Deutsche Bank Championship
|Established||2003, 12 years ago|
|Length||7,214 yards (6,596 m)|
|Prize fund||$8.25 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||262 Vijay Singh (2008)
262 Charley Hoffman (2010)
262 Henrik Stenson (2013)
|To par||−22 Vijay Singh (2008)
−22 Charley Hoffman (2010)
−22 Henrik Stenson (2013)
The Deutsche Bank Championship is a professional golf tournament on the PGA Tour, held annually over the Labor Day weekend. The tournament made its debut in 2003 and is held at the Tournament Players Club of Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, south-southwest of Boston. Unlike most PGA Tour events which are played Thursday through Sunday, this tournament is played Friday through Monday, with the final round on Labor Day.
The tournament became part of the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2007, with an accompanying $1.5 million increase in the purse to $7 million. The top 100 players in the FedEx Cup points list qualify for the event. FedEx Cup points are amassed during the regular PGA Tour season and in the first playoff event, The Barclays, which takes place the previous week. The purse for 2012 is $8 million with $1.44 million to the winner. The title sponsor, Deutsche Bank, has announced it will sponsor this event in Boston through 2016.
With the tournament's odd scheduling, ending on a Monday, network coverage has always taken place on Sunday and Monday, instead of the usual Saturday and Sunday used at all other events. Cable networks have always covered the Friday and Saturday rounds. The event's first network partner was ABC Sports, which covered the Championship from 2003–06, though the 2006 event was covered under the "ESPN on ABC" banner. Since 2007, the event has been covered by NBC Sports, though the 2011 and 2012 events were covered under the "Golf Channel on NBC" banner.
|2014||Chris Kirk||United States||269||−15||2 strokes|| Russell Henley
|2013||Henrik Stenson||Sweden||262||−22||2 strokes||Steve Stricker||8,000,000||1,440,000|
|2012||Rory McIlroy||Northern Ireland||264||−20||1 stroke||Louis Oosthuizen||8,000,000||1,440,000|
|2011||Webb Simpson||United States||269||−15||Playoff1||Chez Reavie||8,000,000||1,440,000|
|2010||Charley Hoffman||United States||262||−22||5 strokes|| Jason Day
|2009||Steve Stricker||United States||267||−17||1 stroke|| Jason Dufner
|2008||Vijay Singh (2)||Fiji||262||−22||5 strokes||Mike Weir||7,000,000||1,260,000|
|2007||Phil Mickelson||United States||268||−16||2 strokes|| Arron Oberholser
|2006||Tiger Woods||United States||268||−16||2 strokes||Vijay Singh||5,500,000||990,000|
|2005||Olin Browne||United States||270||−14||1 stroke||Jason Bohn||5,500,000||990,000|
|2004||Vijay Singh||Fiji||268||−16||3 strokes|| Adam Scott
|2003||Adam Scott||Australia||264||−20||4 strokes||Rocco Mediate||5,000,000||900,000|
1Sudden-death playoff in 2011 was won on the second extra hole.
- "Deutsche Bank extends sponsorship four years through 2016". pgatour.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
- Tiger Woods Foundation to run Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston