The Hall of Fame
tournament was a golf
tournament on the PGA Tour
from 1973 to 1982. It was played at the Pinehurst
Country Club in Pinehurst, North
Carolina which was home to the World Golf Hall of Fame at the
It was first played in 1973 as the World Open Golf
and was a unique event. It was a 144-hole
tournament (twice the normal size) contested over two weeks. The
240 player field was cut after 72 holes to the top 70 plus ties who
played the remaining 72 holes. It offered the largest purse
($500,000) and first place prize ($100,000) in PGA Tour history.
For the rest of its existence it was played as a standard 72-hole
event with purses in line with other PGA Tour events. The purse for
the 1982 event was $250,000 with $45,000 going to the winner.
In 1983, a Senior PGA Tour
the Hall of Fame Tournament
was played at Pinehurst.
Hall of Fame
Colgate Hall of Fame Classic
Colgate Hall of Fame Golf Classic
World Open Golf Championship