The Northern Trust

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The Northern Trust
The Northern Trust logo.png
Tournament information
LocationJersey City, New Jersey
Established1967, 55 years ago
Course(s)Liberty National Golf Club
Length7,410 yards (6,780 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$9,500,000
Month playedAugust
Tournament record score
Aggregate254 Dustin Johnson (2020)
To par−30 as above
Current champion
United States Tony Finau
Location Map
Liberty National GC is located in the United States
Liberty National GC
Liberty National GC
Location in the United States
Liberty National GC is located in New Jersey
Liberty National GC
Liberty National GC
Location in New Jersey

The Northern Trust, formerly The Barclays, is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that rotates between the New York City area and Boston area. Since 2007, it has been played as the first tournament of the playoff system for the FedEx Cup. The field is limited to the top 125 players on the FedEx points list for the regular season.

Many of the world's top players have won The Northern Trust including Sergio García, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and 2018 champion Bryson DeChambeau, who captured a four-stroke victory and became the tournament's youngest winner in the FedEx Cup era. Since the tournament's inception in 1967, The Northern Trust has generated nearly $50 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities, including a record $1.865 million in 2018.[1]

In 2018, the PGA Tour announced that The Northern Trust will rotate between the New York/New Jersey and Boston areas in 2019 and 2020. The tour returned to New England and TPC Boston in 2020; the course hosted the Dell Technologies Championship from 2003 through 2018.[2] For the 2021–22 season, the tournament was relocated to TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee with FedEx as the new title sponsor; the event will be named the FedEx St. Jude Championship.[3]


The event can trace its origins back to a Westchester based pro-am tournament that began at The Apawamis Club in Rye, New York.[4] Founded by William Mitchell "Bill" Jennings,[5] the popular spectator event drew many top players before leaving Apawamis after 1961 when it was merged into the Thunderbird Classic.[6] It was next played at the Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, New Jersey (1962, 1966-68) and the neighboring Westchester Country Club (1963-65) also in Rye. Proceeds from the popular event benefited the now defunct United Hospital in Port Chester, New York for many years.Beginning in 1976, the tournament 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 Classic."

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 final hole with a 65-foot (20 m) 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.

The tournament has traditionally closed CBS Sports's PGA Tour television schedule, due to the network's commitment to airing SEC and NFL football during the fall months; until 2014, the network also had rights to the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which begins the Monday prior to Labor Day. (The 2019 changes to the PGA Tour calendar, which resulted in The Northern Trust being moved up two weeks due to the PGA Tour's desire to complete the FedEx Cup Playoffs by the end of August, will not affect this tournament ending CBS's golf season, even though the tournament now takes place three weeks before the first week of the college football season.) 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 replaced Barclays, which had sponsored the tournament since 2005.[7] Northern Trust had previously been the title sponsor of the Los Angeles Open at Riviera for nine years, known as the "Northern Trust Open" from 2008 through 2016.

In 2019, the FedEx Cup Playoffs featured three events, instead of four, and the Playoffs concluded by the end of August. As a result, The Northern Trust was played earlier in August (August 5–11, 2019), followed by the BMW Championship, August 12-18 (70 players); and the Tour Championship August 19–25 (30 players).[8]


In 2015, Brian Harman became only the third player in PGA Tour history to record two holes-in-one in the same round.[9]

In 2020, Scottie Scheffler shot a 12-under-par 59 at TPC Boston in the second round.[10]


PGA Tour (FedEx Cup Playoffs) 2007–
PGA Tour (Regular) 1967–2006
# Year Winner Score To par Margin of
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
The Northern Trust
55th 2021 United States Tony Finau 264 −20 Playoff Australia Cameron Smith 9,500,000 1,710,000 Liberty National, NJ
54th 2020 United States Dustin Johnson (3) 254 −30 11 strokes United States Harris English 9,500,000 1,710,000 TPC Boston, MA
53rd 2019 United States Patrick Reed (2) 268 −16 1 stroke Mexico Abraham Ancer 9,250,000 1,665,000 Liberty National, NJ
52nd 2018 United States Bryson DeChambeau 266 −18 4 strokes United States Tony Finau 9,000,000 1,620,000 Ridgewood, NJ
51st 2017 United States Dustin Johnson (2) 267 −13 Playoff United States Jordan Spieth 8,750,000 1,575,000 Glen Oaks, NY
The Barclays
50th 2016 United States Patrick Reed 275 −9 1 stroke Argentina Emiliano Grillo
United States Sean O'Hair
8,500,000 1,530,000 Bethpage Black, NY
49th 2015 Australia Jason Day 261 −19 6 strokes Sweden Henrik Stenson 8,250,000 1,485,000 Edison, NJ
48th 2014 United States Hunter Mahan 270 −14 2 strokes Australia Stuart Appleby
Australia Jason Day
United States Cameron Tringale
8,000,000 1,440,000 Ridgewood, NJ
47th 2013 Australia Adam Scott 273 −11 1 stroke Canada Graham DeLaet
England Justin Rose
United States Gary Woodland
United States Tiger Woods
8,000,000 1,440,000 Liberty National, NJ
46th 2012 United States Nick Watney 274 −10 3 strokes United States Brandt Snedeker 8,000,000 1,440,000 Bethpage Black, NY
45th 2011 United States Dustin Johnson 194[a] −19 2 strokes United States Matt Kuchar 8,000,000 1,440,000 Edison, NJ
44th 2010 United States Matt Kuchar 272 −12 Playoff Scotland Martin Laird 7,500,000 1,350,000 Ridgewood, NJ
43rd 2009 United States Heath Slocum 275 −9 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
United States Steve Stricker
United States Tiger Woods
7,500,000 1,350,000 Liberty National, NJ
42nd 2008 Fiji Vijay Singh (4) 276 −8 Playoff Spain Sergio García
United States Kevin Sutherland
7,000,000 1,260,000 Ridgewood, NJ
41st 2007 United States Steve Stricker 268 −16 2 strokes South Korea K. J. Choi 7,000,000 1,260,000 Westchester, NY
Barclays Classic
40th 2006 Fiji Vijay Singh (3) 274 −10 2 strokes Australia Adam Scott 5,750,000 1,035,000 Westchester, NY
39th 2005 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington 274 −10 1 stroke United States Jim Furyk 5,750,000 1,035,000 Westchester, NY
Buick Classic
38th 2004 Spain Sergio García (2) 272 −12 Playoff Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
South Africa Rory Sabbatini
5,250,000 945,000 Westchester, NY
37th 2003 United States Jonathan Kaye 271 −13 Playoff United States John Rollins 5,000,000 900,000 Westchester, NY
36th 2002 United States Chris Smith 272 −12 2 strokes United States David Gossett
United States Pat Perez
United States Loren Roberts
3,500,000 630,000 Westchester, NY
35th 2001 Spain Sergio García 268 −16 3 strokes United States Scott Hoch 3,500,000 630,000 Westchester, NY
34th 2000 United States Dennis Paulson 276 −8 Playoff United States David Duval 3,000,000 540,000 Westchester, NY
33rd 1999 United States Duffy Waldorf 276 −8 Playoff United States Dennis Paulson 2,500,000 450,000 Westchester, NY
32nd 1998 United States J. P. Hayes 201[a] −12 Playoff United States Jim Furyk 1,800,000 324,000 Westchester, NY
31st 1997 South Africa Ernie Els (2) 268 −16 2 strokes United States Jeff Maggert 1,500,000 270,000 Westchester, NY
30th 1996 South Africa Ernie Els 271 −13 8 strokes Australia Steve Elkington
United States Tom Lehman
United States Jeff Maggert
Australia Craig Parry
1,200,000 216,000 Westchester, NY
29th 1995 Fiji Vijay Singh (2) 278 −6 Playoff United States Doug Martin 1,200,000 216,000 Westchester, NY
28th 1994 United States Lee Janzen 268 −16 3 strokes South Africa Ernie Els 1,200,000 216,000 Westchester, NY
27th 1993 Fiji Vijay Singh 280 −4 Playoff United States Mark Wiebe 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
26th 1992 South Africa David Frost 268 −16 8 strokes United States Duffy Waldorf 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
25th 1991 United States Billy Andrade 273 −11 2 strokes United States Brad Bryant 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
24th 1990 United States Hale Irwin 269 −15 2 strokes United States Paul Azinger 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic
23rd 1989 Australia Wayne Grady 277 −7 Playoff United States Ronnie Black 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
22rd 1988 Spain Seve Ballesteros (2) 276 −8 Playoff South Africa David Frost
United States Ken Green
Australia Greg Norman
700,000 126,000 Westchester, NY
21st 1987 United States J. C. Snead 276 −8 Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros 600,000 108,000 Westchester, NY
20th 1986 United States Bob Tway 272 −12 1 stroke United States Willie Wood 600,000 108,000 Westchester, NY
19th 1985 United States Roger Maltbie 275 −9 Playoff United States George Burns
United States Raymond Floyd
500,000 90,000 Westchester, NY
18th 1984 United States Scott Simpson 269 −15 5 strokes Australia David Graham
United States Jay Haas
United States Mark O'Meara
500,000 90,000 Westchester, NY
17th 1983 Spain Seve Ballesteros 276 −8 2 strokes United States Andy Bean
United States Craig Stadler
450,000 81,000 Westchester, NY
16th 1982 United States Bob Gilder 261 −19 5 strokes United States Peter Jacobsen
United States Tom Kite
400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
15th 1981 United States Raymond Floyd 275 −9 1 stroke United States Bobby Clampett
United States Gibby Gilbert
United States Craig Stadler
400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
14th 1980 United States Curtis Strange 273 −11 2 strokes United States Gibby Gilbert 400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
13th 1979 United States Jack Renner 277 −7 1 stroke Australia David Graham
United States Howard Twitty
400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
American Express Westchester Classic
12th 1978 United States Lee Elder 274 −10 1 stroke United States Mark Hayes 300,000 60,000 Westchester, NY
11th 1977 United States Andy North 272 −12 2 strokes United States George Archer 300,000 60,000 Westchester, NY
10th 1976 Australia David Graham 272 −12 3 strokes United States Ben Crenshaw
United States Tom Watson
United States Fuzzy Zoeller
300,000 60,000 Westchester, NY
Westchester Classic
9th 1975 United States Gene Littler 271 −17 Playoff United States Julius Boros 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
8th 1974 United States Johnny Miller 269 −19 2 strokes United States Don Bies 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
7th 1973 United States Bobby Nichols 272 −16 Playoff United States Bob Murphy 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
6th 1972 United States Jack Nicklaus (2) 270 −18 3 strokes United States Jim Colbert 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
5th 1971 United States Arnold Palmer 270 −18 5 strokes United States Gibby Gilbert
United States Hale Irwin
250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
4th 1970 Australia Bruce Crampton 273 −15 1 stroke United States Larry Hinson
United States Jack Nicklaus
250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
3rd 1969 United States Frank Beard 275 −13 1 stroke United States Bert Greene 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
2nd 1968 United States Julius Boros 272 −16 1 stroke United States Bob Murphy
United States Jack Nicklaus
United States Dan Sikes
250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
1st 1967 United States Jack Nicklaus 272 −16 1 stroke United States Dan Sikes 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
  1. ^ a b Shortened to 54 holes due to weather.

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.

Multiple winners[edit]

Seven men have won the tournament more than once through 2021.


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Coordinates: 41°58′55″N 71°13′23″W / 41.982°N 71.223°W / 41.982; -71.223