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The Wyndham Championship is played in Greensboro, North Carolina and was originally called the Greater Greensboro Open. In 2007, the event was renamed the Wyndham Championship when Wyndham Hotels & Resorts took over from DaimlerChrysler as main sponsor. It moved from an autumn date to mid-August and is the last PGA Tour event before the Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

The tournament was founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open. This tournament was usually contested in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 which moved the tournament toward the end of the season. Sam Snead set a PGA Tour record for his 8 wins at the event, as well as his 1965 event, which made him the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event (both records still stand).

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Winners:

Year Player Country Course Score To par 1st Prize ($) Purse ($)
Wyndham Championship
2013 Sedgefield CC 954,000 5,300,000
2012 Sergio García  Spain Sedgefield CC 262 –18 936,000 5,200,000
2011 Webb Simpson  United States Sedgefield CC 262 –18 936,000 5,200,000
2010 Arjun Atwal  India Sedgefield CC 260 –20 918,000 5,100,000
2009 Ryan Moore  United States Sedgefield CC 264PO –16 918,000 5,100,000
2008 Carl Pettersson  Sweden Sedgefield CC 259 –21 918,000 5,100,000
2007 Brandt Snedeker  United States Forest Oaks CC 266 –22 900,000 5,000,000
Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
2006 Davis Love III  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 –16 900,000 5,000,000
2005 K. J. Choi  South Korea Forest Oaks CC 266 –22 900,000 5,000,000
2004 Brent Geiberger  United States Forest Oaks CC 270 –18 828,000 4,600,000
2003 Shigeki Maruyama  Japan Forest Oaks CC 266 –22 810,000 4,500,000
Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
2002 Rocco Mediate  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 –16 684,000 3,800,000
2001 Scott Hoch  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 –16 630,000 3,500,000
2000 Hal Sutton  United States Forest Oaks CC 274 –14 540,000 3,000,000
1999 Jesper Parnevik  Sweden Forest Oaks CC 265 –23 468,000 2,600,000
1998 Trevor Dodds  Namibia Forest Oaks CC 276PO –12 396,000 2,200,000
1997 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand Forest Oaks CC 274PO –14 342,000 1,900,000
1996 Mark O’Meara  United States Forest Oaks CC 274 –14 324,000 1,800,000
KMart Greater Greensboro Open
1995 Jim Gallagher, Jr.  United States Forest Oaks CC 274 –14 270,000 1,500,000
1994 Mike Springer  United States Forest Oaks CC 275 –13 270,000 1,500,000
1993 Rocco Mediate  United States Forest Oaks CC 281PO –7 270,000 1,500,000
1992 Davis Love III  United States Forest Oaks CC 272 –16 225,000 1,250,000
1991 Mark Brooks  United States Forest Oaks CC 275PO –13 225,000 1,250,000
1990 Steve Elkington  Australia Forest Oaks CC 282 –6 225,000 1,250,000
1989 Ken Green  United States Forest Oaks CC 277 –11 180,000 1,000,000
1988 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Forest Oaks CC 271PO –17 180,000 1,000,000
Greater Greensboro Open
1987 Scott Simpson  United States Forest Oaks CC 282 –6 108,000 600,000
1986 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Forest Oaks CC 275 –13 90,000 500,000
1985 Joey Sindelar  United States Forest Oaks CC 285 –3 72,000 400,000
1984 Andy Bean  United States Forest Oaks CC 280 –8 72,000 400,000
1983 Lanny Wadkins  United States Forest Oaks CC 275 –13 72,000 400,000
1982 Danny Edwards  United States Forest Oaks CC 285 –3 54,000 300,000
1981 Larry Nelson  United States Forest Oaks CC 281PO –7 54,000 300,000
1980 Craig Stadler  United States Forest Oaks CC 275 –13 45,000 250,000
1979 Raymond Floyd  United States Forest Oaks CC 282 –6 45,000 250,000
1978 Seve Ballesteros  Spain Forest Oaks CC 282 –6 48,000 240,000
1977 Danny Edwards  United States Forest Oaks CC 276 –8 47,000 235,000
1976 Al Geiberger  United States Sedgefield CC 268 –16 46,000 230,000
1975 Tom Weiskopf  United States Sedgefield CC 275 –9 45,000 225,000
1974 Bob Charles  New Zealand Sedgefield CC 270 –14 44,066 220,000
1973 Chi-Chi Rodríguez  United States Sedgefield CC 267 –17 42,000 210,000
1972 George Archer  United States Sedgefield CC 272PO –12 40,000 200,000
1971 Buddy Allin  United States Sedgefield CC 275PO –9 38,000 190,000
1970 Gary Player  South Africa Sedgefield CC 271 –13 36,000 180,000
1969 Gene Littler  United States Sedgefield CC 274PO –10 32,000 160,000  
1968 Billy Casper  United States Sedgefield CC 267 –17 27,500 137,500  
1967 George Archer  United States Sedgefield CC 267 –17 25,000 125,000  
1966 Doug Sanders  United States Sedgefield CC 276PO –8 20,000 100,000  
1965 Sam Snead  United States Sedgefield CC 273 –11 11,000 70,000  
1964 Julius Boros  United States Sedgefield CC 277PO –3 6,600 45,000  
1963 Doug Sanders  United States Sedgefield CC 270 –10 5,500 35,000  
1962 Billy Casper  United States Sedgefield CC 275 –5 5,300 35,000  
1961 Mike Souchak  United States Sedgefield CC 276 –4 3,200 22,500  
1960 Sam Snead  United States Starmount Forest CC 270 –14 2,800 20,000  
1959 Dow Finsterwald  United States Starmount Forest CC 278 –6 2,000 15,000  
1958 Bob Goalby  United States Starmount Forest CC 275 –9 2,000 15,000  
1957 Stan Leonard  Canada Sedgefield CC 276 –4 2,000 15,000  
1956 Sam Snead  United States Starmount Forest CC 279PO –5 2,200 12,500  
1955 Sam Snead  United States Starmount Forest CC 273 –7 2,200 12,500  
1954 Doug Ford  United States Starmount Forest CC 283PO –1 2,000 10,000  
1953 Earl Stewart  United States Sedgefield CC 275PO –5 2,000 10,000  
1952 Dave Douglas  United States Starmount Forest CC 277 –7 2,000 10,000  
1951 Art Doering  United States Starmount Forest CC 279 –5 2,000 10,000  
1950 Sam Snead  United States Sedgefield CC 269 –11 2,000 10,000  
1949 Sam Snead  United States Starmount Forest CC 276PO –8 2,000 10,000  
1948 Lloyd Mangrum  United States Sedgefield CC 278 –2 2,000 10,000  
1947 Vic Ghezzi  United States Starmount Forest CC 286 +2 2,000 10,000  
1946 Sam Snead  United States Sedgefield CC 270 –10 1,500 7,500  
1945 Byron Nelson  United States Starmount Forest CC 271 –13 1,333 7,500  
1943–44 No tournament due to World War II
1942 Sam Byrd  United States Starmount Forest CC 279 –5 1,000 5,500  
1941 Byron Nelson  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 276 –6 1,200 5,000  
1940 Ben Hogan  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 270 –12 1,200 5,000  
1939 Ralph Guldahl  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 280 –2 1,200 5,000  
1938 Sam Snead  United States Sedgefield/Starmount Forest CC 271 –11 1,200 5,000  

Fun Fact:

Charlie Sifford competed in the 1961 tournament, the first time an African-American golfer was permitted to play in a PGA-sponsored event in the South.

Multiple Winners:

  • 8 wins
    • Sam Snead: 1938, 1946, 1949, 1950, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1965
  • 2 wins
    • Byron Nelson: 1941, 1945
    • Doug Sanders: 1963, 1966
    • Billy Casper: 1962, 1968
    • George Archer: 1967, 1972
    • Danny Edwards: 1977, 1982
    • Sandy Lyle: 1986, 1988
    • Rocco Mediate: 1993, 2002
    • Davis Love III: 1992, 2006

 

 

 

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