PDGA World Championships

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The PDGA World Championships is one of the major championships in the sport of disc golf, along with the Japan Open and the United States Disc Golf Championship. Held annually since 1982, the event crowns world champions in several divisions in the professional and amateur disc golf fields. Since its inception, male and female competitors have played at the same venue every year.[1] There have been 17 different Champions in the Men's event with an average field of 154 competitors, and 16 different Champions in the Women's even with an average field of 24. The event has been held in 17 US states as well as Ontario, Canada.[2]

Open World Champions[edit]

Year Men's Champion Purse Women's Champion Purse
1982 Harold Duvall x x x
1983 Jeff Watson x Marie Jackson x
1984 Sam Ferrans x Marie Jackson x
1985 Harold Duvall $2,000 Ramona Hale $500
1986 Johnny Sias $1,090 Vanessa Chambers $415
1987 Gregg Hosfeld $2,500 Vanessa Chambers $800
1988 John Ahart $3,500 Chris O'Cleary $855
1989 Steve Wisecup $2,000 Chris O'Cleary $450
1990 Ken Climo $2,042 Amy Bekken $588
1991 Ken Climo $2,700 Elaine King $775
1992 Ken Climo $3,500 Elaine King $750
1993 Ken Climo $2,539 Elaine King $751
1994 Ken Climo $2,500 Elaine King $800
1995 Ken Climo $2,350 Becky Powell $650
1996 Ken Climo $3,600 Beth Tanner $1,060
1997 Ken Climo $3,000 Elaine King $1,015
1998 Ken Climo $3,581 Juliana Korver $952
1999 Ron Russell $4,000 Juliana Korver $850
2000 Ken Climo $7,303 Juliana Korver $1,765
2001 Cameron Todd $3,065 Juliana Korver $1,460
2002 Ken Climo $4,500 Des Reading $1,500
2003 Barry Schultz $5,000 Juliana Korver $1,500
2004 Barry Schultz $5,300 Birgitta Lagerholm $1,400
2005 Nate Doss $5,000 Des Reading $1,750
2006 Ken Climo $5,500 Des Reading $1,800
2007 Nate Doss $5,500 Valarie Jenkins $1,800
2008 Dave Feldberg $6,000 Valarie Jenkins $1,650
2009 Avery Jenkins $5,500 Valarie Jenkins $1,600
2010 Eric McCabe $5,500 Sarah Stanhope $1,450
2011 Nate Doss $7,000 Paige Pierce $2,000
2012 Paul McBeth $5,500 Sarah Hokom $2,000
2013 Paul McBeth $5,000 Paige Pierce $2,000
2014 Paul McBeth $5,000 Catrina Allen $2,250
2015 Paul McBeth $6,000 Paige Pierce $2,500
2016 Richard Wysocki $10,000 Valarie Jenkins $5,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/ProChampions.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.bestdiscgolfdiscs.com/infographic-pdga-world-championship/