|Location||Nicholasville, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Keene Trace Golf Club|
|Length||7,328 yards (6,701 m)|
|Tour(s)||PGA Tour (alternate event)|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||262 Jim Herman (2019)|
|To par||−26 as above|
The Barbasol Championship is a professional golf tournament in Kentucky on the PGA Tour; it debuted in 2015 as an alternate event to The Open Championship in Britain in July. The first three editions of the tournament were played in Alabama at the Grand National course of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika, northeast of Auburn. It was the first PGA Tour event played in Alabama since the PGA Championship in 1990.
In 2018, the tournament moved to Kentucky to the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, south of Lexington, and was the first PGA Tour event (excluding majors) in the state in 59 years, since the Kentucky Derby Open in 1959. (Valhalla Golf Club near Louisville hosted the PGA Championship in 1996, 2000, and 2014.)
Like other alternate events, the winner of the Barbasol Championship does not earn an invitation to the Masters and point values are limited due to the weaker field (24 OWGR points and 300 FedEx Cup points compared to 100 OWGR points and 600 FedEx points for Open Championship winners). However, the winner still receives a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a trip to the PGA Championship.
In August 2021, it was announced that from 2022 onward, the event would become a co-sanctioned event with the European Tour, played the same week as an alternate event to the Genesis Scottish Open. It would also be an event that would give the leading non-exempt golfer entry into The Open Championship.
|Year||Tour(s)[a]||Winner||Score||To par||Margin of
|2023||EUR, PGAT||Vincent Norrman||266||−22||Playoff||Nathan Kimsey||3,800,000||684,000|
|2022||EUR, PGAT||Trey Mullinax||263||−25||1 stroke||Kevin Streelman||3,700,000||666,000|
|2021||PGAT||Séamus Power||267||−21||Playoff||J. T. Poston||3,500,000||630,000|
|2020||PGAT||Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2019||PGAT||Jim Herman||262||−26||1 stroke||Kelly Kraft||3,500,000||630,000|
|2018||PGAT||Troy Merritt||265||−23||1 stroke|| Billy Horschel
|2017||PGAT||Grayson Murray||263||−21||1 stroke||Chad Collins||3,500,000||630,000|
|2016||PGAT||Aaron Baddeley||266||−18||Playoff||Kim Si-woo||3,500,000||630,000|
|2015||PGAT||Scott Piercy||265||−19||3 strokes||Will Wilcox||3,500,000||630,000|
- "Barbasol Championship debuts on PGA Tour in 2015". PGA Tour. August 11, 2014.
- Gray, Will (October 18, 2017). "Barbasol Championship moving to Kentucky in 2018". Golf Channel. Archived from the original on October 19, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
- "PGA Tour and European Tour announce details of historic Strategic Alliance". PGA Tour. August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
- "PGA TOUR announces schedule adjustments for remainder of 2019-20 FedExCup season, releases fall portion of 2020-21 PGA Tour Regular Season schedule". PGA Tour. April 16, 2020. Retrieved April 16, 2020.