Wyndham Championship

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Wyndham Championship
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Tournament information
LocationGreensboro, North Carolina
Established1938
Course(s)Sedgefield Country Club
(Ross Course)
Par70
Length7,127 yards (6,517 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$7,300,000
Month playedAugust
Tournament record score
Aggregate258 Henrik Stenson (2017)
258 J. T. Poston (2019)
To par−23 Jesper Parnevik (1999)
Current champion
South Korea Kim Joo-hyung
Location Map
Sedgefield CC is located in the United States
Sedgefield CC
Sedgefield CC
Location in United States
Sedgefield CC is located in North Carolina
Sedgefield CC
Sedgefield CC
Location in North Carolina

The Wyndham Championship is a professional golf tournament in North Carolina on the PGA Tour. It is played annually in Greensboro and was originally the Greater Greensboro Open.[1]

History[edit]

Founded 84 years ago in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open,[1] it was usually played in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 moved it toward the end of the season. At the age of 52, Sam Snead set PGA Tour records in 1965 for his eighth win at an event and as the oldest winner of a tournament;[2] both records still stand. He won his 8th title 27 years after his first win in 1938. Davis Love III, the 2015 champion at age 51, is the oldest to win in the senior tour era, which began in 1980.

Charlie Sifford competed in 1961, and became the first African American permitted to play in a PGA-sponsored event in the South.[3][4] He led after the first round,[4] and tied for fourth.[5]

In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over from DaimlerChrysler as title sponsor,[6] and dropped "Greensboro" from the title. It moved from an autumn date to mid-August and is the last PGA Tour event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs, as one last chance to qualify for the FedEx Cup and retain their tour privileges if not already exempt.

The purse for 2015 was $5.4 million, with a winner's share of $972,000.[7]

On August 16, 2018, during the first round, Brandt Snedeker shot a 59. It was the tenth sub-60 round in the history of the PGA Tour, and just the third with a bogey. Snedeker shot a 27 on the inward nine, burying a twenty foot putt from the fringe to make history.

The 2021 event featured a six-way playoff for first place, which was won by Kevin Kisner. This tied the PGA Tour record for largest number of participants in a sudden-death playoff. This also occurred at the 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic and the 2001 Nissan Open.[8]

Courses[edit]

The event has been played in the Greensboro area for its entire history. In its first four years, it was played at both Sedgefield Country Club and Starmount Forest Country Club. During World War II, it shifted solely to Starmount Forest in 1942, and was not held in 1943 and 1944. Starting in 1945, it alternated between Starmount Forest and Sedgefield until 1952, when Starmount Forest hosted for consecutive years.

It returned to Sedgefield in 1953 before Starmount Forest hosted for three consecutive years, (through 1956). Sedgefield hosted in 1957 and Starmount Forest hosted for another three straight years from 1958–60, then back to Sedgefield from 1961 to 1976. It shifted to Forest Oaks Country Club from 1977 to 2007, then returned to Sedgefield in 2008.[9] The course at Sedgefield was designed by noted architect Donald Ross; it opened 96 years ago in 1926 and was restored in 2007.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Purse
(US$)
Winner's
share ($)
Venue Ref.
Wyndham Championship
2022 South Korea Kim Joo-hyung 260 −20 5 strokes United States John Huh
South Korea Im Sung-jae
7,300,000 1,314,000 Sedgefield
2021 United States Kevin Kisner 265 −15 Playoff South Africa Branden Grace
South Korea Kim Si-woo
United States Kevin Na
Australia Adam Scott
Canada Roger Sloan
6,400,000 1,152,000 Sedgefield
2020 United States Jim Herman 259 −21 1 stroke United States Billy Horschel 6,400,000 1,152,000 Sedgefield
2019 United States J. T. Poston 258 −22 1 stroke United States Webb Simpson 6,200,000 1,116,000 Sedgefield
2018 United States Brandt Snedeker (2) 259 −21 3 strokes Taiwan Pan Cheng-tsung
United States Webb Simpson
6,000,000 1,080,000 Sedgefield
2017 Sweden Henrik Stenson 258 −22 1 stroke United States Ollie Schniederjans 5,800,000 1,044,000 Sedgefield
2016 South Korea Kim Si-woo 259 −21 5 strokes England Luke Donald 5,600,000 1,008,000 Sedgefield
2015 United States Davis Love III (3) 263 −17 1 stroke United States Jason Gore 5,400,000 972,000 Sedgefield
2014 Colombia Camilo Villegas 263 −17 1 stroke United States Bill Haas
Sweden Freddie Jacobson
5,300,000 954,000 Sedgefield
2013 United States Patrick Reed 266 −14 Playoff United States Jordan Spieth 5,300,000 954,000 Sedgefield
2012 Spain Sergio García 262 −18 2 strokes South Africa Tim Clark 5,200,000 936,000 Sedgefield
2011 United States Webb Simpson 262 −18 3 strokes United States George McNeill 5,200,000 936,000 Sedgefield
2010 India Arjun Atwal 260 −20 1 stroke United States David Toms 5,100,000 918,000 Sedgefield
2009 United States Ryan Moore 264 −16 Playoff United States Jason Bohn
United States Kevin Stadler
5,100,000 918,000 Sedgefield
2008 Sweden Carl Pettersson 259 −21 2 strokes United States Scott McCarron 5,100,000 918,000 Sedgefield
2007 United States Brandt Snedeker 266 −22 2 strokes United States Billy Mayfair
United States Jeff Overton
United States Tim Petrovic
5,000,000 900,000 Forest Oaks
Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
2006 United States Davis Love III (2) 272 −16 2 strokes United States Jason Bohn 5,000,000 900,000 Forest Oaks
2005 South Korea K. J. Choi 266 −22 2 strokes Japan Shigeki Maruyama 5,000,000 900,000 Forest Oaks
2004 United States Brent Geiberger 270 −18 2 strokes United States Michael Allen 4,600,000 828,000 Forest Oaks
2003 Japan Shigeki Maruyama 266 −22 5 strokes United States Brad Faxon 4,500,000 810,000 Forest Oaks
Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
2002 United States Rocco Mediate (2) 272 −16 3 strokes United States Mark Calcavecchia 3,800,000 684,000 Forest Oaks
2001 United States Scott Hoch 272 −16 1 stroke United States Brett Quigley
United States Scott Simpson
3,500,000 630,000 Forest Oaks
2000 United States Hal Sutton 274 −14 3 strokes United States Andrew Magee 3,000,000 540,000 Forest Oaks
1999 Sweden Jesper Parnevik 265 −23 2 strokes United States Jim Furyk 2,600,000 468,000 Forest Oaks
1998 Namibia Trevor Dodds 276 −12 Playoff United States Scott Verplank 2,200,000 396,000 Forest Oaks
1997 New Zealand Frank Nobilo 274 −14 Playoff United States Brad Faxon 1,900,000 342,000 Forest Oaks
1996 United States Mark O'Meara 274 −14 2 strokes United States Duffy Waldorf 1,800,000 324,000 Forest Oaks
KMart Greater Greensboro Open
1995 United States Jim Gallagher Jr. 274 −14 1 stroke United States Peter Jacobsen
United States Jeff Sluman
1,500,000 270,000 Forest Oaks
1994 United States Mike Springer 275 −13 3 strokes United States Brad Bryant
United States Ed Humenik
United States Hale Irwin
1,500,000 270,000 Forest Oaks
1993 United States Rocco Mediate 281 −7 Playoff Australia Steve Elkington 1,500,000 270,000 Forest Oaks
1992 United States Davis Love III 272 −16 6 strokes United States John Cook 1,250,000 225,000 Forest Oaks
1991 United States Mark Brooks 275 −13 Playoff United States Gene Sauers 1,250,000 225,000 Forest Oaks
1990 Australia Steve Elkington 282 −6 2 strokes United States Mike Reid
United States Jeff Sluman
1,250,000 225,000 Forest Oaks
1989 United States Ken Green 277 −11 2 strokes United States John Huston 1,000,000 180,000 Forest Oaks
1988 Scotland Sandy Lyle (2) 271 −17 Playoff United States Ken Green 1,000,000 180,000 Forest Oaks
Greater Greensboro Open
1987 United States Scott Simpson 282 −6 2 strokes United States Clarence Rose 600,000 108,000 Forest Oaks
1986 Scotland Sandy Lyle 275 −13 2 strokes United States Andy Bean 500,000 90,000 Forest Oaks
1985 United States Joey Sindelar 285 −3 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki
United States Craig Stadler
400,000 72,000 Forest Oaks
1984 United States Andy Bean 280 −8 2 strokes United States George Archer 400,000 72,000 Forest Oaks
1983 United States Lanny Wadkins 275 −13 5 strokes United States Craig Stadler
Zimbabwe Denis Watson
400,000 72,000 Forest Oaks
1982 United States Danny Edwards (2) 285 −3 1 stroke United States Bobby Clampett 300,000 54,000 Forest Oaks
1981 United States Larry Nelson 281 −7 Playoff United States Mark Hayes 300,000 54,000 Forest Oaks
1980 United States Craig Stadler 275 −13 6 strokes United States George Burns
United States Billy Kratzert
Australia Jack Newton
United States Jerry Pate
250,000 45,000 Forest Oaks
1979 United States Raymond Floyd 282 −6 1 stroke United States George Burns
South Africa Gary Player
250,000 45,000 Forest Oaks
1978 Spain Seve Ballesteros 282 −6 1 stroke United States Jack Renner
United States Fuzzy Zoeller
240,000 48,000 Forest Oaks
1977 United States Danny Edwards 276 −12 4 strokes United States George Burns
United States Larry Nelson
235,000 47,000 Forest Oaks
1976 United States Al Geiberger 268 −16 2 strokes United States Lee Trevino 230,000 46,000 Sedgefield
1975 United States Tom Weiskopf 275 −9 3 strokes United States Al Geiberger 225,000 45,000 Sedgefield
1974 New Zealand Bob Charles 270 −14 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd
United States Lee Trevino
220,000 44,066 Sedgefield
1973 United States Chi-Chi Rodríguez 267 −17 1 stroke United States Lou Graham
United States Ken Still
210,000 42,000 Sedgefield
1972 United States George Archer (2) 272 −12 Playoff United States Tommy Aaron 200,000 40,000 Sedgefield
1971 United States Buddy Allin 275 −9 Playoff United States Dave Eichelberger
United States Rod Funseth
190,000 38,000 Sedgefield
1970 South Africa Gary Player 271 −13 2 strokes United States Miller Barber 180,000 36,000 Sedgefield
1969 United States Gene Littler 274 −10 Playoff United States Julius Boros
United States Orville Moody
United States Tom Weiskopf
160,000 32,000 Sedgefield [10]
1968 United States Billy Casper (2) 267 −17 4 strokes United States George Archer
United States Gene Littler
United States Bobby Nichols
137,500 27,500 Sedgefield [11]
1967 United States George Archer 267 −17 2 strokes United States Doug Sanders 125,000 25,000 Sedgefield [12]
1966 United States Doug Sanders (2) 276 −8 Playoff United States Tom Weiskopf 100,000 20,000 Sedgefield [13]
1965 United States Sam Snead (8) 273 −11 5 strokes United States Billy Casper
United States Jack McGowan
United States Phil Rodgers
70,000 11,000 Sedgefield [14]
1964 United States Julius Boros 277 −7 Playoff United States Doug Sanders 45,000 6,600 Sedgefield [15]
1963 United States Doug Sanders 270 −14 4 strokes United States Jimmy Clark 35,000 5,500 Sedgefield [16]
1962 United States Billy Casper 275 −9 1 stroke United States Mike Souchak 35,000 5,300 Sedgefield [17]
1961 United States Mike Souchak 276 −8 7 strokes United States Sam Snead 22,500 3,200 Sedgefield [18]
1960 United States Sam Snead (7) 270 −14 2 strokes United States Dow Finsterwald 20,000 2,800 Starmount Forest [19]
1959 United States Dow Finsterwald 278 −6 2 strokes United States Art Wall Jr. 15,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [20]
1958 United States Bob Goalby 275 −9 2 strokes United States Dow Finsterwald
United States Don January
United States Tony Lema
United States Sam Snead
United States Art Wall Jr.
15,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [21]
1957 Canada Stan Leonard 276 −4 3 strokes United States Mike Souchak 15,000 2,000 Sedgefield [22]
1956 United States Sam Snead (6) 279 −5 Playoff United States Fred Wampler 12,500 2,200 Starmount Forest [23]
1955 United States Sam Snead (5) 273 −7 1 stroke United States Julius Boros
United States Art Wall Jr.
12,500 2,200 Starmount Forest [24]
1954 United States Doug Ford 283 −1 Playoff United States Marty Furgol 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [25]
1953 United States Earl Stewart 275 −5 Playoff United States Sam Snead 10,000 2,000 Sedgefield [26]
1952 United States Dave Douglas 277 −7 1 stroke South Africa Bobby Locke 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [27][28]
1951 United States Art Doering 279 −5 5 strokes Australia Jim Ferrier 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [29]
1950 United States Sam Snead (4) 269 −11 10 strokes United States Jimmy Demaret 10,000 2,000 Sedgefield [30]
1949 United States Sam Snead (3) 276 −8 Playoff United States Lloyd Mangrum 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [31][32][33]
1948 United States Lloyd Mangrum 278 −2 1 stroke United States Lew Worsham 10,000 2,000 Sedgefield [34]
1947 United States Vic Ghezzi 286 +2 2 strokes United States Frank Stranahan 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [35][36]
1946 United States Sam Snead (2) 270 −10 6 strokes United States Herman Keiser 7,500 1,500 Sedgefield [37]
1945 United States Byron Nelson (2) 271 −13 8 strokes United States Sammy Byrd 7,500 1,333 Starmount Forest [38][39][40]
1943–44: No tournament due to World War II
1942 United States Sammy Byrd 279 −5 2 strokes United States Ben Hogan
United States Lloyd Mangrum
5,500 1,000 Starmount Forest [41]
1941 United States Byron Nelson 276 −6 2 strokes United States Vic Ghezzi 5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[42]
1940 United States Ben Hogan 270 −12 9 strokes United States Craig Wood 5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[43]
1939 United States Ralph Guldahl 280 −2 3 strokes United States Clayton Heafner
United States Lawson Little
5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[44]
1938 United States Sam Snead 271 −11 5 strokes United States Johnny Revolta 5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[1][45]

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Sources:[46][47][48]

Multiple winners[edit]

Ten players have won this tournament more than once, through 2020.

References[edit]

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