PGA Tour Championship Winners and History

The final event of the PGA Tour season the Tour Championship has since 2007 been the final event in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

When it debuted in 1987, the PGA Tour Championship featured the top 30 players from the year’s money list. The tournament took place in November, just after the corresponding event on the European Tour. The event finalized the money list for the season.

To avoid the college and football seasons, the 2019 Tour Championship has been pushed up to August from September, where it had been scheduled since 2007.

The 2019 edition introduces other changes as well. First, the FedEx Cup playoffs were truncated from four events to three. Thirty players still qualify for the event, however.

Second, the confusing points system has been modified to give players “strokes” heading into the tournament. The playoff leader, for example, will start at -10. The second place player starts at -8. The third seed is at -7; fourth at -6; the fifth at -5. Seeds 6 – 10 begin the tournament at -4; 11 – 15 at -3; 16 – 20 at -2; 21-25 at -1. Seeds 26 – 30 start at even par.

The new system is both easier to understand and eliminates the possibility of having one player win the Tour Championship and another win the Fedex Cup. (for example, in 2008, the Tour Championship was won by Camilo Villegas, while Vijay Singh won the FedEx Cup. In 2009, Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship, while Tiger Woods won the FedEx Cup.)

In the COVID year of 2020, the PGA TOUR Championship was rescheduled from August 27 – 30 to September 4 – 7.

A complete list of PGA TOUR Championship Winners follows. Beginning in 2019, the score displayed is in relation to par: -total with strokes (-actual to par)

YearPlayerTo Par
Tour Championship by Coca-Cola
2023Viktor Hovland-27 (-8)
2022Rory McIlroy (3)-21 (-4)
2021Patrick Cantlay-21 (-10)
2020Dusin Johnson-21 (-10)
2019Rory McIlroy (2)-18 (-5)
Old Points System Score
2018Tiger Woods (3)269 (-11)
2017Xander Schauffele268 (-12)
2016Rory McIlroy268 (-12) PO
2015Jordan Spieth271 (-9)
2014Billy Horschel269 (-11)
2013Henrik Stenson267 (-13)
2012Brandt Snedeker270 (-10)
2011Bill Haas272 (-8)
The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola
2010Jim Furyk272 (-8)
2009Phil Mickelson (2)271 (-9)
2008Camilo Villegas273 (-7)
2007Tiger Woods (2)257 (-23)
2006Adam Scott269 (-11)
2005Bart Bryant263 (-17)
2004Retief Goosen269 (-11)
2003Chad Campbell268 (-16)
2002Vijay Singh268 (-12)
The Tour Championship presented by Dynegy
2001Mike Weir270 (-14)
The Tour Championship presented by Southern Company
2000Phil Mickelson267 (-13)
1999Tiger Woods269 (-15)
1998Hal Sutton274 (-6)
The Tour Championship
1997David Duval273 (-11)
1996Tom Lehman268 (-12)
1995Billy Mayfair280 (E)
1994Mark McCumber274 (-10)
1993Jim Gallagher, Jr.277 (-7)
1992Paul Azinger276 (-8)
1991Craig Stadler277 (-7)
Nabisco Championship
1990Jodie Mudd273 (-11)
1989Tom Kite276 (-8)
1988Curtis Strange279 (-9)
1987Tom Watson268 (-12)

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