2012 PGA Tour

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The 2012 PGA Tour, the 45th season since the Tour became independent from the PGA of America, consisted of a total of 45 official money events running from early January to mid November.[1] The schedule, announced on October 19, 2011,[2] has four phases:

  • Regular season – Consisting of 37 events, starting on January 2 with the limited-field Hyundai Tournament of Champions and ending with the Wyndham Championship on August 19.
  • FedEx Cup Playoffs – As in previous seasons, this will be a series of four tournaments, starting with The Barclays on August 23–26 and ending with The Tour Championship on September 20–23.
  • Fall Series – After The Tour Championship, the principal portion of the season ends with a series of four tournaments. These tournaments, generally passed on by elite players, offer an additional opportunity for players to secure their tour cards for the following season by finishing in the top 125 on the money list, or to gain a two-year exemption by winning a tournament with a slightly weaker field than usual.
  • Between the regular season and the end of the Fall Series, the tour has three events, none of which offers official prize money.
    • The 2012 Ryder Cup, a biennial team competition involving a United States team and a European team. In 2012, this event will be held in Illinois.
    • The CIMB Classic, a limited-field event held in Malaysia that debuted in 2010.
    • The WGC-HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championships event held in China. Founded in 2005, it was elevated to WGC status in 2009, when it also became an event on the PGA Tour schedule. Although the prize money is unofficial, it now counts as an official PGA Tour win, if it is won by a PGA Tour member.

The regular season will include all four major championships and three of the World Golf Championships events. All four majors and all four WGC events are also sanctioned by the European Tour.

Schedule[edit]

The following table lists the main season events for 2012. "Date" is the ending date of each event. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on tour up to and including that event. For an explanation of the "Status" column, see PGA Tour event categories. OWGR is the number of Official World Golf Ranking points awarded for that tournament.[3]

Date Tournament Location Winner OWGR
points
Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Notes
Jan 9 Hyundai Tournament of Champions Hawaii United States Steve Stricker (12) 38 5,600,000 1,120,000 Winners-only event
Jan 15 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii United States Johnson Wagner (3) 42 5,500,000 990,000
Jan 22 Humana Challenge California United States Mark Wilson (5) 44 5,600,000 1,008,000 Celebrity pro-am
Jan 29 Farmers Insurance Open California United States Brandt Snedeker (3) 48 6,000,000 1,080,000
Feb 5 Waste Management Phoenix Open Arizona United States Kyle Stanley (1) 50 6,100,000 1,098,000
Feb 12 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Phil Mickelson (40) 38 6,400,000 1,152,000 Celebrity pro-am
Feb 19 Northern Trust Open California United States Bill Haas (4) 62 6,600,000 1,188,000
Feb 26 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Arizona United States Hunter Mahan (4) 76 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Feb 26 Mayakoba Golf Classic Mexico United States John Huh (1) 24 3,700,000 666,000 Alternate event
Mar 4 The Honda Classic Florida Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (3) 50 5,700,000 1,026,000
Mar 11 WGC-Cadillac Championship Florida England Justin Rose (4) 78 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Mar 11 Puerto Rico Open Puerto Rico United States George McNeill (2) 24 3,500,000 630,000 Alternate event
Mar 18 Transitions Championship Florida England Luke Donald (5) 58 5,500,000 990,000
Mar 25 Arnold Palmer Invitational Florida United States Tiger Woods (72) 56 6,000,000 1,080,000 Invitational
Apr 1 Shell Houston Open Texas United States Hunter Mahan (5) 50 6,000,000 1,080,000
Apr 8 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Bubba Watson (4) 100 8,000,000 1,440,000 Major championship
Apr 15 RBC Heritage South Carolina Sweden Carl Pettersson (5) 50 5,700,000 1,026,000 Invitational
Apr 22 Valero Texas Open Texas United States Ben Curtis (4) 24 6,200,000 1,116,000
Apr 29 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Louisiana United States Jason Dufner (1) 52 6,400,000 1,152,000
May 6 Wells Fargo Championship North Carolina United States Rickie Fowler (1) 58 6,500,000 1,170,000
May 13 The Players Championship Florida United States Matt Kuchar (4) 80 9,500,000 1,710,000 Flagship event
May 20 HP Byron Nelson Championship Texas United States Jason Dufner (2) 38 6,500,000 1,170,000
May 27 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial Texas United States Zach Johnson (8) 50 6,400,000 1,152,000 Invitational
Jun 3 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Tiger Woods (73) 68 6,200,000 1,116,000 Invitational
Jun 10 FedEx St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States Dustin Johnson (6) 34 5,600,000 1,008,000
Jun 17 U.S. Open California United States Webb Simpson (3) 100 8,000,000 1,440,000 Major championship
Jun 24 Travelers Championship Connecticut Australia Marc Leishman (1) 46 6,000,000 1,080,000
Jul 1 AT&T National Maryland United States Tiger Woods (74) 48 6,500,000 1,170,000 Invitational
Jul 8 Greenbrier Classic West Virginia United States Ted Potter, Jr. (1) 48 6,100,000 1,098,000
Jul 15 John Deere Classic Illinois United States Zach Johnson (9) 36 4,600,000 828,000
Jul 22 The Open Championship (British Open) England South Africa Ernie Els (19) 100 7,800,000 1,405,890 Major championship
Jul 22 True South Classic Mississippi United States Scott Stallings (2) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Jul 29 RBC Canadian Open Ontario, Canada United States Scott Piercy (2) 36 5,200,000 936,000
Aug 5 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Ohio United States Keegan Bradley (3) 76 8,500,000 1,400,000 World Golf Championships
Aug 5 Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada United States J. J. Henry (2) 24 3,000,000 540,000 Alternate event
Aug 12 PGA Championship South Carolina Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (4) 100 8,000,000 1,445,000 Major championship
Aug 20[N 1] Wyndham Championship North Carolina Spain Sergio García (8) 42 5,200,000 936,000
Aug 26 The Barclays New York United States Nick Watney (5) 74 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 3 Deutsche Bank Championship Massachusetts Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (5) 74 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 9 BMW Championship Indiana Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy (6) 70 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 23 Tour Championship Georgia United States Brandt Snedeker (4) 62 8,000,000 1,440,000 FedEx Cup Playoffs
Sep 30 Ryder Cup Illinois European Union Team Europe n/a Team event
Oct 7 Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Nevada United States Ryan Moore (2) 30 4,500,000 810,000 Fall Series
Oct 14 Frys.com Open California Sweden Jonas Blixt (1) 24 5,000,000 900,000 Fall Series
Oct 21 McGladrey Classic Georgia United States Tommy Gainey (1) 26 4,000,000 720,000 Fall Series
Oct 28 CIMB Classic Malaysia United States Nick Watney (n/a) 36 6,100,000 1,300,000 Unofficial event
Nov 4 WGC-HSBC Champions China England Ian Poulter (2) 64 7,000,000 1,200,000 World Golf Championships
Unofficial event
Nov 11 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic Florida United States Charlie Beljan (1) 24 4,700,000 846,000 Fall Series
Dec 2 World Challenge California Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell (n/a) 44 4,000,000 1,000,000 Unofficial event
Dec 9 Franklin Templeton Shootout Florida United States Sean O'Hair & Kenny Perry n/a Unofficial event
  1. ^ The tournament was scheduled to end on August 19, but the end of the final round was pushed back to the following day due weather delays.

Money leaders[edit]

This section shows the final money leaders table.

Rank Player Country Events Prize money ($)
1 Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland 16 8,047,952
2 Tiger Woods  United States 19 6,133,158
3 Brandt Snedeker  United States 22 4,989,739
4 Jason Dufner  United States 22 4,869,304
5 Bubba Watson  United States 19 4,644,997
6 Zach Johnson  United States 25 4,504,244
7 Justin Rose  England 19 4,290,930
8 Phil Mickelson  United States 22 4,203,821
9 Hunter Mahan  United States 23 4,019,193
10 Keegan Bradley  United States 25 3,910,658
  • 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) Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
PGA Player of the Year Rory McIlroy[4]  Northern Ireland
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Rory McIlroy[4]  Northern Ireland
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Rory McIlroy  Northern Ireland
Rookie of the Year John Huh  United States
Comeback Player of the Year None[5]
FedEx Cup Brandt Snedeker  United States

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 PGA Tour schedule" (Press release). PGA Tour. October 19, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2012 PGA TOUR schedule included notable changes" (Press release). PGA Tour. October 19, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ Each tournament is allocated a certain number of Official World Golf Ranking 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.
  4. ^ a b "McIlroy clinches awards in memorable year". PGA Tour. Associated Press. October 10, 2012. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ferguson, Doug (November 13, 2012). "Tour changing the way it looks at 'comeback player' award, no one on ballot this year". Star Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 

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