Michelob Championship

The Michelob Championship at Kingsmill was a golf tournament on the PGA Tour from 1968 to 2002. It was played in Virginia at the River Course of Kingsmill Golf Club outside of Williamsburg, from 1981 to 2002. From 1977 through 1995, it was known as the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic.

Michelob Championship
at Kingsmill
Kingsmill Golf Club sign 2002.jpg
Winners' sign at Kingsmill Resort
LocationWilliamsburg, Virginia
Napa, California (1968–1980)
Established1968
Course(s)Kingsmill Golf Club,
River Course (1981–2002)
Silverado Country Club
North Course (1968–1980)
Par71
Length6,853 yards (6,266 m)[1]
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play - 72 holes
Prize fund$3.7 million
Month playedOctober
Final year2002, 18 years ago
United States Charles Howell III
Michelob Championship is located in the United States
Napa
Napa
Williamsburg 
Williamsburg 
Locations in the United States
Kingsmill  Golf Club is located in Virginia
Kingsmill  Golf Club
Kingsmill 
Golf Club
Location in Virginia (1981–2002)
Silverado Country Club is located in California
Silverado Country Club
Silverado
Country Club
Location in California (1968–1980)

The event was founded in 1968 as the Kaiser International Open Invitational, which was played in northern California at Silverado Country Club in Napa through 1980. In its second year, it was played twice. At the second edition in January 1969, three days of rain washed out the final two rounds of play and 36-hole leader Miller Barber was declared the winner, but only half the prize money was distributed.[2][3] The tournament was rescheduled for late October/early November and Jack Nicklaus was the winner in a four-man playoff, decided on the second extra hole on Monday.[4][5]

The purse of the inaugural event in 1968 was $125,000, and Kermit Zarley took the winner's share of $25,000 in January for his first tour win.[6] The final event in 2002 had a purse of $3.7 million, with a winner's share of $666,000 to Charles Howell III in early October.[1]

From 2003 to 2009, a popular LPGA Tour event, the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, was played at the same location. In 2012, the LPGA Tour event returned, renamed the Kingsmill Championship.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ($)
Michelob Championship at Kingsmill
2002 Charles Howell III   United States 270 −14 2 strokes   Scott Hoch
  Brandt Jobe
666,000
2001 David Toms (2)   United States 269 −15 1 stroke   Kirk Triplett 630,000
2000 David Toms   United States 271 −13 Playoff   Mike Weir 540,000
1999 Notah Begay III   United States 274 −10 Playoff   Tom Byrum 450,000
1998 David Duval (2)   United States 268 −16 3 strokes   Phil Tataurangi 342,000
1997 David Duval   United States 271 −13 Playoff   Grant Waite
  Duffy Waldorf
279,000
1996 Scott Hoch   United States 265 −19 4 strokes   Tom Purtzer 225,000
Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic
1995 Ted Tryba   United States 271 −12 1 stroke   Scott Simpson 198,000
1994 Mark McCumber (2)   United States 267 −17 3 strokes   Glen Day 198,000
1993 Jim Gallagher, Jr.   United States 269 −15 2 strokes   Chip Beck 198,000
1992 David Peoples   United States 271 −13 1 stroke   Bill Britton
  Ed Dougherty
  Jim Gallagher, Jr.
198,000
1991 Mike Hulbert   United States 266 −18 Playoff   Kenny Knox 180,000
1990 Lanny Wadkins   United States 266 −18 5 strokes   Larry Mize 180,000
1989 Mike Donald   United States 268 −16 Playoff   Tim Simpson
  Hal Sutton
153,000
1988 Tom Sieckmann   United States 270 −14 Playoff   Mark Wiebe 117,000
1987 Mark McCumber   United States 267 −17 1 stroke   Bobby Clampett 110,160
1986 Fuzzy Zoeller   United States 274 −10 2 strokes   Jodie Mudd 90,000
1985 Mark Wiebe   United States 273 −11 Playoff   John Mahaffey 90,000
1984 Ronnie Black   United States 267 −17 1 stroke   Willie Wood 63,000
1983 Calvin Peete (2)   United States 276 −8 1 stroke   Tim Norris 63,000
1982 Calvin Peete   United States 203 −10 2 strokes   Bruce Lietzke 63,000
1981 John Mahaffey   United States 276 −8 2 strokes   Andy North 54,000
The tournament moved from California to Virginia before the 1981 edition.
1980 Ben Crenshaw   United States 272 −16 4 strokes   Jack Renner 54,000
1979 John Fought   United States 273 −15 1 stroke   Buddy Gardner
  Alan Tapie
  Bobby Wadkins
54,000
1978 Tom Watson   United States 270 −18 3 strokes   Ed Sneed 40,000
1977 Miller Barber (2)   United States 272 −16 2 strokes   George Archer 40,000
Kaiser International Open Invitational
1976 J. C. Snead   United States 274 −14 2 strokes   Gibby Gilbert
  Johnny Miller
35,000
1975 Johnny Miller (2)   United States 272 −16 3 strokes   Rod Curl 35,000
1974 Johnny Miller   United States 271 −17 8 strokes   Billy Casper
  Lee Trevino
30,000
1973 Ed Sneed   United States 275 −13 Playoff   John Schlee 30,092
1972 George Knudson   Canada 271 −17 3 strokes   Hale Irwin
  Bobby Nichols
30,000
1971 Billy Casper   United States 269 −19 4 strokes   Fred Marti 30,000
1970 Ken Still   United States 278 −10 Playoff   Lee Trevino
  Bert Yancey
30,000
1969
(November)
Jack Nicklaus   United States 273 −15 Playoff   George Archer
  Billy Casper
  Don January
28,000
1969
(January)
Miller Barber   United States 135* −9 1 stroke   Bruce Devlin 13,500
1968 Kermit Zarley   United States 273 −15 1 stroke   Dave Marr 25,000

*The January 1969 edition of the tournament was shortened to 36 holes, and the tournament was rescheduled for November.

Tournament highlightsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Barber nabs top spot in Kaiser Open". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. January 18, 1969. p. 19.
  3. ^ "Barber wins tourney". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. (Florida). Associated Press. January 21, 1969. p. 6.
  4. ^ "Nick eyes top dollar". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. October 31, 1969. p. 26.
  5. ^ "Another for Jack". Montreal Gazette. Associated Press. November 4, 1969. p. 31.
  6. ^ a b "Zarley cards torrid 65 for first pro golf crown". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. January 22, 1968. p. 10.
  7. ^ Sargis, Joe (January 22, 1968). "Kermit Zarley cashes in at Kaiser Open". Bryan Times. Ohio. UPI. p. 7.
  8. ^ "Kaiser golf tournament called off". Lodi News-Sentinel. California. UPI. January 21, 1969. p. 8.
  9. ^ "Jack Nicklaus takes Kaiser golf tourney". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 3, 1969. p. 18.
  10. ^ Green, Bob (October 26, 1970). "Ken Still collects Kaiser golf title". Portsmouth Times. (New Hampshire). Associated Press. p. 14.
  11. ^ "Miller wins Kaiser International". Ellensburg Daily Record. (Washington). UPI. September 30, 1974. p. 9.
  12. ^ "Miller wins Kaiser Open". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. October 6, 1975. p. 5, part 2.
  13. ^ "J.C. Snead wins Kaiser". Montreal Gazette. UPI. September 27, 1976. p. 22.
  14. ^ "Barber's 65 overtakes Archer, ends drought". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. October 3, 1977. p. 5, part 2.
  15. ^ "Fought earns second big payday". Tuscaloosa News. (Alabama). Associated Press. September 24, 1979. p. 12.
  16. ^ "John Mahaffey wins Busch open classic". Bangor Daily News. (Maine). Associated Press. July 27, 1981. p. 21.
  17. ^ "Peete wins by stroke as Sutton collapses". Ottawa Citizen. (Canada). Associated Press. July 25, 1983. p. 33.
  18. ^ Black rallies for Anheuser-Busch title
  19. ^ "Fuzzy Zoeller wins Busch Classic by two". Gainesville Sun. (Florida). Associated Press. July 14, 1986. p. 3B.
  20. ^ "Peoples courts disaster; wins Busch Classic". The News. (Boca Raton, Florida). Associated Press. July 13, 1992. p. 2B.
  21. ^ "Hoch wins Michelob". Beaver County Times. (Pennsylvania). staff and wire reports. July 15, 1996. p. B8.
  22. ^ Kurz, Hank, Jr. (October 13, 1997). "Duval wins playoff in Michelob". Daily Courier. (Prescott, Arizona). Associated Press. p. 14A.
  23. ^ "Duval runs away with Michelob". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). October 12, 1998. p. 27.
  24. ^ "Begay goes for it, wins Michelob". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). wire reports. October 11, 1999. p. 30.
  25. ^ Golf Roundup; Begay wins in a playoff
  26. ^ "Michelob win just what Toms needed". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. October 8, 2001. p. C2.
  27. ^ PLUS: GOLF; Toms Wins Michelob With a 3-Under 68
  28. ^ "Howell wins first in last tournament at Kingsmill". Toledo Blade. (Ohio). Associated Press. October 7, 2002. p. C8.
  29. ^ "Howell breaks through in final PGA event at Kingsmill". ESPN. Associated Press. October 6, 2002. Retrieved April 27, 2018.

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Coordinates: 37°13′30″N 76°40′05″W / 37.225°N 76.668°W / 37.225; -76.668