|Location||Varies – Edison, New Jersey in 2015|
|Established||1967, 48 years ago|
|Course(s)||Plainfield Country Club
|Par||70 in 2015|
|Prize fund||$8.25 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||261 Bob Gilder (1982)
261 Jason Day (2015)
|To par||–19 Johnny Miller (1974)
–19 Bob Gilder (1982)
–19 Dustin Johnson (2011)
–19 Jason Day (2015)
The Barclays is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Since 2007, the tournament took on its current name, has been played in late August as the first (of four) tournament of the PGA Tour's playoff system for the FedEx Cup. There are 125 players that earn the right to compete, based upon FedEx Cup points amassed during the regular PGA Tour season.
The tournament began in 1967 as the Westchester Classic and was played at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York, a suburb northeast of New York City in Westchester County. Beginning in 1976, it underwent a series of name sponsorships (detailed below), not unlike other PGA Tour stops. The name of the event evolved to the point that, by 1990, it no longer contained the name of its host course or location. However, among golfers on tour and many fans, it was still known by its traditional name, "The Westchester".
The tournament was usually played during June of each year, either the week before (in even-numbered years) or the week after (in odd-numbered years) the U.S. Open. It had its greatest attendance in 2001 when Tiger Woods participated, although two days of heavy rains disrupted play. It had one of its more exciting finishes in 2005, when Pádraig Harrington eagled the par-5 18th hole with a 65-foot putt to win the title. The most frequent winner of the tournament is Vijay Singh, with four trophies.
Beginning in 2008 it left the Westchester Country Club and began being rotated amongst different clubs in the New York metropolitan area (also detailed below).
In 2011, Hurricane Irene shortened the tournament to 54 holes, which was played that year at the Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey. The tournament ended by noontime on Saturday, August 27, allowing ample time for players and spectators to evacuate the golf course.
Since the move to late August, the Barclays has traditionally closed CBS Sports' PGA Tour television schedule, due to the network's commitment to airing SEC College and NFL football, as well as (until 2014) the U.S. Open tennis tournament, during the fall months. Jim Nantz, who calls the final two rounds of the Barclays on television, is also the lead play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS.
Five men have won the The Barclays more than once through 2015.
- 4 wins
- Vijay Singh: 1993, 1995, 2006, 2008
- 2 wins
|2016||50th||Bethpage State Park, Black Course||Farmingdale, New York||August 25–28||2012|
|2017||51st||Glen Oaks Club||Old Westbury, New York||August TBA||Never|
|2018||52nd||Ridgewood Country Club||Paramus, New Jersey||August TBA||2008, 2010, 2014|
|2019||53rd||Liberty National Golf Club||Jersey City, New Jersey||August TBA||2009, 2013|
|2020||54th||Plainfield Country Club||Edison, New Jersey||August TBA||2011, 2015|
|2021||55th||Bethpage State Park, Black Course||Farmingdale, New York||August TBA||2012, 2016|
|2022||56th||Liberty National Golf Club||Jersey City, New Jersey||August TBA||2009, 2013, 2019|
|2027||61st||Bethpage State Park, Black Course||Farmingdale, New York||August TBA||2012, 2016, 2021|
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