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PGA Tour
not the governing body for the game of golf in the United States; this, instead, is the role of the USGA, which organizes the U.S. Open. What the PGA Tour does organize are the remaining week-to-week events, including The Players Championship and the FedEx Cup events, as well as the biennial Presidents Cup.

The PGA Tour is an organization that operates the main professional golf tours in the United States. It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a suburb of Jacksonville. Its name is officially rendered in all-capital letters as "PGA TOUR". The PGA Tour became a separate entity in 1968, branching off from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of club professionals. Tournament players formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later in 1968, the tournament players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division," a fully autonomous division under the supervision of a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board. [1] The name would officially change to the "PGA Tour" in 1975. [2] In 1981, the PGA Tour had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. Beginning in late August 1981, it became the TPA Tour, for the "Tournament Players Association." [1] The disputed issues were resolved within seven months and the tour’s name was changed back to the "PGA Tour" in March 1982.[2] Due to a multiplicity of similar names, it is worth emphasizing what the PGA Tour does and does not organize. The PGA Tour does not run any of the four major golf tournaments or the Ryder Cup. The PGA of America, not the PGA Tour, runs the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship, and co-organizes the Ryder Cup with the PGA European Tour. The PGA Tour is not involved with the women’s tours in the U.S.; they are controlled by the LPGA. The PGA Tour is also

Tours operated by the PGA Tour
The PGA Tour operates three tours, which are played mostly in the U.S., with occasional events in Canada and Mexico, and one major championship in the U.K. in each of the first two listed. • PGA Tour, the top tour • Champions Tour, for golfers age 50 and over • Nationwide Tour, a developmental tour The PGA Tour also conducts an annual Qualifying Tournament (known colloquially as QSchool), a six-round tournament held each fall; the top 25 finishers, including ties, receive privileges to play on the following year’s PGA Tour. Remaining finishers in the top 75, plus ties, receive full privileges on the Nationwide Tour. The top 25 money-winners on the Nationwide Tour also receive privileges on the following year’s PGA Tour. A golfer who wins three events on that tour in a calendar year earns a "battlefield promotion" which garners PGA Tour privileges for the remainder of the year. At the end of each year, the top 125 money-winners on the PGA Tour receive a tour card for the following season, which gives them exemption from qualifying for most of the next year’s tournaments. However at some events, known as invitationals, exemptions apply only to the previous year’s top seventy players. Players who are ranked between 126-150 receive a conditional tour card, which gives them priority for places that are not taken up by players with full cards.

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Winning a PGA Tour event provides a tour card for a minimum of two years, with an extra year added for each additional win with a maximum of five years. Winning a World Golf Championships event or The Tour Championship provides a three-year exemption. Winners of the major championships and The Players Championship earn a five-year exemption. Other types of exemptions include lifetime exemptions for players with twenty wins on the tour; one-time, one year exemptions for players in the top fifty on the career money earnings list who are not otherwise exempt; two-time, one year exemptions for players in the top twenty-five on the career money list; and medical exemptions for players who have been injured, which give them an opportunity to regain their tour card after a period out of the tour. Similar to other major league sports, there is no rule limiting PGA Tour players to "men only." In 2003, Annika Sörenstam and Suzy Whaley played in PGA Tour events, and Michelle Wie has done so in each year from 2004 through 2008. None of these three made the cut, although Wie missed by only one stroke in 2004. The LPGA, like all other women’s sports, is limited to female participants only. The PGA Tour places a strong emphasis on charity fundraising, usually on behalf of local charities in cities where events are staged. With the exception of a few older events, PGA Tour rules require all Tour events to be nonprofit; the Tour itself is also a non-profit company. In 2005, it started a campaign to push its all-time fundraising tally past one billion dollars ("Drive to a Billion"), and it reached that mark one week before the end of the season. However, monies raised for charities derive from the tournaments’ positive revenues (if any), and not any actual monetary donation from the PGA Tour, whose purse monies and expenses are guaranteed. There is also a PGA European Tour, which is separate from either the PGA Tour or the PGA of America; this organization runs a tour, mostly in Europe but with events throughout the world outside of North America, that is second only to the PGA Tour in worldwide prestige. There are several other regional tours around the world. However, the PGA Tour, European Tour, and many of the regional tours co-sponsor the World Golf Championships. These, along with the major championships, usually count toward the

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official money lists of each tour as well as the Official World Golf Ranking.

Television and radio coverage
In January 2006, the PGA Tour announced a new set of television deals covering 2007 to 2012. CBS Sports will remain the main carrier of PGA Tour golf, and will increase its events from 16 to 19 per season. NBC Sports will increase its coverage from 5 to 10 events. The Golf Channel will be the Tour’s cable partner on a 15-year contract, providing early round coverage of all official money events and four round coverage of a few events at the beginning and towards the end of the season. These deals do not cover the major championships as the PGA Tour does not own the rights to them. The broadcast television rights to the majors are held by CBS (The Masters and PGA Championship), NBC (U.S. Open), and ESPN on ABC (The Open Championship). (NBC is the only major broadcast network to offer four days of major coverage over the air.) ESPN and Turner Sports are the broadcast networks’ cable partners, with ESPN providing coverage of the first and second rounds of The Masters and U.S. Open and TNT covering The Open Championship and PGA Championship. The fees involved were not mentioned in the press release, but it stated, "total prize money and other financial benefits to players will increase approximately $600 million over the term as compared to the previous six years, a 35-percent increase". [3] The PGA Tour is also covered extensively outside the United States. In the United Kingdom Sky Sports was the main broadcaster of the tour for a number of years up to 2006. However Setanta Sports won exclusive UK and Ireland rights for six years from 2007 for a reported cost of £103 million. The deal includes Champions Tour and the Nationwide Tour events, but like the U.S. television deals it does not include the major championships, and unlike the U.S. deal, it does not include the World Golf Championships. Setanta has set up the Setanta Golf channel to present its coverage. [4] In the United States and Canada, radio coverage of the PGA Tour is available on XM Satellite Radio, on the PGA Tour Network, channel 146.

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also tweaked in 2008 and 2009. The first 2008 Fall Series event was held opposite the Ryder Cup, and the Fall Series took a week off for the Tour Championship before continuing with its remaining six events. In 2009, the Fall Series will again start the week after the Tour Championship. Then, as in 2008, it will take a week off, this time for the Presidents Cup, and then continue with its final six events. 2007 saw the introduction of a tournament in Mexico, an alternate event staged the same week as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.[5] A tournament in Puerto Rico was introduced in 2008 as an alternate event staged opposite the WGC-CA Championship.

The structure of the PGA Tour season
Outline of the season
The table below illustrates the structure of the PGA Tour season. Three of the four majors take place in eight weeks between June and August. In the past, this has threatened to make the last two and a half months of the season anti-climactic, as some of the very top players competed less from that point on. In response, the PGA Tour has introduced a new format, the FedEx Cup. From January through midAugust players compete in "regular season" events and earn FedEx Cup points, in addition to prize money. At the end of the regular season, the top 144 FedEx Cup points winners are eligible to compete in the "playoffs," four events taking place from mid-August to mid-September. The field sizes for these events are reduced from 144 to 120 to 70 and finally the traditional 30 for the Tour Championship. Additional FedEx Cup points are earned in these events. At the end of the championship, the top point winner is the season champion. To put this new system into place, the PGA Tour has made significant changes to the traditional schedule. In 2007 The Players Championship moved to May so as to have a marquee event in five consecutive months. The Tour Championship moved to mid-September, with an international team event (Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup) following at the end of September. The schedule was tweaked slightly in both 2008 and 2009. After the third FedEx Cup playoff event, the BMW Championship, the Tour takes a full week off. In 2008, the break came before the Ryder Cup, with the Tour Championship the week after that. In 2009, the break will be followed by the Tour Championship, with the Presidents Cup taking place two weeks after that. The Tour will continue through the fall, with the focus on the scramble of the less successful players to earn enough money to retain their tour cards. A seven-tournament circuit known as the Fall Series was introduced in 2007. In its inaugural year, its events were held in seven consecutive weeks, starting the week after the Tour Championship. As was the case for the FedEx Cup playoff schedule, the Fall Series schedule was

Tournaments
The 2009 regular season will feature 48 events in 45 weeks, of which 47 are official money events, including four alternate events played the same week as a higher status tournament. The 48th event is the Presidents Cup team event. Most members of the tour play between 20 and 30 tournaments in the season. The geography of the tour is determined by the weather. It starts in Hawaii in January and spends most of its first two months in California and Arizona during what is known as the "West Coast Swing," and then moves to the American Southeast for the "Southern Swing." Each swing culminates in a significant tour event. In April, tour events begin to drift north. The summer months are spent mainly in the Northeast and the Midwest, and in the fall (autumn) the tour heads south again. In most of the regular events on tour, the field is either 132, 144 or 156 players, depending on time of year (and available daylight hours). All players making the cut earn money for the tournament with the winner usually receiving 18% of the total purse. In 2008, the PGA Tour Policy Board approved a change in the number of players that will continue playing to the next rounds. The cut will continue to be low 70 professionals and ties, unless that results in a weekend field size of more than 78 players. Under that circumstance, the cut would be made to the number closest to 70. Players cut from playing the weekend in this instance with a placing of 70th or better will get credit for making the cut and will earn official money and

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FedEx Cup points. This policy affected two of the first three events with cuts, the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Buick Invitational. In late February, the Policy Board announced a revised cut policy, effective beginning with the Honda Classic. The new policy calls for 36-hole cut to the low 70 professionals and ties and, if that cut results in more than 78 players, a second 54-hole cut to the low 70 professionals and ties.[6]

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number of points allocated to "regular" events is dependent on the rankings of the players who enter each year, and is only determined once the entry list is finalized.) In North America, some people would like to make the tournament an official major with a ranking equal to the current majors in the FedEx Cup point system. However there is little support for this in the rest of the world, and any revision to the points system for the world rankings would require a global consensus. • : The last four tournaments of the FedEx Cup have fields based on the FedEx Cup rankings. The top 144 players on the points list are entered in the Barclays Classic. Each week after that fields are cut: Deutsche Bank Championship to the tops120 players; BMW Championship to 70 players; The Tour Championship to 30 players. • : A United States team of 12 elite players competes in the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup in alternate years. The Ryder Cup, pitting a team of U.S. golfers against a European team, is arguably the highest profile event in golf, outranking the majors. The Presidents Cup, which matches a team of U.S. golfers against an international team of golfers not eligible for the Ryder Cup, is less well established, but is still the main event of the week when it is played. There is no prize money in these events, so they are irrelevant to the money list, but an immense amount of pride rides on the results. • : Routine weekly tour events. The "regular" events vary somewhat in status, but this is fairly subjective and not usually based on the size of the purse. Some of the factors which can determine the status of a tournament are: • Its position in the schedule, which influences the number of leading players that choose to enter. • Its age and the distinction of its past champions. • The repute of the course on which it is played. • Any associations with "legends of golf". Six events in particular have such associations: • The HP Byron Nelson Championship, named after Byron Nelson, was until 2007 the only

2009 schedule
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.

Event categories
• : The four leading annual events in world golf are the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The (British) Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. These events each automatically receive 100 OWGR points. • : A set of events co-sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA Tours which attract the leading golfers from all over the world, including those who are not members of the PGA Tour. • : Two tournaments rate as unique, for different reasons: • The Mercedes-Benz Championship, the first tournament of the season, has a field consisting of winners from the previous season’s competition only (as reflected in its title from 1953-1993: "Tournament of Champions"). This results in a field much smaller than any other tournament, with no cut after 36 holes of play. • The Players Championship is the only event, apart from the majors and the World Golf Championships, which attracts entries from almost all of the world’s elite golfers. It is increasingly referred to by the media as the "Fifth major". Official recognition is given to its unique position in the sport by the Official World Golf Rankings. Like a major tournament, it is allocated a fixed number of OWGR points (80), albeit 20% less than for a major. (The

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Date Tournament Jan 11 Jan 18 Jan 25 Feb 1 Feb 8 Feb 15 Feb 22 Mercedes-Benz Championship Sony Open in Hawaii Bob Hope Classic FBR Open Buick Invitational AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm Northern Trust Open Location Hawaii Hawaii California Arizona California California California Arizona Mexico Florida Florida Puerto Rico Florida Florida Texas Georgia South Carolina Louisiana North Carolina Florida Texas Texas Status Unique Regular Regular (1) Regular Regular Regular Regular WGC Alternate Regular (1) WGC Alternate Regular Regular Regular (1) Masters Tournament Verizon Heritage Zurich Classic of New Orleans Major Regular (2) Regular (3) Regular Unique Regular Regular Sean O’Hair (3) Henrik Stenson (2) Phil Mickelson (36) Michael Bradley (3) Retief Goosen (7) Tiger Woods (66) Kenny Perry (13) Nick Watney (2) Dustin Johnson (2) Phil Mickelson (35) Geoff Ogilvy (6) Mark Wilson (2) Y.E. Yang Winner Geoff Ogilvy (5)

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OWGR[7] 44

Zach John- 44 son (5) Pat Perez 32 54 44 46 62 76 24 46 78 24 46 60

Mar Accenture Match Play 1 Championship Mar Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera 1 Maya-Cancun Mar The Honda Classic 8 Mar CA Championship 15 Mar Puerto Rico Open 15 Mar Transitions Championship 22 Mar Arnold Palmer Invitational 29 Apr 5 Apr 12 Apr 19 Apr 26 Shell Houston Open

Paul Casey 62 Ángel Cab- 100 rera (2) Brian Gay 48

Jerry Kelly 38 68 80

May Quail Hollow Championship 3 May The Players Championship 10 May Valero Texas Open 17 May HP Byron Nelson Championship 24

Zach John- 26 son (6)

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May Crowne Plaza Invitational at 31 Colonial Jun 7 Jun 14 Jun 21 Jun 28 Jul 12 Jul 19 Jul 19 Jul 26 Aug 2 Aug 9 Aug 9 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Sep 7 Sep 13 Sep 27 Oct 4 Oct 11 Oct 18 Oct 25 Memorial Tournament St. Jude Classic U.S. Open Championship Travelers Championship Texas Ohio Tennessee New York Connecticut Maryland Illinois Scotland Wisconsin Canada Michigan Ohio Nevada Minnesota North Carolina New Jersey Regular Regular Regular Major Regular Regular Regular Major Alternate Regular Regular WGC Alternate Major Regular Playoffs

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Jul 5 AT&T National John Deere Classic The Open Championship (British Open) U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee RBC Canadian Open Buick Open Bridgestone Invitational Legends Reno-Tahoe Open PGA Championship Wyndham Championship The Barclays Deutsche Bank Championship BMW Championship The Tour Championship Turning Stone Resort Championship Presidents Cup

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Massachusetts Playoffs Illinois Georgia New York California Playoffs Playoffs Fall Series Team Fall Series Fall Series n/a

Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospit- Nevada als for Children Open Frys.com Open Arizona

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Nov 1 Nov 8 Nov 15 Viking Classic HSBC Champions Mississippi China Fall Series WGC Fall Series

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Children’s Miracle Network Classic Florida

current event named after a PGA Tour golfer. • The Arnold Palmer Invitational, formerly the Bay Hill Invitational, closely identified with Arnold Palmer and played at a resort he owns. • The Northern Trust Open and Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, both identified with Ben Hogan, although the Colonial is more closely identified with him since he won that tournament five times. • The Memorial Tournament, founded by Jack Nicklaus, played on a course he designed, and annually honoring a selected "legend". • The AT&T National, while not hosted by a "legend," was able to gather a strong field because it was hosted by "future-legend" Tiger Woods. • : These events are similar to the regular ones, but have a slightly smaller (around 100-120 players), selective field. The top 70 on the previous year’s money list can automatically take part in invitationals, as well as past champions of the event. There is an increased amount of sponsor’s exemptions as well, and some invitationals allow the defending champion to invite one or several amateurs to compete. Invitational tournaments include the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Verizon Heritage, the Memorial Tournament and others. The tournaments usually do have an association with a golf legend, or in the case of the Verizon Heritage, a famous course. • : Events which are played in the same week as a higher status tournament and therefore have weakened fields and reduced prize money. They are often considered an opportunity for players on the bubble (near or below 125th or 150th) in the money list to move up more easily or to attempt an easier two-year

exemption for winning a tournament. Because of their weaker fields, these events usually receive the minimum amount of points reserved for PGA Tour events (24 points). • : After the final playoff event of the FedEx Cup season (The Tour Championship), the season concludes with this series of events, usually passed on by the higherstatus players. This provides an opportunity for players low on the Money List to increase their season’s earnings enough to rank in the "magic" 125 and thus secure their "card" for the following season without having to re-qualify through Q-School. There are also a number of events which are recognized by the PGA Tour, but which do not count towards the official money list. Most of these take place in the off season (November and December). This slate of unofficial, often made-for-TV events (which includes the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge, the Franklin Templeton Shootout, the Skins Game, etc.) is referred to as the "Challenge Season".

2009 money leaders
This shows the money leaders for the 2009 PGA Tour season as of May 17, 2009. There is a full list on the PGA Tour’s website here.

Money winners and most wins leaders
Players who lead the money list on the PGA Tour win the Arnold Palmer Award (since 1981). Notes: 1. Players with 2 wins in 1991: Billy Andrade, Mark Brooks, Fred Couples, Andrew Magee, Corey Pavin, Nick Price, Tom Purtzer, Ian Woosnam 2. Players with 2 wins in 1983: Seve Ballesteros, Jim Colbert, Mark McCumber,

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Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Player Phil Mickelson Geoff Ogilvy Zach Johnson Sean O’Hair Kenny Perry Nick Watney Paul Casey Tiger Woods Steve Stricker Retief Goosen Country United States Australia United States United States United States United States England United States United States South Africa Events 10 10 13 11 12 12 6 6 11 10

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Prize money ($) 3,238,635 3,155,529 3,130,921 2,963,842 2,705,259 2,497,253 2,229,950 2,166,813 1,960,236 1,755,992

Gil Morgan, Calvin Peete, Hal Sutton, Lanny Wadkins, Fuzzy Zoeller 3. Players with 3 wins in 1969: Billy Casper, Raymond Floyd, Dave Hill, Jack Nicklaus

Multiple money list titles
The following players have won more than one money list title through 2008: • 8: Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods • 5: Ben Hogan, Tom Watson • 4: Arnold Palmer • 3: Sam Snead, Curtis Strange, Greg Norman, Vijay Singh • 2: Byron Nelson, Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Tom Kite, Nick Price

membership; several of the winners had a good deal of international success before their PGA Tour rookie season, and some have been in their thirties when they won the award.

Multiple Player of the Year Awards
The following players have won more than one PGA Player of the Year Award through 2008: • 9: Tiger Woods • 6: Tom Watson • 5: Jack Nicklaus • 4: Ben Hogan • 2: Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Arnold Palmer, Nick Price The following players have won more than one PGA Tour Player of the Year Award through 2008: • 9: Tiger Woods • 2: Fred Couples, Nick Price

Player and rookie of the year awards
PGA Tour players compete for two player of the year awards. The PGA Player of the Year award dates back to 1948 and is awarded by the PGA of America. Since 1982 the winner has been selected using a points system with marks awarded for wins, money list position and scoring average. The PGA Tour Player of the Year award, also known as the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, is administered by the PGA Tour and was introduced in 1990; the recipient is selected by the tour players by ballot, although the results are not released other than to say who has won. More often than not the same player wins both awards; in fact, as seen in the table below, the PGA and PGA Tour Players of the Year have been the same every year from 1992 through 2007. The Rookie of the Year award was also introduced in 1990. Players are eligible in their first season of PGA Tour

Career money leaders
The table shows the top ten career money leaders on the PGA Tour as of May 10, 2009. Due to increases in prize funds over the years, this list consists entirely of current players. The figures are not the players’ complete career prize money as they do not include FedEx Cup bonuses, winnings from unofficial money events, or earnings on other tours such as the European Tour. In addition, elite golfers often earn several times as much from endorsements and golf related business interests as they do from prize money. There is a full list on the PGA Tour’s website here.

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Year Money winner 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 Vijay Singh Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Vijay Singh Vijay Singh Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods David Duval Tiger Woods Tom Lehman Greg Norman Nick Price Nick Price Fred Couples Corey Pavin Greg Norman Tom Kite Curtis Strange Curtis Strange Greg Norman Curtis Strange Tom Watson Hal Sutton Craig Stadler Tom Kite Tom Watson Tom Watson Tom Watson Tom Watson Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus Johnny Miller Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus Lee Trevino Earnings (US$) Most wins 6,601,094 10,867,052 9,941,563 10,628,024 10,905,166 7,573,907 6,912,625 5,687,777 9,188,321 6,616,585 2,591,031 2,066,833 1,780,159 1,654,959 1,499,927 1,478,557 1,344,188 979,430 1,165,477 1,395,278 1,147,644 925,941 653,296 542,321 476,260 426,668 446,462 375,699 530,808 462,636 362,429 310,653 266,439 298,149 353,022 308,362 320,542 244,491 157,037 4: Tiger Woods 7: Tiger Woods 8: Tiger Woods 6: Tiger Woods 9: Vijay Singh 5: Tiger Woods 5: Tiger Woods 5: Tiger Woods 9: Tiger Woods 8: Tiger Woods 4: David Duval 4: Tiger Woods 4: Phil Mickelson 3: Lee Janzen, Greg Norman 6: Nick Price 4: Nick Price

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3: John Cook; Fred Couples; Davis Love III 2: 8 players (note 1) 4: Wayne Levi 3: Tom Kite; Steve Jones 4: Curtis Strange 3: Paul Azinger; Curtis Strange 4: Bob Tway 3: Curtis Strange; Lanny Wadkins 3: Tom Watson; Denis Watson 2: 8 players (note 2) 4: Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Calvin Peete 4: Bill Rogers 7: Tom Watson 5: Tom Watson 5: Tom Watson 5: Tom Watson 3: Ben Crenshaw, Hubert Green 5: Jack Nicklaus 8: Johnny Miller 7: Jack Nicklaus 7: Jack Nicklaus 6: Lee Trevino 4: Billy Casper

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1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 1950 1949 1948 1947 1946 1945 1944 1942 1941 1940 1939 1938 1937 1936 1935 1934 Frank Beard Billy Casper Jack Nicklaus Billy Casper Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus Arnold Palmer Arnold Palmer Gary Player Arnold Palmer Art Wall, Jr. Arnold Palmer Dick Mayer Ted Kroll Julius Boros Bob Toski Lew Worsham Julius Boros Sam Snead Sam Snead Ben Hogan Ben Hogan Byron Nelson Byron Nelson Ben Hogan Ben Hogan Ben Hogan Henry Picard Sam Snead Harry Cooper Horton Smith Johnny Revolta Paul Runyan 164,707 205,169 188,998 121,945 140,752 113,285 128,230 81,448 64,540 75,263 53,168 42,608 65,835 72,836 63,122 65,820 34,002 37,033 35,759 31,594 32,112 42,556 63,336 37,968 13,143 18,358 10,655 10,303 19,534 14,139 7,682 9,543 6,767 N/A N/A N/A N/A 3: 4 players (note 3) 6: Billy Casper 5: Jack Nicklaus 4: Billy Casper 5: Jack Nicklaus 5: Tony Lema 7: Arnold Palmer 8: Arnold Palmer 6: Arnold Palmer 8: Arnold Palmer 5: Gene Littler 4: Ken Venturi 4: Arnold Palmer 4: Mike Souchak 6: Cary Middlecoff 4: Bob Toski 5: Ben Hogan 5: Jack Burke, Jr., Sam Snead 6: Cary Middlecoff 11: Sam Snead 7: Cary Middlecoff 10: Ben Hogan 7: Ben Hogan 13: Ben Hogan 18: Byron Nelson 8: Byron Nelson

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Lloyd Mangrum 26,089

Jimmy Demaret 27,937

1943 No records kept

1: Sam Byrd, Harold McSpaden, Steve Warga 6: Ben Hogan 7: Sam Snead 6: Jimmy Demaret 8: Henry Picard 8: Sam Snead 8: Harry Cooper 3: Ralph Guldahl, Jimmy Hines, Henry Picard 5: Henry Picard, Johnny Revolta 7: Paul Runyan 9: Paul Runyan 4: Gene Sarazen 4: Wilfred Cox 8: Gene Sarazen

1933 N/A 1932 N/A 1931 N/A 1930 N/A

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1929 N/A 1928 N/A 1927 N/A 1926 N/A 1925 N/A 1924 N/A 1923 N/A 1922 N/A 1921 N/A 1920 N/A 1919 N/A 1918 N/A 1917 N/A 1916 N/A Year PGA Player of the Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 Pádraig Harrington Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Vijay Singh Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Mark O’Meara Tiger Woods Tom Lehman Greg Norman Nick Price Nick Price Fred Couples Corey Pavin Nick Faldo N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8: Horton Smith 7: Bill Mehlhorn 7: Johnny Farrell 5: Bill Mehlhorn, Macdonald Smith 5: Leo Diegel 5: Walter Hagen 5: Walter Hagen, Joe Kirkwood, Sr. 4: Walter Hagen 4: Jim Barnes 4: Jock Hutchison 5: Jim Barnes

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1: Patrick Doyle, Walter Hagen, Jock Hutchison 2: Jim Barnes, Mike Brady 3: Jim Barnes Comeback Player of the Year Dudley Hart Steve Stricker Steve Stricker Jay Haas John Daly Peter Jacobsen Gene Sauers Joe Durant Paul Azinger Steve Pate Scott Verplank Bill Glasson Steve Jones Bob Tway Hal Sutton Howard Twitty John Cook Bruce Fleisher, A. Weibring D.

PGA Tour Player of PGA Tour Rookie the Year of the Year Pádraig Harrington Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Vijay Singh Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Mark O’Meara Tiger Woods Tom Lehman Greg Norman Nick Price Nick Price Fred Couples Fred Couples Wayne Levi Andrés Romero Brandt Snedeker Trevor Immelman Sean O’Hair Todd Hamilton Ben Curtis Jonathan Byrd Charles Howell III Michael Clark II Carlos Franco Steve Flesch Stewart Cink Tiger Woods Woody Austin Ernie Els Vijay Singh Mark Carnevale John Daly Robert Gamez

Notes and references
[1] "Pro Golf Tour Changes Name". The New York Times. The New York Times

Company. 1981-08-31. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/ fullpage.html?res=9B0CE7DC133BF932A0575BC0A9 Retrieved on 2008-06-18.

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Year 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954 1953 1952 1951 PGA Player of the Year Tom Kite Curtis Strange Paul Azinger Bob Tway Lanny Wadkins Tom Watson Hal Sutton Tom Watson Bill Rogers Tom Watson Tom Watson Tom Watson Tom Watson Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus Johnny Miller Jack Nicklaus Jack Nicklaus Lee Trevino Billy Casper Orville Moody No award Jack Nicklaus Billy Casper Dave Marr Ken Venturi Julius Boros Arnold Palmer Jerry Barber Arnold Palmer Art Wall, Jr. Dow Finsterwald Dick Mayer Jack Burke, Jr. Doug Ford Ed Furgol Ben Hogan Julius Boros Ben Hogan

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1950 1949 1948 Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Player Tiger Woods Vijay Singh Phil Mickelson Jim Furyk Davis Love III Ernie Els David Toms Kenny Perry Justin Leonard Stewart Cink Ben Hogan Sam Snead Ben Hogan Country United States Fiji United States United States United States South Africa United States United States United States United States Prize money ($) 84,521,189 61,206,967 53,761,536 40,148,229 38,312,135 34,432,511 30,201,220 28,901,701 27,945,239 25,869,950

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[2] "Tour Changes Its Name Again". The allocations, but the points of the other New York Times (The New York Times tournaments depend on the strength of Company). 1982-03-20. the field so they are not available in http://select.nytimes.com/gst/ advance. abstract.html?res=FA071EFA3D5D0C738EDDAA0894DA484D81. Retrieved on 2008-06-17. [3] "PGA Tour reaches television • Professional golf tours agreements". http://www.pgatour.com/ • Golfers with most PGA Tour wins info/company/story/9158540. • Most PGA Tour wins in a year [4] Broadcaster is seeking £200m for TV • Most wins in one PGA Tour event soccer. The Sunday Times, 1 July 2006. • 2009 in golf [5] PGA Tour to conduct official-money • Vardon Trophy event in Mexico [6] PGA Tour Policy Board makes immediate changes to cut policy [7] Each tournament is allocated a certain • PGA Tour.com - official site number of Official World Golf Rankings • PGA.com - PGA of America - official site points for its champion, and points for • Satellite Images of all PGA Tour golf lower finishes are based on a sliding courses scale. The major championships and the

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External links

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