1998 Senior PGA Tour

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The 1998 Senior PGA Tour was the 19th season since the Senior PGA Tour officially began in 1980 (it was renamed the Champions Tour in 2003). The season consisted of 38 official money events with purses totalling $45,850,650, including four majors. Hale Irwin won the most tournaments, seven. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1998 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 18 MasterCard Championship Hawaii 1,000,000 United States Gil Morgan (8) 195 (−21) 200,000
Feb 1 Royal Caribbean Classic Florida 850,000 Australia David Graham (4) 202 (−11) 127,500
Feb 8 LG Championship Florida 1,200,000 United States Gil Morgan (9) 210 (−6) 180,000
Feb 15 GTE Classic Florida 1,100,000 United States Jim Albus (6) 207 (−6) 165,000
Feb 23 American Express Invitational Florida 1,200,000 United States Larry Nelson (1) 203 (−13) 180,000
Mar 16 Toshiba Senior Classic California 1,100,000 United States Hale Irwin (14) 200 (−13) 165,000
Mar 29 Southwestern Bell Dominion Texas 1,000,000 United States Lee Trevino (28) 205 (−11) 150,000
Apr 5 The Tradition Arizona 1,400,650 United States Gil Morgan (10) 276 (−12) 210,000
Apr 19 PGA Seniors' Championship Florida 1,500,000 United States Hale Irwin (15) 275 (−13) 270,000
Apr 26 Las Vegas Senior Classic Nevada 1,400,000 United States Hale Irwin (16) 281 (−6) 210,000
May 3 Bruno's Memorial Classic Alabama 1,150,000 United States Hubert Green (1) 203 (−13) 172,500
May 10 The Home Depot Invitational North Carolina 1,100,000 United States Jim Dent (12) 207 (−9) 165,000
May 17 Saint Luke's Classic Missouri 1,000,000 United States Larry Ziegler (2) 208 (−2) 150,000
May 24 Bell Atlantic Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000 United States Jay Sigel (5) 205 (−11) 165,000
May 31 Pittsburgh Senior Classic Pennsylvania 1,100,000 United States Larry Nelson (2) 204 (−12) 165,000
Jun 7 Nationwide Championship Georgia 1,350,000 United States John Jacobs (1) 206 (−10) 202,500
Jun 14 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland Tennessee 1,300,000 Japan Isao Aoki (8) 198 (−18) 195,000
Jun 21 AT&T Canada Senior Open Championship Canada 1,100,000 Scotland Brian Barnes (1) 277 (−11) 165,000
Jun 28 Cadillac NFL Golf Classic New Jersey 1,100,000 United States Bob Dickson (1) 207 (−9) 165,000
Jul 5 State Farm Senior Classic Maryland 1,250,000 United States Bruce Summerhays (2) 206 (−10) 187,500
Jul 12 Ford Senior Players Championship Michigan 2,000,000 United States Gil Morgan (11) 267 (−21) 300,000
Jul 19 Ameritech Senior Open Illinois 1,300,000 United States Hale Irwin (17) 201 (−15) 195,000
Jul 26 U.S. Senior Open California 1,500,000 United States Hale Irwin (18) 285 (+1) 267,500
Aug 2 Utah Showdown Utah 1,000,000 United States Gil Morgan (12) 200 (−16) 150,000
Aug 9 Coldwell Banker Burnet Classic Minnesota 1,500,000 United States Leonard Thompson (1) 134 (−10) 225,000
Aug 16 First of America Classic Michigan 1,000,000 United States George Archer (18) 199 (−17) 150,000
Aug 23 Northville Long Island Classic New York 1,000,000 South Africa Gary Player (19) 204 (−12) 150,000
Aug 30 BankBoston Classic Massachusetts 1,000,000 United States Hale Irwin (19) 201 (−15) 150,000
Sep 6 Emerald Coast Classic Florida 1,100,000 United States Dana Quigley (2) 200 (−10) 165,000
Sep 13 Comfort Classic Indiana 1,150,000 South Africa Hugh Baiocchi (2) 196 (−20) 172,500
Sep 20 Kroger Senior Classic Ohio 1,100,000 South Africa Hugh Baiocchi (3) 133 (−7) 165,000
Sep 27 Boone Valley Classic Missouri 1,300,000 United States Larry Nelson (3) 200 (−16) 195,000
Oct 4 Vantage Championship North Carolina 1,500,000 United States Gil Morgan (13) 198 (−12) 225,000
Oct 11 The Transamerica California 1,000,000 United States Jim Colbert (19) 205 (−11) 150,000
Oct 18 Raley's Gold Rush Classic California 1,000,000 United States Dana Quigley (3) 203 (−13) 150,000
Oct 25 EMC Kaanapali Classic Hawaii 1,000,000 United States Jay Sigel (6) 201 (−12) 150,000
Nov 1 Pacific Bell Senior Classic California 1,100,000 United States Joe Inman (1) 202 (−11) 165,000
Nov 8 Energizer Senior Tour Championship South Carolina 2,000,000 United States Hale Irwin (20) 274 (−14) 347,000

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Leaders

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Hale Irwin  United States 68.59
2 Gil Morgan  United States 69.46
3 Larry Nelson  United States 69.87
4 Dave Stockton  United States 70.49
5 Vicente Fernández  Argentina 70.51

Source:[2]

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Hale Irwin  United States 2,861,945 22 7
2 Gil Morgan  United States 2,179,047 25 6
3 Larry Nelson  United States 1,442,476 23 3
4 Jay Sigel  United States 1,403,912 32 2
5 Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 1,183,959 35 2

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Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings($) Wins
1 Jim Colbert  United States 8,249,210 19
2 Lee Trevino  United States 8,165,927 28
3 Dave Stockton  United States 7,676,552 14
4 Bob Charles  New Zealand 7,646,958 23
5 Hale Irwin  United States 7,620,253 20

Source:[4]

Awards

Award Winner Country
Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Hale Irwin  United States
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Hale Irwin  United States
Scoring leader (Byron Nelson Award) Hale Irwin  United States
Rookie of the Year Joe Inman  United States
Comeback Player of the Year Jim Colbert  United States

See also

References

  1. "2014 Champions Tour Media Guide: Section 5: All-Time Records" (PDF). PGA Tour. p. 31. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Scoring Average – 1998 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Money Leaders – 1998 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Career Money Leaders – 1998 Senior PGA Tour". PGA Tour. Retrieved April 1, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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