The Northern Trust

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The Northern Trust
Tournament information
Location Varies – Bethpage in 2016
Established 1967, 49 years ago
Course(s) Bethpage Black Course
in 2016
Par 72 in 2016
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $8.5 million
Month played August
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)
Current champion
United States Patrick Reed
Bethpage (Black Course) is located in the US
Bethpage (Black Course)
Bethpage (Black Course)
Location in the United States in 2016

The Northern Trust is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. Since 2007, it has been played in late August as the first (of four) tournaments 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.

History[edit]

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 tournament 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 Northern Trust on television, is also the lead play-by-play announcer for the NFL on CBS.

In 2017, Chicago-based financial services company Northern Trust will take over as title sponsor, replacing Barclays, which had sponsored the tournament since 2005.[1]

Winners[edit]

Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up 1st prize ($) Purse ($) Venue
The Barclays
2016 Patrick Reed  United States 275 −9 1 stroke Argentina Emiliano Grillo
United States Sean O'Hair
1,530,000 8,500,000 Bethpage State Park, Black Course
2015 Jason Day  Australia 261 −19 6 strokes Sweden Henrik Stenson 1,485,000 8,250,000 Plainfield Country Club
2014 Hunter Mahan  United States 270 −14 2 strokes Australia Stuart Appleby
Australia Jason Day
United States Cameron Tringale
1,440,000 8,000,000 Ridgewood Country Club
2013 Adam Scott  Australia 273 −11 1 stroke Canada Graham DeLaet
England Justin Rose
United States Gary Woodland
United States Tiger Woods
1,440,000 8,000,000 Liberty National Golf Club
2012 Nick Watney  United States 274 −10 3 strokes United States Brandt Snedeker 1,440,000 8,000,000 Bethpage State Park, Black Course
2011 Dustin Johnson  United States 194^ −19 2 strokes United States Matt Kuchar 1,440,000 8,000,000 Plainfield Country Club
2010 Matt Kuchar  United States 272 −12 Playoff Scotland Martin Laird 1,350,000 7,500,000 Ridgewood Country Club
2009 Heath Slocum  United States 275 −9 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
United States Steve Stricker
United States Tiger Woods
1,350,000 7,500,000 Liberty National Golf Club
2008 Vijay Singh (4)  Fiji 276 −8 Playoff Spain Sergio García
United States Kevin Sutherland
1,260,000 7,000,000 Ridgewood Country Club
2007 Steve Stricker  United States 268 −16 2 strokes South Korea K. J. Choi 1,260,000 7,000,000 Westchester Country Club
Barclays Classic
2006 Vijay Singh (3)  Fiji 274 −10 2 strokes Australia Adam Scott 1,035,000 5,750,000 Westchester Country Club
2005 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 274 −10 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk 1,035,000 5,750,000 Westchester Country Club
Buick Classic
2004 Sergio García (2)  Spain 272 −12 Playoff Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
South Africa Rory Sabbatini
945,000 5,250,000 Westchester Country Club
2003 Jonathan Kaye  United States 271 −13 Playoff United States John Rollins 900,000 5,000,000 Westchester Country Club
2002 Chris Smith  United States 272 −12 2 strokes United States David Gossett
United States Pat Perez
United States Loren Roberts
630,000 3,500,000 Westchester Country Club
2001 Sergio García  Spain 268 −16 3 strokes United States Scott Hoch 630,000 3,500,000 Westchester Country Club
2000 Dennis Paulson  United States 276 −8 Playoff United States David Duval 540,000 3,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1999 Duffy Waldorf  United States 276 −8 Playoff United States Dennis Paulson 450,000 2,500,000 Westchester Country Club
1998 J. P. Hayes  United States 201^ −12 Playoff United States Jim Furyk 324,000 1,800,000 Westchester Country Club
1997 Ernie Els (2)  South Africa 268 −16 2 strokes United States Jeff Maggert 270,000 1,500,000 Westchester Country Club
1996 Ernie Els  South Africa 271 −13 8 strokes Australia Steve Elkington
United States Tom Lehman
United States Jeff Maggert
Australia Craig Parry
216,000 1,200,000 Westchester Country Club
1995 Vijay Singh (2)  Fiji 278 −6 Playoff United States Doug Martin 216,000 1,200,000 Westchester Country Club
1994 Lee Janzen  United States 268 −16 3 strokes South Africa Ernie Els 216,000 1,200,000 Westchester Country Club
1993 Vijay Singh  Fiji 280 −4 Playoff United States Mark Wiebe 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1992 David Frost  South Africa 268 −16 8 strokes United States Duffy Waldorf 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1991 Billy Andrade  United States 273 −11 2 strokes United States Brad Bryant 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1990 Hale Irwin  United States 269 −15 2 strokes United States Paul Azinger 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic
1989 Wayne Grady  Australia 277 −7 Playoff United States Ronnie Black 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1988 Seve Ballesteros (2)  Spain 276 −8 Playoff South Africa David Frost
United States Ken Green
Australia Greg Norman
126,000 700,000 Westchester Country Club
1987 J. C. Snead  United States 276 −8 Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros 108,000 600,000 Westchester Country Club
1986 Bob Tway  United States 272 −12 1 stroke United States Willie Wood 108,000 600,000 Westchester Country Club
1985 Roger Maltbie  United States 275 −9 Playoff United States George Burns
United States Raymond Floyd
90,000 500,000 Westchester Country Club
1984 Scott Simpson  United States 269 −15 5 strokes Australia David Graham
United States Jay Haas
United States Mark O'Meara
90,000 500,000 Westchester Country Club
1983 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 276 −8 2 strokes United States Andy Bean
United States Craig Stadler
81,000 450,000 Westchester Country Club
1982 Bob Gilder  United States 261 −19 5 strokes United States Peter Jacobsen
United States Tom Kite
72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
1981 Raymond Floyd  United States 275 −9 1 stroke United States Bobby Clampett
United States Gibby Gilbert
United States Craig Stadler
72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
1980 Curtis Strange  United States 273 −11 2 strokes United States Gibby Gilbert 72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
1979 Jack Renner  United States 277 −7 1 stroke Australia David Graham
United States Howard Twitty
72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
American Express Westchester Classic
1978 Lee Elder  United States 274 −10 1 stroke United States Mark Hayes 60,000 300,000 Westchester Country Club
1977 Andy North  United States 272 −12 2 strokes United States George Archer 60,000 300,000 Westchester Country Club
1976 David Graham  Australia 272 −12 3 strokes United States Ben Crenshaw
United States Tom Watson
United States Fuzzy Zoeller
60,000 300,000 Westchester Country Club
Westchester Classic
1975 Gene Littler  United States 271 −17 Playoff United States Julius Boros 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1974 Johnny Miller  United States 269 −19 2 strokes United States Don Bies 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1973 Bobby Nichols  United States 272 −16 Playoff United States Bob Murphy 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1972 Jack Nicklaus (2)  United States 270 −18 3 strokes United States Jim Colbert 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1971 Arnold Palmer  United States 270 −18 5 strokes United States Gibby Gilbert
United States Hale Irwin
50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1970 Bruce Crampton  Australia 273 −15 1 stroke United States Larry Hinson
United States Jack Nicklaus
50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1969[2] Frank Beard  United States 275 −13 1 stroke United States Bert Greene 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1968[3] Julius Boros  United States 272 −16 1 stroke United States Bob Murphy
United States Jack Nicklaus
United States Dan Sikes
50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1967[4] Jack Nicklaus  United States 272 −16 1 stroke United States Dan Sikes 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club

PO Indicates a win in a playoff
^ Indicates weather-shortened to 54 holes
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[5][6][7]

Multiple winners[edit]

Five men have won the The Barclays more than once through 2016.

Future sites[edit]

Year Edition Course Location Dates Times hosted
2017 51st Glen Oaks Club Old Westbury, New York August 24–27 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[8] 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[8] Farmingdale, New York August TBA 2012, 2016, 2021

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Trust to sponsor first FedExCup event in 2017". PGA Tour. January 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Beard Cans Birdie On Final Hole For Title". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. UPI. August 4, 1969. p. 8. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "'Loose Moose' Grabs Westchester Win Away From Murphy". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Daytona Beach, Florida. AP. August 19, 1968. p. 15. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Army Didn't Bug Me -- Jack". The Free Lance−Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia. AP. August 31, 1967. p. 22. Retrieved August 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ The Barclays – Winners – at www.pgatour.com
  6. ^ The Barclays – Winners – at golfobserver.com (since 1970)
  7. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8. 
  8. ^ a b "Bethpage State Park to host Barclays in 2021, 2027". PGA Tour. February 3, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°44′31″N 73°27′18″W / 40.742°N 73.455°W / 40.742; -73.455