Wyndham Championship

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.[1]

Wyndham Championship
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Tournament information
LocationGreensboro, North Carolina
Established1938
Course(s)Sedgefield Country Club
(Ross Course)
Par70
Length7,127 yards (6,517 m)
Tour(s)PGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$7,300,000
Month playedAugust
Tournament record score
Aggregate258 Henrik Stenson (2017)
258 J. T. Poston (2019)
To par−23 Jesper Parnevik (1999)
Current champion
South Korea Kim Joo-hyung
Location Map
Sedgefield CC is located in the United States
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Location in United States
Sedgefield CC is located in North Carolina
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Location in North Carolina

HistoryEdit

Founded 84 years ago in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open,[1] it was usually played in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 moved it toward the end of the season. At the age of 52, Sam Snead set PGA Tour records in 1965 for his eighth win at an event and as the oldest winner of a tournament;[2] both records still stand. He won his 8th title 27 years after his first win in 1938. 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.[3][4] He led after the first round,[4] and tied for fourth.[5]

In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over from DaimlerChrysler as title sponsor,[6] 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.[7]

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.

The 2021 event featured a six-way playoff for first place, which was won by Kevin Kisner. This tied the PGA Tour record for largest number of participants in a sudden-death playoff. This also occurred at the 1994 GTE Byron Nelson Golf Classic and the 2001 Nissan Open.[8]

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 for three consecutive years, (through 1956). Sedgefield hosted in 1957 and Starmount Forest hosted for another three straight years from 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.[9] The course at Sedgefield was designed by noted architect Donald Ross; it opened 96 years ago in 1926 and was restored in 2007.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Purse
(US$)
Winner's
share ($)
Venue Ref.
Wyndham Championship
2022   Kim Joo-hyung 260 −20 5 strokes   John Huh
  Im Sung-jae
7,300,000 1,314,000 Sedgefield
2021   Kevin Kisner 265 −15 Playoff   Branden Grace
  Kim Si-woo
  Kevin Na
  Adam Scott
  Roger Sloan
6,400,000 1,152,000 Sedgefield
2020   Jim Herman 259 −21 1 stroke   Billy Horschel 6,400,000 1,152,000 Sedgefield
2019   J. T. Poston 258 −22 1 stroke   Webb Simpson 6,200,000 1,116,000 Sedgefield
2018   Brandt Snedeker (2) 259 −21 3 strokes   Pan Cheng-tsung
  Webb Simpson
6,000,000 1,080,000 Sedgefield
2017   Henrik Stenson 258 −22 1 stroke   Ollie Schniederjans 5,800,000 1,044,000 Sedgefield
2016   Kim Si-woo 259 −21 5 strokes   Luke Donald 5,600,000 1,008,000 Sedgefield
2015   Davis Love III (3) 263 −17 1 stroke   Jason Gore 5,400,000 972,000 Sedgefield
2014   Camilo Villegas 263 −17 1 stroke   Bill Haas
  Freddie Jacobson
5,300,000 954,000 Sedgefield
2013   Patrick Reed 266 −14 Playoff   Jordan Spieth 5,300,000 954,000 Sedgefield
2012   Sergio García 262 −18 2 strokes   Tim Clark 5,200,000 936,000 Sedgefield
2011   Webb Simpson 262 −18 3 strokes   George McNeill 5,200,000 936,000 Sedgefield
2010   Arjun Atwal 260 −20 1 stroke   David Toms 5,100,000 918,000 Sedgefield
2009   Ryan Moore 264 −16 Playoff   Jason Bohn
  Kevin Stadler
5,100,000 918,000 Sedgefield
2008   Carl Pettersson 259 −21 2 strokes   Scott McCarron 5,100,000 918,000 Sedgefield
2007   Brandt Snedeker 266 −22 2 strokes   Billy Mayfair
  Jeff Overton
  Tim Petrovic
5,000,000 900,000 Forest Oaks
Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
2006   Davis Love III (2) 272 −16 2 strokes   Jason Bohn 5,000,000 900,000 Forest Oaks
2005   K. J. Choi 266 −22 2 strokes   Shigeki Maruyama 5,000,000 900,000 Forest Oaks
2004   Brent Geiberger 270 −18 2 strokes   Michael Allen 4,600,000 828,000 Forest Oaks
2003   Shigeki Maruyama 266 −22 5 strokes   Brad Faxon 4,500,000 810,000 Forest Oaks
Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
2002   Rocco Mediate (2) 272 −16 3 strokes   Mark Calcavecchia 3,800,000 684,000 Forest Oaks
2001   Scott Hoch 272 −16 1 stroke   Brett Quigley
  Scott Simpson
3,500,000 630,000 Forest Oaks
2000   Hal Sutton 274 −14 3 strokes   Andrew Magee 3,000,000 540,000 Forest Oaks
1999   Jesper Parnevik 265 −23 2 strokes   Jim Furyk 2,600,000 468,000 Forest Oaks
1998   Trevor Dodds 276 −12 Playoff   Scott Verplank 2,200,000 396,000 Forest Oaks
1997   Frank Nobilo 274 −14 Playoff   Brad Faxon 1,900,000 342,000 Forest Oaks
1996   Mark O'Meara 274 −14 2 strokes   Duffy Waldorf 1,800,000 324,000 Forest Oaks
KMart Greater Greensboro Open
1995   Jim Gallagher Jr. 274 −14 1 stroke   Peter Jacobsen
  Jeff Sluman
1,500,000 270,000 Forest Oaks
1994   Mike Springer 275 −13 3 strokes   Brad Bryant
  Ed Humenik
  Hale Irwin
1,500,000 270,000 Forest Oaks
1993   Rocco Mediate 281 −7 Playoff   Steve Elkington 1,500,000 270,000 Forest Oaks
1992   Davis Love III 272 −16 6 strokes   John Cook 1,250,000 225,000 Forest Oaks
1991   Mark Brooks 275 −13 Playoff   Gene Sauers 1,250,000 225,000 Forest Oaks
1990   Steve Elkington 282 −6 2 strokes   Mike Reid
  Jeff Sluman
1,250,000 225,000 Forest Oaks
1989   Ken Green 277 −11 2 strokes   John Huston 1,000,000 180,000 Forest Oaks
1988   Sandy Lyle (2) 271 −17 Playoff   Ken Green 1,000,000 180,000 Forest Oaks
Greater Greensboro Open
1987   Scott Simpson 282 −6 2 strokes   Clarence Rose 600,000 108,000 Forest Oaks
1986   Sandy Lyle 275 −13 2 strokes   Andy Bean 500,000 90,000 Forest Oaks
1985   Joey Sindelar 285 −3 1 stroke   Isao Aoki
  Craig Stadler
400,000 72,000 Forest Oaks
1984   Andy Bean 280 −8 2 strokes   George Archer 400,000 72,000 Forest Oaks
1983   Lanny Wadkins 275 −13 5 strokes   Craig Stadler
  Denis Watson
400,000 72,000 Forest Oaks
1982   Danny Edwards (2) 285 −3 1 stroke   Bobby Clampett 300,000 54,000 Forest Oaks
1981   Larry Nelson 281 −7 Playoff   Mark Hayes 300,000 54,000 Forest Oaks
1980   Craig Stadler 275 −13 6 strokes   George Burns
  Billy Kratzert
  Jack Newton
  Jerry Pate
250,000 45,000 Forest Oaks
1979   Raymond Floyd 282 −6 1 stroke   George Burns
  Gary Player
250,000 45,000 Forest Oaks
1978   Seve Ballesteros 282 −6 1 stroke   Jack Renner
  Fuzzy Zoeller
240,000 48,000 Forest Oaks
1977   Danny Edwards 276 −12 4 strokes   George Burns
  Larry Nelson
235,000 47,000 Forest Oaks
1976   Al Geiberger 268 −16 2 strokes   Lee Trevino 230,000 46,000 Sedgefield
1975   Tom Weiskopf 275 −9 3 strokes   Al Geiberger 225,000 45,000 Sedgefield
1974   Bob Charles 270 −14 1 stroke   Raymond Floyd
  Lee Trevino
220,000 44,066 Sedgefield
1973   Chi-Chi Rodríguez 267 −17 1 stroke   Lou Graham
  Ken Still
210,000 42,000 Sedgefield
1972   George Archer (2) 272 −12 Playoff   Tommy Aaron 200,000 40,000 Sedgefield
1971   Buddy Allin 275 −9 Playoff   Dave Eichelberger
  Rod Funseth
190,000 38,000 Sedgefield
1970   Gary Player 271 −13 2 strokes   Miller Barber 180,000 36,000 Sedgefield
1969   Gene Littler 274 −10 Playoff   Julius Boros
  Orville Moody
  Tom Weiskopf
160,000 32,000 Sedgefield [10]
1968   Billy Casper (2) 267 −17 4 strokes   George Archer
  Gene Littler
  Bobby Nichols
137,500 27,500 Sedgefield [11]
1967   George Archer 267 −17 2 strokes   Doug Sanders 125,000 25,000 Sedgefield [12]
1966   Doug Sanders (2) 276 −8 Playoff   Tom Weiskopf 100,000 20,000 Sedgefield [13]
1965   Sam Snead (8) 273 −11 5 strokes   Billy Casper
  Jack McGowan
  Phil Rodgers
70,000 11,000 Sedgefield [14]
1964   Julius Boros 277 −7 Playoff   Doug Sanders 45,000 6,600 Sedgefield [15]
1963   Doug Sanders 270 −14 4 strokes   Jimmy Clark 35,000 5,500 Sedgefield [16]
1962   Billy Casper 275 −9 1 stroke   Mike Souchak 35,000 5,300 Sedgefield [17]
1961   Mike Souchak 276 −8 7 strokes   Sam Snead 22,500 3,200 Sedgefield [18]
1960   Sam Snead (7) 270 −14 2 strokes   Dow Finsterwald 20,000 2,800 Starmount Forest [19]
1959   Dow Finsterwald 278 −6 2 strokes   Art Wall Jr. 15,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [20]
1958   Bob Goalby 275 −9 2 strokes   Dow Finsterwald
  Don January
  Tony Lema
  Sam Snead
  Art Wall Jr.
15,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [21]
1957   Stan Leonard 276 −4 3 strokes   Mike Souchak 15,000 2,000 Sedgefield [22]
1956   Sam Snead (6) 279 −5 Playoff   Fred Wampler 12,500 2,200 Starmount Forest [23]
1955   Sam Snead (5) 273 −7 1 stroke   Julius Boros
  Art Wall Jr.
12,500 2,200 Starmount Forest [24]
1954   Doug Ford 283 −1 Playoff   Marty Furgol 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [25]
1953   Earl Stewart 275 −5 Playoff   Sam Snead 10,000 2,000 Sedgefield [26]
1952   Dave Douglas 277 −7 1 stroke   Bobby Locke 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [27][28]
1951   Art Doering 279 −5 5 strokes   Jim Ferrier 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [29]
1950   Sam Snead (4) 269 −11 10 strokes   Jimmy Demaret 10,000 2,000 Sedgefield [30]
1949   Sam Snead (3) 276 −8 Playoff   Lloyd Mangrum 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [31][32][33]
1948   Lloyd Mangrum 278 −2 1 stroke   Lew Worsham 10,000 2,000 Sedgefield [34]
1947   Vic Ghezzi 286 +2 2 strokes   Frank Stranahan 10,000 2,000 Starmount Forest [35][36]
1946   Sam Snead (2) 270 −10 6 strokes   Herman Keiser 7,500 1,500 Sedgefield [37]
1945   Byron Nelson (2) 271 −13 8 strokes   Sammy Byrd 7,500 1,333 Starmount Forest [38][39][40]
1943–44: No tournament due to World War II
1942   Sammy Byrd 279 −5 2 strokes   Ben Hogan
  Lloyd Mangrum
5,500 1,000 Starmount Forest [41]
1941   Byron Nelson 276 −6 2 strokes   Vic Ghezzi 5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[42]
1940   Ben Hogan 270 −12 9 strokes   Craig Wood 5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[43]
1939   Ralph Guldahl 280 −2 3 strokes   Clayton Heafner
  Lawson Little
5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[44]
1938   Sam Snead 271 −11 5 strokes   Johnny Revolta 5,000 1,200 Sedgefield
Starmount Forest
[1][45]

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Sources:[46][47][48]

Multiple winnersEdit

Ten players have won this tournament more than once, through 2020.

ReferencesEdit

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