PGA - The Barclays Preview

08/19/2014 3:08 PM

08/19/2014 3:14 PM

Thursday, August 21st through Sunday, August 24th

Course Info

Site: Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, New Jersey

Course Architect: A.W. Tillinghast (1929)

Par: 71

Yardage: 7,319

Hole by Hole

Front Nine: 35 3,468 yds

1 - Par 4 380 yds

2 - Par 3 190 yds

3 - Par 5 588 yds

4 - Par 4 444 yds

5 - Par 4 291 yds

6 - Par 4 471 yds

7 - Par 4 447 yds

8 - Par 3 217 yds

9 - Par 4 440 yds

Back Nine: 36 3,851 yds

10 - Par 3 230 yds

11 - Par 4 467 yds

12 - Par 4 475 yds

13 - Par 5 626 yds

14 - Par 4 412 yds

15 - Par 3 155 yds

16 - Par 4 422 yds

17 - Par 5 594 yds

18 - Par 4 470 yds

Tournament Info

Year: 48th

Television: Golf Channel - Thursday -- 2-6 p.m. (et), - Thursday -- 9 p.m.-1 a.m. (et) - replay, - Friday -- 2-6 p.m. (et), - Friday -- 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (et) - replay, - Saturday -- 1-2:30 p.m. (et), CBS - Saturday -- 3-6 p.m. (et), Golf Channel - Saturday -- 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (et) - replay, - Sunday -- 12-1:30 p.m. (et), CBS - Sunday -- 2-6 p.m. (et), Golf Channel - Sunday -- 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (et) - replay

Champion: Adam Scott

Runner Up: Graham DeLaet, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland

Tournament Record:

54-Hole Record:

36-Hole Record:

Course Record:

Total Purse: $8,000,000

Shares: 1st Place - $1,440,000; 2nd Place - $864,000; 3rd Place - $544,000

2013 Final Leaderboard

Adam Scott 273

Graham DeLaet 274

Justin Rose 274

Gary Woodland 274

Tiger Woods 274

Jim Furyk 275

Phil Mickelson 275

D.A. Points 275

Four players at 276

Past Winners

2013: Adam Scott (273). Runner up: Graham DeLaet, Justin Rose, Gary Woodland, Tiger Woods

2012: Nick Watney (274). Runner up: Brandt Snedeker

2011: #Dustin Johnson (194). Runner up: Matt Kuchar

2010: *Matt Kuchar (272). Runner up: Martin Laird

2009: Heath Slocum (275). Runner up: Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Steve Stricker, Tiger Woods

2008: *Vijay Singh (276). Runner up: Sergio Garcia, Kevin Sutherland

2007: Steve Stricker (268). Runner up: K.J. Choi

2006: Vijay Singh (274). Runner up: Adam Scott

2005: Padraig Harrington (274). Runner up: Jim Furyk

2004: *Sergio Garcia (272). Runner up: Padraig Harrington, Rory Sabbatini

2003: *Jonathan Kaye (271). Runner up: John Rollins

2002: Chris Smith (272). Runner up: David Gossett, Pat Perez, Loren Roberts

2001: Sergio Garcia (268). Runner up: Scott Hoch

2000: *Dennis Paulson (276). Runner up: David Duval

1999: *Duffy Waldorf (276). Runner up: Dennis Paulson

1998: *#J.P. Hayes (201). Runner up: Jim Furyk

1997: Ernie Els (268). Runner up: Jeff Maggert

1996: Ernie Els (271). Runner up: Steve Elkington, Tom Lehman, Jeff Maggert, Craig Parry

1995: *Vijay Singh (278). Runner up: Doug Martin

1994: Lee Janzen (268). Runner up: Ernie Els

1993: *Vijay Singh (280). Runner up: Mark Wiebe

1992: David Frost (268). Runner up: Duffy Waldorf

1991: Billy Andrade (273). Runner up: Brad Bryant

1990: Hale Irwin (269). Runner up: Paul Azinger

1989: *Wayne Grady (277). Runner up: Ronnie Black

1988: *Seve Ballesteros (276). Runner up: David Frost, Greg Norman, Ken Green

1987: *J.C. Snead (276). Runner up: Seve Ballesteros

1986: Bob Tway (272). Runner up: Willie Wood

1985: *Roger Maltbie (275). Runner up: George Burns, Ray Floyd

1984: Scott Simpson (269). Runner up: David Graham, Jay Haas, Mark O'Meara

1983: Seve Ballesteros (276). Runner up: Andy Bean, Craig Stadler

1982: Bob Gilder (261). Runner up: Peter Jacobsen, Tom Kite

1981: Ray Floyd (275). Runner up: Bobby Clampett, Gibby Gilbert, Craig Stadler

1980: Curtis Strange (273). Runner up: Gibby Gilbert

1979: Jack Renner (277). Runner up: David Graham, Howard Twitty

1978: Lee Elder (274). Runner up: Mark Hayes

1977: Andy North (272). Runner up: George Archer

1976: David Graham (272). Runner up: Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller

1975: *Gene Littler (271). Runner up: Julius Boros

1974: Johnny Miller (269). Runner up: Don Bies

1973: *Bobby Nichols (272). Runner up: Bob Murphy

1972: Jack Nicklaus (270). Runner up: Jim Colbert

1971: Arnold Palmer (273). Runner up: Gibby Gilbert, Hale Irwin

1970: Bruce Crampton (273). Runner up: Larry Hinson, Jack Nicklaus

1969: Frank Beard (275). Runner up: Bert Greene

1968: Julius Boros (272). Runner up: Bob Murphy, Jack Nicklaus, Dan Sikes

1967: Jack Nicklaus (272). Runner up: Dan Sikes

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain Shortened

Formerly called Barclays Classic (2005-06), Buick Classic (1990-2004), Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic (1979-89), American Express Westchester Classic (1976-78), Westchester Classic (1967-75).

Top Contenders

Adam Scott

2004: T-32

2005:

2006: 2nd

2007: T-14

2008: mc

2009: T-58

2010: T-9

2011: T-67

2012: 62nd

2013: Won

Graham DeLaet

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2010: mc

2011:

2012: T-5

2013: T-2

Justin Rose

2004:

2005: T-61

2006: mc

2007: T-14

2008:

2009: T-41

2010: T-15

2011: T-6

2012: T-46

2013: T-2

Gary Woodland

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2011: T-13

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2013: T-2

Phil Mickelson

2004: T-16

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2006: T-18

2007: T-7

2008: T-19

2009: T-52

2010: mc

2011: T-43

2012: T-38

2013: T-6

Jim Furyk

2004:

2005: 2nd

2006:

2007: T-25

2008: T-12

2009: T-15

2010:

2011: T-52

2012: mc

2013: T-6

Nick Watney

2004:

2005: mc

2006: T-25

2007: T-25

2008: T-62

2009: T-6

2010: T-36

2011: T-10

2012: Won

2013: T-9

Rickie Fowler

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2010: T-36

2011: T-52

2012: T-24

2013: T-9

Matt Every

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2012: wd

2013: T-9

Bubba Watson

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2006: mc

2007: mc

2008: T-12

2009: mc

2010: T-31

2011: mc

2012: T-10

2013: T-13

Rory McIlroy

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2010: T-56

2011:

2012: T-24

2013: T-19

Matt Kuchar

2004: mc

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2007: T-35

2008: mc

2009: T-28

2010: Won

2011: 2nd

2012: T-38

2013: T-19

Jordan Spieth

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2013: T-19

Jason Day

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2008: T-31

2009: T-12

2010: T-5

2011: T-13

2012: T-24

2013: T-25

Bill Haas

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2007: T-48

2008: T-55

2009: T-24

2010: T-47

2011: T-24

2012: mc

2013: T-25

Keegan Bradley

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2011: mc

2012: mc

2013: T-33

Sergio Garcia

2004: Won

2005: T-22

2006: wd

2007: T-25

2008: T-2

2009: T-31

2010:

2011: T-32

2012: T-3

2013: T-37

Freddie Jacobson

2004: 8th

2005: T-61

2006: T-5

2007: T-54

2008: mc

2009: T-6

2010: mc

2011: T-32

2012: T-67

2013: T-37

Luke Donald

2004: 7th

2005:

2006: T-5

2007: mc

2008:

2009: T-31

2010: T-15

2011: T-18

2012: T-10

2013: T-41

Henrik Stenson

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2007: mc

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2012: T-54

2013: T-43

Martin Kaymer

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2013: T-50

Jimmy Walker

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2006: mc

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2010: T-52

2011: T-18

2012: T-38

2013: T-54

Camilo Villegas

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2007: T-21

2008: mc

2009: wd

2010: T-64

2011: T-6

2012:

2013: T-54

Graeme McDowell

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2005: T-32

2006: 12th

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2011: T-43

2012: mc

2013: mc

Patrick Reed

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2013: mc

Zach Johnson

2004: T-23

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2007: T-25

2008: mc

2009: T-28

2010: T-21

2011: mc

2012: T-38

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Hideki Matsuyama

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NOTES: The PGA Tour travels to Paramus, New Jersey, this week for the first week of the FedExCup Playoffs at The Barclays. The top 125 players in the FedExCup standings are eligible to play this week. Rory McIlroy is first on the FedExCup points list with 2,582; Jimmy Walker is second with 2,493; Bubba Watson is third with 2,172; and Matt Kuchar is fourth with 1,921.

McIlroy, Walker and Watson will be paired together for the first two rounds of the tournament. McIlroy is playing for the first time since winning his second straight major and fourth of his career at the PGA Championship two weeks ago. McIlroy is going for his fourth consecutive win. He has won the British Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship in his last three starts.

The number of players will be cut to the top 100 on the points list following this week for next week's Deutsche Bank Championship, 70 for the BMW Championship and 30 for The Tour Championship. The FedExCup champion will receive $10 million, the largest single bonus payout in sports. Three players who qualified for this tournament are not playing this week. They are Dustin Johnson, Jason Dufner and Steve Stricker.

The tournament will be played at Ridgewood Country Club for the third time. Ridgewood also hosted in 2008, when Vijay Singh won, and 2010, when Kuchar captured the title. The 2009 and 2013 event was held at Liberty National Golf Club. The 2012 event was held at the Black Course at Bethpage State Park. Plainfield Country Club hosted in 2011. The tournament had been held at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York, the first 41 years.

Last year, Adam Scott carded a 5-under 66 in the final round, then watched several potential challengers fall just short as he hung on for a 1-stroke win over four players. Scott claimed his second win of 2013 at 11-under-par 273. Scott's other victory last season came at the Masters, which was his first career major title.

Dustin Johnson fired rounds of 66-63-65 in 2011 to win the weather-shortened event. He finished at 19-under-par 194, good for a 2-stroke win over 2010 champion Kuchar. The tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to Hurricane Irene.

In 2010, Kuchar birdied the first playoff hole to defeat Martin Laird and win the first playoff event of 2010. Kuchar fired a 5-under 66 in the final round and was the only player to post four rounds in the 60s for the week. He was the first in at 12-under 272 and Laird, the third-round leader, joined him after an even-par 71 that ended with a 3-putt bogey on 18.

Heath Slocum poured in a 21-foot par putt on the 18th hole in 2009 to claim a 1-stroke win over four players. Slocum's closing par denied a possible playoff that would have included Tiger Woods, Stricker, Ernie Els and Padraig Harrington. Slocum shot a 4-under 67 in the final round to end at 9-under-par 275.

In 2008, Vijay Singh birdied the second hole of a thrilling playoff to defeat Sergio Garcia and Kevin Sutherland, and capture the title. Singh became the first 4-time winner of this event, having previously won in 1993, 1995 and 2006. Jack Nicklaus, Garcia, Els and Seve Ballesteros have each won twice. Singh is the all-time money leader at this event with $3,922,381 in earnings.

Stricker birdied four of the last five holes in the final round in 2007 to come back and defeat K.J. Choi. Stricker completed his fourth PGA Tour title at 16-under-par 268. His last win anywhere prior to this title came in 2001 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Garcia became the youngest champion of this event in 2001. At the age of 21, Garcia passed Jack Renner, who was 23 when he won the 1979 Buick Classic.

The PGA Tour travels to Massachusetts next week for the second week of the FedExCup Playoffs. A field of 100 players will compete at the Deutsche Bank Championship, where Henrik Stenson will defend his title at TPC Boston.

08/19 15:03:23 ET

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