vijay Singh  Fiji

References[edit]

  1. ^ Each tournament is allocated a certain number of Official World Golf Rankings points for its champion, and points for lower finishes are based on a sliding scale. The major championships and the Players Championship have fixed allocations, but the points of the other tournaments depend on the strength of the field.
  2. ^ "2008 Schedule". PGA Tour.
  3. ^ "Money Leaders – 2008". PGA Tour.

External links[edit]