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1989 PGA Tour

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1989 PGA Tour

The 1989 PGA Tour season was played from January 5 to October 29. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Steve Jones and Tom Kite won the most tournaments, three, and there were nine first-time winners. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.

Tournament results

The following table shows all the official money events for the 1989 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 8 MONY Tournament of Champions California United States Steve Jones (2) 279 (–9) 135,000
Jan 15 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California United States Steve Jones (3) 343 (–17) 180,000
Jan 22 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Mark Calcavecchia (4) 263 (–21) 126,000
Jan 29 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Mark O'Meara (4) 277 (–11) 180,000
Feb 5 Nissan Los Angeles Open California United States Mark Calcavecchia (5) 272 (–12) 180,000
Feb 12 Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Gene Sauers (2) 197 (–19) 135,000
Feb 19 Shearson Lehman Hutton Open California United States Greg Twiggs (1) 271 (–17) 126,000
Feb 26 Doral-Ryder Open Florida United States Bill Glasson (4) 275 (–13) 234,000
Mar 5 Honda Classic Florida United States Blaine McCallister (2) 266 (–22) 144,000
Mar 12 Nestle Invitational Florida United States Tom Kite (11) 278 (–6) 144,000
Mar 19 The Players Championship Florida United States Tom Kite (12) 279 (–9) 243,000
Mar 26 USF&G Classic Louisiana United States Tim Simpson (2) 274 (–14) 135,000
Apr 2 Independent Insurance Agent Open Texas United States Mike Sullivan (2) 280 (–8) 144,000
Apr 9 Masters Tournament Georgia England Nick Faldo (3) 283 (–5) 200,000
Apr 16 MCI Heritage Golf Classic South Carolina United States Payne Stewart (4) 268 (–16) 144,000
Apr 23 KMart Greater Greensboro Open North Carolina United States Ken Green (5) 277 (–11) 180,000
Apr 30 Las Vegas Invitational Nevada United States Scott Hoch (4) 336 (–24) 225,000
May 7 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Jodie Mudd (2) 265 (–15) 180,000
May 14 Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Bob Tway (5) 277 (–11) 160,000
May 21 Southwestern Bell Colonial Texas Australia Ian Baker-Finch (1) 270 (–10) 180,000
May 28 BellSouth Atlanta Golf Classic Georgia United States Scott Simpson (5) 278 (–10) 162,000
Jun 4 Kemper Open Maryland United States Tom Byrum (1) 268 (–16) 162,000
Jun 11 Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic New York Australia Wayne Grady (1) 277 (–7) 180,000
Jun 18 U.S. Open New York United States Curtis Strange (17) 278 (–2) 200,000
Jun 25 Canadian Open Canada United States Steve Jones (4) 271 (–17) 162,000
Jul 3 Beatrice Western Open Illinois United States Mark McCumber (7) 275 (–13) 180,000
Jul 9 Canon Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Paul Azinger (5) 267 (–17) 180,000
Jul 16 Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic Virginia United States Mike Donald (1) 268 (–16) 153,000
Jul 23 Hardee's Golf Classic Illinois United States Curt Byrum (1) 268 (–12) 126,000
Jul 23 British Open Scotland United States Mark Calcavecchia (6) 275 (–13) 128,000
Jul 30 Buick Open Michigan United States Leonard Thompson (3) 273 (–15) 180,000
Aug 6 Federal Express St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States John Mahaffey (10) 272 (–12) 180,000
Aug 13 PGA Championship Illinois United States Payne Stewart (5) 276 (–12) 200,000
Aug 20 The International Colorado Australia Greg Norman (7) 20 (Stableford) 180,000
Aug 27 NEC World Series of Golf Ohio South Africa David Frost (3) 276 (–4) 180,000
Aug 27 Chattanooga Classic Tennessee United States Stan Utley (1) 263 (–17) 90,000
Sep 3 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin Australia Greg Norman (8) 269 (–19) 144,000
Sep 10 B.C. Open New York United States Mike Hulbert (2) 268 (–16) 90,000
Sep 17 Bank of Boston Classic Massachusetts United States Blaine McCallister (3) 271 (–13) 126,000
Sep 24 Southern Open Georgia United States Ted Schulz (1) 266 (–14) 72,000
Oct 1 Centel Classic Florida United States Bill Britton (1) 200 (–16) 135,000
Oct 8 Texas Open Texas United States Donnie Hammond (2) 258 (–22) 108,000
Oct 21 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Florida United States Tim Simpson (3) 272 (–16) 144,000
Oct 29 Nabisco Championship South Carolina United States Tom Kite (13) 276 (–8) 450,000

Leaders

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Payne Stewart  United States 69.485
2 Greg Norman  Australia 69.489
3 Tom Kite  United States 69.57
4 Paul Azinger  United States 69.69
5 Curtis Strange  United States 69.69

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tom Kite  United States 1,395,278 23 3
2 Payne Stewart  United States 1,201,301 24 2
3 Paul Azinger  United States 951,649 25 1
4 Greg Norman  Australia 835,096 17 2
5 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 807,741 25 3

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Tom Kite  United States 5,600,691 13
2 Tom Watson  United States 5,160,243 37
3 Jack Nicklaus  United States 5,102,420 73
4 Curtis Strange  United States 5,015,720 17
5 Ben Crenshaw  United States 4,115,074 14

Awards

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Tom Kite  United States
PGA Player of the Year Tom Kite  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Greg Norman  Australia
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Payne Stewart  United States

External links

  • PGA Tour official site
  • 1989 season coverage at golfstats.com
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