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Tournament results: Southern Open

Results for the Southern Open are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2002
America
261 (-27)
$666,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Byrd, Jonathan

Score

261 (-27)

Prize money

$666,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Oct 24-27). Second-placed David Toms (USA) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old Jonathan Byrd (USA), who shot a final round 63 to record his first PGA Tour win. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

2001
America
267 (-21)
$612,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

DiMarco, Chris

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$612,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Oct 25-28). Chris DiMarco (USA) beat defending champion David Duval (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his second PGA Tour win. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

2000
America
269 (-19)
$414,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Duval, David

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$414,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Sep 28-Oct 1). Second-placed Jeff Maggert (USA) and Nick Price (Zim) finished 2 shots behind David Duval (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1999
America
271 (-17)
$324,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Toms, David

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

$324,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Sep 30-Oct 3). Second-placed Stuart Appleby (Aus) finished 3 shots behind David Toms (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1998
America
267 (-21)
$270,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Oct 1-4). Steve Elkington (Aus) beat Fred Funk (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his second win in this event. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1997
America
267 (-21)
$216,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Love III, Davis

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$216,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Stewart Cink (USA) finished 4 shots behind David Love III (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1996
America
Bradley, Michael
134 (-10)
$180,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Bradley, Michael

Score

134 (-10)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Sept 26-29). 29-year-old Michael Bradley (USA) beat Fred Funk (USA), Davis Love III (USA), John Maginnes (USA) and Len Mattiace (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record his first PGA Tour win. Saturday and Sunday play was rained out; Sunday playoff featured the leaders after Friday's second round. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1995
America
272 (-16)
$180,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Funk, Fred

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$180,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Challenge (Sept 28-Oct 1). Second-placed John Morse (USA) and Loren Roberts (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred Funk (USA). [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1994
America
200 (-16)
$144,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Elkington, Steve

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$144,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Southern Open (Sept 29-Oct 2). Second-placed Steve Rintoul (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Steve Elkington (Aus). Reduced to 54 holes after final round was rained out. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1993
America
Inman, John
278 (-10)
$126,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Inman, John

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Southern Open (Sep 30-Oct 3). John Inman (USA) beat Bob Estes (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record the second of his two PGA Tour wins. Billy Andrade (USA), Brad Bryant (USA) and Mark Brooks (USA) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1992
America
Hallberg, Gary
206 (-10)
$126,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hallberg, Gary

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Southern Open (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Jim Gallagher Jr (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gary Hallberg (USA), who recorded the last of his three PGA Tour wins. Event reduced to 54 holes due to bad weather. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1991
America
Peoples, David
276 (-12)
$126,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Peoples, David

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

$126,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Southern Open (Sept 26-29). Second-placed Robert Gamez (USA) finished 1 shot behind 31-year-old David Peoples (USA), who recorded his first PGA Tour. [Mountain View course, Callaway Gdns Resort, Pine Mtn, GA].

1990
America
Knox, Kenny
Green Island CC
265 (-15)
$108,000
Buick

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Knox, Kenny

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$108,000

Title sponsor

Buick

Played as the Buick Southern Open (Sept 27-30). Kenny Knox (USA) beat Jim Hallet (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to record the last of his three PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1989
America
Schulz, Ted
Green Island CC
266 (-14)
$72,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Schulz, Ted

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 21-24). Second-placed Jay Haas (USA) and Tim Simpson (USA) finished 1 shot behind 29-year-old Ted Schulz (USA), who recorded the first of his two PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1988
America
Green Island CC
270 (-10)
$72,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Frost, David

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 29-Oct 2). 29-year-old David Frost (RSA) beat Bob Tway (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the first of his ten PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1987
America
Green Island CC
266 (-14)
$72,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Brown, Ken

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$72,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Larry Mize (USA), Mike Hulbert (USA) and David Frost (RSA) finished 7 shots behind 30-year-old Ken Brown (Scot), who recorded his first and only win on the PGA Tour. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1986
America
Wadsworth, Fred
Green Island CC
269 (-11)
$63,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Wadsworth, Fred

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 2-5). Second-placed George Archer (USA), John Cook (USA), Tim Simpson (USA) and Jim Thorpe (USA) finished 2 shots behind 24-year-old Fred Wadsworth (USA), who recorded his first and only win on the PGA Tour. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1985
America
Simpson, Tim
Green Island CC
264 (-16)
$63,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Simpson, Tim

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

$63,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 3-6). Second-placed Clarence Rose (USA) finished 2 shots behind 29-year-old Tim Simpson (USA), who recorded the first of his four PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1984
America
Green Island CC
265 (-15)
$54,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Green, Hubert

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

265 (-15)

Prize money

$54,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 11-14). Second-placed Rex Caldwell (USA), Scott Hoch (USA) and tour rookie Corey Pavin (USA) finished 6 shots behind 37-year-old Green (USA). [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1983
America
Black, Ronnie
Green Island CC
271 (-9)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Black, Ronnie

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 6-9). 25-year-old Ronnie Black (USA) beat Sam Torrance (Scot) with a six-foot birdie at the fourth playoff hole (par-4 13th), to record the first of his two PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1982
America
Clampett, Bobby
Green Island CC
266 (-14)
$45,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Clampett, Bobby

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 23-26). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 2 shots behind 22-year-old Bobby Clampett (USA), who recorded his first and only PGA Tour win. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1981
America
Green Island CC
271 (-9)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Snead, J.C.

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 8-11). Jesse Carlyle "J.C." Snead (USA) beat defending champion Mike Sullivan (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole (par-3 2nd). [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1980
America
Sullivan, Mike
Green Island CC
269 (-11)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sullivan, Mike

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Dave Eichelberger (USA) and Johnny Miller (USA) finished 5 shots behind 25-year-old Mike Sullivan (USA), who recorded the first of his three PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1979
America
Fiori, Ed
Green Island CC
274 (-6)
$36,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fiori, Ed

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$36,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 11-14). 26-year-old Ed Fiori (USA) beat Tom Weiskopf (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1978
America
Green Island CC
269 (-11)
$35,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pate, Jerry

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

269 (-11)

Prize money

$35,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 7-10). Second-placed Phil Hancock (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Jerry Pate (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. Hancock was also second to Pate in this event a year earlier. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1977
America
Green Island CC
266 (-14)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Pate, Jerry

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 20-23). Second-placed Johnny Miller (USA), Phil Hancock (USA), Steve Taylor (USA) and defending champion Mac McLendon (USA) finished 7 shots behind Jerry Pate (USA). [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1976
America
McLendon, Mac
Green Island CC
274 (-6)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

McLendon, Mac

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Oct 21-24). Second-placed and defending champion Hubert Green (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mac McLendon (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1975
America
Green Island CC
264 (-16)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Green, Hubert

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 4-7). Second-placed John Schroeder (USA) finished 3 shots behind Hubert Green (USA), whose final round six-under-par 64 clinched the win. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1974
America
Fezler, Forrest
Green Island CC
271 (-9)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Fezler, Forrest

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 5-8). Second-placed Bruce Crampton (Aus) and J.C. Snead (USA) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old Forrest Fezler (USA), who recorded his first and only PGA Tour win. Fezler was second to Gary Player a year earlier in this event. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1973
America
Green Island CC
270 (-10)
$20,030
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Player, Gary

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

$20,030

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Forrest Fezler (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gary Player (RSA). [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1972
America
Weaver, DeWitt
Green Island CC
276 (-4)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Weaver, DeWitt

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

276 (-4)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 7-10). DeWitt Weaver (USA) beat Chuck Courtney (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record the second of his two PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1971
America
Green Island CC
267 (-13)
$20,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Miller, Johnny

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

267 (-13)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open Invitational (Sept 9-12). Second-placed Deane Beman (USA) finished 5 shots behind 24-year-old Johnny Miller (USA), who recorded the first of his 25 PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1970
America
Rudolph, Mason
Green Island CC
274 (-6)
$12,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Rudolph, Mason

Venue

Green Island CC

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

$12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Green Island Open Invitational (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Chris Blocker (USA) finished 2 shots behind Mason Rudolph (USA), who recorded the last of his five PGA Tour wins. [Green Island CC, Columbus, Georgia].

1927
America
281 (+1)
amateur
Southern GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Jones, Bobby

Score

281 (+1)

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

Southern GA

Played as the Southern Open (March 24-26, 28; Southern Golf Assoc event). Second-placed John Golden (USA) and Johnny Farrell (USA) finished 8 shots behind Bobby Jones (USA, amateur). As an amateur, Jones was not entitled to any prize money. Golden and Farrell sought permission to playoff for the first and second-place prize money, rather than splitting it equally as the rules laid down. In their Monday playoff, Golden (70) took the $4,000 first-place prize money, and Farrell (71) the $1,750 for second place. [East Lake GC, Atlanta, Georgia].

1922
America
New Orleans CC
294 (+10)
$1,000
Southern GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Sarazen, Gene

Venue

New Orleans CC

Score

294 (+10)

Prize money

$1,000

Title sponsor

Southern GA

Played as the Southern Open (March 3/4; the first SGA-sponsored Southern Open, and the first of two Southern Opens played in 1922). Second-placed Leo Diegel (USA) finished 8 shots behind Gene Sarazen (USA), who recorded his first significant professional tour win. [New Orleans CC, New Orleans, Louisiana].

1922
America
Mitchell, Abe
Belle Meade CC
280
$1,500
Southern GA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Mitchell, Abe

Venue

Belle Meade CC

Score

280

Prize money

$1,500

Title sponsor

Southern GA

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 28-Oct 1; the second of two SGA-sponsored Southern Opens played in 1922). Abe Mitchell (Eng) beat Leo Diegel (USA) in a 39-hole Sunday playoff. After a 36-hole playoff both players were tied on 146 (Mitchell 70, 76; Diegel 74, 72). It was decided to play three more holes, which Mitchell won 11 shots to Diegel's 14. [Belle Meade CC, Nashville, Tenn.].

1920
America
Edgar, J. Douglas
302
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Edgar, J. Douglas

Score

302

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Southern Open (Sept 30-Oct 2). Second-placed Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) finished 2 shots behind J. Douglas Edgar (Eng). [East Lake GC, Atlanta, Georgia].

1919
America
293 (+1)
$500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Barnes, Jim

Score

293 (+1)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Southern Open (Sept 8-10). Second-placed 17-year-old Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Jim Barnes (Eng). [East Lake GC, Atlanta, Georgia].

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