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PGA - The Barclays Preview
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DATES: Thursday, August 26th through Sunday, August 29th
SITE: Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, New Jersey
COURSE ARCHITECT: A.W. Tillinghast (1929)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,319
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 380 yds10 - Par 3 230 yds
2 - Par 3 190 yds11 - Par 4 467 yds
3 - Par 5 588 yds12 - Par 4 475 yds
4 - Par 4 444 yds13 - Par 5 626 yds
5 - Par 4 291 yds14 - Par 4 412 yds
6 - Par 4 471 yds15 - Par 3 155 yds
7 - Par 4 447 yds16 - Par 4 422 yds
8 - Par 3 217 yds17 - Par 5 594 yds
9 - Par 4 440 yds18 - Par 4 470 yds
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35 3,468 yds36 3,851 yds
 
Annual:  44th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 3-6 p.m. (et),
  - Thursday/Friday -- 8:30-11:30 p.m. (et) - replay,
  - Saturday -- 12-1:30 p.m. (et),
  CBS - Saturday -- 2-5 p.m. (et),
  Golf Channel - Sunday -- 12-1:30 p.m. (et),
  CBS - Sunday -- 2-5 p.m. (et)
Defending Champion:  Heath Slocum
Runner-Up:  Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, Steve Stricker
Tournament Record (Par 70):  261 (Bob Gilder, 1982)
Tournament Record (Par 71):  268 (David Frost, 1992; Lee Janzen, 1994;
  Ernie Els, 1997; Sergio Garcia, 2001;
  Steve Stricker, 2007)
Tournament Record (Par 72):  269 (Johnny Miller, 1974)
54-Hole Record (Par 70):  192 (Bob Gilder, 1982)
54-Hole Record (Par 71):  199 (Ernie Els, 1997; Steve Stricker, 2007)
54-Hole Record (Par 72):  201 (Jack Nicklaus, 1967; Bob Murphy, 1968;
  Tom Weiskopf, 1975)
36-Hole Record (Par 70):  127 (Bob Gilder, 1982)
36-Hole Record (Par 71):  130 (K.J. Choi, 2007)
36-Hole Record (Par 72):  129 (Tom Weiskopf, 1975)
18-Hole Record:  62 (Dan Sikes, 1967; Jimmy Wright, 1976; Peter Jacobsen, 1982;
  Hunter Mahan, 2007 - Westchester Country Club)
Course Record:  62 (Hunter Mahan, 2008)
Total Purse:  $7,500,000
Shares:  1st Place - $1,350,000; 2nd Place - $810,000; 3rd Place - $510,000
 
2009 Finish
PlayerScorePlayerScore
Heath Slocum275Fredrik Jacobson277
Ernie Els276Nick Watney277
Padraig Harrington276Webb Simpson278
Steve Stricker276Paul Goydos279
Tiger Woods276Ian Poulter279
Scott Verplank279
 
Past Barclays Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009Heath Slocum (275) -- Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington, Steve Stricker,
Tiger Woods
2008*Vijay Singh (276) -- Sergio Garcia, Kevin Sutherland
2007Steve Stricker (268) -- K.J. Choi
2006Vijay Singh (274) -- Adam Scott
2005Padraig Harrington (274) -- Jim Furyk
2004*Sergio Garcia (272) -- Padraig Harrington, Rory Sabbatini
2003*Jonathan Kaye (271) -- John Rollins
2002Chris Smith (272) -- David Gossett, Pat Perez, Loren Roberts
2001Sergio Garcia (268) -- Scott Hoch
2000*Dennis Paulson (276) -- David Duval
1999*Duffy Waldorf (276) -- Dennis Paulson
1998*#J.P. Hayes (201) -- Jim Furyk
1997Ernie Els (268) -- Jeff Maggert
1996Ernie Els (271) -- Steve Elkington, Tom Lehman, Jeff Maggert,
Craig Parry
1995*Vijay Singh (278) -- Doug Martin
1994Lee Janzen (268) -- Ernie Els
1993*Vijay Singh (280) -- Mark Wiebe
1992David Frost (268) -- Duffy Waldorf
1991Billy Andrade (273) -- Brad Bryant
1990Hale Irwin (269) -- Paul Azinger
1989*Wayne Grady (277) -- Ronnie Black
1988*Seve Ballesteros (276) -- David Frost, Greg Norman, Ken Green
1987*J.C. Snead (276) -- Seve Ballesteros
1986Bob Tway (272) -- Willie Wood
1985*Roger Maltbie (275) -- George Burns, Ray Floyd
1984Scott Simpson (269) -- David Graham, Jay Haas, Mark O'Meara
1983Seve Ballesteros (276) -- Andy Bean, Craig Stadler
1982Bob Gilder (261) -- Peter Jacobsen, Tom Kite
1981Ray Floyd (275) -- Bobby Clampett, Gibby Gilbert, Craig Stadler
1980Curtis Strange (273) -- Gibby Gilbert
1979Jack Renner (277) -- David Graham, Howard Twitty
1978Lee Elder (274) -- Mark Hayes
1977Andy North (272) -- George Archer
1976David Graham (272) -- Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Fuzzy Zoeller
1975*Gene Littler (271) -- Julius Boros
1974Johnny Miller (269) -- Don Bies
1973*Bobby Nichols (272) -- Bob Murphy
1972Jack Nicklaus (270) -- Jim Colbert
1971Arnold Palmer (273) -- Gibby Gilbert, Hale Irwin
1970Bruce Crampton (273) -- Larry Hinson, Jack Nicklaus
1969Frank Beard (275) -- Bert Greene
1968Julius Boros (272) -- Bob Murphy, Jack Nicklaus, Dan Sikes
1967Jack Nicklaus (272) -- Dan Sikes

* - Won in Playoff

# - Rain shortened

Note: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 in the Field
Player2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Heath Slocum------mcT-58---T-51---T-14mcWon
Steve Stricker---------------------WonT-19T-2
Ernie ElsT-5---T-39T-11T-16------T-4mcT-2
Padraig Harrington------------T-2WonT-36T-35mcT-2
Tiger Woods---T-16---T-13---------------T-2
Ian Poulter------------------T-9T-9mcT-9
Brandt Snedeker------------mc------mcT-68T-12
Jim FurykT-51T-19T-9T-22---2nd---T-25T-12T-15
Dustin Johnson------------------------mcT-15
Hunter Mahan---------------T-46T-42T-17T-31T-20
Y.E. Yang---------------------------T-20
Tim Clark---------mcT-9T-12T-63T-17T-38T-24
Stewart Cink---T-3T-5mcmc------T-25T-38T-28
Zach Johnson------------T-23------T-25mcT-28
Justin Leonard---T-56---------T-7T-29mcT-7T-31
David Toms------T-12T-18mc---T-15mcmcT-31
Luke Donald------T-55T-367th---T-5mc---T-31
Tim Petrovic------mcmcT-28mcmcT-21T-38T-46
Kevin SutherlandT-19T-11T-18---T-32T-22T-25mcT-2T-52
Anthony Kim---------------------T-17T-12T-52
Phil MickelsonT-13---T-25---T-16---T-18T-7T-19T-52
Kenny Perry------------T-9T-3T-47T-25T-48T-52
Kevin Streelman------------------------T-4T-58
Adam Scott------T-79---T-32---2ndT-14mcT-58
Retief Goosen------T-25T-18------T-29T-60mcT-70
Ryan Moore---------------T-51---mcmcT-70
Jeff Overton------------------T-29mcT-38T-73
Vijay SinghT-24T-6mcT-18T-4T-7WonmcWonmc
Bubba Watson------------------mcmcT-12mc
Lucas Glover------------mcT-22T-70mcT-55mc
Geoff Ogilvy---mcmcmc------T-18T-4mcmc
Sean O'Hair---------------T-46T-36T-25mcmc
Camilo Villegas---------------------T-21mcwd
Paul Casey------------------------T-7---
Rory McIlroy------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Rory McIlroy
Darkhorse - Steve Elkington
 
Last Week's Pick to Win (Carl Pettersson) - Missed the cut
Last Week's Darkhorse (Jason Bohn) - Not in final field
 
NOTES:
The PGA Tour travels to New Jersey this week for the first week of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup at The Barclays. The top-125 players in the FedExCup standings are eligible to play this week. Ernie Els is first on the FedExCup points list and finished tied for second at this event last year. Els leads in points with 1,846. Steve Stricker is second with 1,697. Jim Furyk is third with 1,691 and Phil Mickelson is fourth with 1,629. The number of players will be cut to 100 for the 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 Paul Goydos (63), Sergio Garcia (101) and Corey Pavin (110).

The 2007 and 2009 FedExCup champion and world No. 1 Tiger Woods finished 112th on the points list for the regular season. He will have to play well to qualify for the Deutsche Bank Championship next week.

Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson will be playing this week for the first time since the dramatic end to the PGA Championship. Watson lost in a playoff to Martin Kaymer and Johnson missed out on the playoff due to a controversial two-stroke penalty on the 18th hole in the final round.

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

In 2008, Vijay Singh birdied the second hole of a thrilling playoff to defeat Garcia and Kevin Sutherland and capture the title. Singh became the first four-time winner of this event, having previously won in 1993, 1995 and 2006. Jack Nicklaus, Garcia, Els and Seve Ballesteros have each won twice.

In 2007, Stricker birdied four of the last five holes in the final round 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.

In 2006, Singh won by two shots over Adam Scott, closing with a three-under 68 to finish the tournament at 10-under-par 274. It was Singh's 17th title since turning 40, matching Sam Snead for the most in that category. Singh is the all-time money leader at this event with $3,437,301 in earnings.

In 2005, Harrington drained a 65-foot eagle putt on the final hole to leap past Furyk for the win. Harrington posted a one-under 70 in the final round to finish four rounds at 10-under-par 274. Harrington got a bit of redemption from 2004 when he missed a five-footer in a playoff and eventually lost to Garcia. With the win, the Irishman Harrington became the ninth different international champion of this event, joining Bruce Crampton of Australia (1970), David Graham of Australia (1976), Ballesteros of Spain (1983 and 1988), Wayne Grady of Australia (1989), David Frost of South Africa (1992), Singh of Fiji (1993, 1995, 2006, 2008), Els of South Africa (1996 and 1997) and Garcia of Spain (2001 and 2004).

In 2003, Jonathan Kaye became the eighth first-time winner. Kaye joined Andy North (1977), Jack Renner (1979), Grady (1989), Singh (1993), J.P. Hayes (1998), Dennis Paulson (2000) and Chris Smith (2002) in that category. There have been 12 playoffs in the last 25 years of the tournament, including six of the last 12 years. Overall, there have been 14 playoffs and eight since 1993.

When Garcia captured the event in 2001, his total of 268 tied the tournament record for the par-71 layout held by Frost (1992), Lee Janzen (1994) and Els (1997). Stricker joined that group in 2007. The win enabled Garcia to become the youngest champion of this event. At the age of 21, Garcia passed Renner, who was 23 when he won the 1979 Buick Classic.

The tournament returns to Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey this year. Ridgewood previously hosted the event in 2008. Liberty National Golf Club staged the event in 2009. The tournament had been held at Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York the first 41 years.

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

08/24 18:10:53 ET

As of August 24, 2010, at 06:11 PM ET

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