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The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
(stylized in all capital letters as PGA TOUR by its officials) is the organizer of the main professional golf tours played primarily by men in the United States
United States
and North America. It organizes most of the events on the flagship annual series of tournaments also known as the PGA Tour, as well as PGA Tour Champions
PGA Tour Champions
(for golfers age 50 and older) and the Web.com Tour (for professional players who have not yet qualified to play in the PGA Tour), as well as PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Latinoamérica, and PGA Tour
PGA Tour
China. It is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, a suburb of Jacksonville. Originally established by the Professional Golfers' Association of America, it was spun off in December 1968 into a separate organization for tour players, as opposed to club professionals, the focal members of today's PGA of America. Originally the "Tournament Players Division," it adopted the name "PGA Tour" in 1975 and runs most of the week-to-week professional golf events on the tournament known as the PGA Tour, including The Players Championship, hosted at TPC Sawgrass, the FedEx Cup, with its finale at The Tour Championship
The Tour Championship
at East Lake Golf
Golf
Club, and the biennial Presidents Cup. The remaining events on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
are run by different organizations, as are the U.S.-based LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
for women and the other men's and women's professional tours around the world.

Contents

1 History 2 Tours operated by the PGA Tour 3 Charity fundraising 4 Television and radio coverage 5 The structure of the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
season

5.1 Outline of the season (2007–13) 5.2 Tournaments 5.3 Priority Ranking System 5.4 Event categories 5.5 Changes since the 2013 season

6 Money winners and most wins leaders

6.1 Multiple money list titles

7 Player and rookie of the year awards

7.1 Multiple Player of the Year Awards

8 Career money leaders 9 Commissioners 10 See also 11 Notes and references 12 External links

History[edit] The tour began 88 years ago in 1929 and at various times the tournament players had attempted to operate independently from the club professionals.[1][2] With an increase of revenue in the late 1960s due to expanded television coverage, a dispute arose between the touring professionals and the PGA of America
PGA of America
on how to distribute the windfall. The tour players wanted larger purses, where the PGA desired the money to go to the general fund to help grow the game at the local level.[3][4] Following the final major in July 1968 at the PGA Championship, several leading tour pros voiced their dissatisfaction with the venue and the abundance of club pros in the field.[5] The increased friction resulted in a new entity in August, what would eventually become the PGA Tour.[6][7][8][9] Tournament players formed their own organization, American Professional Golfers, Inc. (APG), independent of the PGA of America.[10][11][12] After several months,[13] a compromise was reached in December: the tour players agreed to abolish the APG and form the PGA "Tournament Players Division," a fully autonomous division under the supervision of a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board.[14][15][16][17] The board consisted of four tour players, three PGA of America
PGA of America
executives, and three outside members, initially business executives.[15][16][18] Joseph Dey, the recently retired USGA executive director, was selected by the board as the tour's first commissioner in January 1969 and agreed to a five-year contract.[19][20] He was succeeded by tour player Deane Beman in early 1974,[21] who served for twenty years. The name officially changed to the "PGA Tour" in 1975.[22] Beman was succeeded by commissioner Tim Finchem
Tim Finchem
in June 1994. On January 1, 2017, Jay Monahan succeeded Finchem as commissioner.[23] In late August 1981, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and officially changed its name to the "TPA Tour," for the "Tournament Players Association."[24][25] The disputed issues were resolved within seven months and the tour's name was changed back to the "PGA Tour" in March 1982.[26][27] Without the tour players, the PGA of America
PGA of America
became primarily an association of club professionals, but retained control of two significant events; the PGA Championship
PGA Championship
and the Ryder Cup.[3] The former was an established major championship, but the latter was an obscure match play team event which was not particularly popular with golf fans, due to predictable dominance by the United States. With the addition of players from continental Europe in 1979 and expanded television coverage, it became very competitive and evolved into the premier international team event, lately dominated by Europe. Both events are very important revenue streams for the PGA of America. Tours operated by the PGA Tour[edit] Due to the multiplicity of names, there is often confusion as to what the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
organization does and does not run. Of the events in the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
schedule, it does not run any of the four major championships (the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship
The Open Championship
and the PGA Championship), or the Ryder Cup. The PGA of America, not the PGA Tour, runs the PGA Championship, the Senior PGA Championship, and co-organizes the Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
with Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
Europe, a company controlled by the PGA European Tour. Additionally, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
is not involved with the women's golf tours in the U.S., which are mostly controlled by the LPGA. The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
is also not the governing body for the game of golf in the United States; this, instead, is the role of the United States Golf
Golf
Association (USGA), which organizes the U.S. Open. What the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
does organize are the remaining 43 (in 2009) week-to-week events, including The Players Championship
The Players Championship
and the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
events, as well as the biennial Presidents Cup. It also runs the main tournaments on five other tours: PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Champions, the Web.com Tour, PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Canada, PGA Tour
PGA Tour
China, and PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Latinoamérica. The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
operates six tours. Three of them are primarily contested in the U.S., and the other three are international developmental tours centered on a specific country or region.

PGA Tour, the top tour

Canada, Mexico, Malaysia, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, and the U.S. possession of Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
host one sole-sanctioned event each year. The events in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
and the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
are alternate events held opposite World Golf
Golf
Championships tournaments and therefore have weaker fields than regular Tour events. In addition, Mexico
Mexico
and China
China
host World Golf
Golf
Championships and the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
hosts a major championship.

PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Champions, for golfers age 50 and over

As of 2016, one regular tournament is held in Canada, and one of the senior majors is held in the UK.

Web.com Tour, a developmental tour

As of 2014, Colombia, Panama, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada
Canada
host one tournament each.

PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Latinoamérica, an international developmental tour

As of 2014, nine Latin American countries host tournaments.

PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Canada, another international developmental tour

Historically known as the "Canadian Tour", it was taken over by the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
in November 2012.[28] The 2013 season, the first under PGA Tour operation, began with a qualifying school in California, followed by nine tournaments in Canada.

PGA Tour
PGA Tour
China, also an international developmental tour

Launched in 2014, it is independent of the former China
China
Tour, which folded after its 2009 season.

The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
also conducts an annual Qualifying Tournament, known colloquially as "Q-School" and held over six rounds each fall. Before 2013, the official name of the tournament was the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Qualifying Tournament; it is now officially the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. Through the 2012 edition, the top-25 finishers, including ties, received privileges to play on the following year's PGA Tour. Remaining finishers in the top 75, plus ties, received full privileges on the Web.com Tour. Since 2013, all competitors who made the final phase of Q-School earned status on the Web.com Tour at the start of the following season, with high finishers receiving additional rights as follows:[29]

Golfers who finish 11th through 45th (including ties) are exempt until the second "reshuffle" of the following season (first eight events).

On the Web.com Tour, a "reshuffle" refers to a reordering of the tour's eligibility list, which determines the players who can enter tournaments. After four tournaments, and every fourth tournament thereafter until the Web.com Tour Finals, players are re-ranked according to their tour earnings on the season. However, the ranking position of players who are exempt from a "reshuffle" does not change.

Those who finish 2nd through 10th (including ties) are exempt until the third reshuffle of the following season (first 12 events). The medalist (top finisher) has full playing privileges for the entire regular season, which carries with it automatic entry to the Tour Finals.

Since 2013, 50 Web.com Tour golfers earn privileges during the next PGA Tour
PGA Tour
season, which now begins the month after the Tour Finals. The top 25 money winners over the regular season (i.e., before the Tour Finals) receive PGA Tour
PGA Tour
cards, as do the top 25 money winners in the Finals. The priority position of all 50 golfers on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
is based on money earned during the Tour Finals, except that the regular season money leader shares equal status with the Finals money leader. In addition, a golfer who wins three events on that tour in a calendar year earns a "performance promotion" (informally a "battlefield promotion") which garners PGA Tour
PGA Tour
privileges for the remainder of the year plus the following full season. At the end of each year, the top 125 in FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points (top 125 on the money list before 2013) receive a tour card for the following season, which gives them exemption from qualifying for most of the next year's tournaments. However, at some events, known as invitationals, exemptions apply only to the previous year's top 70 players. Since 2013, players who are ranked between 126–200 in FedEx Cup points (and are not already exempt by other means) are eligible for entry in the Web.com Tour Finals, where they can regain their PGA Tour privileges. Non-exempt players who finish 126th-150th in the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
but fail to regain their PGA Tour
PGA Tour
cards are given conditional PGA Tour
PGA Tour
status for the season and are fully exempt on the Web.com Tour. Those 151-200 are given conditional Web.com Tour status. Winning a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
event provides a tour card for a minimum of two years, with an extra year added for each additional win with a maximum of five years. Winning a World Golf
Golf
Championships event, The Tour Championship, the Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
Invitational, or the Memorial Tournament provides a three-year exemption. Winners of the major championships and The Players Championship
The Players Championship
earn a five-year exemption. Other types of exemptions include lifetime exemptions for players with twenty wins on the tour; one-time, one year exemptions for players in the top fifty on the career money earnings list who are not otherwise exempt; two-time, one year exemptions for players in the top twenty-five on the career money list; and medical exemptions for players who have been injured or are going through a family crisis, which give them an opportunity to regain their tour card after a period out of the tour. In 2015, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
added a clause which would freeze an exemption for those required to perform military service in their native countries in response to South Korea's Bae Sang-moon having to leave the Tour for that reason. At the end of the season, the person leading the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
earns a five-year exemption. Non-members can play their way into the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
by finishing the equivalent or better of 125th in either earnings or FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points. Those who fail but fall within the top 200 in current season points are eligible for the Web.com Tour Finals. During the season, non-members can earn Special
Special
Temporary Member status by exceeding the equivalent of 150th in the previous season's FedEx Cup. Special Temporary Members receive unlimited sponsor exemptions, while non-members are limited to seven per season. Similar to other major league sports, there is no rule that limits PGA Tour players to "men only." In 1938 Babe Zaharias
Babe Zaharias
became the first woman to compete in a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
event. In 1945, Zaharias became the first and only woman to make a cut in a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
event. In 2003, Annika Sörenstam
Annika Sörenstam
and Suzy Whaley played in PGA Tour
PGA Tour
events, and Michelle Wie
Michelle Wie
did so in each year from 2004 through 2008. In 2011, Isabelle Beisiegel became the first woman to earn a Tour card on a "men's" professional golf tour, the Canadian Tour, now PGA Tour Canada.[30] The LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
like all other women's sports, is limited to female participants only. There is also a PGA European Tour, which is separate from either the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
or the PGA of America; this organization runs a tour, mostly in Europe but with events throughout the world outside of North America, that is second only to the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
in worldwide prestige. There are several other regional tours around the world. However, the PGA Tour, European Tour, and many of the regional tours co-sponsor the World Golf
Golf
Championships. These, along with the major championships, usually count toward the official money lists of each tour as well as the Official World Golf
Golf
Ranking. Charity fundraising[edit] The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
places a strong emphasis on charity fundraising, usually on behalf of local charities in cities where events are staged. With the exception of a few older events, PGA Tour
PGA Tour
rules require all Tour events to be non-profit; the Tour itself is also a non-profit company. In 2005, it started a campaign to push its all-time fundraising tally past one billion dollars ("Drive to a Billion"), and it reached that mark one week before the end of the season. However, monies raised for charities derive from the tournaments' positive revenues (if any), and not any actual monetary donation from the PGA Tour, whose purse monies and expenses are guaranteed. The number of charities which receive benefits from PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour events is estimated at over 2,000. In 2009, the total raised for charity was some $108 million.[31] Television and radio coverage[edit] In September 2011, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
announced a new set of television deals running through 2021. CBS Sports
CBS Sports
will remain the main carrier of PGA Tour
PGA Tour
events, and covers about 20 events per year. NBC Sports
NBC Sports
covers about 10 events per year. Golf
Golf
Channel (which is now part of NBC Sports
NBC Sports
since Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal
NBC Universal
in 2011) is the tour's weekday television partner, providing early round coverage of all official money events and four round coverage of a few events at the beginning of the season, using NBC production. The fees involved are not subject to public disclosure. As they are not organized by the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
itself, certain events (such as the major championships) are not part of the overall broadcast contracts, but are broadcast under separate contracts with their respective organizers. CBS carries the Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
and the PGA Championship, the first and last majors of the year, over broadcast television, with ESPN serving as its Masters cable partner for early round action and TNT serving that role for the PGA Championship. As of 2015, as part of an agreement with the United States
United States
Golf
Golf
Association, the year's second major, the U.S. Open, is carried by Fox Sports and is usually carried over broadcast television each day of the tournament. Beginning in 2016, The Open Championship, the year's third major, airs on NBC, with cable coverage on the Golf
Golf
Channel (previously, ESPN had carried the entire tournament). ABC no longer carries any golf. From 1966 until 1991 ABC carried the PGA Championship
PGA Championship
and also televised the U.S. Open until 1994. NBC took over the U.S. Open in 1995 and aired it until 2014, while ABC's last Open Championship aired in 2009. ESPN also shared coverage of the U.S. Open, airing portions of the tournaments that did not fall into NBC's broadcast window. The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
is also covered extensively outside the United States. In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports
Sky Sports
was the main broadcaster of the tour for a number of years up to 2006. Setanta Sports
Setanta Sports
won exclusive UK and Ireland rights for six years from 2007 for a reported cost of £103 million. The deal includes Champions Tour and the Nationwide Tour events, but like the U.S. television deals it does not include the major championships, and unlike the U.S. deal, it does not include the World Golf
Golf
Championships. Setanta set up the Setanta Golf
Golf
channel to present its coverage.[32] On June 23, 2009, Setanta's UK arm went into administration and ceased broadcasting. Eurosport
Eurosport
picked up the television rights for the remainder of the 2009 season.[33] Sky Sports regained the TV rights with an eight-year deal from 2010 to 2017.[34] In South Korea, SBS, which has been the tour's exclusive TV broadcaster in that country since the mid-1990s, agreed in 2009 to extend its contract with the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
through 2019. As a part of that deal, it became sponsor of the season's opening tournament, a winners-only event that was renamed the SBS Championship effective in 2010.[35] In 2011 however, Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai took over the title sponsorship, but SBS still remains a sponsor of the event.[36] In Latin America, ESPN and Golf
Golf
Channel split coverage of the PGA Tour. The Indian broadcaster NEO Prime
NEO Prime
obtained exclusive rights to the PGA Tour on the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
in 2008, and has since extended its deal through the 2015 season.[37] Since 2005, Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio
has provided a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
branded station, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Network, which airs golf related programming and coverage of events, including the PGA Tour's circuits. In the United States, Dial Global provides some coverage of tournaments through its former connections as Westwood One before CBS spun it off, including the Masters. The structure of the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
season[edit]

This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (January 2015)

Outline of the season (2007–13)[edit] Three of the four majors take place in eight weeks between June and August. In the past, this has threatened to make the last two and a half months of the season anti-climactic, as some of the very top players competed less from that point on. In response, the PGA Tour has introduced a new format, the FedEx Cup. From January through mid-August players compete in "regular season" events and earn FedEx Cup points, in addition to prize money. At the end of the regular season, the top 125 FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points winners are eligible to compete in the "playoffs," four events taking place from mid-August to mid-September. The field sizes for these events are reduced from 125 to 100 to 70 and finally the traditional 30 for the Tour Championship. Additional FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points are earned in these events. At the end of the championship, the top point winner is the season champion. To put this new system into place, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
has made significant changes to the traditional schedule. In 2007, The Players Championship
The Players Championship
moved to May so as to have a marquee event in five consecutive months. The Tour Championship
The Tour Championship
moved to mid-September, with an international team event ( Ryder Cup
Ryder Cup
or Presidents Cup) following at the end of September. The schedule was tweaked slightly in both 2008 and 2009. After the third FedEx Cup playoff event, the BMW Championship, the Tour takes a full week off. In 2008, the break came before the Ryder Cup, with the Tour Championship the week after that. In 2009, the break was followed by the Tour Championship, with the Presidents Cup
Presidents Cup
taking place two weeks after that. The Tour continues through the fall, with the focus on the scramble of the less successful players to earn enough money to retain their tour cards. A circuit known as the Fall Series, originally with seven tournaments but now with four, was introduced in 2007. In its inaugural year, its events were held in seven consecutive weeks, starting the week after the Tour Championship. As was the case for the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
playoff schedule, the Fall Series schedule was also tweaked in 2008 and 2009. The first 2008 Fall Series event was held opposite the Ryder Cup, and the Fall Series took a week off for the Tour Championship before continuing with its remaining six events. The Fall Series saw major changes for 2009, with one of its events moving to May and another dropping off the schedule entirely. It returned to its original start date of the week after the Tour Championship. Then, as in 2008, it took a week off, this time for the Presidents Cup. It then continued with events in three consecutive weeks, took another week off for the HSBC Champions (now elevated to World Golf
Golf
Championships status), and concluded the week after that. Most recently, the Fall Series was reduced to four events, all held after the Tour Championship, for 2011. This followed the move of the Viking Classic
Viking Classic
into the regular season as an alternate event. 2007 saw the introduction of a tournament in Mexico, an alternate event staged the same week as the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.[38] A tournament in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
was introduced in 2008 as an alternate event staged opposite the WGC-CA Championship. Tournaments[edit] Main article: 2018 PGA Tour The 2013 season, which was the last before the tour transitioned to a schedule spanning two calendar years, had 40 official-money events in 38 weeks, including three alternate events played the same week as a higher-status tournament. The other event that is considered part of the 2013 season is the biennial Presidents Cup, matching a team of golfers representing the USA with an "International" team consisting of non-European players (Europeans instead play in the Ryder Cup, held in even-numbered years). Before the transition, the Tour held a group of events known as the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Fall Series, which provided a final opportunity for golfers to make the top 125 in season earnings and thereby retain their Tour cards. With the change to an October-to-September season, several of the former Fall Series events will now open the season. The Tour also sanctions two events in Asia during that part of the year:

The CIMB Classic, a limited-field event held in Malaysia
Malaysia
and the Tour's first sanctioned event in Southeast Asia. The field is limited to 40 players—the top-25 available players in the final FedEx Cup standings, the top ten available Asian players and five sponsor's exemptions, with at least one place reserved for a Malaysian player. The 2013 edition, which was part of the 2014 season, was the first as an official-money event.[39] The WGC-HSBC Champions, traditionally held the week after the Malaysia tournament. Despite its elevation to World Golf
Golf
Championships status in 2009, it initially was not an official-money event.[40] Starting in 2010, if the event was won by a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
member, it counted as an official win and carried the three-year exemption of the other WGCs.[41] Starting in 2013, the HSBC Champions became an official money event, and wins are official for Tour and non-Tour members alike.

Most members of the tour play between 20 and 30 tournaments in the season. The geography of the tour is determined by the weather. It starts in Hawaii in January and spends most of its first two months in California and Arizona
Arizona
during what is known as the "West Coast Swing" and then moves to the American Southeast for the "Southern Swing." Each swing culminates in a significant tour event. In April, tour events begin to drift north. The summer months are spent mainly in the Northeast and the Midwest, and in the fall (autumn) the tour heads south again. In most of the regular events on tour, the field is either 132, 144 or 156 players, depending on time of year (and available daylight hours). All players making the cut earn money for the tournament with the winner usually receiving 18% of the total purse. In 2008, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Policy Board approved a change in the number of players that will make the cut. The cut will continue to be low 70 professionals and ties, unless that results in a post-cut field of more than 78 players. Under that circumstance, the cut score will be selected to make a field as close to 70 players as possible without exceeding 78. Players who are cut in such circumstances but who have placed 70th or worse will get credit for making the cut and will earn official money and FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points. This policy affected two of the first three events with cuts, the Sony Open in Hawaii
Sony Open in Hawaii
and the Buick Invitational. In late February, the Policy Board announced a revised cut policy, effective beginning with the Honda Classic. The new policy calls for 36-hole cut to the low 70 professionals and ties and, if that cut results in more than 78 players, a second 54-hole cut to the low 70 professionals and ties. Those who do not survive the 54-hole cut are designated as MDF (made the cut, did not finish).[42] In the event that the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
cannot guarantee four rounds of play, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
can shorten an event to 54 holes. A 54-hole event is still considered official, with full points and monies awarded. Any tournament stopped before 54 holes can be completed is reverted to the 36-hole score and the win is considered unofficial. Priority Ranking System[edit] The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
maintains a priority ranking system that is used to select the fields for each tournament on tour. Below is the 2016–17[43] ranking system, in order of priority.

Winner of PGA Championship
PGA Championship
or U.S. Open prior to 1970 or in the last five seasons and the current season Winner of The Players Championship
The Players Championship
in the last five seasons and the current season Winners of the Masters Tournament
Masters Tournament
in the last five seasons and the current season Winners of The Open Championship
The Open Championship
in the last five seasons and the current season Winners of the Tour Championship
Tour Championship
in the last three seasons and the current season Winners of World Golf
Golf
Championships events in the last three seasons and the current season Winners of the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Arnold Palmer Invitational
and the Memorial Tournament in the last three seasons and the current season, beginning with the 2015 winners Leader from the final FedExCup Points List in each of the last five seasons Leaders from the final PGA TOUR Money List prior to 2017 for the subsequent five seasons Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments, whose victories are considered official, within the last two seasons, or during the current season; winners receive an additional season of exemption for each additional win, up to five seasons  :

a. Players among the top 50 in career earnings as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use a one-time exemption for the next season b. Players among the Top 25 in career earnings as of the end of the preceding season may elect to use this special one-time exemption for the next season

Sponsor exemptions (a maximum of eight, which may include amateurs with handicaps of 0 or less), on the following basis:

A. Not less than two sponsor invitees shall be PGA TOUR members not otherwise exempt. B. Not less than two of the 2016 Top Finishers of the Web.com Tour, if not all can otherwise be accommodated.

Two international players designated by the Commissioner. The current PGA Club Professional Champion up to 6 open events (3 must be opposite The Open Championship
The Open Championship
and World Golf
Golf
Championships events), in addition to any sponsor selections. The exemption does not apply to open, limited-field events. PGA Section Champion or Player of the Year of the Section in which the tournament is played. Four low scorers at Open Qualifying which shall normally be held on Monday of tournament week. Past champions of the particular event being contested that week, if cosponsored by the PGA TOUR and the same tournament sponsor, as follows:

A. Winners prior to July 28, 1970: unlimited exemptions for such events. B. Winners after Jan. 1, 2000: five seasons of exemptions for such events.

Life Members (who have been active members of the PGA TOUR for 15 years and have won at least 20 co-sponsored events). Top 125 on the previous season’s FedExCup points list. Top 125 on previous season’s Official Money List through the Wyndham Championship Players who finished greater than or equal to top 125 on the 2015-16 PGA TOUR Official Season FedExCup Points List or top 125 on the 2015-16 Official Season Money List through the Wyndham Championship
Wyndham Championship
as non-members Major Medical Extension: If granted by the Commissioner, if not otherwise eligible, and if needed to fill the field, Special
Special
Medical Extension Leading Money Winner from the previous season’s Top 25 regular season players using combined money earned on the Official Web.com Tour Regular Season Money List and Web.com Tour Finals Money List, Leading Money Winner from the previous season’s Web.com Tour Finals and Three-Time Winners from previous season Web.com Tour. Leading money winner from Web.com Tour medical Top 10 and ties, not otherwise exempt, among professionals from the previous open tournament whose victory has official status are exempt into the next open tournament whose victory has official status. Top Finishers of the Web.com Tour Top Finishers from the Web.com Tour medical Players winning three Web.com Tour events in the current season Minor medical extension Twenty-five finishers beyond 125th place on prior season’s FedExCup Points List (126-150) Nonexempt, major medical/family crisis Reorder Categories 33-37 Past Champions, Team Tournament Winners and Veteran Members Beyond 150 on the FedExCup Points List Past Champion Members Special
Special
Temporary Members Team Tournament Winners Veteran Members

Some tournaments deviate from this system; for example, the Phoenix Open has only five sponsor exemptions and three Monday qualifying spots, while invitational tournaments such as the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Memorial Tournament, and Dean & DeLuca Invitational have completely different eligibility categories. Event categories[edit]

Majors: The four leading annual events in world golf are the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, The (British) Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. These events each automatically receive 100 OWGR points. World Golf
Golf
Championships (WGC): A set of events co-sanctioned by the International Federation of PGA Tours which attract the leading golfers from all over the world, including those who are not members of the PGA Tour. Note that the HSBC Champions was made a WGC event in the middle of the 2009 season. Because it takes place after The Tour Championship, it does not currently count as an official money event or an official win, but the winner is invited to the following season's edition of the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions.[40] Beginning in 2010, if the winner is a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
member, the victory will count as an official win and the winner will receive a three-year Tour exemption (as with other WGC winners).[41] Once the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
changes to an October–August season in 2013, the HSBC Champions will become an official money event, and victories will be official for PGA Tour
PGA Tour
members and non-members alike. Unique: Two tournaments rate as unique, for different reasons:

The Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the first tournament of the calendar year, has a field consisting of winners from the previous season's competition only. This results in a field much smaller than any other tournament except for The Tour Championship, with no cut after 36 holes of play. It has not yet been announced exactly how this tournament will be affected by the 2013 schedule change, but it is likely to maintain its champions-only status. The Players Championship
The Players Championship
is the only event, apart from the majors and the World Golf
Golf
Championships, which attracts entries from almost all of the world's elite golfers. It is the designated OWGR flagship event for the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
and awards 80 OWGR points to its winner. Only major championships can be awarded more OWGR points. For purposes of the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
standings, The Players has had an identical point allocation to that of the majors since the Cup was instituted in 2007.

The FedEx Cup, presented to the winner of the season-ending playoffs.

Playoff event: The last four tournaments of the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
have fields based on the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
rankings. The top 125 players on the points list are entered in the Barclays Classic. Each week after that fields are cut: Deutsche Bank Championship to the top 100 players; BMW Championship to 70 players; The Tour Championship
The Tour Championship
to 30 players.

The Ryder Cup, contested in even-numbered years between teams from Europe and the United States.

Team: A United States
United States
team of 12 elite players competes in the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup
Presidents Cup
in alternate years. The Ryder Cup, pitting a team of U.S. golfers against a European team, is arguably the highest profile event in golf, outranking the majors. The Presidents Cup, which matches a team of U.S. golfers against an international team of golfers not eligible for the Ryder Cup, is less well established, but is still the main event of the week when it is played. There is no prize money in these events, so they are irrelevant to the money list, but an immense amount of pride rides on the results. Regular: Routine weekly tour events. The "regular" events vary somewhat in status, but this is fairly subjective and not usually based on the size of the purse. Some of the factors which can determine the status of a tournament are:

Its position in the schedule, which influences the number of leading players that choose to enter. Its age and the distinction of its past champions. The repute of the course on which it is played. Any associations with "legends of golf." Six events in particular have such associations (four of these are invitational events):

The HP Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
Championship, named after Byron Nelson, was until 2007 the only current event named after a PGA Tour
PGA Tour
golfer. The Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
Invitational, formerly the Bay Hill Invitational, closely identified with Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
and played at a resort he owns. The Northern Trust Open
Northern Trust Open
and the Fort Worth Invitational, both identified with Ben Hogan, although the Colonial is more closely identified with him since he won that tournament five times. The Memorial Tournament, founded by Jack Nicklaus, played on a course he designed, and annually honoring a selected "legend." The Quicken Loans National, while not hosted by a "legend," was able to gather a strong field because it was hosted by Tiger Woods.

Invitational: These events are similar to the regular ones, but have a slightly smaller (around 120–132 players), selective field. The top 70 on the previous year's money list can automatically take part in invitationals, as well as past champions of the event. There is an increased amount of sponsor's exemptions as well, and some invitationals allow the defending champion to invite one or several amateurs to compete. Invitational tournaments include the Fort Worth Invitational, the Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
Invitational, the RBC Heritage, the Memorial Tournament
Memorial Tournament
and the Quicken Loans National. The tournaments usually do have an association with a golf legend, or in the case of the RBC Heritage, a famous course. Alternate: Events which are played in the same week as a higher status tournament and therefore have weakened fields and reduced prize money. They are often considered an opportunity for players who would not qualify for certain events due to their world rankings, positions on the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points list, or position on the Tour's priority list to move up more easily or have an easier attempt at a two-year exemption for winning a tournament. Because of their weaker fields, these events usually receive the minimum amount of world ranking points reserved for PGA Tour
PGA Tour
events (24 points) and fewer FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points than most tournaments (300 points instead of 500). Alternate events also do not earn Masters invitations. Fields for alternate events have 132 players. These events have 12 unrestricted sponsor exemptions, four more than the regular events. Fall Series (defunct): Prior to the 2013 season, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
included a fall series consisting of those events after the final playoff event of the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
season (The Tour Championship) through the end of the calendar year. These events provided extra opportunities for players to retain their cards by finishing within the top 125 of the money list. Since fall 2013 (the 2014 season), these events have opened the tour season, and receive full FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points allocations and Masters invitations.

There are also a number of events which are recognized by the PGA Tour, but which do not count towards the official money list. Most of these take place in the off season (November and December). This slate of unofficial, often made-for-TV events (which have included the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge, the Franklin Templeton Shootout, the Skins Game, etc.) is referred to as the "Challenge Season" or more commonly as the "Silly Season." Changes since the 2013 season[edit] On March 20, 2012, the tour announced radical changes to the tour's season and qualifying process.[44][45] Further details of these changes relating to the Fall Series were announced on June 26,[46] with the remaining details announced on July 10.[47] One of the final details received a minor tweak, effective for the 2013 season only, on September 11.[48] First, the 2013 season was the last to be conducted entirely within a calendar year. The 2014 season started in October 2013, shortly after the Tour Championship, and future seasons will start in October of the previous calendar year.[47] Beginning with the 2014 season, the tournaments in the now season-opening Fall Series will award full FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points.[46] As a result of the schedule change, the qualifying school no longer grants playing rights on the PGA Tour, but only privileges on the Web.com Tour (known as the Nationwide Tour at the time of the March announcement; the tour was renamed on June 27, 2012 in mid-season).[47] The criterion for retaining tour cards at the end of the season also changed. Through 2012, the top 125 players on the money list at the end of the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
season retained their tour cards. For the 2013 season only, the top 125 players on both the money list and the FedEx Cup points list at the end of the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
regular season in August retained their cards.[48] The tour also said that it would decide at a later time whether to keep this aspect of the qualifying system in place in future seasons.[48] Otherwise, the planned move by the tour to have the top 125 players on the FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
points list retain their tour cards will take effect with the 2014 season. The next 75 players on the points list, along with the top 75 on the money list of the Web.com Tour at the end of that tour's regular season, will be eligible to play a series of three tournaments in September known as the Web.com Tour Finals. The Finals field, however, is not expected to consist of all 150 players, as some of the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
players will still be exempt by other criteria, such as a tournament win in the previous two years.[49] A total of 50 PGA Tour
PGA Tour
cards for the next season will be awarded at the end of the Finals. The 25 leading money winners during the Web.com Tour regular season will receive cards, and total money earned during the Finals will determine the remaining 25 card earners.[50] For all 50 new card earners, their positions on the PGA Tour's priority order for purposes of tournament entry will be based on money earned in the Finals.[47] College players who turn professional can enter the series if their earnings are equivalent to a top-200 PGA Tour
PGA Tour
or top-75 Web.com Tour finish. In addition, the leading money winners on the Web.com Tour in both the regular season and Finals will receive automatic invitations to The Players Championship (note that if a golfer tops both money lists, only one Players invitation will be awarded).[50] Finally, two events held in Asia after the end of the PGA Tour's current regular season—the CIMB Classic
CIMB Classic
in Malaysia, and the HSBC Champions, a World Golf
Golf
Championships event held in China—will become full PGA Tour
PGA Tour
events, with official prize money, for the first time. Before 2013, neither event had full PGA Tour
PGA Tour
status despite being sanctioned by the Tour. Wins in the CIMB Classic
CIMB Classic
were not classified as official PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins, and HSBC Champions victories were official wins only for current PGA Tour
PGA Tour
members. Money earned in these events did not count as official PGA Tour
PGA Tour
earnings for any purpose. Money winners and most wins leaders[edit] Players who lead the money list on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
win the Arnold Palmer Award (since 1981).

Year Money winner Earnings ($) Most wins

2017 Justin Thomas 9,921,560 5: Justin Thomas

2016 Dustin Johnson 9,365,185 3: Jason Day, Dustin Johnson

2015 Jordan Spieth 12,030,465 5: Jason Day, Jordan Spieth

2014 Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
(2/2) 8,280,096 3: Rory McIlroy, Jimmy Walker

2013 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(10/10) 8,553,439 5: Tiger Woods

2012 Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
(1/2) 8,047,952 4: Rory McIlroy

2011 Luke Donald 6,683,214 2: Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney, Bubba Watson, Mark Wilson

2010 Matt Kuchar 4,910,477 3: Jim Furyk

2009 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(9/10) 10,508,163 6: Tiger Woods

2008 Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
(3/3) 6,601,094 4: Tiger Woods

2007 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(8/10) 10,867,052 7: Tiger Woods

2006 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(7/10) 9,941,563 8: Tiger Woods

2005 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(6/10) 10,628,024 6: Tiger Woods

2004 Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
(2/3) 10,905,166 9: Vijay Singh

2003 Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
(1/3) 7,573,907 5: Tiger Woods

2002 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(5/10) 6,912,625 5: Tiger Woods

2001 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(4/10) 5,687,777 5: Tiger Woods

2000 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(3/10) 9,188,321 9: Tiger Woods

1999 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(2/10) 6,616,585 8: Tiger Woods

1998 David Duval 2,591,031 4: David Duval

1997 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(1/10) 2,066,833 4: Tiger Woods

1996 Tom Lehman 1,780,159 4: Phil Mickelson

1995 Greg Norman
Greg Norman
(3/3) 1,654,959 3: Lee Janzen, Greg Norman

1994 Nick Price
Nick Price
(2/2) 1,499,927 6: Nick Price

1993 Nick Price
Nick Price
(1/2) 1,478,557 4: Nick Price

1992 Fred Couples 1,344,188 3: John Cook; Fred Couples; Davis Love III

1991 Corey Pavin 979,430 2: Billy Andrade, Mark Brooks, Fred Couples, Andrew Magee, Corey Pavin, Nick Price, Tom Purtzer, Ian Woosnam

1990 Greg Norman
Greg Norman
(2/3) 1,165,477 4: Wayne Levi

1989 Tom Kite
Tom Kite
(2/2) 1,395,278 3: Tom Kite; Steve Jones

1988 Curtis Strange (3/3) 1,147,644 4: Curtis Strange

1987 Curtis Strange (2/3) 925,941 3: Paul Azinger; Curtis Strange

1986 Greg Norman
Greg Norman
(1/3) 653,296 4: Bob Tway

1985 Curtis Strange (1/3) 542,321 3: Curtis Strange; Lanny Wadkins

1984 Tom Watson (5/5) 476,260 3: Tom Watson; Denis Watson

1983 Hal Sutton 426,668 2: Seve Ballesteros, Jim Colbert, Mark McCumber, Gil Morgan, Calvin Peete, Hal Sutton, Lanny Wadkins, Fuzzy Zoeller

1982 Craig Stadler 446,462 4: Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Calvin Peete

1981 Tom Kite
Tom Kite
(1/2) 375,699 4: Bill Rogers

1980 Tom Watson (4/5) 530,808 7: Tom Watson

1979 Tom Watson (3/5) 462,636 5: Tom Watson

1978 Tom Watson (2/5) 362,429 5: Tom Watson

1977 Tom Watson (1/5) 310,653 5: Tom Watson

1976 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(8/8) 266,439 3: Ben Crenshaw, Hubert Green

1975 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(7/8) 298,149 5: Jack Nicklaus

1974 Johnny Miller 353,022 8: Johnny Miller

1973 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(6/8) 308,362 7: Jack Nicklaus

1972 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(5/8) 320,542 7: Jack Nicklaus

1971 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(4/8) 244,491 6: Lee Trevino

1970 Lee Trevino 157,037 4: Billy Casper

1969 Frank Beard 164,707 3: Billy Casper, Raymond Floyd, Dave Hill, Jack Nicklaus

1968 Billy Casper
Billy Casper
(2/2) 205,169 6: Billy Casper

1967 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(3/8) 188,998 5: Jack Nicklaus

1966 Billy Casper
Billy Casper
(1/2) 121,945 4: Billy Casper

1965 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(2/8) 140,752 5: Jack Nicklaus

1964 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(1/8) 113,285 5: Tony Lema

1963 Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
(4/4) 128,230 7: Arnold Palmer

1962 Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
(3/4) 81,448 8: Arnold Palmer

1961 Gary Player 64,540 6: Arnold Palmer

1960 Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
(2/4) 75,263 8: Arnold Palmer

1959 Art Wall, Jr. 53,168 5: Gene Littler

1958 Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
(1/4) 42,608 4: Ken Venturi

1957 Dick Mayer 65,835 4: Arnold Palmer

1956 Ted Kroll 72,836 4: Mike Souchak

1955 Julius Boros
Julius Boros
(2/2) 63,122 6: Cary Middlecoff

1954 Bob Toski 65,820 4: Bob Toski

1953 Lew Worsham 34,002 5: Ben Hogan

1952 Julius Boros
Julius Boros
(1/2) 37,033 5: Jack Burke, Jr., Sam Snead

1951 Lloyd Mangrum 26,089 6: Cary Middlecoff

1950 Sam Snead
Sam Snead
(3/3) 35,759 11: Sam Snead

1949 Sam Snead
Sam Snead
(2/3) 31,594 7: Cary Middlecoff

1948 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(5/5) 32,112 10: Ben Hogan

1947 Jimmy Demaret 27,937 7: Ben Hogan

1946 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(4/5) 42,556 13: Ben Hogan

1945 Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
(2/2) 63,336 18: Byron Nelson

1944 Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
(1/2) 37,968 8: Byron Nelson

1943 No records kept 1: Sam Byrd, Harold McSpaden, Steve Warga

1942 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(3/5) 13,143 6: Ben Hogan

1941 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(2/5) 18,358 7: Sam Snead

1940 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(1/5) 10,655 6: Jimmy Demaret

1939 Henry Picard 10,303 8: Henry Picard

1938 Sam Snead
Sam Snead
(1/3) 19,534 8: Sam Snead

1937 Harry Cooper 14,139 8: Harry Cooper

1936 Horton Smith 7,682 3: Ralph Guldahl, Jimmy Hines, Henry Picard

1935 Johnny Revolta 9,543 5: Henry Picard, Johnny Revolta

1934 Paul Runyan 6,767 7: Paul Runyan

1933

9: Paul Runyan

1932

4: Gene Sarazen

1931

4: Wiffy Cox

1930

8: Gene Sarazen

1929

8: Horton Smith

1928

7: Bill Mehlhorn

1927

7: Johnny Farrell

1926

5: Bill Mehlhorn, Macdonald Smith

1925

5: Leo Diegel

1924

5: Walter Hagen

1923

5: Walter Hagen, Joe Kirkwood, Sr.

1922

4: Walter Hagen

1921

4: Jim Barnes

1920

4: Jock Hutchison

1919

5: Jim Barnes

1918

1: Patrick Doyle, Walter Hagen, Jock Hutchison

1917

2: Jim Barnes, Mike Brady

1916

3: Jim Barnes

Multiple money list titles[edit] The following players have won more than one money list title through 2017:

10: Tiger Woods 8: Jack Nicklaus 5: Ben Hogan, Tom Watson 4: Arnold Palmer 3: Sam Snead, Curtis Strange, Greg Norman, Vijay Singh 2: Byron Nelson, Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Tom Kite, Nick Price, Rory McIlroy

Player and rookie of the year awards[edit] PGA Tour
PGA Tour
players compete for two player of the year awards. The PGA Player of the Year award dates back to 1948 and is awarded by the PGA of America. Since 1982 the winner has been selected using a points system with points awarded for wins, money list position and scoring average. The PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Player of the Year award,[51] also known as the Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
Trophy, is administered by the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
and was introduced in 1990; the recipient is selected by the tour players by ballot, although the results are not released other than to say who has won. More often than not the same player wins both awards; in fact, as seen in the table below, the PGA and PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Players of the Year have been the same every year from 1992 through 2016. The Rookie of the Year award was also introduced in 1990.[52] Players are eligible in their first season of PGA Tour
PGA Tour
membership if they competed in less than seven events from any prior season. Several of the winners had a good deal of international success before their PGA Tour rookie season, and some have been in their thirties when they won the award. In March 2012, a new award, the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Courage Award, was introduced in replacement of the defunct Comeback Player of the Year award.[53]

Year PGA Player of the Year PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Player of the Year PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Rookie of the Year Comeback Player of the Year

2017 Justin Thomas Justin Thomas Xander Schauffele Defunct

2016 Dustin Johnson Dustin Johnson Emiliano Grillo

2015 Jordan Spieth[54] Jordan Spieth Daniel Berger

2014 Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
(2) Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy
(2) Chesson Hadley

2013 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(11) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(11) Jordan Spieth

2012 Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy John Huh

2011 Luke Donald Luke Donald Keegan Bradley None[55]

2010 Jim Furyk Jim Furyk Rickie Fowler Stuart Appleby

2009 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(10) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(10) Marc Leishman None[56]

2008 Pádraig Harrington Pádraig Harrington Andrés Romero Dudley Hart

2007 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(9) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(9) Brandt Snedeker Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker
(2)

2006 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(8) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(8) Trevor Immelman Steve Stricker

2005 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(7) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(7) Sean O'Hair Olin Browne

2004 Vijay Singh Vijay Singh Todd Hamilton John Daly

2003 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(6) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(6) Ben Curtis Peter Jacobsen

2002 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(5) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(5) Jonathan Byrd Gene Sauers

2001 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(4) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(4) Charles Howell III Joe Durant

2000 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(3) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(3) Michael Clark II Paul Azinger

1999 Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(2) Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
(2) Carlos Franco Steve Pate

1998 Mark O'Meara Mark O'Meara Steve Flesch Scott Verplank

1997 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Stewart Cink Bill Glasson

1996 Tom Lehman Tom Lehman Tiger Woods Steve Jones

1995 Greg Norman Greg Norman Woody Austin Bob Tway

1994 Nick Price
Nick Price
(2) Nick Price
Nick Price
(2) Ernie Els Hal Sutton

1993 Nick Price Nick Price Vijay Singh Howard Twitty

1992 Fred Couples Fred Couples
Fred Couples
(2) Mark Carnevale John Cook

1991 Corey Pavin Fred Couples John Daly Bruce Fleisher, D. A. Weibring

1990 Nick Faldo Wayne Levi Robert Gamez -

Year PGA Player of the Year

1989 Tom Kite

1988 Curtis Strange

1987 Paul Azinger

1986 Bob Tway

1985 Lanny Wadkins

1984 Tom Watson (6)

1983 Hal Sutton

1982 Tom Watson (5)

1981 Bill Rogers

1980 Tom Watson (4)

1979 Tom Watson (3)

1978 Tom Watson (2)

1977 Tom Watson

1976 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(5)

1975 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(4)

1974 Johnny Miller

1973 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(3)

1972 Jack Nicklaus
Jack Nicklaus
(2)

1971 Lee Trevino

1970 Billy Casper
Billy Casper
(2)

1969 Orville Moody

1968 No award (see note below table)

1967 Jack Nicklaus

1966 Billy Casper

1965 Dave Marr

1964 Ken Venturi

1963 Julius Boros
Julius Boros
(2)

1962 Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
(2)

1961 Jerry Barber

1960 Arnold Palmer

1959 Art Wall, Jr.

1958 Dow Finsterwald

1957 Dick Mayer

1956 Jack Burke, Jr.

1955 Doug Ford

1954 Ed Furgol

1953 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(4)

1952 Julius Boros

1951 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(3)

1950 Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
(2)

1949 Sam Snead

1948 Ben Hogan

Note: No award was presented in 1968 due to the rift between the PGA of America and the professional golfers on the PGA tour. Multiple Player of the Year Awards[edit] The following players have won more than one PGA Player of the Year Award through 2017:

11: Tiger Woods 6: Tom Watson 5: Jack Nicklaus 4: Ben Hogan 2: Julius Boros, Billy Casper, Rory McIlroy, Arnold Palmer, Nick Price

The following players have won more than one PGA Tour
PGA Tour
Player of the Year Award through 2017 (first awarded in 1990):

11: Tiger Woods 2: Fred Couples, Rory McIlroy, Nick Price

Career money leaders[edit] The top ten career money leaders on the tour as of September 24, 2017 are as follows:

Rank Player Country Prize money (US$)

1 Tiger Woods  United States 110,061,012

2 Phil Mickelson  United States 83,577,937

3 Vijay Singh  Fiji 70,875,994

4 Jim Furyk  United States 67,740,599

5 Ernie Els  South Africa 48,913,269

6 Dustin Johnson  United States 47,763,937

7 Sergio García  Spain 47,208,180

8 Adam Scott  Australia 46,848,251

9 Davis Love III  United States 44,540,034

10 Steve Stricker  United States 43,365,225

A complete list updated weekly is available on the PGA Tour's website.[57] Due to increases in prize funds over the years, this list consists entirely of current players. Two players on the list, Vijay Singh
Vijay Singh
and Davis Love III, are eligible for PGA Tour Champions
PGA Tour Champions
(having respectively turned 50 in February 2013 and April 2014). Both have lifetime exemptions on the PGA Tour
PGA Tour
for 20 wins and 15 years on the Tour, and Love has won a tournament on the main PGA Tour
PGA Tour
since turning 50. The figures are not the players' complete career prize money as they do not include FedEx Cup
FedEx Cup
bonuses, winnings from unofficial money events, or earnings on other tours such as the European Tour. In addition, elite golfers often earn several times as much from endorsements and golf-related business interests as they do from prize money. Commissioners[edit]

No. Name Service Years

1 Joe Dey 1969−1974 5

2 Deane Beman 1974−1994 20

3 Tim Finchem 1994−2016 22

4 Jay Monahan 2017−  

See also[edit]

Golf
Golf
portal

Golf
Golf
in the United States Professional golf tours List of golfers with most PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins List of golfers with most wins in one PGA Tour
PGA Tour
event Most PGA Tour
PGA Tour
wins in a year Vardon Trophy

Notes and references[edit]

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