The 1981 PGA Tour season was played from January 8 to October 25, with 44 official money events. Bill Rogers won the most tournaments, four, and there were five first-time winners. The tournament results, leaders, and award winners are listed below.
The following table shows all the official money events for the 1981 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.
Scoring Average leaders
|1||Tom Kite||United States||69.80|
|2||Bruce Lietzke||United States||70.01|
|3||Raymond Floyd||United States||70.20|
|4||Jerry Pate||United States||70.47|
|5||Curtis Strange||United States||70.60|
Money List leaders
|1||Tom Kite||United States||375,699||26||1|
|2||Raymond Floyd||United States||359,360||23||3|
|3||Tom Watson||United States||347,660||21||3|
|4||Bruce Lietzke||United States||343,446||24||3|
|5||Bill Rogers||United States||315,411||26||4|
Career Money List leaders
|1||Jack Nicklaus||United States||3,759,425||70|
|2||Lee Trevino||United States||2,608,792||28|
|3||Tom Watson||United States||2,549,900||28|
|4||Tom Weiskopf||United States||2,006,810||15|
|5||Hale Irwin||United States||1,966,373||13|
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