Knoxville Open

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The News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot is a golf tournament on the Tour. It is played annually at the Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S. It is one of four original Tour events still played.[1] The Knoxville News Sentinel was named the title sponsor of the tournament on June 2, 2010.[2] The official name of the 2011 tournament was changed to the News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot in May 2011.[3]

The 2017 purse was $550,000, with $99,000 going to the winner.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Knoxville Open
2018 Stephan Jäger  Germany 268 –16 3 strokes South Korea Im Sung-jae
News Sentinel Open presented by Pilot
2017 Talor Gooch  United States 266 −18 1 stroke United States Jonathan Hodge
2016 J. J. Spaun  United States 258 −26 1 stroke United States Sam Ryder
2015 Patton Kizzire  United States 264 −20 4 strokes Canada Brad Fritsch
South Korea Kim Si-woo
2014 Martin Piller  United States 262 −22 2 strokes United States Bronson Burgoon
2013 Peter Malnati  United States 268 −16 1 stroke United States Blayne Barber
United States Matt Bettencourt
Argentina Miguel Ángel Carballo
United States James White
2012 Darron Stiles  United States 266 −18 1 stroke United States D. J. Brigman
Australia Scott Gardiner
United States Nicholas Thompson
2011 Kirk Triplett  United States 267 −21 2 strokes United States Marco Dawson
Knoxville News Sentinel Open
2010 Chris Kirk  United States 268 −20 2 strokes United States Travis Bertoni
Knoxville Open presented by Food City
2009 Kevin Johnson  United States 268 −20 Playoff New Zealand Bradley Iles
2008 Jarrod Lyle  Australia 269 −19 Playoff United States Chris Kirk
2007 Chez Reavie  United States 271 −17 3 strokes United States Kyle McCarthy
2006 Hunter Haas (2)  United States 269 −19 5 strokes England Gary Christian
United States Parker McLachlin
2005 Kim Felton  Australia 277 −11 1 stroke United States David Peoples
Knoxville Open
2004 Hunter Haas  United States 275 −13 Playoff United States Shane Bertsch
United States Justin Bolli
2003 Vaughn Taylor  United States 268 −20 Playoff United States Joe Ogilvie
2002 Darron Stiles  United States 272 −16 1 stroke Australia Aaron Baddeley
United States Steve Ford Knoxville Open
2001 Heath Slocum  United States 265 −23 6 strokes United States Keoke Cotner
United States Joe Daley
2000 J. J. Henry  United States 273 −15 1 stroke United States Tripp Isenhour
United States Spike McRoy
United States Gene Sauers
United States Chris Smith
Nike Knoxville Open
1999 Jeff Gove  United States 277 −11 1 stroke United States Marco Dawson
Canada Glen Hnatiuk
United States Carl Paulson
1998 Robin Freeman  United States 270 −18 Playoff United States Ryan Howison
1997 Dave Rummells  United States 271 −17 2 strokes United States Matt Gogel
Australia Terry Price
1996 Eric Johnson  United States 272 −16 2 strokes United States Patrick Lee
United States Matt Peterson
1995 Tom Scherrer  United States 275 −13 Playoff United States Mike Sposa
1994 Vic Wilk  United States 275 −9 1 stroke United States Bill Murchison
1993 Tim Conley  United States 261 −23 7 strokes United States Jerry Haas
United States Larry Silveira
United States Tommy Tolles
United States Greg Whisman
Ben Hogan Knoxville Open
1992 Brian Henninger  United States 200 −13 2 strokes United States Curt Byrum
United States Tom R. Shaw
Canada Rick Todd
1991 Frank Conner  United States 198 −15 1 stroke United States Perry Arthur
United States Paul Goydos
1990 Jeff Maggert  United States 202 −11 Playoff United States Greg Ladehoff

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the Tour regular-season money list.


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