Pensacola Open Golf Tournament (PGA Tour)

The Pensacola Open is a former PGA Tour golf tournament, played in Florida from the 1950s into the 1980s. The tournament has a couple interesting historical notes: When Lee Elder won the 1974 event, he qualified for the following year's Masters, where he became the first black golfer to play that tournament; and Curtis Strange's first pro win happened here. ... In the 1967 tournament, Gay Brewer became the first golfer in PGA Tour history to card a total in back-to-back rounds of 125 or lower.

First played: 1956

Last played: 1988

Also known as: Monsanto Open

Winners of the Pensacola Open
1988 — Andrew Magee
1987 — Doug Tewell
1986 — Ernie Gonzalez
1985 — Danny Edwards
1984 — Bill Kratzert
1983 — Mark McCumber
1982 — Calvin Peete
1981 — Jerry Pate
1980 — Dan Halldorson
1979 — Curtis Strange
1978 — Mac McLendon
1977 — Leonard Thompson
1976 — Mark Hayes
1975 — Jerry McGee
1974 — Lee Elder
1973 — Homero Blancas
1972 — Dave Hill
1971 — Gene Littler
1970 — Dick Lotz
1969 — Jim Colbert
1968 — George Archer
1967 — Gay Brewer
1966 — Gay Brewer
1965 — Doug Sanders
1964 — Gary Player
1963 — Arnold Palmer
1962 — Doug Sanders
1961 — Tommy Bolt
1960 — Arnold Palmer
1959 — Paul Harney
1958 — Doug Ford
1957 — Art Wall Jr.
1956 — Don Fairfield

Golf Courses: Among the courses to host the Pensacola Open were Tiger Point Golf & Country Club in Gulf Breeze, Fla.,; plus Perdido Bay Country Club and Pensacola Country Club, both in Pensacola.

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