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1970 PGA Tour

The 1970 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to December 13. The season consisted of 45 official money events. Billy Casper won the most tournaments, four, and there were six first-time winners. The tournament results and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1970 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. Majors are shown in bold.
Date Tournament Location Winner Score 1st prize ($)
Jan 11 Los Angeles Open California Billy Casper (44) 276 (–8) 20,000
Jan 18 Phoenix Open Invitational Arizona Dale Douglass (3) 271 (–13) 20,000
Jan 25 Bing Crosby National Pro-Am California Bert Yancey (6) 278 (–10) 25,000
Feb 1 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational California Pete Brown (2) 275 (–13) 30,000
Feb 8 Bob Hope Desert Classic California Bruce Devlin (5) 339 (–21) 25,000
Feb 15 Tucson Open Invitational Arizona Lee Trevino (4) 275 (–13) 20,000
Feb 22 San Antonio Open Invitational Texas Ron Cerrudo (2) 273 (–7) 20,000
Mar 1 Doral-Eastern Open Invitational Florida Mike Hill (1) 279 (–9) 30,000
Mar 8 Florida Citrus Invitational Florida Bob Lunn (4) 271 (–17) 30,000
Mar 15 Monsanto Open Florida Dick Lotz (2) 275 (–9) 30,000
Mar 23 Greater Jacksonville Open Florida Don January (8) 279 (–9) 20,000
Mar 29 National Airlines Open Invitational Florida Lee Trevino (5) 274 (–14) 40,000
Apr 5 Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina Gary Player (13) 271 (–13) 36,000
Apr 12 Masters Tournament Georgia Billy Casper (45) 279 (–9) 25,000
Apr 20 Greater New Orleans Open Invitational Louisiana Miller Barber (5) 278 (–10) 25,000
Apr 26 Tournament of Champions California Frank Beard (9) 273 (–15) 30,000
Apr 26 Tallahassee Open Invitational Florida Harold Henning (2) 277 (–11) 10,000
May 3 Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas Jack Nicklaus (31) 274 (–6) 20,000
May 10 Houston Champions International Texas Gibby Gilbert (1) 282 (–2) 23,000
May 17 Colonial National Invitation Texas Homero Blancas (2) 273 (–7) 25,000
May 24 Atlanta Classic Georgia Tommy Aaron (2) 275 (–13) 25,000
May 31 Danny Thomas Memphis Classic Tennessee Dave Hill (8) 267 (–13) 30,000
Jun 7 Kemper Open North Carolina Dick Lotz (3) 278 (–10) 30,000
Jun 14 Western Open Illinois Hugh Royer, Jr. (1) 273 (–11) 26,000
Jun 21 U.S. Open Minnesota Tony Jacklin (3) 281 (–7) 30,000
Jun 28 Cleveland Open Ohio Bruce Devlin (6) 268 (–12) 30,000
Jul 5 Canadian Open Canada Kermit Zarley (2) 279 (–9) 25,000
Jul 12 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin Deane Beman (2) 276 (–12) 22,000
Jul 12 British Open Scotland Jack Nicklaus (32) 283 (–5) 12,600
Jul 19 IVB-Philadelphia Golf Classic Pennsylvania Billy Casper (46) 274 (–14) 30,000
Jul 26 National Four-Ball Championship PGA Players Pennsylvania Jack Nicklaus (33)
Arnold Palmer (57)
259 (–25) 20,000
each
Aug 2 Westchester Classic New York Bruce Crampton (8) 273 (–15) 50,000
Aug 9 American Golf Classic Ohio Frank Beard (10) 276 (–4) 30,000
Aug 16 PGA Championship Oklahoma Dave Stockton (4) 279 (–1) 40,000
Aug 24 AVCO Golf Classic Massachusetts Billy Casper (47) 277 (–11) 32,000
Aug 30 Dow Jones Open Invitational New Jersey Bobby Nichols (8) 276 (–12) 60,000
Sep 7 Greater Hartford Open Invitational Connecticut Bob Murphy (3) 267 (–17) 20,000
Sep 20 Robinson Open Golf Classic Illinois George Knudson (7) 268 (–16) 20,000
Sep 27 Green Island Open Invitational Georgia Mason Rudolph (5) 274 (–6) 12,000
Oct 4 Azalea Open Invitational North Carolina Cesar Sanudo (1) 269 (–15) 12,000
Oct 25 Kaiser International Open Invitational California Ken Still (3) 280 (–8) 30,000
Nov 1 Sahara Invitational Nevada Babe Hiskey (1) 276 (–12) 20,000
Nov 29 Heritage Golf Classic South Carolina Bob Goalby (10) 280 (–4) 20,000
Dec 6 Coral Springs Open Invitational Florida Bill Garrett (1) 272 (–12) 25,000
Dec 13 Bahama Islands Open Bahamas Doug Sanders (19) 272 (–16) 26,000

Awards

Award Winner Country
Money winner Lee Trevino  United States
PGA Player of the Year Billy Casper  United States
Scoring leader (Vardon Trophy) Lee Trevino  United States

External links

  • PGA Tour official site
  • 1970 season coverage at golfstats.com
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