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Wyndham Championship

Wyndham Championship
NameWyndham Championship
LocationGreensboro, North Carolina
Establishment1938
CourseSedgefield Country Club
Par70
Yardage7,130 yards
TourPGA Tour
FormatStroke play
Purse$5,200,000
Month PlayedAugust
Aggregate259 Carl Pettersson (2008)
To-par-23 Jesper Parnevik (1999)
Current ChampionWebb Simpson

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The Wyndham Championship is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. It is played annually in Greensboro, North Carolina, U.S. and was originally called the Greater Greensboro Open. In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over from DaimlerChrysler as main sponsor. It moved from an autumn date to mid-August and is the last PGA Tour event before the Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

The tournament was founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open. This tournament was usually contested in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 which moved the tournament toward the end of the season. Sam Snead set a PGA Tour record for his 8 wins at the event, as well as his 1965 event, which made him the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event (both records still stand).

The event has been played in Greensboro for its entire history. In its first four years, it was played at both Sedgefield Country Club and Starmount Forest Country Club, and shifted to solely Starmount Forest CC in 1942 and for the first time it was played after World War II in 1945. Starting with that 1945 event, it alternated between Starmount Forest CC and Sedgefield CC until 1952, when Starmount Forest CC hosted for a 2nd year in a row. It returned to Sedgefield CC in 1953 before Starmount Forest CC hosted three consecutive years (through 1956). Sedgefield CC hosted in 1957 before Starmount Forest CC hosted another three straight 1958-60. From 1961 to 1976, it was played at Sedgefield CC. From 1977 to 2007, Forest Oaks Country Club hosted the event. In 2008, the tournament returned to Sedgefield CC.

The 2011 purse was $5,200,000, with $936,000 going to the winner.

Wyndham Championship Video

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Wyndham Championship
2011 Webb Simpson United States 262 -18 936,000 5,200,000
2010 Arjun Atwal India 260 -20 918,000 5,100,000
2009 Ryan Moore United States 264PO -16 918,000 5,100,000
2008 Carl Pettersson Sweden 259 -21 918,000 5,100,000
2007 Brandt Snedeker United States 266 -22 900,000 5,000,000
Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
2006 Davis Love III United States 272 -16 900,000 5,000,000
2005 K. J. Choi South Korea 266 -22 900,000 5,000,000
2004 Brent Geiberger United States 270 -18 828,000 4,600,000
2003 Shigeki Maruyama Japan 266 -22 810,000 4,500,000
Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
2002 Rocco Mediate United States 272 -16 684,000 3,800,000
2001 Scott Hoch United States 272 -16 630,000 3,500,000
2000 Hal Sutton United States 274 -14 540,000 3,000,000
1999 Jesper Parnevik Sweden 265 -23 468,000 2,600,000
1998 Trevor Dodds Namibia 276PO -12 396,000 2,200,000
1997 Frank Nobilo New Zealand 274PO -14 342,000 1,900,000
1996 Mark O'Meara United States 274 -14 324,000 1,800,000
KMart Greater Greensboro Open
1995 Jim Gallagher, Jr. United States 274 -14 270,000 1,500,000
1994 Mike Springer United States 275 -13 270,000 1,500,000
1993 Rocco Mediate United States 281PO -7 270,000 1,500,000
1992 Davis Love III United States 272 -16 225,000 1,250,000
1991 Mark Brooks United States 275PO -13 225,000 1,250,000
1990 Steve Elkington Australia 282 -6 225,000 1,250,000
1989 Ken Green United States 277 -11 180,000 1,000,000
1988 Sandy Lyle   271PO -17 180,000 1,000,000
Greater Greensboro Open
1987 Scott Simpson United States 282 -6 108,000 600,000
1986 Sandy Lyle   275 -13 90,000 500,000
1985 Joey Sindelar United States 285 -3 72,000 400,000
1984 Andy Bean United States 280 -8 72,000 400,000
1983 Lanny Wadkins United States 275 -13 72,000 400,000
1982 Danny Edwards United States 285 -3 54,000 300,000
1981 Larry Nelson United States 281PO -7 54,000 300,000
1980 Craig Stadler United States 275 -13 45,000 250,000
1979 Raymond Floyd United States 282 -6 45,000 250,000
1978 Seve Ballesteros Spain 282 -6 48,000 240,000
1977 Danny Edwards United States 276 -8 47,000 235,000
1976 Al Geiberger United States 268 -16 46,000 230,000
1975 Tom Weiskopf United States 275 -9 45,000 225,000
1974 Bob Charles New Zealand 270 -14 44,066 220,000
1973 Chi-Chi Rodríguez United States 267 -17 42,000 210,000
1972 George Archer United States 272PO -12 40,000 200,000
1971 Buddy Allin United States 275PO -9 38,000 190,000
1970 Gary Player ZA 271 -13 36,000 180,000
1969 Gene Littler United States 274PO -10 32,000 160,000
1968 Billy Casper United States 267 -17 27,500 137,500
1967 George Archer United States 267 -17 25,000 125,000
1966 Doug Sanders United States 276PO -8 20,000 100,000
1965 Sam Snead United States 273 -11 11,000 70,000
1964 Julius Boros United States 277PO -3 6,600 45,000
1963 Doug Sanders United States 270 -10 5,500 35,000
1962 Billy Casper United States 275 -5 5,300 35,000
1961 Mike Souchak United States 276 -4 3,200 22,500
1960 Sam Snead United States 270 -14 2,800 20,000
1959 Dow Finsterwald US 278 -6 2,000 15,000
1958 Bob Goalby US 275 -9 2,000 15,000
1957 Stan Leonard CA 276 -4 2,000 15,000
1956 Sam Snead US 279PO -5 2,200 12,500
1955 Sam Snead US 273 -7 2,200 12,500
1954 Doug Ford US 283PO -1 2,000 10,000
1953 Earl Stewart US 275PO -5 2,000 10,000
1952 Dave Douglas US 277 -7 2,000 10,000
1951 Art Doering US 279 -5 2,000 10,000
1950 Sam Snead US 269 -11 2,000 10,000
1949 Sam Snead US 276PO -8 2,000 10,000
1948 Lloyd Mangrum US 278 -2 2,000 10,000
1947 Vic Ghezzi US 286 +2 2,000 10,000
1946 Sam Snead US 270 -10 1,500 7,500
1945 Byron Nelson US 271 -13 1,333 7,500
1943-44 No tournament due to World War II
1942 Sam Byrd US 279 -5 1,000 5,500
1941 Byron Nelson US 276 -6 1,200 5,000
1940 Ben Hogan US 270 -12 1,200 5,000
1939 Ralph Guldahl US 280 -2 1,200 5,000
1938 Sam Snead US 271 -11 1,200 5,000

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