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.


The following table lists the main season events for 2009. 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.

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR[1] Notes
Jan 11 Mercedes-Benz Championship Hawaii Australia Geoff Ogilvy (5) 44 Winners-only event
Jan 18 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii United States Zach Johnson (5) 44
Jan 25 Bob Hope Classic California United States Pat Perez (1) 32 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 1 FBR Open Arizona United States Kenny Perry (13) 54
Feb 8 Buick Invitational California United States Nick Watney (2) 44
Feb 15 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Dustin Johnson (2) 46 Celebity pro-am
Feb 22 Northern Trust Open California United States Phil Mickelson (35) 62
Mar 1 Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona Australia Geoff Ogilvy (6) 76 World Golf Championships
Mar 1 Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun Mexico United States Mark Wilson (2) 24 Alternate event
Mar 8 The Honda Classic Florida South Korea Y.E. Yang (1) 46
Mar 15 CA Championship Florida United States Phil Mickelson (36) 78 World Golf Championships
Mar 15 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico United States Michael Bradley (3) 24 Alternate event
Mar 22 Transitions Championship Florida South Africa Retief Goosen (7) 46
Mar 29 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida United States Tiger Woods (66) 60 Invitational
Apr 5 Shell Houston Open Texas England Paul Casey (1) 62
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia Argentina Ángel Cabrera (2) 100 Major championship
Apr 19 Verizon Heritage South Carolina United States Brian Gay (2) 48 Invitational
Apr 26 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana United States Jerry Kelly (3) 38
May 3 Quail Hollow Championship North Carolina United States Sean O'Hair (3) 68
May 10 The Players Championship Florida Sweden Henrik Stenson (2) 80 Flagship event
May 17 Valero Texas Open Texas United States Zach Johnson (6) 26
May 24 HP Byron Nelson Championship Texas South Africa Rory Sabbatini (5) 44
May 31 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas United States Steve Stricker (5) 58 Invitational
Jun 7 The Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Tiger Woods (67) 62 Invitational
Jun 14 St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States Brian Gay (3) 46
Jun 22[N 1] U.S. Open New York United States Lucas Glover (2) 100 Major championship
Jun 28 Travelers Championship Connecticut United States Kenny Perry (14) 48
Jul 5 AT&T National Maryland United States Tiger Woods (68) 50 Invitational
Jul 12 John Deere Classic Illinois United States Steve Stricker (6) 34
Jul 19 The Open Championship (British Open) Scotland United States Stewart Cink (6) 100 Major championship
Jul 19 U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee Wisconsin United States Bo Van Pelt (1) 24 Alternate event
Jul 26 RBC Canadian Open Canada Australia Nathan Green (1) 34
Aug 2 Buick Open Michigan United States Tiger Woods (69) 36
Aug 9 Bridgestone Invitational Ohio United States Tiger Woods (70) 76 World Golf Championships
Aug 9 Legends Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada United States John Rollins (3) 24 Alternate event
Aug 16 PGA Championship Minnesota South Korea Y. E. Yang (2) 100 Major championship
Aug 23 Wyndham Championship North Carolina United States Ryan Moore (1) 32
Aug 30 The Barclays New Jersey United States Heath Slocum (3) 70 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 7 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts United States Steve Stricker (7) 70 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 13 BMW Championship Illinois United States Tiger Woods (71) 68 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 27 The Tour Championship Georgia United States Phil Mickelson (37) 56 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Oct 5[N 2] Turning Stone Resort Championship New York United States Matt Kuchar (2) 30 Fall Series
Oct 11 Presidents Cup California  U.S. Team n/a Team event
Oct 18 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada Scotland Martin Laird (1) 40 Fall Series
Oct 25 Frys.com Open Arizona United States Troy Matteson (2) 28 Fall Series
Nov 1 Viking Classic Mississippi Tournament cancelled[2] Fall Series
Nov 8 HSBC Champions China United States Phil Mickelson (n/a) 66 World Golf Championships
Unofficial event
Nov 15 Children's Miracle Network Classic Florida Canada/Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Ames (4) 24 Fall Series
Dec 6 Chevron World Challenge California United States Jim Furyk (n/a) 48 Unofficial event
  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.

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.


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


  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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