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The Northern Trust

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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 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.

The Northern Trust
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LocationVaries – Jersey City, New Jersey in 2019
Established1967, 52 years ago
Course(s)Liberty National Golf Club in 2019
Par71 in 2018
Length7,319 yards (6,692 m) in 2018
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$9.0 million
Month playedAugust
Aggregate261 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)
United States Bryson DeChambeau
Ridgewood CC is located in the United States
Ridgewood CC
Ridgewood CC
Location in the United States
Ridgewood CC is located in New Jersey
Ridgewood CC
Ridgewood CC
Location in New Jersey

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]

The 2019 playing of The Northern Trust will be held August 6-11, 2019 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey, for the third time in the tournament's history.[2] Liberty National Golf Club is known as one of the world's most picturesque courses, with views of the Hudson River, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty. It fittingly opened on July 4, 2006 and is guided by the vision and leadership of former Reebok Founder/Chairman & CEO Paul Fireman and his son Dan. Liberty National Golf Club also hosted the 2017 Presidents Cup.

On July 10, 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 Northern Trust 2020 will see the PGA Tour's return to New England and TPC Boston, which has hosted the Dell Technologies Championship since 2003, and will play as the opening event to the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs.[2]

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HistoryEdit

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.

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.[3] 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 will feature three events, instead of four, and the Playoffs will conclude by the end of August. Therefore, The Northern Trust will be 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).[4]

WinnersEdit

Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Purse ($) Venue
The Northern Trust
2018 Bryson DeChambeau   United States 266 −18 4 strokes   Tony Finau 1,620,000 9,000,000 Ridgewood Country Club
2017 Dustin Johnson (2)   United States 267 −13 Playoff   Jordan Spieth 1,575,000 8,750,000 Glen Oaks Club
The Barclays
2016 Patrick Reed   United States 275 −9 1 stroke   Emiliano Grillo
  Sean O'Hair
1,530,000 8,500,000 Bethpage State Park, Black Course
2015 Jason Day   Australia 261 −19 6 strokes   Henrik Stenson 1,485,000 8,250,000 Plainfield Country Club
2014 Hunter Mahan   United States 270 −14 2 strokes   Stuart Appleby
  Jason Day
  Cameron Tringale
1,440,000 8,000,000 Ridgewood Country Club
2013 Adam Scott   Australia 273 −11 1 stroke   Graham DeLaet
  Justin Rose
  Gary Woodland
  Tiger Woods
1,440,000 8,000,000 Liberty National Golf Club
2012 Nick Watney   United States 274 −10 3 strokes   Brandt Snedeker 1,440,000 8,000,000 Bethpage State Park, Black Course
2011 Dustin Johnson   United States 194^ −19 2 strokes   Matt Kuchar 1,440,000 8,000,000 Plainfield Country Club
2010 Matt Kuchar   United States 272 −12 Playoff   Martin Laird 1,350,000 7,500,000 Ridgewood Country Club
2009 Heath Slocum   United States 275 −9 1 stroke   Ernie Els
  Pádraig Harrington
  Steve Stricker
  Tiger Woods
1,350,000 7,500,000 Liberty National Golf Club
2008 Vijay Singh (4)   Fiji 276 −8 Playoff   Sergio García
  Kevin Sutherland
1,260,000 7,000,000 Ridgewood Country Club
2007 Steve Stricker   United States 268 −16 2 strokes   K. J. Choi 1,260,000 7,000,000 Westchester Country Club
Barclays Classic
2006 Vijay Singh (3)   Fiji 274 −10 2 strokes   Adam Scott 1,035,000 5,750,000 Westchester Country Club
2005 Pádraig Harrington   Ireland 274 −10 1 stroke   Jim Furyk 1,035,000 5,750,000 Westchester Country Club
Buick Classic
2004 Sergio García (2)   Spain 272 −12 Playoff   Pádraig Harrington
  Rory Sabbatini
945,000 5,250,000 Westchester Country Club
2003 Jonathan Kaye   United States 271 −13 Playoff   John Rollins 900,000 5,000,000 Westchester Country Club
2002 Chris Smith   United States 272 −12 2 strokes   David Gossett
  Pat Perez
  Loren Roberts
630,000 3,500,000 Westchester Country Club
2001 Sergio García   Spain 268 −16 3 strokes   Scott Hoch 630,000 3,500,000 Westchester Country Club
2000 Dennis Paulson   United States 276 −8 Playoff   David Duval 540,000 3,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1999 Duffy Waldorf   United States 276 −8 Playoff   Dennis Paulson 450,000 2,500,000 Westchester Country Club
1998 J. P. Hayes   United States 201^ −12 Playoff   Jim Furyk 324,000 1,800,000 Westchester Country Club
1997 Ernie Els (2)   South Africa 268 −16 2 strokes   Jeff Maggert 270,000 1,500,000 Westchester Country Club
1996 Ernie Els   South Africa 271 −13 8 strokes   Steve Elkington
  Tom Lehman
  Jeff Maggert
  Craig Parry
216,000 1,200,000 Westchester Country Club
1995 Vijay Singh (2)   Fiji 278 −6 Playoff   Doug Martin 216,000 1,200,000 Westchester Country Club
1994 Lee Janzen   United States 268 −16 3 strokes   Ernie Els 216,000 1,200,000 Westchester Country Club
1993 Vijay Singh   Fiji 280 −4 Playoff   Mark Wiebe 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1992 David Frost   South Africa 268 −16 8 strokes   Duffy Waldorf 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1991 Billy Andrade   United States 273 −11 2 strokes   Brad Bryant 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1990 Hale Irwin   United States 269 −15 2 strokes   Paul Azinger 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic
1989 Wayne Grady   Australia 277 −7 Playoff   Ronnie Black 180,000 1,000,000 Westchester Country Club
1988 Seve Ballesteros (2)   Spain 276 −8 Playoff   David Frost
  Ken Green
  Greg Norman
126,000 700,000 Westchester Country Club
1987 J. C. Snead   United States 276 −8 Playoff   Seve Ballesteros 108,000 600,000 Westchester Country Club
1986 Bob Tway   United States 272 −12 1 stroke   Willie Wood 108,000 600,000 Westchester Country Club
1985 Roger Maltbie   United States 275 −9 Playoff   George Burns
  Raymond Floyd
90,000 500,000 Westchester Country Club
1984 Scott Simpson   United States 269 −15 5 strokes   David Graham
  Jay Haas
  Mark O'Meara
90,000 500,000 Westchester Country Club
1983 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 276 −8 2 strokes   Andy Bean
  Craig Stadler
81,000 450,000 Westchester Country Club
1982 Bob Gilder   United States 261 −19 5 strokes   Peter Jacobsen
  Tom Kite
72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
1981 Raymond Floyd   United States 275 −9 1 stroke   Bobby Clampett
  Gibby Gilbert
  Craig Stadler
72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
1980 Curtis Strange   United States 273 −11 2 strokes   Gibby Gilbert 72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
1979 Jack Renner   United States 277 −7 1 stroke   David Graham
  Howard Twitty
72,000 400,000 Westchester Country Club
American Express Westchester Classic
1978 Lee Elder   United States 274 −10 1 stroke   Mark Hayes 60,000 300,000 Westchester Country Club
1977 Andy North   United States 272 −12 2 strokes   George Archer 60,000 300,000 Westchester Country Club
1976 David Graham   Australia 272 −12 3 strokes   Ben Crenshaw
  Tom Watson
  Fuzzy Zoeller
60,000 300,000 Westchester Country Club
Westchester Classic
1975 Gene Littler   United States 271 −17 Playoff   Julius Boros 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1974 Johnny Miller   United States 269 −19 2 strokes   Don Bies 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1973 Bobby Nichols   United States 272 −16 Playoff   Bob Murphy 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1972 Jack Nicklaus (2)   United States 270 −18 3 strokes   Jim Colbert 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1971 Arnold Palmer   United States 270 −18 5 strokes   Gibby Gilbert
  Hale Irwin
50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1970 Bruce Crampton   Australia 273 −15 1 stroke   Larry Hinson
  Jack Nicklaus
50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1969[5] Frank Beard   United States 275 −13 1 stroke   Bert Greene 50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1968[6] Julius Boros   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   Bob Murphy
  Jack Nicklaus
  Dan Sikes
50,000 250,000 Westchester Country Club
1967[7] Jack Nicklaus   United States 272 −16 1 stroke   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[8][9][10]

Multiple winnersEdit

Six men won the tournament more than once through 2017.

Future sitesEdit

Year Edition Course Location Dates Times hosted
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
2027 61st Bethpage Black Course Farmingdale, New York August TBA 2012, 2016, 2021

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Northern Trust generates $1.865 million for local area charities". PGA Tour. November 12, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "The Northern Trust to call New York/New Jersey home in 2019, Boston home in 2020". PGA Tour. July 10, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Northern Trust to sponsor first FedExCup event in 2017". PGA Tour. January 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "PGA Tour unveils significantly revamped 2018-19 Season schedule". PGA Tour. July 10, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Beard Cans Birdie On Final Hole For Title". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. UPI. August 4, 1969. p. 8. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  6. ^ "'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.
  7. ^ "Army Didn't Bug Me -- Jack". The Free Lance−Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia. AP. August 31, 1967. p. 22. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  8. ^ The Barclays – Winners – at www.pgatour.com
  9. ^ The Barclays – Winners Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine – at golfobserver.com (since 1970)
  10. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.

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