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1996_Senior_PGA_Tour

1996 Senior PGA Tour

The 1996 Senior PGA Tour was the 17th season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 39 official money events with purses totalling $37,400,000, including four majors. Jim Colbert won the most tournaments, five. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1996 season. "Date" is the ending date of the tournament. The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names are the number of wins they had on the tour up to and including that event. Senior majors are shown in bold.
Date Tournament Location Purse($) Winner Score 1st Prize($)
Jan 21 Puerto Rico Senior Tournament of Champions Puerto Rico 800,000 John Bland (2) 207 (-9) 151,000
Feb 4 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 850,000 Bob Murphy (9) 203 (-10) 127,500
Feb 11 Greater Naples IntelliNet Challenge Florida 600,000 Al Geiberger (10) 202 (-14) 90,000
Feb 18 GTE Suncoast Classic Florida 750,000 Jack Nicklaus (9) 211 (-2) 112,500
Feb 25 American Express Invitational Florida 900,000 Hale Irwin (3) 197 (-19) 135,000
Mar 3 FHP Health Care Classic California 800,000 Walter Morgan (2) 199 (-11) 120,000
Mar 17 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,000,000 Jim Colbert (14) 201 (-12) 150,000
Mar 31 SBC Dominion Seniors Texas 650,000 Tom Weiskopf (3) 207 (-9) 97,500
Apr 7 The Tradition Arizona 1,000,000 Jack Nicklaus (10) 272 (-16) 150,000
Apr 21 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 1,100,000 Hale Irwin (4) 280 (-8) 198,000
Apr 28 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 1,000,000 Jim Colbert (15) 207 (-9) 150,000
May 5 World Seniors Invitational North Carolina 800,000 Graham Marsh (2) 206 (-10) 120,000
May 12 Nationwide Championship Georgia 1,200,000 Jim Colbert (16) 206 (-10) 180,000
May 19 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 950,000 Bob Murphy (10) 202 (-14) 142,500
May 26 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,200,000 Isao Aoki (5) 202 (-14) 180,000
Jun 2 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,050,000 John Bland (3) 208 (-8) 157,500
Jun 9 Pittsburgh Senior Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000 Tom Weiskopf (4) 205 (-11) 165,000
Jun 16 du Maurier Champions Canada 1,100,000 Charles Coody (5) 271 (-9) 165,000
Jun 23 Bell Atlantic Classic Pennsylvania 900,000 Dale Douglass (11) 206 (-4) 135,000
Jun 30 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 900,000 Isao Aoki (6) 198 (-15) 135,000
Jul 7 U.S. Senior Open Ohio 1,200,000 Dave Stockton (12) 277 (-11) 212,500
Jul 14 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 1,500,000 Raymond Floyd (13) 275 (-13) 225,000
Jul 21 Burnet Senior Classic Minnesota 1,250,000 Vicente Fernandez (1) 205 (-11) 187,500
Jul 28 Ameritech Senior Open Illinois 1,100,000 Walter Morgan (3) 205 (-11) 165,000
Aug 4 VFW Senior Championship Missouri 800,000 Dave Eichelberger (2) 200 (-10) 135,000
Aug 11 First of America Classic Michigan 850,000 Dave Stockton (13) 206 (-10) 127,500
Aug 18 Northville Long Island Classic New York 800,000 John Bland (4) 202 (-14) 120,000
Aug 25 Bank of Boston Senior Classic Massachusetts 800,000 Jim Dent (10) 204 (-12) 120,000
Sep 1 Franklin Quest Championship Utah 800,000 Graham Marsh (3) 202 (-14) 120,000
Sep 8 Boone Valley Classic Missouri 1,200,000 Gibby Gilbert (5) 203 (-10) 180,000
Sep 15 Bank One Classic Kentucky 600,000 Mike Hill (18) 207 (-9) 90,000
Sep 22 Brickyard Crossing Championship Indiana 750,000 Jimmy Powell (4) 134 (-10) 112,500
Sep 29 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,500,000 Jim Colbert (17) 204 (-9) 225,000
Oct 6 Ralphs Senior Classic California 800,000 Gil Morgan (1) 202 (-11) 120,000
Oct 13 The Transamerica California 700,000 John Bland (5) 204 (-12) 105,000
Oct 20 Raley's Gold Rush Classic California 800,000 Jim Colbert (18) 202 (-14) 120,000
Oct 27 Hyatt Regency Maui Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 650,000 Bob Charles (23) 198 (-15) 97,500
Nov 3 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,050,000 Lee Trevino (27) 207 (-3) 157,500
Nov 10 Energizer Senior Tour Championship South Carolina 1,600,000 Jay Sigel (2) 279 (-9) 280,000

Leaders

Scoring Average leaders
Rank Player Country Average
1 Hale Irwin 69.47
2 Isao Aoki 70.04
3 Raymond Floyd 70.22
4 Dave Stockton 70.25
5 Graham Marsh 70.34

Full 1996 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Jim Colbert 1,627,890 32 5
2 Hale Irwin 1,615,769 23 2
3 John Bland 1,357,987 35 4
4 Isao Aoki 1,162,581 26 2
5 Dave Stockton 1,117,685 29 2

Full 1996 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings($) Wins
1 Lee Trevino 6,715,649 27
2 Bob Charles 6,621,207 23
3 Jim Colbert 6,570,797 18
4 Dave Stockton 5,781,417 13
5 Chi Chi Rodriguez 5,696,544 22

Full 1996 Career Official Money List

Awards

Award Winner Country
Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Jim Colbert
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Jim Colbert
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Hale Irwin
Rookie of the Year John Bland
Comeback Player of the Year Al Geiberger

See also

External links

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