The Barclays Tournament Notes - 2014

  • The Barclays 2014
  • Dates: August 19-24, 2014
  • Where: The Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.
  • Par/Yards: 35-36—71/7,319 yards
  • 2013 champion: Adam Scott
  • Purse: $8,000,000/$1,440,000 (winner)
  • FedExCup: 2,500 points to the winner
  • Format: 72-hole stroke-play
  • Website: http://www.thebarclaysgolf.com
  • Facebook: The Barclays
  • Twitter: @TheBarclaysGolf

    A Look at The Barclays 2013

  • Teeing off in the final round one hour and 20 minutes before 54-hole leaders Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar, Masters champion Adam Scott posted a 5-under 66, giving him an early clubhouse lead at Liberty National with a total of 273.
  • Scott’s lead held up as Justin Rose, with a birdie putt for the outright win on the 72nd hole, threeputted, and Gary Woodland and Tiger Woods both missed birdie putts on the last.
  • Rose, Woodland, Woods and Graham DeLaet all tied for second.
  • Scott’s six-stroke come-from-behind victory was the largest in tournament history and the ninth of his career.
  • Scott joined Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods as the only players to win a major championship and a FedExCup Playoffs event in the same season.
  • Scott’s come-from-behind win continued a recent trend at the tournament, as the leader entering the final round has not gone on to win The Barclays since Steve Stricker in 2007.
  • The Ridgewood Country Club
    • The Barclays returns to The Ridgewood Country Club for the third time, the club having hosted the event in 2008 (Vijay Singh) and 2010 (Matt Kuchar).
    • In addition to two installments of The Barclays, the course – an A.W. Tillinghast design – has hosted the 1935 Ryder Cup (United States), 1974 U.S. Amateur (Jerry Pate), 1990 U.S. Senior Open (Lee Trevino) and 2001 Senior PGA Championship (Tom Watson).
    • The Ridgewood Country Cub, founded in 1890, is one of the oldest country clubs in America.
    • The club enjoys a rich and storied history that includes the tenure of George Jacobus, the club’s Golf Professional from 1914 until 1964.
    • George was the first American-born President of the PGA of America and, through his friendship with Bobby Jones, was able to bring Byron Nelson to the club as his Assistant Golf Professional in 1935.
    • George was also a close friend of noted golf course architect A.W. Tillinghast, who designed the 27-hole golf course that opened in 1929.
    • The Championship Course is a composite of the more difficult holes from the three original nine-hole courses and was developed specifically for The Barclays tournaments.

      The Barclays course rotation through 2016

    • Continuing with the rotation set in recent years on playing some of the area’s best courses, The Barclays returns
      to Plainfield Country Club (2015) and Bethpage State Park (2016) as host venues in upcoming years.FedExCup and The Barclays
    • Each playoff event offers 2,500 FedExCup points to the winner.
    • The top-125 players on the final PGA TOUR Season FedExCup points list (following the Wyndham
      Championship) qualify for The Barclays.
    • The top-100 players on the FedExCup points list following The Barclays qualify for the Deutsche Bank Championship.
    • The top-70 players on the FedExCup points list after the Deutsche Bank Championship advance to the BMW Championship, contested at Cherry Hills Country Club in Cherry Hills, Co., for the first time.
    • The top-30 players following the BMW Championship will qualify for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.
    • Prior to the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola, a points reset will take place, giving all players in the field a mathematical opportunity to win the FedExCup title.
    • The top-five players control their own destiny and would claim the FedExCup with a victory at East Lake.
    • Any player in the field at The Barclays can mathematically move inside the top five in the points standings with a runner-up finish or victory.
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