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2002 PGA Tour

The 2002 PGA Tour season was played from January 3 to November 4. The season consisted of 49 official money events. Tiger Woods won the most tournaments, five, and there were 18 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 2002 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 6 Mercedes Championships Hawaii Spain Sergio García (3) 274 (–18) 720,000
Jan 14 Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii United States Jerry Kelly (1) 266 (–14) 720,000
Jan 20 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California United States Phil Mickelson (20) 330 (–30) 720,000
Jan 27 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Chris DiMarco (3) 267 (–17) 720,000
Feb 3 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Matt Gogel (1) 274 (–14) 720,000
Feb 10 Buick Invitational California Spain José María Olazábal (6) 275 (–13) 648,000
Feb 17 Nissan Open California United States Len Mattiace (1) 269 (–15) 666,000
Feb 24 Touchstone Energy Tucson Open Arizona Canada Ian Leggatt (1) 268 (–20) 540,000
Feb 24 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship California United States Kevin Sutherland (1) 1 up 1,000,000
Mar 3 Genuity Championship Florida South Africa Ernie Els (9) 271 (–17) 846,000
Mar 10 Honda Classic Florida United States Matt Kuchar (1) 269 (–19) 630,000
Mar 17 Bay Hill Invitational Florida United States Tiger Woods (30) 275 (–13) 720,000
Mar 24 The Players Championship Florida New Zealand Craig Perks (1) 280 (–8) 1,080,000
Mar 31 Shell Houston Open Texas Fiji Vijay Singh (10) 266 (–22) 720,000
Apr 7 BellSouth Classic Georgia South Africa Retief Goosen (2) 272 (–16) 684,000
Apr 14 Masters Tournament Georgia United States Tiger Woods (31) 276 (–12) 1,008,000
Apr 21 WorldCom Classic - The Heritage of Golf South Carolina United States Justin Leonard (7) 270 (–14) 720,000
Apr 28 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic North Carolina United States Rocco Mediate (5) 272 (–16) 684,000
May 5 Compaq Classic of New Orleans Louisiana South Korea K.J. Choi (1) 271 (–17) 810,000
May 12 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic Texas Japan Shigeki Maruyama (2) 266 (–14) 864,000
May 19 MasterCard Colonial Texas Zimbabwe Nick Price (18) 267 (–13) 774,000
May 26 The Memorial Tournament Ohio United States Jim Furyk (7) 274 (–14) 810,000
Jun 2 Kemper Insurance Open Maryland United States Bob Estes (4) 273 (–11) 648,000
Jun 9 Buick Classic New York United States Chris Smith (1) 272 (–12) 630,000
Jun 16 U.S. Open New York United States Tiger Woods (32) 277 (–3) 1,000,000
Jun 23 Canon Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Phil Mickelson (21) 266 (–14) 720,000
Jun 30 FedEx St. Jude Classic Tennessee United States Len Mattiace (2) 266 (–18) 684,000
Jul 7 Advil Western Open Illinois United States Jerry Kelly (2) 269 (–19) 720,000
Jul 14 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Jeff Sluman (6) 261 (–23) 558,000
Jul 21 The Open Championship (British Open) Scotland South Africa Ernie Els (10) 278 (–6) 1,106,140
Jul 21 B.C. Open New York United States Spike McRoy (1) 269 (–19) 378,000
Jul 28 John Deere Classic Illinois United States J. P. Hayes (2) 262 (–22) 540,000
Aug 4 The International Colorado United States Rich Beem (2) 44 (Stableford) 810,000
Aug 11 Buick Open Michigan United States Tiger Woods (33) 271 (–17) 594,000
Aug 18 PGA Championship Minnesota United States Rich Beem (3) 278 (–10) 990,000
Aug 25 Reno-Tahoe Open Nevada United States Chris Riley (1) 271 (–17) 540,000
Aug 25 WGC-NEC Invitational Washington Australia Craig Parry (1) 268 (–16) 1,000,000
Sep 1 Air Canada Championship Canada United States Gene Sauers (3) 269 (–15) 630,000
Sep 8 Bell Canadian Open Canada United States John Rollins (1) 272 (–16) 720,000
Sep 15 SEI Pennsylvania Classic Pennsylvania United States Dan Forsman (5) 270 (–14) 594,000
Sep 22 Tampa Bay Classic Florida South Korea K.J. Choi (2) 267 (–17) 468,000
Sep 22 WGC-American Express Championship Ireland United States Tiger Woods (34) 263 (–25) 1,000,000
Sep 29 Valero Texas Open Texas United States Loren Roberts (8) 261 (–19) 630,000
Oct 6 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Virginia United States Charles Howell III (1) 270 (–14) 666,000
Oct 13 Invensys Classic at Las Vegas Nevada New Zealand Phil Tataurangi (1) 330 (–29) 900,000
Oct 20 Disney Golf Classic Florida United States Bob Burns (1) 263 (–25) 666,000
Oct 27 Buick Challenge Georgia United States Jonathan Byrd (1) 261 (–27) 666,000
Nov 3 The Tour Championship Georgia Fiji Vijay Singh (11) 268 (–12) 900,000
Nov 4 Southern Farm Bureau Classic Mississippi England Luke Donald (1) 201 (–15) 468,000

Leaders

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Tiger Woods  United States 68.56
2 Vijay Singh  Fiji 69.47
3 Ernie Els  South Africa 69.50
4 Phil Mickelson  United States 69.58
5 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 69.59

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tiger Woods  United States 6,912,625 18 5
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 4,311,971 26 2
3 Vijay Singh  Fiji 3,756,563 28 2
4 David Toms  United States 3,459,739 27 0
5 Ernie Els  South Africa 3,291,895 18 2

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Tiger Woods  United States 33,103,852 34
2 Phil Mickelson  United States 22,149,969 21
3 Davis Love III  United States 20,050,850 14
4 Vijay Singh  Fiji 18,281,015 11
5 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 16,648,337 18

Awards

Award Winner Country
Money winner (Arnold Palmer Award) Tiger Woods  United States
PGA Player of the Year Tiger Woods  United States
PGA Tour Player of the Year (Jack Nicklaus Trophy) Tiger Woods  United States
Scoring leader (PGA - Vardon Trophy) Tiger Woods  United States
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Tiger Woods  United States
Rookie of the Year Jonathan Byrd  United States
Comeback Player of the Year Gene Sauers  United States

External links

  • PGA Tour official site
  • 2002 season coverage at golfstats.com
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