Michelob Championship at Kingsmill

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The Michelob Championship at Kingsmill was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1968 to 2002. It was played at Kingsmill Golf Club (River Course) outside of Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1981 to 2002. From 1977 through 1995, it was known as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.

The event was founded in 1968 as the Kaiser International Open Invitational, which was played at Silverado Country Club in Napa, California, from 1968 to 1980. In its second year, 1969, it was played twice. In January, three days of rain washed out the final two rounds of play and leader Miller Barber was declared the winner but only half the prize money was distributed. The tournament was rescheduled for late October/early November and Jack Nicklaus was the winner.

The purse for the 2002 tournament was $3,700,000, with $666,000 going to the winner.

From 2003 to 2009, a popular LPGA Tour event, the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, was played at the same location. In 2012, the LPGA Tour event returned, renamed as the Kingsmill Championship.


Sign outside Kingsmill Golf Club showing winners of the event through 2002

Michelob Championship at Kingsmill

Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic

Kaiser International Open Invitational

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