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Tournament results: Sahara Invtl.

Results for the Sahara Invtl. are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
1976
America
271 (-13)
$27,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Archer, George

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$27,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Sep 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Don January (USA) and defending champion Dave Hill (USA) finished 2 shots behind George Archer (USA). [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

1975
America
270 (-14)
$27,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hill, Dave

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$27,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Sept 25-28). 38-year-old Dave Hill (USA) beat Rik Massengale (USA) with an eight-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

1974
America
273 (-11)
$27,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Geiberger, Al

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$27,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 3-6). Second-placed Jerry Heard (USA), Wally Armstrong (USA), Dave Hill (USA) and his younger brother Mike Hill (USA) finished 3 shots behind Al Geiberger (USA). [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

1973
America
271 (-13)
$27,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mahaffey, John

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

$27,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 25-28). Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) finished 3 shots behind 24-year-old John Mahaffey (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

1972
America
273 (-11)
$27,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wadkins, Lanny

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

$27,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 26-29). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old PGA Tour rookie Lanny Wadkins (USA), who recorded his first win on the Tour. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

1971
America
Paradise Valley CC
280 (-8)
$27,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Trevino, Lee

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$27,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 28-31). Second-placed George Archer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Lee Trevino (USA). [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1970
America
Hiskey, Babe
Paradise Valley CC
276 (-8)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hiskey, Babe

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 29-Nov 1). Second-placed Bob Goalby (USA), Miller Barber (USA) and Terry Dill (USA) finished 1 shot behind 31-year-old Bryant "Babe" Hiskey (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1969
America
272 (-12)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 16-19). Second-placed Frank Beard (USA) finished 4 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who won this title for the third time in four years, and for the fourth time overall. [Las Vegas National GC, Las Vegas, NV; at the time known as Sahara-Nevada CC; originally the Stardust CC].

1968
America
Paradise Valley CC
274 (-10)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rodriguez, Chi Chi

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 17-20). Chi Chi Rodríguez (PR/USA) beat Dale Douglass (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his fifth PGA Tour win. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1967
America
Paradise Valley CC
270 (-14)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 26-28). Second-placed Steve Spray (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Jack Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his 25th PGA Tour win. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1966
America
Paradise Valley CC
282 (-2)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 12-15). Second-placed Arnold Palmer (USA) and Miller Barber (USA) finished 3 shots behind Jack Nicklaus (USA), who recorded his 20th PGA Tour win. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1965
America
Paradise Valley CC
269 (-15)
$20,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Casper, Billy

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 20-23). Second-placed Billy Martindale (USA) finished 3 shots behind Billy Casper (USA). [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1964
America
Sikes, Dick
Paradise Valley CC
275 (-9)
$12,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sikes, Dick

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 15-18). Second-placed Billy Casper (USA) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old Dick Sykes (USA), who recorded the first of his two PGA Tour wins. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1963
America
Paradise Valley CC
276 (-8)
$13,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Nicklaus, Jack

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

$13,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Oct 17-20). Second-placed Gay Brewer (USA) and Al Geiberger (USA) finished 1 shot behind Jack Nicklaus (USA). [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1962
America
Paradise Valley CC
270 (-14)
$2,800
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Lema, Tony

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Invitational (Sept 27-30; first year as an official PGA Tour event). Second-placed Don January (USA) finished 3 shots behind 28-year-old Tony Lema (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour win. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC].

1961
America
Rodgers, Phil
Paradise Valley CC
203 (-9)
$1,500
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rodgers, Phil

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

203 (-9)

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Pro-Am (Oct 25/26; 54-hole unofficial PGA Tour event). Second-placed Billy Maxwell (USA) and Bob McCallister (USA) finished 2 shots behind 23-year-old tour rookie Phil Rodgers (USA), who won his first event as a professional. [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC. Las Vegas GC Municipal course was also used].

1960
America
Duden, Bob
Paradise Valley CC
207 (-5)
$1,000
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Duden, Bob

Venue

Paradise Valley CC

Score

207 (-5)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Pro-Am (Oct 26/27; 54-hole unofficial PGA Tour event). Second-placed Paul Harney (USA) and defending champion Doug Sanders (USA) finished 2 shots behind 40-year-old Bob Duden (USA). [Paradise Valley CC, Henderson, NV; now called Wildhorse GC. Las Vegas GC Municipal course may also have been used].

1959
America
Las Vegas GC
219 (+3)
$750
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sanders, Doug

Venue

Las Vegas GC

Score

219 (+3)

Prize money

$750

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the Sahara Pro-Am (Oct 28/29; 54-hole unofficial PGA Tour event). Second-placed Ed "Porkey" Oliver finished 4 shots behind Doug Sanders (USA). [Las Vegas GC Municipal course, Las Vegas, NV].

1958
America
Johnston, Bill
Las Vegas GC
138 (-6)
$500
Sahara Hotel

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Johnston, Bill

Venue

Las Vegas GC

Score

138 (-6)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Sahara Hotel

Played as the inaugural Sahara Pro-Am (Oct 28/29; 36-hole unofficial PGA Tour event). Second-placed Tommy Jacobs (USA) finished 2 shots behind Bill Johnston (USA). [Las Vegas GC Municipal course, Las Vegas, NV].

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