1985 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1985 Senior PGA Tour was the sixth season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 24 official money events with purses totalling $5,005,000, including two majors. Peter Thomson won the most tournaments, nine. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1985 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. Golfers winning on their Senior PGA Tour debut are shown in italics.

Date Tournament Location Purse ($) Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Feb 10 Sunrise Senior Classic Florida 200,000 United States Miller Barber (15) 211 (−5) 30,000
Mar 17 The Vintage Invitational California 300,000 Australia Peter Thomson (3) 280 (−7) 40,000
Mar 24 Senior PGA Tour Roundup Arizona 200,000 United States Don January (15) 198 (−18) 30,000
Mar 31 American Golf Carta Blanca Johnny Mathis Classic California 250,000 Australia Peter Thomson (4) 205 (−11) 37,500
May 5 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions California 100,000 Australia Peter Thomson (5) 284 (−4) 30,000
May 12 Dominion Seniors Texas 200,000 United States Don January (16) 206 (−10) 30,000
May 19 United Hospitals Senior Golf Championship Pennsylvania 200,000 United States Don January (17) 135 (−5) 30,000
Jun 2 Denver Post Champions of Golf Colorado 200,000 United States Lee Elder (3) 213 (−3) 30,000
Jun 9 The Champions Classic Nevada 200,000 Australia Peter Thomson (6) 210 (−6) 30,000
Jun 16 Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am Texas 175,000 Australia Peter Thomson (7) 204 (−12) 26,000
Jun 23 Senior Tournament Players Championship Ohio 240,000 United States Arnold Palmer (9) 274 (−14) 36,000
Jun 30 U.S. Senior Open Nevada 225,000 United States Miller Barber (16) 285 (−3) 40,199
Jul 6 The Greenbrier American Express Championship West Virginia 200,000 United States Don January (18) 200 (−16) 30,000
Jul 21 MONY Syracuse Senior's Classic New York 200,000 Australia Peter Thomson (8) 204 (−9) 30,000
Jul 28 Merrill Lynch/Golf Digest Commemorative Pro-Am Rhode Island 175,000 United States Lee Elder (4) 133 (−11) 27,000
Aug 4 Digital Seniors Classic Massachusetts 200,000 United States Lee Elder (5) 208 (−8) 30,000
Aug 18 du Maurier Champions Canada 225,000 Australia Peter Thomson (9) 203 (−13) 23,794
Sep 1 Citizens Union Senior Golf Classic Kentucky 200,000 United States Lee Elder (6) 135 (−7) 30,000
Sep 15 United Virginia Bank Seniors Virginia 250,000 Australia Peter Thomson (10) 207 (−9) 37,500
Sep 22 PaineWebber World Seniors Invitational North Carolina 200,000 United States Miller Barber (17) 277 (−11) 30,000
Oct 13 Hilton Head Seniors International South Carolina 200,000 United States Mike Fetchick (1) 210 (−6) 30,000
Oct 20 Barnett Suntree Senior Classic Florida 165,000 Australia Peter Thomson (11) 207 (−9) 24,750
Oct 27 Seiko-Tucson Senior Match Play Championship Arizona 300,000 South Africa Harold Henning (1) 4 & 3 75,000
Nov 23 Quadel Seniors Classic Florida 200,000 South Africa Gary Player (1) 205 (−11) 30,000

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Leaders

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Don January  United States 70.11
2 Peter Thomson  Australia 70.17
3 Lee Elder  United States 70.63
4 Miller Barber  United States 71.10
5 Gene Littler  United States 71.19

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Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Peter Thomson  Australia 386,724 22 9
2 Lee Elder  United States 307,795 23 4
3 Don January  United States 247,006 18 4
4 Miller Barber  United States 241,999 22 3
5 Gene Littler  United States 200,981 22 0

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Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Don January  United States 1,038,996 18
2 Miller Barber  United States 962,133 17
3 Peter Thomson  Australia 706,812 11
4 Arnold Palmer  United States 579,998 9
5 Gene Littler  United States 559,751 3

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Awards

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Peter Thomson  Australia
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Don January  United States

See also

References

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  2. "Scoring Average – 1985 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Money Leaders – 1985 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Career Money Leaders – 1985 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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