Barbasol Championship Information
|Location||Nicholasville, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Course(s)||Keene Trace Golf Club|
|Prize fund||$3.5 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||263 Grayson Murray (2017)|
|To par||−23 Troy Merritt (2018)|
The Barbasol Championship is a professional golf tournament in Kentucky on the PGA Tour; it debuted in 2015 as an alternate event to The Open Championship in Britain in July. The first three editions of the tournament were played in Alabama at the Grand National course of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika, northeast of Auburn.  It was the first PGA Tour event played in Alabama since the PGA Championship in 1990.
In 2018, the tournament moved to Kentucky to the Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, south of Lexington, and was the first PGA Tour event (excluding majors) in the state in 59 years, since the Kentucky Derby Open in 1959.  ( Valhalla Golf Club near Louisville hosted the PGA Championship in 1996, 2000, and 2014.)
Like other alternate events, the winner of the Barbasol Championship does not earn an invitation to the Masters and point values are limited due to the weaker field (24 OWGR points and 300 FedEx Cup points compared to 100 OWGR points and 600 FedEx points for Open Championship winners). However, the winner still receives a two-year PGA Tour exemption and a trip to the PGA Championship.
share ( $)
|Purse ($)||Opposite event|
|2018||Troy Merritt||United States||265||−23||1 stroke||
|2017||Grayson Murray||United States||263||−21||1 stroke||Chad Collins||630,000||3,500,000||Open Championship|
|2016||Aaron Baddeley||Australia||266||−18||Playoff||Kim Si-woo||630,000||3,500,000||Open Championship|
|2015||Scott Piercy||United States||265||−19||3 strokes||Will Wilcox||630,000||3,500,000||Open Championship|
- "Barbasol Championship debuts on PGA Tour in 2015". PGA Tour. August 11, 2014.
- Gray, Will (October 18, 2017). "Barbasol Championship moving to Kentucky in 2018". Golf Channel.