|Location||Varies – Jersey City, New Jersey in 2013|
|Course(s)||Varies – Liberty National Golf Club in 2013|
|Par||71 in 2013|
|Length||7,458 yards (6,820 m) in 2013|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||261 Bob Gilder (1982)|
|To par||–19 Johnny Miller (1974)
–19 Bob Gilder (1982)
–19 Dustin Johnson (2011)
The tournament began in 1967 as the Westchester Classic and was played at the Westchester Country Club in Westchester County, New York. 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.
Five men have won the The Barclays more than once through 2012.
- 4 wins
- Vijay Singh: 1993, 1995, 2006, 2008
- 2 wins
|2014||48th||Ridgewood Country Club||Paramus, New Jersey||August TBA||2008, 2010|
|2015||49th||Plainfield Country Club||Edison, New Jersey||August TBA||2011|
|2016||50th||Bethpage State Park, Black Course||Farmingdale, New York||August TBA||2012|
- "Beard Cans Birdie On Final Hole For Title". Lodi News-Sentinel (Lodi, California). UPI. August 4, 1969. p. 8. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
- "'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.
- "Army Didn't Bug Me -- Jack". The Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia). AP. August 31, 1967. p. 22. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
- The Barclays – Winners – at www.pgatour.com
- The Barclays – Winners – at golfobserver.com (1970–2009)
- Sal Johnson and Dave Seanor, ed. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.