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For the golf tournament that was called the Open in 2006 and 2007, see Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Open
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Tournament information
Location Napa, California
Established 2007
Course(s) Silverado Country Club,
North course
Par 72
Length 7,203 yards (6,586 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6.0 million
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Cameron Beckman (2008)
262 Kevin Sutherland (2008)
262 Troy Matteson (2009)
262 Rickie Fowler (2009)
262 Jamie Lovemark (2009)
To par −18 as above
Current champion
South Korea Bae Sang-moon
SilveradoCountry Club is located in United States
SilveradoCountry Club
Country Club
Location in the United States

The Open was first staged in 2007 as the Fry's Electronics Open at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course in Scottsdale, Arizona. It adopted its current name in 2008, and moved to California in 2010, at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin. In October 2014 (2015 season), the tournament moved to the North course of Silverado Country Club in Napa.[1]

The purse was $5 million for its first seven years and was raised to $6 million for the 2015 season.

The event was a PGA Tour Fall Series golf tournament through 2012. Starting in October 2013, when the PGA Tour changed its "year" to begin in October, rather than January, the tournament became the opening event of the PGA Tour season, and FedEx Cup points were awarded to players.[2] Tournament organizers have a long-term goal to stage the event at The Institute Golf Course in Morgan Hill, California when facilities are completed. [3]

The inaugural event was won by Canadian Mike Weir by one stroke over Mark Hensby. In 2008 the event was won by Cameron Beckman on the second playoff hole, when he parred it and Kevin Sutherland bogeyed it. In 2009, Troy Matteson set a PGA Tour 36-hole record by shooting 61-61=122 in the second and third rounds,[4] and then won the tournament in a three-man playoff against Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark.

Other notable players who have participated in the tournament include Ernie Els, David Duval, and Tiger Woods. Woods committed to play in the 2011 tournament as a condition for being selected by Fred Couples as one of two captain's pick for the United States team in the 2011 Presidents Cup, which took place in mid-November 2011.

Silverado's North Course hosted an annual event on the PGA Tour from 1968 through 1980, the first nine editions as the Kaiser International Open Invitational. It was renamed Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic in 1977 and moved east to Virginia in 1981, played at Kingsmill in Williamsburg through 2002.


Year Season Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Open
2014 2015 Bae Sang-moon  South Korea 273 −15 2 strokes Australia Steven Bowditch 1,080,000 6,000,000
2013 2014 Jimmy Walker  United States 267 −17 2 strokes Fiji Vijay Singh 900,000 5,000,000
2012 2012 Jonas Blixt  Sweden 268 −16 1 stroke United States Jason Kokrak
United States Tim Petrovic
900,000 5,000,000
2011 2011 Bryce Molder  United States 267 −17 Playoff United States Briny Baird 900,000 5,000,000
2010 2010 Rocco Mediate  United States 269 −15 1 stroke United States Alex Prugh
United States Bo Van Pelt
900,000 5,000,000
2009 2009 Troy Matteson  United States 262 −18 Playoff United States Rickie Fowler
United States Jamie Lovemark
900,000 5,000,000
2008 2008 Cameron Beckman  United States 262 −18 Playoff United States Kevin Sutherland 900,000 5,000,000
Fry's Electronics Open
2007 2007 Mike Weir  Canada 266 −14 1 stroke Australia Mark Hensby 900,000 5,000,000


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Coordinates: 38°20′56″N 122°15′50″W / 38.349°N 122.264°W / 38.349; -122.264