Korn Ferry Tour Championship

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The Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance is the year-end golf tournament of the Korn Ferry Tour. It has been played at a variety of courses; starting in 2019 it will be played at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana as part of a 10 year deal.[1] Since the 2008 edition, the purse has been $1,000,000, with the winner receiving $180,000.

Korn Ferry Tour Championship
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Tournament information
LocationNewburgh, Indiana
Established1993
Course(s)Victoria National Golf Club
Length7,242 yards (6,622 m)
Tour(s)Korn Ferry Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund$1,000,000
Month playedAugust/September
Tournament record score
Aggregate260 Jonathan Byrd (2017)
To par−24 as above
Current champion
England Tom Lewis

The format of the tournament is stroke play at 18 holes for four days, a total of 72 holes. Originally, the field consisted of the top 60 players on the money list, all attempting to be among the 25 to earn PGA Tour cards. Since 2013, it has been part of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals and the field consists of the top 75 players from the Korn Ferry Tour money list and the non-exempt players ranked 126 to 200 on the PGA Tour's money list at the start of the Finals.[2] Beginning in 2013, 50 PGA Tour cards will be awarded after the event.

It is considered the flagship event of the Korn Ferry Tour, with twenty OWGR points to the winner, compared to sixteen for other Finals events and fourteen for regular season tournaments.

Tournament host coursesEdit

Years Venue Location
2019–2028 Victoria National Golf Club Newburgh, Indiana
2016–2018 Atlantic Beach Country Club Atlantic Beach, Florida
2013–2015 TPC Sawgrass, Dye's Valley Course Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
2009–2011 Daniel Island Club (Ralston Creek course) Charleston, South Carolina
2008, 2012 TPC Craig Ranch McKinney, Texas
2007 Barona Creek Golf Club Lakeside, California
2006 Houstonian Golf & Country Club Richmond, Texas
2001–2005 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
at Capitol Hill (Senator course)
Prattville, Alabama
1999–2000 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
at Highland Oaks
Dothan, Alabama
1998 Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
at Magnolia Grove (Crossings course)
Mobile, Alabama
1997 Grand National Golf Club (Lake course) Opelika, Alabama
1995–1996 Settindown Creek Golf Club Roswell, Georgia
1993–1994 Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club Cornelius, Oregon

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runners-up
Korn Ferry Tour Championship
2019 Tom Lewis   England 265 −23 5 strokes   Fabián Gómez
Web.com Tour Championship
2018 Denny McCarthy   United States 261 −23 4 strokes   Lucas Glover
2017 Jonathan Byrd   United States 260 −24 4 strokes   Sam Saunders
  Shawn Stefani
2016 Canceled due to Hurricane Matthew
2015 Emiliano Grillo   Argentina 266 −14 1 stroke   Chez Reavie
2014 Derek Fathauer   United States 266 −14 1 stroke   Zac Blair
2013 Chesson Hadley   United States 270 −10 2 strokes   Brad Fritsch
  Scott Gardiner
  John Peterson
  Brendon Todd
Web.com Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch
2012 Justin Bolli   United States 268 −16 2 strokes   James Hahn
Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island
2011 Ken Duke   United States 278 −10 2 strokes   Scott Brown
2010 Brendan Steele   United States 275 −13 Playoff   Colt Knost
2009 Matt Every   United States 267 −21 3 strokes   Michael Sim
Nationwide Tour Championship at TPC Craig Ranch
2008 Matt Bettencourt   United States 267 −17 1 stroke   Jeff Klauk
Nationwide Tour Championship at Barona Creek
2007 Richard Johnson   Wales 264 −20 1 stroke   Michael Letzig
Nationwide Tour Championship at The Houstonian
2006 Craig Kanada   United States 275 −13 1 stroke   Andrew Buckle
  Matt Kuchar
Nationwide Tour Championship
2005 David Branshaw   United States 276 −12 2 strokes   Eric Axley
2004 Nick Watney   United States 273 −15 3 strokes   Brett Wetterich
2003 Chris Couch   United States 270 −18 3 strokes   D. J. Brigman
Buy.com Tour Championship
2002 Patrick Moore   United States 206* −10 2 strokes   Steven Alker
  Mike Heinen
  Jeff Klauk
2001 Pat Bates   United States 284 −4 3 strokes   Tom Carter
  Brenden Pappas
2000 Spike McRoy   United States 272 −16 5 strokes   Briny Baird
Nike Tour Championship
1999 Bob Heintz   United States 283 −5 Playoff   Marco Dawson
1998 Bob Burns   United States 283 −5 3 strokes   Jeff Gove
1997 Steve Flesch   United States 278 −10 4 strokes   Chris Smith
1996 Stewart Cink   United States 281 −7 4 strokes   David Berganio, Jr.
1995 Allen Doyle   United States 283 −5 Playoff   John Maginnes
1994 Mike Schuchart   United States 277 −11 1 stroke   Emlyn Aubrey
  Jeff Cook
  Lee Rinker
1993 David Duval   United States 277 −7 1 stroke   Danny Briggs

* rain-shortened to 54 holes
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Sources[3][4]

Bolded golfers graduated to the PGA Tour via the final Korn Ferry Tour money list, in the pre-Finals era. Since the event became part of the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, all winners and runners-up have earned PGA Tour cards.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Victoria National Golf Club's Web.com tour stop is now the group's championship event". Evansville Courier & Press. December 3, 2018. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ "PGA Tour announces 2013 Web.com Tour schedule". PGA Tour. December 13, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Nationwide Tour Championship - Winners - at www.pgatour.com
  4. ^ Nationwide Tour 2009 Guide. PGA Tour. 2008. pp. 3–38. Retrieved 2009-10-27.

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