The Barclays

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The Barclays
Tournament information
Location Varies – Paramus, New Jersey in 2014
Established 1967, 47 years ago
Course(s) Ridgewood Country Club
in 2014
Par 71 in 2014
Length 7,319 yards (6,692 m) in 2014
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $8.0 million
Month played August
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 Bob Gilder (1982)
To par –19 Johnny Miller (1974)
–19 Bob Gilder (1982)
–19 Dustin Johnson (2011)
Current champion
United States Hunter Mahan
Ridgewood CC is located in United States
Ridgewood CC
Ridgewood CC
Location in the United States in 2014

The Barclays is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour.

The tournament began in 1967 as the Westchester Classic and was played at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, a suburb northeast of New York City in Westchester County. Beginning in 1976, it underwent a series of name sponsorships (detailed below), not unlike other PGA Tour stops. The name of the event evolved to the point that, by 1990, it no longer contained the name of its host course or location. However, among golfers on tour and many fans, it was still known by its traditional name, "The Westchester".

The tournament was usually played during June of each year, either the week before (in even-numbered years) or the week after (in odd-numbered years) the U.S. Open. It had its greatest attendance in 2001 when Tiger Woods participated, although two days of heavy rains disrupted play. It had one of its more exciting finishes in 2005, when Pádraig Harrington eagled the par-5 18th hole with a 65-foot putt to win the title. The most frequent winner of the tournament is Vijay Singh, with four trophies.

Starting in 2007, the tournament took on its current name and was played in late August, to lead off the PGA Tour's playoff system for the FedEx Cup. 125 players qualify for the event, FedEx Cup points amassed during the regular PGA Tour season determine the participants. Beginning in 2008 it left the Westchester Country Club and began being rotated amongst different clubs in the New York metropolitan area (also detailed below).

In 2011, Hurricane Irene shortened the tournament to 54 holes, and the tournament ended Saturday, hours before the storm would hit.

Since the move to late August, the Barclays has traditionally closed CBS Sports' PGA Tour television schedule, due to the network's commitment to airing SEC College and NFL football, as well as the U.S. Open tennis tournament, during the fall months. Jim Nantz, who calls the final two rounds of the Barclays on television, is also CBS' lead NFL football announcer.

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Venue Score To par 1st prize ($) Purse ($)
The Barclays
2014 Hunter Mahan  United States Ridgewood Country Club 270 −14 1,440,000 8,000,000
2013 Adam Scott  Australia Liberty National Golf Club 273 –11 1,440,000 8,000,000
2012 Nick Watney  United States Bethpage State Park, Black Course 274 –10 1,440,000 8,000,000
2011 Dustin Johnson  United States Plainfield Country Club 194^ –19 1,440,000 8,000,000
2010 Matt Kuchar  United States Ridgewood Country Club 272PO –12 1,350,000 7,500,000
2009 Heath Slocum  United States Liberty National Golf Club 275 –9 1,350,000 7,500,000
2008 Vijay Singh (4)  Fiji Ridgewood Country Club 276PO –8 1,260,000 7,000,000
2007 Steve Stricker  United States Westchester Country Club 268 –16 1,260,000 7,000,000
Barclays Classic
2006 Vijay Singh (3)  Fiji Westchester Country Club 274 –10 1,035,000 5,750,000
2005 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland Westchester Country Club 274 –10 1,035,000 5,750,000
Buick Classic
2004 Sergio García (2)  Spain Westchester Country Club 272PO –12 945,000 5,250,000
2003 Jonathan Kaye  United States Westchester Country Club 271PO –13 900,000 5,000,000
2002 Chris Smith  United States Westchester Country Club 272 –12 630,000 3,500,000
2001 Sergio García  Spain Westchester Country Club 268 –16 630,000 3,500,000
2000 Dennis Paulson  United States Westchester Country Club 276PO –8 540,000 3,000,000
1999 Duffy Waldorf  United States Westchester Country Club 276PO –8 450,000 2,500,000
1998 J. P. Hayes  United States Westchester Country Club 201^PO –12 324,000 1,800,000
1997 Ernie Els (2)  South Africa Westchester Country Club 268 –16 270,000 1,500,000
1996 Ernie Els  South Africa Westchester Country Club 271 –13 216,000 1,200,000
1995 Vijay Singh (2)  Fiji Westchester Country Club 278PO –6 216,000 1,200,000
1994 Lee Janzen  United States Westchester Country Club 268 –16 216,000 1,200,000
1993 Vijay Singh  Fiji Westchester Country Club 280PO –4 180,000 1,000,000
1992 David Frost  South Africa Westchester Country Club 268 –16 180,000 1,000,000
1991 Billy Andrade  United States Westchester Country Club 273 –11 180,000 1,000,000
1990 Hale Irwin  United States Westchester Country Club 269 –15 180,000 1,000,000
Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic
1989 Wayne Grady  Australia Westchester Country Club 277PO –7 180,000 1,000,000
1988 Seve Ballesteros (2)  Spain Westchester Country Club 276PO –8 126,000 700,000
1987 J. C. Snead  United States Westchester Country Club 276PO –8 108,000 600,000
1986 Bob Tway  United States Westchester Country Club 272 –12 108,000 600,000
1985 Roger Maltbie  United States Westchester Country Club 275PO –9 90,000 500,000
1984 Scott Simpson  United States Westchester Country Club 269 –15 90,000 500,000
1983 Seve Ballesteros  Spain Westchester Country Club 276 –8 81,000 450,000
1982 Bob Gilder  United States Westchester Country Club 261 –19 72,000 400,000
1981 Raymond Floyd  United States Westchester Country Club 275 –9 72,000 400,000
1980 Curtis Strange  United States Westchester Country Club 273 –11 72,000 400,000
1979 Jack Renner  United States Westchester Country Club 277 –7 72,000 400,000
American Express Westchester Classic
1978 Lee Elder  United States Westchester Country Club 274 –10 60,000 300,000
1977 Andy North  United States Westchester Country Club 272 –16 60,000 300,000
1976 David Graham  Australia Westchester Country Club 272 –12 60,000 300,000
Westchester Classic
1975 Gene Littler  United States Westchester Country Club 271PO –17 50,000 250,000
1974 Johnny Miller  United States Westchester Country Club 269 –19 50,000 250,000
1973 Bobby Nichols  United States Westchester Country Club 272PO –16 50,000 250,000
1972 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States Westchester Country Club 270 –18 50,000 250,000
1971 Arnold Palmer  United States Westchester Country Club 270 –18 50,000 250,000
1970 Bruce Crampton  Australia Westchester Country Club 273 –15 50,000 250,000
1969[1] Frank Beard  United States Westchester Country Club 275 –13 50,000 250,000
1968[2] Julius Boros  United States Westchester Country Club 272 –16 50,000 250,000
1967[3] Jack Nicklaus  United States Westchester Country Club 272 –16 50,000 250,000

PO Indicates a win in a playoff
^ Indicates weather-shortened to 54 holes
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[4][5][6]

Multiple winners[edit]

Five men have won the The Barclays more than once through 2013.

Future sites[edit]

Year Edition Course Location Dates Times hosted
2015 49th Plainfield Country Club Edison, New Jersey August 27–30 2011
2016 50th Bethpage State Park, Black Course Farmingdale, New York August TBA 2012
2017 51st Ferry Point Park, Trump Ferry Point[7] New York, New York August TBA Never
2018 52nd TBD TBD August TBA TBD
2019 53rd TBD TBD August TBA TBD
2020 54th Ferry Point Park, Trump Ferry Point[7] New York, New York August TBA 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beard Cans Birdie On Final Hole For Title". Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, California). UPI. August 4, 1969. p. 8. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "'Loose Moose' Grabs Westchester Win Away From Murphy". Daytona Beach Morning Journal (Daytona Beach, Florida). AP. August 19, 1968. p. 15. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Army Didn't Bug Me -- Jack". The Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia). AP. August 31, 1967. p. 22. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ The Barclays – Winners – at www.pgatour.com
  5. ^ The Barclays – Winners – at golfobserver.com (since 1970)
  6. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  7. ^ a b Passov, Joe (June 16, 2014). "Donald Trump's Ferry Point course to host Barclays PGA Tour event in 2017". Golf.com. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°56′49″N 74°04′41″W / 40.947°N 74.078°W / 40.947; -74.078