PGA Tour Yearly Victory Leaders

Most Wins on Tour, Year-by-Year

Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus of the USA share a joke during the 1991 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia
Tom Watson (left) and Jack Nicklaus (pictured at the 1991 Masters) led the PGA Tour in wins a combined 12 times. David Cannon/Getty Images

Below are the golfers who have led the PGA Tour in wins each year, back to 1916. First, here are the golfers who've led the tour in victories in the most different seasons:

  • Tiger Woods - 12 different years leading the tour in wins
  • Jack Nicklaus - 6 years
  • Tom Watson - 6 years
  • Ben Hogan - 5 years
  • Arnold Palmer - 5 years

Yearly Win Leaders on the PGA Tour

2018 - Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, 3
2017 - Justin Thomas, 5
2016 - Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, 3
2015 - Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, 5
2014 - Rory McIlroy, Jimmy Walker, 3
2013 - Tiger Woods, 5
2012 - Rory McIlroy, 4
2011 - Keegan Bradley, Luke Donald, Webb Simpson, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney, Bubba Watson, Mark Wilson, all with 2
2010 - Jim Furyk, 3
2009 - Tiger Woods, 6
2008 - Tiger Woods, 4
2007 - Tiger Woods, 7
2006 - Tiger Woods, 8
2005 - Tiger Woods, 6
2004 - Vijay Singh, 9
2003 - Tiger Woods, 5
2002 - Tiger Woods, 5
2001 - Tiger Woods, 5
2000 - Tiger Woods, 9
1999 - Tiger Woods, 8
1998 - David Duval, 4
1997 - Tiger Woods, 4
1996 - Phil Mickelson, 4
1995 - Greg Norman, Lee Janzen, 3
1994 - Nick Price, 6
1993 - Nick Price, 4
1992 - Fred Couples, Davis Love III, John Cook, 3
1991 - Ian Woosnam, Corey Pavin, Billy Andrade, Tom Purtzer, Mark Brooks, Nick Price, Fred Couples, Andrew Magee, 2
1990 - Wayne Levi, 4
1989 - Tom Kite, Steve Jones, 3
1988 - Curtis Strange, 4
1987 - Curtis Strange, Paul Azinger, 3
1986 - Bob Tway, 4
1985 - Lanny Wadkins, Curtis Strange, 3
1984 - Tom Watson, Denis Watson, 3
1983 - Fuzzy Zoeller, Lanny Wadkins, Calvin Peete, Hal Sutton, Gil Morgan, Mark McCumber, Jim Colbert, Seve Ballesteros, 2
1982 - Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Calvin Peete, 4
1981 - Bill Rogers, 4
1980 - Tom Watson, 7
1979 - Tom Watson, 5
1978 - Tom Watson, 5
1977 - Tom Watson, 5
1976 - Ben Crenshaw, Hubert Green, 3
1975 - Jack Nicklaus, 5
1974 - Johnny Miller, 8
1973 - Jack Nicklaus, 7
1972 - Jack Nicklaus, 7
1971 - Lee Trevino, 6
1970 - Billy Casper, 4
1969 - Dave Hill, Billy Casper, Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, 3
1968 - Billy Casper, 6
1967 - Jack Nicklaus, 5
1966 - Billy Casper, 4
1965 - Jack Nicklaus, 5
1964 - Tony Lema, 5
1963 - Arnold Palmer, 7
1962 - Arnold Palmer, 8
1961 - Arnold Palmer, 6
1960 - Arnold Palmer, 8
1959 - Gene Littler, 5
1958 - Ken Venturi, 4
1957 - Arnold Palmer, 4
1956 - Mike Souchak, 4
1955 - Cary Middlecoff, 6
1954 - Bob Toski, 4
1953 - Ben Hogan, 5
1952 - Jack Burke Jr., Sam Snead, 5
1951 - Cary Middlecoff, 6
1950 - Sam Snead, 11
1949 - Cary Middlecoff, 7
1948 - Ben Hogan, 10
1947 - Ben Hogan, 7
1946 - Ben Hogan, 13
1945 - Byron Nelson, 18
1944 - Byron Nelson, 8
1943 - Sam Byrd, Jug McSpaden, Steve Warga, 1 (only three events held)
1942 - Ben Hogan, 6
1941 - Sam Snead, 7
1940 - Jimmy Demaret, 6
1939 - Henry Picard, 8
1938 - Sam Snead, 8
1937 - Harry Cooper, 8
1936 - Ralph Guldahl, Henry Picard, Jimmy Hines, 3
1935 - Johnny Revolta, Henry Picard, 5
1934 - Paul Runyan, 7
1933 - Paul Runyan, 9
1932 - Gene Sarazen, 4
1931 - Wiffy Cox, 4
1930 - Gene Sarazen, 8
1929 - Horton Smith, 8
1928 - Bill Mehlhorn, 7
1927 - Johnny Farrell, 7
1926 - Bill Mehlhorn, Macdonald Smith, 5
1925 - Leo Diegel, 5
1924 - Walter Hagen, 5
1923 - Walter Hagen, Joe Kirkwood Sr., 5
1922 - Walter Hagen, 4
1921 - Jim Barnes, 4
1920 - Jock Hutchison, 4
1919 - Jim Barnes, 5
1918 - Jock Hutchison, Walter Hagen, Patrick Doyle, 1 (only three events held)
1917 - Jim Barnes, Mike Brady, 2
1916 - Jim Barnes, 3

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