2008 PGA Tour

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

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

There is a full list on the PGA Tour's website here.

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.

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