Small Business Connection Championship

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The Small Business Connection Championship was a golf tournament on the Tour. It was played for the first time as the Chiquita Classic in July 2010 at TPC River's Bend in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] Tommy Gainey won the inaugural event in 2010 by 3 strokes at 27-under-par.

From 2013 to 2015, it was part of the Tour Finals and the field consisted of the top 75 players from the Web.Com Tour money list and the players ranked 126 to 200 on the PGA Tour's money list at the start of the Finals.[2] The tournament was moved to River Run Country Club in Davidson, North Carolina from 2013 onward and the purse was set at US$1,000,000, with $180,000 going to the winner.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Small Business Connection Championship at River Run (Finals)
2015 Chez Reavie  United States 273 −15 1 stroke Argentina Emiliano Grillo
United States Jamie Lovemark
United States Steve Marino
Chiquita Classic (Finals)
2014 Adam Hadwin  Canada 270 −18 2 strokes United States John Peterson
2013 Andrew Svoboda  United States 276 −12 Playoff United States Will MacKenzie
Chiquita Classic (regular season)
2012 Russell Henley  United States 266 −22 Playoff United States Patrick Cantlay
United States Morgan Hoffmann
2011 Russell Knox  Scotland 263 −25 3 strokes United States Billy Hurley III
2010 Tommy Gainey  United States 261 −27 3 strokes United States Joe Affrunti

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the final Tour money list, in the pre-Finals era. When the event was part of the Tour Finals, all winners and runners-up earned PGA Tour cards.


  1. ^ Nationwide Tour to play new Chiquita Classic in Cincinnati Archived 2010-02-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "PGA Tour announces 2013 Tour schedule". PGA Tour. December 13, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2013.

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