The 1979 PGA Tour season was played from January 11 to October 28. The season consisted of 44 official money events. Tom Watson won the most tournaments, five, and there were 11 first-time winners. The tournament results and award winners are listed below.
The following table shows all the official money events for the 1979 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.
|Money winner||Tom Watson||United States|
|PGA Player of the Year||Tom Watson||United States|
|Scoring leader (Vardon Trophy)||Tom Watson||United States|