Barbasol Championship

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Barbasol Championship
Barbasol Championship logo.png
Tournament information
LocationNicholasville, Kentucky, U.S.
Established2015
Course(s)Keene Trace Golf Club
Par72
Tour(s)PGA Tour (alternate event)
European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$3,500,000
Month playedJuly
Tournament record score
Aggregate262 Jim Herman (2019)
To par−26 as above
Current champion
Republic of Ireland Séamus Power
Location Map
Keene Trace GC is located in the United States
Keene Trace GC
Keene Trace GC
Location in the United States
Keene Trace GC is located in Kentucky
Keene Trace GC
Keene Trace GC
Location in Kentucky

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.[1] 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.[2] (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.[3]

Winners[edit]

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($)
2022 EUR, PGAT 666,000 3,700,000
2021 PGAT Republic of Ireland Séamus Power 267 −21 Playoff United States J. T. Poston 630,000 3,500,000
2020 PGAT Canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic[4]
2019 PGAT United States Jim Herman 262 −26 1 stroke United States Kelly Kraft 630,000 3,500,000
2018 PGAT United States Troy Merritt 265 −23 1 stroke United States Billy Horschel
United States Tom Lovelady
United States Richy Werenski
630,000 3,500,000
2017 PGAT United States Grayson Murray 263 −21 1 stroke United States Chad Collins 630,000 3,500,000
2016 PGAT Australia Aaron Baddeley 266 −18 Playoff South Korea Kim Si-woo 630,000 3,500,000
2015 PGAT United States Scott Piercy 265 −19 3 strokes United States Will Wilcox 630,000 3,500,000
  1. ^ EUR − European Tour; PGAT − PGA Tour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barbasol Championship debuts on PGA Tour in 2015". PGA Tour. August 11, 2014.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "PGA Tour and European Tour announce details of historic Strategic Alliance". PGA Tour. August 3, 2021. Retrieved August 3, 2021.
  4. ^ "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.

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Coordinates: 37°57′40″N 84°36′11″W / 37.961°N 84.603°W / 37.961; -84.603