Tampa Bay Championship Past Winners and History

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The Tampa Bay Championship presented by Everbank has had a short and tumultuous history.

The event was founded in 2000 as an alternate event to the President’s Cup. In 2001, it was supposed to be the alternate event to the WGC-American Express Championship, but was cancelled because of the terrorist attacks on September 11. It served as the alternate event in 2002.

Chrysler became the sponsor in 2003, and the event had its own slot as the last full-field event before the Tour Championship. Renamed the Chrysler Championship, the tournament held that spot until 2006.

In 2007, the tournament found a new slot in the schedule, and a new sponsor: PODS. Originally, PODS had a six year sponsorship agreement, but backed out on an option after 2008. Transitions Optical, another Florida corporation, became the sponsor in 2009.

Transitions left the tournament in 2012, but two weeks before the 2013 event, Everbank took up the reigns.

The players with the most wins in the event are Retief Goosen (2003 and 2009), and K.J. Choi (2002 and 2006).

Retief Goosen is also the tournament’s leading money winner, with over $2,000,000 in earnings at the event.

The tournament record was set by Vijay Singh in 2004 with a −18 winning total of 266.

Tampa Bay Championship Past Winners
Date Winner Country Score 1st Prize ($) Purse ($)
Tampa Bay Championship Presented by Everbank
Mar. 2013 ??? ??? ??? 990,000 5,500,000 ($)
Transitions Championship
Mar. 28, 2012 Luke Donald England 271 (-13) 990,000 5,500,000 ($)
Mar. 20, 2011 Gary Woodland United States 269 (-15) 990,000 5,500,000 ($)
Mar 21, 2010 Jim Furyk United States 271 (−13) 972,000 5,400,000
Mar 22, 2009 Retief Goosen South Africa 276 (−8) 972,000 5,400,000
PODS Championship
Mar 9, 2008 Sean O’Hair United States 280 (−4) 954,000 5,300,000
Mar 11, 2007 Mark Calcavecchia United States 274 (−10) 954,000 5,300,000
Chrysler Championship
Oct 29, 2006 K. J. Choi South Korea 271 (−13) 954,000 5,300,000
Oct 30, 2005 Carl Pettersson Sweden 275 (−9) 954,000 5,300,000
Oct 31, 2004 Vijay Singh Fiji 266 (−18) 900,000 5,000,000
Nov 2, 2003 Retief Goosen South Africa 272 (−12) 864,000 4,800,000
Tampa Bay Classic presented by Buick
Sep 22, 2002 K. J. Choi South Korea 267 (−17) 468,000 2,600,000
Tampa Bay Classic
Sep 16, 2001 Cancelled due to the terrorist attacks on September 11
Oct 22, 2000 John Huston United States 271 (−13) 432,000 2,400,000
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