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The 1997 PGA Tour season was played from January 9 to November 2. The season consisted of 45 official money events. Tiger Woods won the most tournaments, four, and there were six 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 1997 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 12 Mercedes Championships California United States Tiger Woods (3) 202 (-14) 216,000
Jan 19 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic California United States John Cook (9) 327 (-33) 270,000
Jan 26 Phoenix Open Arizona United States Steve Jones (6) 258 (-26) 270,000
Feb 2 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am California United States Mark O'Meara (13) 268 (-20) 342,000
Feb 9 Buick Invitational California United States Mark O'Meara (14) 275 (-13) 270,000
Feb 16 United Airlines Hawaiian Open Hawaii United States Paul Stankowski (2) 271 (-17) 216,000
Feb 23 Tucson Chrysler Classic Arizona United States Jeff Sluman (2) 275 (-13) 234,000
Mar 2 Nissan Open California England Nick Faldo (9) 272 (-12) 252,000
Mar 9 Doral-Ryder Open Florida Australia Steve Elkington (7) 275 (-13) 324,000
Mar 16 Honda Classic Florida Australia Stuart Appleby (1) 274 (-14) 270,000
Mar 23 Bay Hill Invitational Florida United States Phil Mickelson (10) 272 (-16) 270,000
Mar 30 The Players Championship Florida Australia Steve Elkington (8) 272 (-16) 630,000
Apr 6 Freeport-McDermott Classic Louisiana United States Brad Faxon (4) 272 (-16) 270,000
Apr 13 Masters Georgia United States Tiger Woods (4) 270 (-18) 486,000
Apr 20 MCI Classic South Carolina Zimbabwe Nick Price (16) 269 (-15) 270,000
Apr 27 Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic North Carolina New Zealand Frank Nobilo (1) 274 (-14) 342,000
May 4 Shell Houston Open Texas United States Phil Blackmar (3) 276 (-12) 288,000
May 11 BellSouth Classic Georgia United States Scott McCarron (2) 274 (-14) 270,000
May 18 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic Texas United States Tiger Woods (5) 263 (-17) 324,000
May 25 MasterCard Colonial Texas South Africa David Frost (10) 265 (-15) 288,000
Jun 2 Memorial Tournament Ohio Fiji Vijay Singh (4) 202 (-14) 342,000
Jun 8 Kemper Open Maryland United States Justin Leonard (2) 274 (-10) 270,000
Jun 15 U.S. Open Maryland South Africa Ernie Els (4) 276 (-4) 465,000
Jun 22 Buick Classic New York South Africa Ernie Els (5) 268 (-16) 270,000
Jun 29 FedEx St. Jude Classic Tennessee Australia Greg Norman (19) 268 (-16) 270,000
Jul 6 Motorola Western Open Illinois United States Tiger Woods (6) 275 (-13) 360,000
Jul 13 Quad City Classic Illinois United States David Toms (1) 265 (-15) 243,000
Jul 20 Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic Mississippi United States Billy Ray Brown (3) 271 (-17) 180,000
Jul 20 British Open Scotland United States Justin Leonard (3) 272 (-12) 418,875
Jul 27 Canon Greater Hartford Open Connecticut United States Stewart Cink (1) 267 (-13) 270,000
Aug 3 Sprint International Colorado United States Phil Mickelson (11) 48 (Stableford) 306,000
Aug 10 Buick Open Michigan Fiji Vijay Singh (5) 273 (-15) 270,000
Aug 17 PGA Championship New York United States Davis Love III (11) 269 (-11) 470,000
Aug 24 NEC World Series of Golf Ohio Australia Greg Norman (20) 273 (-7) 396,000
Aug 24 Greater Vancouver Open Canada United States Mark Calcavecchia (9) 265 (-19) 270,000
Aug 31 Greater Milwaukee Open Wisconsin United States Scott Hoch (8) 268 (-16) 234,000
Sep 7 Bell Canadian Open Canada United States Steve Jones (7) 275 (-5) 270,000
Sep 14 CVS Charity Classic Massachusetts United States Loren Roberts (5) 266 (-18) 216,000
Sep 21 LaCantera Texas Open Texas United States Tim Herron (2) 271 (-17) 252,000
Sep 28 B.C. Open New York Sweden Gabriel Hjertstedt (1) 275 (-13) 234,000
Oct 5 Buick Challenge Georgia United States Davis Love III (12) 267 (-21) 216,000
Oct 12 Michelob Championship at Kingsmill Virginia United States David Duval (1) 271 (-13) 279,000
Oct 19 Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic Florida United States David Duval (2) 270 (-18) 270,000
Oct 26 Las Vegas Invitational Nevada United States Bill Glasson (7) 340 (-20) 324,000
Nov 2 The Tour Championship Texas United States David Duval (3) 273 (-11) 720,000

Leaders

Scoring Average leaders

Rank Player Country Average
1 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 68.98
2 Tiger Woods  United States 69.10
3 Greg Norman  Australia 69.16
4 Davis Love III  United States 69.47
5 Tom Lehman  United States 69.62

Full 1997 Scoring Average List

Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Events Wins
1 Tiger Woods  United States 2,066,833 21 4
2 David Duval  United States 1,885,308 29 3
3 Davis Love III  United States 1,635,953 25 2
4 Jim Furyk  United States 1,619,480 27 0
5 Justin Leonard  United States 1,587,531 29 2

Full 1997 Official Money List

Career Money List leaders

Rank Player Country Earnings ($) Wins
1 Greg Norman  Australia 11,910,518 20
2 Tom Kite  United States 10,286,177 19
3 Fred Couples  United States 8,885,487 12
4 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 8,794,431 16
5 Mark O'Meara  United States 8,506,774 14

Full 1997 Career Official Money List

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) Nick Price  Zimbabwe
Scoring leader (PGA Tour - Byron Nelson Award) Nick Price  Zimbabwe
Rookie of the Year Stewart Cink  United States
Comeback Player of the Year Bill Glasson  United States

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