Quicken Loans National Winners And History
The Quicken Loans National is, in turn, the successor to the AT&T National, which in turn had replaced the “International.“at Castle Pines, Colorado, and was known for its unique use of the Stableford Scoring system.
2014 was the first year for the new title sponsor.
Along with the Arnold Palmer, the Verizon Heritage, The Colonial and the Memorial, The Quicken Loans National is just one of five tournaments given “invitational” status by the PGA Tour. That it has achieved ths status likely is due to two factors: it benefits Tiger’s foundation, and it is Washington, D.C. location, putting the PGA Tour in front of the power elite in the United States. As an “Invitational,” it has just 120 in its field and can ignore the PGA Tour Priority Ranking System.
The tournament is the successor to The International. In 2007, the PGA Tour abruptly ended it’s agreement with the International under suspicions at the time that it was a sacrificial lamb so that Tiger could have his own regular season tournament. It’s just as likely that the PGA Tour wanted an event back in Washington, D.C. The D.C. area had hosted a regular tour event—first the Kemper Open (at which the GolfBlogger worked in a corporate tent in another profession), and then the Booz Allen Classic. Kemper/Booz Allen was played first at Congressional Country Club, and then at the TPC at Avenel. But the Booz Allen ended after 2006.
The AT&T National was scheduled to play its first two years at the Congressional County Club (2007 and 2008) and then was able to extend the agreement to 2009 when Congressional pulled out of hosting the 2009 US Amateur. For 2010, the AT&T National moved to Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania. Congressional hosted the 2011 US Open and needed the summer to prepare. The AT&T National returns to Congressional for 2012 through 2014.
Tiger Woods did not return to defend his 2012 title due to an elbow injury.
A list of Quicken Loans National winners follows:
|Quicken Loans National|
|2018||Francesco Molinari||Italy||259||-21||8 Strokes|
|2017||Kyle Stanley||United States||273||-7||Playoff|
|2016||Billy Hurley III||United States||267||−17||3 strokes|
|2015||Troy Merritt||United States||266||−18||3 strokes|
|2014||Justin Rose (2)||England||280||−4||Playoff|
|2013||Bill Haas||United States||272||−12||3 strokes|
|2012||Tiger Woods (2)||United States||276||−8||2 strokes|
|2011||Nick Watney||United States||267||−13||2 strokes|
|2010||Justin Rose||England||270||−10||1 stroke|
|2009||Tiger Woods||United States||267||−13||1 stroke|
|2008||Anthony Kim||United States||268||−12||2 strokes|
|2007||K. J. Choi||South Korea||271||−9||3 strokes|