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Wyndham Championship
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Tournament information
Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Established1938, 80 years ago
Course(s) Sedgefield Country Club
Ross Course
Par70
Length7,127 yards (6,517 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6 million
Month playedAugust
Tournament record score
Aggregate258 Henrik Stenson (2017)
To par−23 Jesper Parnevik (1999)
Current champion
United States Brandt Snedeker
Greensboro is located in the US
Greensboro
Greensboro
Location in the United States
Sedgefield C.C. is located in North Carolina
Sedgefield C.C.
Sedgefield
C.C.
Location in North Carolina

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."

History

Founded 80 years ago in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open, it was usually played in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 moved it toward the end of the season. Less than two months shy of age 53, Sam Snead set PGA Tour records in 1965 for his eighth win at an event and as the oldest winner of a tournament; [1] both records still stand. 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. [2] [3] He led after the first round, [3] and tied for fourth. [4]

In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over from DaimlerChrysler as title sponsor, [5] 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. [6]

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.

Courses

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 three consecutive years (through 1956). Sedgefield hosted in 1957 and Starmount Forest hosted another three straight 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. [7] The course at Sedgefield was designed by noted architect Donald Ross; it opened 92 years ago in 1926 and was restored in 2007. (The other course of the 36-hole club was designed by Pete Dye, and was formerly known as Cardinal Golf and Country Club.) Ross also designed several courses at nearby Pinehurst Resort, including the notable No. 2 Course.

Winners

Year Player Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share ( $)
Purse ($) Course Ref
Wyndham Championship
2018 Brandt Snedeker (2)   United States 259 −21 3 strokes Taiwan Pan Cheng-tsung
United States Webb Simpson
1,080,000 6,000,000 Sedgefield CC
2017 Henrik Stenson   Sweden 258 −22 1 stroke United States Ollie Schniederjans 1,044,000 5,800,000 Sedgefield CC
2016 Kim Si-woo   South Korea 259 −21 5 strokes England Luke Donald 1,008,000 5,600,000 Sedgefield CC
2015 Davis Love III (3)   United States 263 −17 1 stroke United States Jason Gore 972,000 5,400,000 Sedgefield CC
2014 Camilo Villegas   Colombia 263 −17 1 stroke United States Bill Haas
Sweden Fredrik Jacobson
954,000 5,300,000 Sedgefield CC
2013 Patrick Reed   United States 266 −14 Playoff United States Jordan Spieth 954,000 5,300,000 Sedgefield CC
2012 Sergio García   Spain 262 −18 2 strokes South Africa Tim Clark 936,000 5,200,000 Sedgefield CC
2011 Webb Simpson   United States 262 −18 3 strokes United States George McNeill 936,000 5,200,000 Sedgefield CC
2010 Arjun Atwal   India 260 −20 1 stroke United States David Toms 918,000 5,100,000 Sedgefield CC
2009 Ryan Moore   United States 264 −16 Playoff United States Jason Bohn
United States Kevin Stadler
918,000 5,100,000 Sedgefield CC
2008 Carl Pettersson   Sweden 259 −21 2 strokes United States Scott McCarron 918,000 5,100,000 Sedgefield CC
2007 Brandt Snedeker   United States 266 −22 2 strokes United States Billy Mayfair
United States Jeff Overton
United States Tim Petrovic
900,000 5,000,000 Forest Oaks CC
Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
2006 Davis Love III (2)   United States 272 −16 2 strokes United States Jason Bohn 900,000 5,000,000 Forest Oaks CC
2005 K. J. Choi   South Korea 266 −22 2 strokes Japan Shigeki Maruyama 900,000 5,000,000 Forest Oaks CC
2004 Brent Geiberger   United States 270 −18 2 strokes United States Michael Allen 828,000 4,600,000 Forest Oaks CC
2003 Shigeki Maruyama   Japan 266 −22 5 strokes United States Brad Faxon 810,000 4,500,000 Forest Oaks CC
Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
2002 Rocco Mediate (2)   United States 272 −16 3 strokes United States Mark Calcavecchia 684,000 3,800,000 Forest Oaks CC
2001 Scott Hoch   United States 272 −16 1 stroke United States Brett Quigley
United States Scott Simpson
630,000 3,500,000 Forest Oaks CC
2000 Hal Sutton   United States 274 −14 3 strokes United States Andrew Magee 540,000 3,000,000 Forest Oaks CC
1999 Jesper Parnevik   Sweden 265 −23 2 strokes United States Jim Furyk 468,000 2,600,000 Forest Oaks CC
1998 Trevor Dodds   Namibia 276 −12 Playoff United States Scott Verplank 396,000 2,200,000 Forest Oaks CC
1997 Frank Nobilo   New Zealand 274 −14 Playoff United States Brad Faxon 342,000 1,900,000 Forest Oaks CC
1996 Mark O'Meara   United States 274 −14 2 strokes United States Duffy Waldorf 324,000 1,800,000 Forest Oaks CC
KMart Greater Greensboro Open
1995 Jim Gallagher, Jr.   United States 274 −14 1 stroke United States Peter Jacobsen
United States Jeff Sluman
270,000 1,500,000 Forest Oaks CC
1994 Mike Springer   United States 275 −13 3 strokes United States Brad Bryant
United States Ed Humenik
United States Hale Irwin
270,000 1,500,000 Forest Oaks CC
1993 Rocco Mediate   United States 281 −7 Playoff Australia Steve Elkington 270,000 1,500,000 Forest Oaks CC
1992 Davis Love III   United States 272 −16 6 strokes United States John Cook 225,000 1,250,000 Forest Oaks CC
1991 Mark Brooks   United States 275 −13 Playoff United States Gene Sauers 225,000 1,250,000 Forest Oaks CC
1990 Steve Elkington   Australia 282 −6 2 strokes United States Mike Reid
United States Jeff Sluman
225,000 1,250,000 Forest Oaks CC
1989 Ken Green   United States 277 −11 2 strokes United States John Huston 180,000 1,000,000 Forest Oaks CC
1988 Sandy Lyle (2)   Scotland 271 −17 Playoff United States Ken Green 180,000 1,000,000 Forest Oaks CC
Greater Greensboro Open
1987 Scott Simpson   United States 282 −6 2 strokes United States Clarence Rose 108,000 600,000 Forest Oaks CC
1986 Sandy Lyle   Scotland 275 −13 2 strokes United States Andy Bean 90,000 500,000 Forest Oaks CC
1985 Joey Sindelar   United States 285 −3 1 stroke Japan Isao Aoki
United States Craig Stadler
72,000 400,000 Forest Oaks CC
1984 Andy Bean   United States 280 −8 2 strokes United States George Archer 72,000 400,000 Forest Oaks CC
1983 Lanny Wadkins   United States 275 −13 5 strokes United States Craig Stadler
Zimbabwe Denis Watson
72,000 400,000 Forest Oaks CC
1982 Danny Edwards (2)   United States 285 −3 1 stroke United States Bobby Clampett 54,000 300,000 Forest Oaks CC
1981 Larry Nelson   United States 281 −7 Playoff United States Mark Hayes 54,000 300,000 Forest Oaks CC
1980 Craig Stadler   United States 275 −13 6 strokes United States George Burns
United States Billy Kratzert
Australia Jack Newton
United States Jerry Pate
45,000 250,000 Forest Oaks CC
1979 Raymond Floyd   United States 282 −6 1 stroke United States George Burns
South Africa Gary Player
45,000 250,000 Forest Oaks CC
1978 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 282 −6 1 stroke United States Jack Renner
United States Fuzzy Zoeller
48,000 240,000 Forest Oaks CC
1977 Danny Edwards   United States 276 −12 4 strokes United States George Burns
United States Larry Nelson
47,000 235,000 Forest Oaks CC
1976 Al Geiberger   United States 268 −16 2 strokes United States Lee Trevino 46,000 230,000 Sedgefield CC
1975 Tom Weiskopf   United States 275 −9 3 strokes United States Al Geiberger 45,000 225,000 Sedgefield CC
1974 Bob Charles   New Zealand 270 −14 1 stroke United States Raymond Floyd
United States Lee Trevino
44,066 220,000 Sedgefield CC
1973 Chi-Chi Rodríguez   United States 267 −17 1 stroke United States Lou Graham
United States Ken Still
42,000 210,000 Sedgefield CC
1972 George Archer (2)   United States 272 −12 Playoff United States Tommy Aaron 40,000 200,000 Sedgefield CC
1971 Buddy Allin   United States 275 −9 Playoff United States Dave Eichelberger
United States Rod Funseth
38,000 190,000 Sedgefield CC
1970 Gary Player   South Africa 271 −13 2 strokes United States Miller Barber 36,000 180,000 Sedgefield CC
1969 Gene Littler   United States 274 −10 Playoff United States Julius Boros
United States Orville Moody
United States Tom Weiskopf
32,000 160,000 Sedgefield CC [8]
1968 Billy Casper (2)   United States 267 −17 4 strokes United States George Archer
United States Gene Littler
United States Bobby Nichols
27,500 137,500 Sedgefield CC [9]
1967 George Archer   United States 267 −17 2 strokes United States Doug Sanders 25,000 125,000 Sedgefield CC [10]
1966 Doug Sanders (2)   United States 276 −8 Playoff United States Tom Weiskopf 20,000 100,000 Sedgefield CC [11]
1965 Sam Snead (8)   United States 273 −11 5 strokes United States Billy Casper
United States Jack McGowan
United States Phil Rodgers
11,000 70,000 Sedgefield CC [12]
1964 Julius Boros   United States 277 −7 Playoff United States Doug Sanders 6,600 45,000 Sedgefield CC [13]
1963 Doug Sanders   United States 270 −14 4 strokes United States Jimmy Clark 5,500 35,000 Sedgefield CC [14]
1962 Billy Casper   United States 275 −9 1 stroke United States Mike Souchak 5,300 35,000 Sedgefield CC [15]
1961 Mike Souchak   United States 276 −8 7 strokes United States Sam Snead 3,200 22,500 Sedgefield CC [16]
1960 Sam Snead (7)   United States 270 −14 2 strokes United States Dow Finsterwald 2,800 20,000 Starmount Forest CC [17]
1959 Dow Finsterwald   United States 278 −6 2 strokes United States Art Wall, Jr. 2,000 15,000 Starmount Forest CC [18]
1958 Bob Goalby   United States 275 −9 2 strokes United States Dow Finsterwald
United States Don January
United States Tony Lema
United States Sam Snead
United States Art Wall, Jr.
2,000 15,000 Starmount Forest CC [19]
1957 Stan Leonard   Canada 276 −4 3 strokes United States Mike Souchak 2,000 15,000 Sedgefield CC [20]
1956 Sam Snead (6)   United States 279 −5 Playoff United States Fred Wampler 2,200 12,500 Starmount Forest CC [21]
1955 Sam Snead (5)   United States 273 −7 1 stroke United States Julius Boros
United States Art Wall, Jr.
2,200 12,500 Starmount Forest CC [22]
1954 Doug Ford   United States 283 −1 Playoff United States Marty Furgol 2,000 10,000 Starmount Forest CC [23]
1953 Earl Stewart   United States 275 −5 Playoff United States Sam Snead 2,000 10,000 Sedgefield CC [24]
1952 Dave Douglas   United States 277 −7 1 stroke South Africa Bobby Locke 2,000 10,000 Starmount Forest CC [25] [26]
1951 Art Doering   United States 279 −5 5 strokes Australia Jim Ferrier 2,000 10,000 Starmount Forest CC [27]
1950 Sam Snead (4)   United States 269 −11 10 strokes United States Jimmy Demaret 2,000 10,000 Sedgefield CC [28]
1949 Sam Snead (3)   United States 276 −8 Playoff United States Lloyd Mangrum 2,000 10,000 Starmount Forest CC [29] [30] [31]
1948 Lloyd Mangrum   United States 278 −2 1 stroke United States Lew Worsham 2,000 10,000 Sedgefield CC [32]
1947 Vic Ghezzi   United States 286 +2 2 strokes United States Frank Stranahan 2,000 10,000 Starmount Forest CC [33] [34]
1946 Sam Snead (2)   United States 270 −10 6 strokes United States Herman Keiser 1,500 7,500 Sedgefield CC [35]
1945 Byron Nelson (2)   United States 271 −13 8 strokes United States Sammy Byrd 1,333 7,500 Starmount Forest CC [36] [37] [38]
1943–44: No tournament due to World War II
1942 Sammy Byrd   United States 279 −5 2 strokes United States Ben Hogan
United States Lloyd Mangrum
1,000 5,500 Starmount Forest CC [39]
1941 Byron Nelson   United States 276 −6 2 strokes United States Vic Ghezzi 1,200 5,000 Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC [40]
1940 Ben Hogan   United States 270 −12 9 strokes United States Craig Wood 1,200 5,000 Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC [41]
1939 Ralph Guldahl   United States 280 −2 3 strokes United States Clayton Heafner
United States Lawson Little
1,200 5,000 Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC [42]
1938 Sam Snead   United States 271 −11 5 strokes United States Johnny Revolta 1,200 5,000 Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC [43] [44]

Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
Main sources [45] [46] [47]

Multiple winners

Ten players have won this tournament more than once, through 2018.

References

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WYNDHAM CHAMPIONSHIP Latitude and Longitude:

36°00′50″N 79°53′13″W / 36.014°N 79.887°W / 36.014; -79.887