Open main menu

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."

Wyndham Championship
Wyndhamchamp.jpg
LocationGreensboro, North Carolina
Established1938, 81 years ago
Course(s)Sedgefield Country Club
Ross Course
Par70
Length7,127 yards (6,517 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$6.2 million
Month playedAugust
Aggregate258 Henrik Stenson (2017)
To par−23 Jesper Parnevik (1999)
United States J. T. Poston
Greensboro is located in the United States
Greensboro
Greensboro
Location in the United States
Sedgefield C.C. is located in North Carolina
Sedgefield C.C.
Sedgefield
C.C.
Location in North Carolina

Contents

HistoryEdit

Founded 81 years ago in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open, it was usually played in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 moved it toward the end of the season. Less than two months shy of age 53, Sam Snead set PGA Tour records in 1965 for his eighth win at an event and as the oldest winner of a tournament;[1] both records still stand. 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.[2][3] He led after the first round,[3] and tied for fourth.[4]

In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over from DaimlerChrysler as title sponsor,[5] 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.[6]

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.

CoursesEdit

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 three consecutive years (through 1956). Sedgefield hosted in 1957 and Starmount Forest hosted another three straight 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.[7] The course at Sedgefield was designed by noted architect Donald Ross; it opened 93 years ago in 1926 and was restored in 2007. (The other course of the 36-hole club was designed by Pete Dye, and was formerly known as Cardinal Golf and Country Club.) Ross also designed several courses at nearby Pinehurst Resort, including the notable No. 2 Course.

WinnersEdit

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

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources[45][46][47]

Multiple winnersEdit

Ten players have won this tournament more than once, through 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Snead eyes Masters title". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. April 5, 1965. p. 2B.
  2. ^ "Greensboro opens today". Milwaukee Sentinel. United Press International. April 13, 1961. p. 2-part2.
  3. ^ a b "Sifford tailors game to Greensboro fitting". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. April 14, 1961. p. 25.
  4. ^ "Souchak victor at Greensboro by 7 strokes". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. April 17, 1961. p. 21.
  5. ^ "Greensboro PGA Tour event gets new sponsor". USA Today. Associated Press. September 29, 2006.
  6. ^ "Golf Glance". USA Today. Associated Press. August 18, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Wyndham Championship comes home to Sedgefield". PGA Tour. February 20, 2008. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved April 6, 2008.
  8. ^ "Littler Birdie Putt Wins Greensboro Golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AP. April 7, 1969. p. 26. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  9. ^ "Casper Wins Greensboro, Ties Record". The Free Lance−Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia. AP. April 9, 1968. p. 12. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  10. ^ "Archer Cool Under Fire At Greensboro". Reading Eagle. Reading, Pennsylvania. UPI. April 3, 1967. p. 18. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  11. ^ "Sanders Wins Playoff". The Herald-Tribune. Sarasota, Florida. AP. April 4, 1966. p. 21. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  12. ^ "Snead Captures Greensboro Golf". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AP. April 5, 1965. p. 30. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  13. ^ "Boros Whips Sanders In Greensboro Title Playoff". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Daytona Beach, Florida. AP. April 4, 1964. p. 12. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  14. ^ "Sanders Wins Greensboro Golf Tourney". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. UPI. April 15, 1963. p. 10. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  15. ^ "Casper Wins Greensboro Golf Tourney". Eugene Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. UPI. April 16, 1962. p. 3B. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  16. ^ "Souchak Wins At Greensboro". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. AP. April 17, 1961. p. 2C. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  17. ^ "Snead Wins Greensboro Golf Meet". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. AP. April 18, 1960. p. 2C. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  18. ^ "Finsterwald Wins Greensboro Golf". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. UPI. April 10, 1959. p. 10. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  19. ^ "Unknown Wins At Greensboro". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Daytona Beach, Florida. AP. April 14, 1958. p. 10. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  20. ^ "4 Straight Birdies Win Greensboro for Leonard". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. AP. April 15, 1957. pp. 2−4. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  21. ^ "Snead Wins Greater Greensboro In Two Extra Holes". The Palm Beach Post. West Palm Beach, Florida. UP. April 16, 1956. p. 20. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  22. ^ "Snead Wins Greensboro Golf Crown". The Times-News. Hendersonville, North Carolina. April 16, 1955. p. 8. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  23. ^ "Ford; Furgol In Playoff For Top Greensboro Open Money". St. Petersburg Times. St. Petersburg, Florida. AP. April 5, 1954. p. 17. Archived from the original on March 12, 2016. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  24. ^ "Greensboro Golf In Fourway Tie". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. March 30, 1953. p. C3. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  25. ^ "Dave Douglas Wins Greensboro Open Golf Tournament". The Free Lance−Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia. AP. April 15, 1952. p. 7. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  26. ^ "Douglas Wins At Greensboro". Eugene Register-Guard. Eugene, Oregon. UP. April 15, 1952. p. 12. Archived from the original on July 13, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
  27. ^ "Art Doering Cops Greensboro Open For First Big Win". The Evening Herald. Rock Hill, South Carolina. AP. March 27, 1951. p. 8. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  28. ^ "Sam Snead Wins Greensboro Open For Fourth Time". The Evening Independent. St. Petersburg, Florida. AP. March 27, 1950. p. 17. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  29. ^ "Snead-Mangrum Playoff Today". The New London Day. New London, Connecticut. AP. March 28, 1949. p. 12. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  30. ^ "Snead Putts Way To Greensboro Golf Victory". The New London Day. New London, Connecticut. AP. March 29, 1949. p. 12. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  31. ^ "Mangrum And Snead Tie For First At Greensboro". The Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. AP. March 28, 1949. p. 11. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  32. ^ "Mangrum Leads Pro Golf Field". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Spokane, Washington. AP. March 22, 1948. p. 17. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  33. ^ "Ghezzi Cops Top Money In Greensboro Golf". Reading Eagle. Reading, Pennsylvania. INS. March 24, 1947. p. 6. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  34. ^ "Ghezzi Leads Field In Greensboro Open". Reading Eagle. Reading, Pennsylvania. AP. March 22, 1947. p. 6. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  35. ^ "Snead Wins With 67-66". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. AP. March 25, 1946. pp. 2−4. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  36. ^ "Nelson Golf Game Is Improved After Pegs Are Lifted". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. Daytona Beach, Florida. AP. March 27, 1945. p. 2. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  37. ^ "Nelson Routs Greensboro Golf Field". Reading Eagle. Reading, Pennsylvania. UP. March 26, 1945. p. 13. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  38. ^ "Nelson Is Even With Sam Snead". Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Canada. AP. March 26, 1945. p. 9. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  39. ^ "Sam Byrd Wins Greensboro Open". The Milwaukee Journal. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. AP. March 30, 1942. p. 6. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  40. ^ "Nelson Victor At Greensboro". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. UP. March 24, 1941. p. 15. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  41. ^ "Hogan Continues Fine Golf Playing to Win Greensboro Open". Schenectady Gazette. Schenectady, New York. AP. March 29, 1940. p. 31. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  42. ^ "Guldahl Annexes Greensboro Open". San Antonio Express. San Antonio, Texas. AP. March 27, 1939. p. 2A.
  43. ^ "Sam Snead Is Winner Of $5,000 Greensboro Golf". The Lewiston Daily Sun. Lewiston, Maine. AP. March 29, 1938. p. 8. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  44. ^ "Sammy Snead Out All Alone At Greensboro". The Miami Daily News. Miami, Florida. AP. March 29, 1938. p. C-1. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  45. ^ Wyndham Championship – Past Winners Archived March 18, 2015, at the Wayback Machine – at www.pgatour.com
  46. ^ Wyndham Championship – Winners – at golfobserver.com (1970–2009)
  47. ^ Johnson, Sal; Seanor, Dave, eds. (2009). The USA Today Golfers Encyclopedia. New York, New York: Skyhorse Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60239-302-8.

External linksEdit