Fort Smith Classic

The Fort Smith Classic was a golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour. It is held each year at Hardscrabble Country Club in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It was the only annual PGA Tour event in the U.S. state of Arkansas.

The 2010 purse was a record $525,000, with $94,500 going to the winner.

The tournament was founded in 1998. Mark Hensby won the inaugural tournament at 20-under par, which is still the record low score. In 2005, Chris Couch tied the course record with a final round 60.

As of October 7, 2010, the Fort Smith Classic board notified the PGA Tour that they would not be renewing their contract for 2011.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Fort Smith Classic
2010 Chris Kirk   United States 264 −16 1 stroke   Kyle Thompson
Fort Smith Classic presented by Stephens Inc.
2009 Jason Enloe   United States 265 −15 Playoff   Chris Tidland
2008 Colt Knost   United States 268 −12 1 stroke   Darron Stiles
2007 Jay Williamson   United States 264 −16 1 stroke   Justin Bolli
  Garrett Willis
Rheem Classic presented by Times Record
2006 Darron Stiles   United States 267 −13 Playoff   Michael Putnam
2005 Chris Couch   United States 265 −15 5 strokes   Troy Matteson
Rheem Classic
2004 Franklin Langham   United States 265 −15 2 strokes   Keoke Cotner
2003 Zach Johnson   United States 272 −8 Playoff   Steve Haskins
Fort Smith Classic
2002 Todd Fischer   United States 269 −11 1 stroke   Doug Barron
  Gavin Coles
  Andy Sanders
Buy.com Fort Smith Classic
2001 Jay Delsing   United States 263 −17 Playoff   Jeff Freeman
2000 Tim Clark   South Africa 264 −16 3 strokes   Lee Rinker
Nike Fort Smith Classic
1999 Gary Webb   United States 264 −16 1 stroke   Matt Peterson
1998 Mark Hensby   Australia 260 −20 2 strokes   Woody Austin

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the final Nationwide Tour money list.

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