The Northern Trust(Redirected from Barclays Classic)
The Northern Trust, formerly The Barclays, is a golf tournament in the New York City area on the PGA Tour. Since 2007, it has been held in late August as the first (of four) tournaments 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 (last October through the preceding week).
|Location||Varies – Paramus, New Jersey in 2018|
|Established||1967, 51 years ago|
|Course(s)||Ridgewood Country Club in 2018|
|Par||71 in 2018|
|Length||7,319 yards (6,692 m) in 2018|
|Prize fund||$8.75 million|
261 Bob Gilder (1982)|
261 Jason Day (2015)
−19 Johnny Miller (1974)|
−19 Bob Gilder (1982)
−19 Dustin Johnson (2011)
−19 Jason Day (2015)
The event began in 1967 as the Westchester Classic, 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 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.
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 replaced Barclays, which had sponsored the tournament since 2005. 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.
Six men won the tournament more than once through 2017.
|2018||52nd||Ridgewood Country Club||Paramus, New Jersey||August 21–26||2008, 2010, 2014|
|2019||53rd||Liberty National Golf Club||Jersey City, New Jersey||August 5–11||2009, 2013|
|2020||54th||TPC Boston||Norton, Massachusetts||August TBA|
|2021||55th||Bethpage Black Course||Farmingdale, New York||August TBA||2012, 2016|
|2022||56th||TPC Boston||Norton, Massachusetts||August TBA|
- "Northern Trust to sponsor first FedExCup event in 2017". PGA Tour. January 19, 2016.
- "Beard Cans Birdie On Final Hole For Title". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. UPI. August 4, 1969. p. 8. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
- "'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.
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