The Northern Trust

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The Northern Trust, formerly The Barclays, is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that rotates between the New York City area and Boston area. 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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Tournament information
LocationJersey City, New Jersey
Established1967, 55 years ago
Course(s)Liberty National Golf Club
Par71
Length7,410 yards (6,780 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$9,500,000
Month playedAugust
Tournament record score
Aggregate254 Dustin Johnson (2020)
To par−30 as above
Current champion
United States Tony Finau
Location Map
Liberty National GC is located in the United States
Liberty National GC
Liberty National GC
Location in the United States
Liberty National GC is located in New Jersey
Liberty National GC
Liberty National GC
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]

In 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 tour returned to New England and TPC Boston in 2020; the course hosted the Dell Technologies Championship from 2003 through 2018.[2] For the 2021–22 season, the tournament was relocated to TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee with FedEx as the new title sponsor; the event will be named the FedEx St. Jude Championship.[3]

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's PGA Tour television schedule, due to the network's commitment to airing SEC and NFL football during the fall months; until 2014, the network also had rights to the U.S. Open tennis tournament, which begins the Monday prior to Labor Day. (The 2019 changes to the PGA Tour calendar, which resulted in The Northern Trust being moved up two weeks due to the PGA Tour's desire to complete the FedEx Cup Playoffs by the end of August, will not affect this tournament ending CBS's golf season, even though the tournament now takes place three weeks before the first week of the college football season.) 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.[4] 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 featured three events, instead of four, and the Playoffs concluded by the end of August. As a result, The Northern Trust was 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).[5]

HighlightsEdit

In 2015, Brian Harman became only the third player in PGA Tour history to record two holes-in-one in the same round.[6]

In 2020, Scottie Scheffler shot a 12-under-par 59 at TPC Boston in the second round.[7]

WinnersEdit

PGA Tour (FedEx Cup Playoffs) 2007–
PGA Tour (Regular) 1967–2006
# Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Purse ($) Winner's
share ($)
Venue
The Northern Trust
55th 2021   Tony Finau 264 −20 Playoff   Cameron Smith 9,500,000 1,710,000 Liberty National, NJ
54th 2020   Dustin Johnson (3) 254 −30 11 strokes   Harris English 9,500,000 1,710,000 TPC Boston, MA
53rd 2019   Patrick Reed (2) 268 −16 1 stroke   Abraham Ancer 9,250,000 1,665,000 Liberty National, NJ
52nd 2018   Bryson DeChambeau 266 −18 4 strokes   Tony Finau 9,000,000 1,620,000 Ridgewood, NJ
51st 2017   Dustin Johnson (2) 267 −13 Playoff   Jordan Spieth 8,750,000 1,575,000 Glen Oaks, NY
The Barclays
50th 2016   Patrick Reed 275 −9 1 stroke   Emiliano Grillo
  Sean O'Hair
8,500,000 1,530,000 Bethpage Black, NY
49th 2015   Jason Day 261 −19 6 strokes   Henrik Stenson 8,250,000 1,485,000 Edison, NJ
48th 2014   Hunter Mahan 270 −14 2 strokes   Stuart Appleby
  Jason Day
  Cameron Tringale
8,000,000 1,440,000 Ridgewood, NJ
47th 2013   Adam Scott 273 −11 1 stroke   Graham DeLaet
  Justin Rose
  Gary Woodland
  Tiger Woods
8,000,000 1,440,000 Liberty National, NJ
46th 2012   Nick Watney 274 −10 3 strokes   Brandt Snedeker 8,000,000 1,440,000 Bethpage Black, NY
45th 2011   Dustin Johnson 194[a] −19 2 strokes   Matt Kuchar 8,000,000 1,440,000 Edison, NJ
44th 2010   Matt Kuchar 272 −12 Playoff   Martin Laird 7,500,000 1,350,000 Ridgewood, NJ
43rd 2009   Heath Slocum 275 −9 1 stroke   Ernie Els
  Pádraig Harrington
  Steve Stricker
  Tiger Woods
7,500,000 1,350,000 Liberty National, NJ
42nd 2008   Vijay Singh (4) 276 −8 Playoff   Sergio García
  Kevin Sutherland
7,000,000 1,260,000 Ridgewood, NJ
41st 2007   Steve Stricker 268 −16 2 strokes   K. J. Choi 7,000,000 1,260,000 Westchester, NY
Barclays Classic
40th 2006   Vijay Singh (3) 274 −10 2 strokes   Adam Scott 5,750,000 1,035,000 Westchester, NY
39th 2005   Pádraig Harrington 274 −10 1 stroke   Jim Furyk 5,750,000 1,035,000 Westchester, NY
Buick Classic
38th 2004   Sergio García (2) 272 −12 Playoff   Pádraig Harrington
  Rory Sabbatini
5,250,000 945,000 Westchester, NY
37th 2003   Jonathan Kaye 271 −13 Playoff   John Rollins 5,000,000 900,000 Westchester, NY
36th 2002   Chris Smith 272 −12 2 strokes   David Gossett
  Pat Perez
  Loren Roberts
3,500,000 630,000 Westchester, NY
35th 2001   Sergio García 268 −16 3 strokes   Scott Hoch 3,500,000 630,000 Westchester, NY
34th 2000   Dennis Paulson 276 −8 Playoff   David Duval 3,000,000 540,000 Westchester, NY
33rd 1999   Duffy Waldorf 276 −8 Playoff   Dennis Paulson 2,500,000 450,000 Westchester, NY
32nd 1998   J. P. Hayes 201[a] −12 Playoff   Jim Furyk 1,800,000 324,000 Westchester, NY
31st 1997   Ernie Els (2) 268 −16 2 strokes   Jeff Maggert 1,500,000 270,000 Westchester, NY
30th 1996   Ernie Els 271 −13 8 strokes   Steve Elkington
  Tom Lehman
  Jeff Maggert
  Craig Parry
1,200,000 216,000 Westchester, NY
29th 1995   Vijay Singh (2) 278 −6 Playoff   Doug Martin 1,200,000 216,000 Westchester, NY
28th 1994   Lee Janzen 268 −16 3 strokes   Ernie Els 1,200,000 216,000 Westchester, NY
27th 1993   Vijay Singh 280 −4 Playoff   Mark Wiebe 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
26th 1992   David Frost 268 −16 8 strokes   Duffy Waldorf 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
25th 1991   Billy Andrade 273 −11 2 strokes   Brad Bryant 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
24th 1990   Hale Irwin 269 −15 2 strokes   Paul Azinger 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic
23rd 1989   Wayne Grady 277 −7 Playoff   Ronnie Black 1,000,000 180,000 Westchester, NY
22rd 1988   Seve Ballesteros (2) 276 −8 Playoff   David Frost
  Ken Green
  Greg Norman
700,000 126,000 Westchester, NY
21st 1987   J. C. Snead 276 −8 Playoff   Seve Ballesteros 600,000 108,000 Westchester, NY
20th 1986   Bob Tway 272 −12 1 stroke   Willie Wood 600,000 108,000 Westchester, NY
19th 1985   Roger Maltbie 275 −9 Playoff   George Burns
  Raymond Floyd
500,000 90,000 Westchester, NY
18th 1984   Scott Simpson 269 −15 5 strokes   David Graham
  Jay Haas
  Mark O'Meara
500,000 90,000 Westchester, NY
17th 1983   Seve Ballesteros 276 −8 2 strokes   Andy Bean
  Craig Stadler
450,000 81,000 Westchester, NY
16th 1982   Bob Gilder 261 −19 5 strokes   Peter Jacobsen
  Tom Kite
400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
15th 1981   Raymond Floyd 275 −9 1 stroke   Bobby Clampett
  Gibby Gilbert
  Craig Stadler
400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
14th 1980   Curtis Strange 273 −11 2 strokes   Gibby Gilbert 400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
13th 1979   Jack Renner 277 −7 1 stroke   David Graham
  Howard Twitty
400,000 72,000 Westchester, NY
American Express Westchester Classic
12th 1978   Lee Elder 274 −10 1 stroke   Mark Hayes 300,000 60,000 Westchester, NY
11th 1977   Andy North 272 −12 2 strokes   George Archer 300,000 60,000 Westchester, NY
10th 1976   David Graham 272 −12 3 strokes   Ben Crenshaw
  Tom Watson
  Fuzzy Zoeller
300,000 60,000 Westchester, NY
Westchester Classic
9th 1975   Gene Littler 271 −17 Playoff   Julius Boros 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
8th 1974   Johnny Miller 269 −19 2 strokes   Don Bies 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
7th 1973   Bobby Nichols 272 −16 Playoff   Bob Murphy 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
6th 1972   Jack Nicklaus (2) 270 −18 3 strokes   Jim Colbert 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
5th 1971   Arnold Palmer 270 −18 5 strokes   Gibby Gilbert
  Hale Irwin
250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
4th 1970   Bruce Crampton 273 −15 1 stroke   Larry Hinson
  Jack Nicklaus
250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
3rd 1969   Frank Beard 275 −13 1 stroke   Bert Greene 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
2nd 1968   Julius Boros 272 −16 1 stroke   Bob Murphy
  Jack Nicklaus
  Dan Sikes
250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
1st 1967   Jack Nicklaus 272 −16 1 stroke   Dan Sikes 250,000 50,000 Westchester, NY
  1. ^ a b Shortened to 54 holes due to weather.

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Sources:[8][9][10][11][12][13]

Multiple winnersEdit

Six men have won the tournament more than once through 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Northern Trust generates $1.865 million for local area charities". PGA Tour. November 12, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "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. ^ "PGA Tour to relocate first FedEx Cup Playoffs event to TPC Southwind in Memphis". PGA Tour. September 14, 2021. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  4. ^ "Northern Trust to sponsor first FedExCup event in 2017". PGA Tour. January 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "PGA Tour unveils significantly revamped 2018-19 Season schedule". PGA Tour. July 10, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Staats, Wayne (October 29, 2018). "These are the only three golfers to make two holes-in-one in same PGA Tour round". PGA of America. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  7. ^ "Rookie Scottie Scheffler shoots 59 at Northern Trust, one stroke short of PGA Tour record". Yahoo!. August 21, 2020.
  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.
  11. ^ "Beard Cans Birdie On Final Hole For Title". Lodi News-Sentinel. Lodi, California. UPI. August 4, 1969. p. 8. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  12. ^ "'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.
  13. ^ "Army Didn't Bug Me -- Jack". The Free Lance−Star. Fredericksburg, Virginia. AP. August 31, 1967. p. 22. Retrieved August 25, 2010.

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