PGA Tour
$7,500,000 The Barclays Field
Liberty National Golf Club
Par 71 - 7419 Yards
Jersey City, New Jersey
Aug 27 - Aug 30, 2009
 
Michael Allen
Robert Allenby
Stephen Ames
Woody Austin
Aaron Baddeley
Briny Baird
Cameron Beckman
Matt Bettencourt
Jason Bohn
Jonathan Byrd
Angel Cabrera
Mark Calcavecchia
Chad Campbell
Alex Cejka
Greg Chalmers
K.J. Choi
Daniel Chopra
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Fred Couples
Ben Crane
Ben Curtis
Brian Davis
Jason Day
Chris DiMarco
Luke Donald
James Driscoll
Jason Dufner
Ernie Els
Bob Estes
Steve Flesch
Harrison Frazar
Jim Furyk
Sergio Garcia
Robert Garrigus
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Mathew Goggin
Retief Goosen
Paul Goydos
Nathan Green
Bill Haas
Todd Hamilton
Padraig Harrington
J.J. Henry
Tim Herron
Charley Hoffman
J.B. Holmes
Charles Howell III
Ryuji Imada
Freddie Jacobson
Lee Janzen
Dustin Johnson
Richard S. Johnson
Zach Johnson
Jerry Kelly
Anthony Kim
Jeff Klauk
Matt Kuchar
Marc Leishman
Justin Leonard
Michael Letzig
Davis Love III
Bill Lunde
Jeff Maggert
Hunter Mahan
John Mallinger
Steve Marino
David Mathis
Troy Matteson
Scott McCarron
George McNeill
John Merrick
Phil Mickelson
Bryce Molder
Ryan Moore
Kevin Na
James Nitties
Sean O'Hair
Nick O'Hern
Joe Ogilvie
Geoff Ogilvy
Jeff Overton
Greg Owen
Rod Pampling
Pat Perez
Kenny Perry
Tim Petrovic
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Ian Poulter
Ted Purdy
Brett Quigley
Jeff Quinney
Chris Riley
John Rollins
Justin Rose
Rory Sabbatini
Adam Scott
John Senden
Webb Simpson
Vijay Singh *
Heath Slocum
Brandt Snedeker
Kevin Stadler
Kevin Streelman
Steve Stricker
Chris Stroud
Kevin Sutherland
Vaughn Taylor
Roland Thatcher
David Toms
D.J. Trahan
Bo Van Pelt
Scott Verplank
Camilo Villegas
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Boo Weekley
Mike Weir
Charlie Wi
Mark Wilson
Tiger Woods
Y.E. Yang
* - Defending Champion
 
NOTES
The 2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty and the skyline of New York City. The top 125 players in the FedEx Cup standings -- Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson included -- will be at picturesque Liberty National Golf Club for the $7.5 million Barclays, the first of four playoffs events. Those staying in Manhattan will arrive to the course by boat, an experience described by LPGA Tour player Morgan Pressel on her Twitter feed as "Truly amazing." Pressel was at Liberty National two weeks ago for Cristie Kerr`s Birdies for Breast Cancer Charity Golf Classic. But this week`s Barclays will be the first big-time professional tournament hosted by the three-year-old course, which was built on a piece of contaminated land in Jersey City. Tom Kite, the golf Hall of Famer who was one of two course architects, "hated the site, but loved the location" when he first visited. The task of building the course included covering the property with something akin to a plastic bag, then several feet of sand on top of that. It`s a one-of-a-kind setting for the tournament that kicks off the third year of the PGA Tour`s playoffs. Steve Stricker won the Barclays in 2007, the first year of the playoffs, but finished second to Woods for the inaugural FedEx Cup and its $10 million annuity. Last year, with Woods sidelined by knee surgery, Vijay Singh beat Sergio Garcia and Kevin Sutherland at the Barclays and went on to win the FedEx Cup. The four-tournament playoff swing will take five weeks this year. Next week is the Deutsche Bank Championship, also won by Singh last season, followed by the BMW Championship beginning Sept. 10. After a rare one-week break in the PGA Tour schedule, the playoffs conclude at the Tour Championship beginning Sept. 24. Camilo Villegas won the BMW Championship and Tour Championship last year. By the time the Tour Championship begins, the playoffs field will have been whittled down to the top 30 players in the points standings -- a truly elite field of golf`s hottest players. Golf Channel and CBS will split coverage of The Barclays this week.