2009 PGA Tour

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The 2009 PGA Tour season ran from January 8 to November 15. The season consisted of 46 official money events, one of which was canceled. This included four major championships and three World Golf Championships, which are also sanctioned by the European Tour.

Schedule[edit]

The following table lists the main season events for 2009. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event.

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points[1]
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Jan 11 Mercedes-Benz Championship Hawaii Australia Geoff Ogilvy (5) 44 5,600,000 1,120,000 Winners-only event
Jan 18 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii United States Zach Johnson (5) 44 5,400,000 972,000
Jan 25 Bob Hope Classic California United States Pat Perez (1) 32 5,100,000 918,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 1 FBR Open Arizona United States Kenny Perry (13) 54 6,000,000 1,080,000
Feb 8 Buick Invitational California United States Nick Watney (2) 44 5,300,000 954,000
Feb 15 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Dustin Johnson (2) 46 6,100,000 1,098,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 22 Northern Trust Open California United States Phil Mickelson (35) 62 6,300,000 1,134,000
Mar 1 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona Australia Geoff Ogilvy (6) 76 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 1 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun Mexico United States Mark Wilson (2) 24 3,600,000 648,000 Alternate event
Mar 8 The Honda Classic Florida South Korea Yang Yong-eun (1) 46 5,600,000 1,008,000
Mar 15 WGC-CA Championship Florida United States Phil Mickelson (36) 78 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 15 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico United States Michael Bradley (3) 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Mar 22 Transitions Championship Florida South Africa Retief Goosen (7) 46 5,400,000 972,000
Mar 29 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida United States Tiger Woods (66) 60 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
Apr 5 Shell Houston Open Texas England Paul Casey (1) 62 5,700,000 1,026,000
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia Argentina Ángel Cabrera (2) 100 7,500,000 1,350,000 Major championship
Apr 19 Verizon Heritage South Carolina United States Brian Gay (2) 48 5,700,000 1,026,000 Invitational
Apr 26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana United States Jerry Kelly (3) 38 6,300,000 1,134,000
May 3 Quail Hollow Championship North Carolina United States Sean O'Hair (3) 68 6,500,000 1,170,000
May 10 The Players Championship Florida Sweden Henrik Stenson (2) 80 9,500,000 1,710,000 Flagship event
May 17 Valero Texas Open Texas United States Zach Johnson (6) 26 6,100,000 1,098,000
May 24 HP Byron Nelson Championship Texas South Africa Rory Sabbatini (5) 44 6,500,000 1,170,000
May 31 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas United States Steve Stricker (5) 58 6,200,000 1,116,000 Invitational
Jun 7 The Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Tiger Woods (67) 62 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
Jun 14 St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States Brian Gay (3) 46 5,600,000 1,008,000
Jun 22[N 1] U.S. Open New York United States Lucas Glover (2) 100 7,500,000 1,350,000 Major championship
Jun 28 Travelers Championship Connecticut United States Kenny Perry (14) 48 6,000,000 1,080,000
Jul 5 AT&T National Maryland United States Tiger Woods (68) 50 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
Jul 12 John Deere Classic Illinois United States Steve Stricker (6) 34 4,300,000 774,000
Jul 19 The Open Championship (British Open) Scotland United States Stewart Cink (6) 100 6,837,628 1,221,005 Major championship
Jul 19 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee Wisconsin United States Bo Van Pelt (1) 24 4,000,000 720,000 Alternate event
Jul 26 RBC Canadian Open Ontario Australia Nathan Green (1) 34 5,100,000 918,000
Aug 2 Buick Open Michigan United States Tiger Woods (69) 36 5,100,000 918,000
Aug 9 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Ohio United States Tiger Woods (70) 76 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 9 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada United States John Rollins (3) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Aug 16 PGA Championship Minnesota South Korea Yang Yong-eun (2) 100 7,500,000 1,350,000 Major championship
Aug 23 Wyndham Championship North Carolina United States Ryan Moore (1) 32 5,200,000 936,000
Aug 30 The Barclays New Jersey United States Heath Slocum (3) 70 7,500,000 1,350,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 7 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts United States Steve Stricker (7) 70 7,500,000 1,350,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 13 BMW Championship Illinois United States Tiger Woods (71) 68 7,500,000 1,350,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 27 The Tour Championship Georgia United States Phil Mickelson (37) 56 7,500,000 1,350,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Oct 5[N 2] Turning Stone Resort Championship New York United States Matt Kuchar (2) 30 6,000,000 1,080,000 Fall Series
Oct 18 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada Scotland Martin Laird (1) 40 4,200,000 756,000 Fall Series
Oct 25 Frys.com Open Arizona United States Troy Matteson (2) 28 5,000,000 900,000 Fall Series
Nov 1 Viking Classic Mississippi Tournament cancelled[2] Fall Series
Nov 15 Children's Miracle Network Classic Florida Canada Stephen Ames (4) 24 4,700,000 846,000 Fall Series
  1. ^ The tournament was scheduled to end on June 21, but the final round was pushed back to the following day due to heavy rains during the tournament.
  2. ^ The scheduled 72 holes ended on October 4 as planned, but the playoff between Matt Kuchar and Vaughn Taylor was suspended due to darkness after two holes, and resumed the following day.

Unofficial events[edit]

The following events did not carry official money.

Date Tournament Location Winner(s) OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Mar 17 Tavistock Cup Florida Team Lake Nona n/a 2,500,000 Two 10-player teams
Jun 23 CVS Caremark Charity Classic Rhode Island Zimbabwe Nick Price &
United States David Toms
n/a 1,500,000 150,000 10 two-player teams
Oct 11 Presidents Cup California  U.S. Team n/a Two 12-man teams
Oct 21 PGA Grand Slam of Golf Bermuda United States Lucas Glover n/a 1,350,000 600,000 Four-player field
Oct 26 ADT Skills Challenge Florida United States Brandt Snedeker &
United States Boo Weekley
n/a 800,000 157,000
Nov 8 WGC-HSBC Champions China United States Phil Mickelson 66 7,000,000 1,200,000 World Golf Championships
Nov 10 Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge Nevada LPGA Tour team n/a 1,000,000 166,666 Three three-player teams
Nov 11 Kiwi Challenge New Zealand United States Anthony Kim n/a 2,000,000 1,000,000 Four-player field
Nov 29 Omega Mission Hills World Cup China Italy Edoardo Molinari
& Francesco Molinari
n/a 5,500,000 1,700,000 28 two-man teams
Dec 6 Chevron World Challenge California United States Jim Furyk 48 5,750,000 1,350,000 18-player field
Dec 7 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament Florida United States Troy Merritt n/a 1,057,500 50,000
Dec 13 The Shark Shootout Florida United States Jerry Kelly &
United States Steve Stricker
n/a 3,000,000 375,000 12 two-player teams

Money leaders[edit]

This shows the money leaders for the 2009 PGA Tour season. These figures do not include FedEx Cup bonus money.

Rank Player Country Events Money ($)
1 Tiger Woods  United States 17 10,508,163
2 Steve Stricker  United States 22 6,332,636
3 Phil Mickelson  United States 18 5,332,755
4 Zach Johnson  United States 26 4,714,813
5 Kenny Perry  United States 24 4,445,562
6 Sean O'Hair  United States 23 4,316,493
7 Jim Furyk  United States 23 3,946,515
8 Geoff Ogilvy  Australia 20 3,866,270
9 Lucas Glover  United States 26 3,692,580
10 Y. E. Yang  South Korea 23 3,489,516

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) Tiger Woods  United States
PGA Player of the Year Tiger Woods  United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Tiger Woods  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Tiger Woods  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Tiger Woods  United States
Rookie of the Year Marc Leishman  Australia
Comeback Player of the Year Not awarded[3]
FedEx Cup Tiger Woods  United States

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 so they are not available in advance.
  2. ^ Viking Classic cancelled due to course conditions
  3. ^ No comeback player of year in '09

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