1988 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1988 Senior PGA Tour was the ninth season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 34 official money events with purses totalling $10,370,000, including three majors. Bob Charles and Gary Player 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 1988 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 17 MONY Senior Tournament of Champions California 100,000 United States Dave Hill (2) 211 (−5) 30,000
Feb 14 General Foods PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 350,000 South Africa Gary Player (8) 284 (−4) 63,000
Feb 21 GTE Suncoast Classic Florida 300,000 United States Dale Douglass (5) 210 (−6) 45,000
Feb 28 Aetna Challenge Florida 300,000 South Africa Gary Player (9) 207 (−9) 45,000
Mar 6 Vintage Chrysler Invitational California 320,000 United States Orville Moody (5) 263 (−25) 48,000
Mar 13 GTE Classic California 275,000 South Africa Harold Henning (2) 214 (−2) 41,250
Mar 20 The Pointe/Del E. Webb Arizona Classic Arizona 225,000 United States Al Geiberger (4) 199 (−17) 33,750
Apr 17 Doug Sanders Kingwood Celebrity Classic Texas 250,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (11) 208 (−8) 37,500
May 8 Vantage at The Dominion Texas 250,000 United States Billy Casper (7) 205 (−11) 37,500
May 15 United Hospitals Classic Pennsylvania 225,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (12) 205 (−5) 33,750
May 22 NYNEX/Golf Digest Commemorative New York 300,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (4) 196 (−14) 45,000
May 29 Sunwest Bank Charley Pride Senior Golf Classic New Mexico 250,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (5) 206 (−10) 41,250
Jun 5 Senior Players Reunion Pro-Am Texas 250,000 United States Orville Moody (6) 206 (−10) 37,500
Jun 12 Mazda Senior Tournament Players Championship Florida 400,000 United States Billy Casper (8) 278 (−10) 60,000
Jun 19 Northville Long Island Classic New York 350,000 United States Don Bies (1) 202 (−14) 52,500
Jun 26 Silver Pages Classic Oklahoma 250,000 South Africa Gary Player (10) 203 (−13) 37,500
Jul 4 Rancho Murieta Senior Gold Rush California 350,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (6) 207 (−9) 52,500
Jul 10 GTE Northwest Classic Washington 300,000 Australia Bruce Crampton (13) 207 (−9) 45,000
Jul 17 Showdown Classic Utah 350,000 United States Miller Barber (21) 207 (−9) 52,500
Jul 23 Newport Cup Rhode Island 250,000 United States Walt Zembriski (1) 132 (−12) 37,500
Jul 31 Digital Seniors Classic Massachusetts 300,000 United States Chi Chi Rodriguez (12) 202 (−14) 45,000
Aug 8 U.S. Senior Open Illinois 325,000 South Africa Gary Player (11) 288 (E) 65,000
Aug 14 MONY Syracuse Senior Classic New York 250,000 United States Dave Hill (3) 200 (−16) 37,500
Aug 21 Greater Grand Rapids Open Michigan 250,000 United States Orville Moody (7) 203 (−10) 37,500
Aug 28 Vantage presents Bank One Senior Golf Classic Kentucky 250,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (7) 200 (−10) 37,500
Sep 10 GTE North Classic Indiana 350,000 South Africa Gary Player (12) 201 (−15) 52,500
Sep 18 Crestar Classic Virginia 325,000 United States Arnold Palmer (10) 203 (−13) 48,750
Sep 25 PaineWebber Invitational North Carolina 300,000 United States Dave Hill (4) 206 (−10) 45,000
Oct 2 Pepsi Senior Challenge Georgia 300,000 New Zealand Bob Charles (8) 139 (−5) 45,000
Oct 9 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,000,000 United States Walt Zembriski (2) 278 (−10) 135,000
Oct 30 General Tire Las Vegas Classic Nevada 250,000 United States Larry Mowry (3) 204 (−12) 37,500
Nov 13 Fairfield Barnett Classic Florida 225,000 United States Miller Barber (22) 197 (−19) 33,750
Nov 20 Gus Machado Senior Classic Florida 300,000 United States Lee Elder (8) 202 (−11) 45,000
Dec 4 GTE Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 300,000 United States Don Bies (2) 204 (−12) 45,000

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Leaders

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Bob Charles  New Zealand 70.05
2 Dave Hill  United States 70.40
3 Gary Player  South Africa 70.41
4 Harold Henning  South Africa 70.43
5 Al Geiberger  United States 70.61

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Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Bob Charles  New Zealand 533,929 28 5
2 Gary Player  South Africa 435,914 20 5
3 Dave Hill  United States 415,594 27 3
4 Orville Moody  United States 411,859 31 3
5 Harold Henning  South Africa 366,230 31 1

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Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Miller Barber  United States 1,844,374 22
2 Don January  United States 1,537,488 22
3 Bruce Crampton  Australia 1,239,380 13
4 Chi Chi Rodriguez  United States 1,229,957 12
5 Gene Littler  United States 1,223,161 7

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Awards

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Bob Charles  New Zealand
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Bob Charles  New Zealand

See also

References

  1. "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. p. 24. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Scoring Average – 1988 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Money Leaders – 1988 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Career Money Leaders – 1988 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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