Wyndham Championship

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Wyndham Championship
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Tournament information
Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Established 1938
Course(s) Sedgefield Country Club
Par 70
Length 7,130 yards (6,520 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $5.3 million
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 259 Carl Pettersson (2008)
To par −23 Jesper Parnevik (1999)
Current champion
Colombia Camilo Villegas

The Wyndham Championship is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is played annually in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S. and was originally called the Greater Greensboro Open. In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over from DaimlerChrysler as title sponsor.[1] It moved from an autumn date to mid-August and is the last PGA Tour event before the Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

The tournament was founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open. This tournament was usually contested in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 which moved the tournament toward the end of the season. Sam Snead set a PGA Tour record for his 8 wins at the event, as well as his 1965 event, which made him the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event (both records still stand).

The event has been played in Greensboro for its entire history. In its first four years, it was played at both Sedgefield Country Club and Starmount Forest Country Club, and shifted to solely Starmount Forest CC in 1942 and for the first time it was played after World War II in 1945. Starting with that 1945 event, it alternated between Starmount Forest CC and Sedgefield CC until 1952, when Starmount Forest CC hosted for a 2nd year in a row. It returned to Sedgefield CC in 1953 before Starmount Forest CC hosted three consecutive years (through 1956). Sedgefield CC hosted in 1957 before Starmount Forest CC hosted another three straight 1958-60, then back to Sedgefield from 1961 to 1976. It shifted to Forest Oaks Country Club from 1977 to 2007, then returned to Sedgefield CC in 2008.[2]

Charlie Sifford competed in the 1961 tournament, the first time an African-American golfer was permitted to play in a PGA-sponsored event in the South.[3]

The purse in 2014 was $5,300,000, with a winner's share of $954,000.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Course Score To par 1st prize ($) Purse ($) Ref
Wyndham Championship
2014 Camilo Villegas  Colombia Sedgefield CC 263 −17 954,000 5,300,000
2013 Patrick Reed  United States Sedgefield CC 266PO −14 954,000 5,300,000
2012 Sergio García  Spain Sedgefield CC 262 −18 936,000 5,200,000
2011 Webb Simpson  United States Sedgefield CC 262 −18 936,000 5,200,000
2010 Arjun Atwal  India Sedgefield CC 260 −20 918,000 5,100,000
2009 Ryan Moore  United States Sedgefield CC 264PO −16 918,000 5,100,000
2008 Carl Pettersson  Sweden Sedgefield CC 259 −21 918,000 5,100,000
2007 Brandt Snedeker  United States Forest Oaks CC 266 −22 900,000 5,000,000
Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
2006 Davis Love III (2)  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 −16 900,000 5,000,000
2005 K. J. Choi  South Korea Forest Oaks CC 266 −22 900,000 5,000,000
2004 Brent Geiberger  United States Forest Oaks CC 270 −18 828,000 4,600,000
2003 Shigeki Maruyama  Japan Forest Oaks CC 266 −22 810,000 4,500,000
Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
2002 Rocco Mediate (2)  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 −16 684,000 3,800,000
2001 Scott Hoch  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 −16 630,000 3,500,000
2000 Hal Sutton  United States Forest Oaks CC 274 −14 540,000 3,000,000
1999 Jesper Parnevik  Sweden Forest Oaks CC 265 −23 468,000 2,600,000
1998 Trevor Dodds  Namibia Forest Oaks CC 276PO −12 396,000 2,200,000
1997 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand Forest Oaks CC 274PO −14 342,000 1,900,000
1996 Mark O'Meara  United States Forest Oaks CC 274 −14 324,000 1,800,000
KMart Greater Greensboro Open
1995 Jim Gallagher, Jr.  United States Forest Oaks CC 274 −14 270,000 1,500,000
1994 Mike Springer  United States Forest Oaks CC 275 −13 270,000 1,500,000
1993 Rocco Mediate  United States Forest Oaks CC 281PO −7 270,000 1,500,000
1992 Davis Love III  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 −16 225,000 1,250,000
1991 Mark Brooks  United States Forest Oaks CC 275PO −13 225,000 1,250,000
1990 Steve Elkington  Australia Forest Oaks CC 282 −6 225,000 1,250,000
1989 Ken Green  United States Forest Oaks CC 277 −11 180,000 1,000,000
1988 Sandy Lyle (2)  Scotland Forest Oaks CC 271PO −17 180,000 1,000,000
Greater Greensboro Open
1987 Scott Simpson  United States Forest Oaks CC 282 −6 108,000 600,000
1986 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Forest Oaks CC 275 −13 90,000 500,000
1985 Joey Sindelar  United States Forest Oaks CC 285 −3 72,000 400,000
1984 Andy Bean  United States Forest Oaks CC 280 −8 72,000 400,000
1983 Lanny Wadkins  United States Forest Oaks CC 275 −13 72,000 400,000
1982 Danny Edwards (2)  United States Forest Oaks CC 285 −3 54,000 300,000
1981 Larry Nelson  United States Forest Oaks CC 281PO −7 54,000 300,000
1980 Craig Stadler  United States Forest Oaks CC 275 −13 45,000 250,000
1979 Raymond Floyd  United States Forest Oaks CC 282 −6 45,000 250,000
1978 Seve Ballesteros  Spain Forest Oaks CC 282 −6 48,000 240,000
1977 Danny Edwards  United States Forest Oaks CC 276 −8 47,000 235,000
1976 Al Geiberger  United States Sedgefield CC 268 −16 46,000 230,000
1975 Tom Weiskopf  United States Sedgefield CC 275 −9 45,000 225,000
1974 Bob Charles  New Zealand Sedgefield CC 270 −14 44,066 220,000
1973 Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States Sedgefield CC 267 −17 42,000 210,000
1972 George Archer (2)  United States Sedgefield CC 272PO −12 40,000 200,000
1971 Buddy Allin  United States Sedgefield CC 275PO −9 38,000 190,000
1970 Gary Player  South Africa Sedgefield CC 271 −13 36,000 180,000
1969 Gene Littler  United States Sedgefield CC 274PO −10 32,000 160,000 [4]
1968 Billy Casper (2)  United States Sedgefield CC 267 −17 27,500 137,500 [5]
1967 George Archer  United States Sedgefield CC 267 −17 25,000 125,000 [6]
1966 Doug Sanders (2)  United States Sedgefield CC 276PO −8 20,000 100,000 [7]
1965 Sam Snead (8)  United States Sedgefield CC 273 −11 11,000 70,000 [8]
1964 Julius Boros  United States Sedgefield CC 277PO −3 6,600 45,000 [9]
1963 Doug Sanders  United States Sedgefield CC 270 −10 5,500 35,000 [10]
1962 Billy Casper  United States Sedgefield CC 275 −5 5,300 35,000 [11]
1961 Mike Souchak  United States Sedgefield CC 276 −4 3,200 22,500 [12]
1960 Sam Snead (7)  United States Starmount Forest CC 270 −14 2,800 20,000 [13]
1959 Dow Finsterwald  United States Starmount Forest CC 278 −6 2,000 15,000 [14]
1958 Bob Goalby  United States Starmount Forest CC 275 −9 2,000 15,000 [15]
1957 Stan Leonard  Canada Sedgefield CC 276 −4 2,000 15,000 [16]
1956 Sam Snead (6)  United States Starmount Forest CC 279PO −5 2,200 12,500 [17]
1955 Sam Snead (5)  United States Starmount Forest CC 273 −7 2,200 12,500 [18]
1954 Doug Ford  United States Starmount Forest CC 283PO −1 2,000 10,000 [19]
1953 Earl Stewart  United States Sedgefield CC 275PO −5 2,000 10,000 [20]
1952 Dave Douglas  United States Starmount Forest CC 277 −7 2,000 10,000 [21][22]
1951 Art Doering  United States Starmount Forest CC 279 −5 2,000 10,000 [23]
1950 Sam Snead (4)  United States Sedgefield CC 269 −11 2,000 10,000 [24]
1949 Sam Snead (3)  United States Starmount Forest CC 276PO −8 2,000 10,000 [25][26][27]
1948 Lloyd Mangrum  United States Sedgefield CC 278 −2 2,000 10,000 [28]
1947 Vic Ghezzi  United States Starmount Forest CC 286 +2 2,000 10,000 [29][30]
1946 Sam Snead (2)  United States Sedgefield CC 270 −10 1,500 7,500 [31]
1945 Byron Nelson (2)  United States Starmount Forest CC 271 −13 1,333 7,500 [32][33][34]
1943–44 No tournament due to World War II
1942 Sam Byrd  United States Starmount Forest CC 279 −5 1,000 5,500 [35]
1941 Byron Nelson  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 276 −6 1,200 5,000 [36]
1940 Ben Hogan  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 270 −12 1,200 5,000 [37]
1939 Ralph Guldahl  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 280 −2 1,200 5,000 [38]
1938 Sam Snead  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 271 −11 1,200 5,000 [39][40]

PO Indicates a win in a playoff
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[41][42][43]

Multiple winners[edit]

Nine men have won this tournament more than once through 2013.

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 36°00′50″N 79°53′13″W / 36.014°N 79.887°W / 36.014; -79.887