The Northern Trust Tournament on the PGA Tour

All the winners plus tourney info and trivia for the FedEx Cup event

Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler at the 2016 Barclays
Patrick Reed (left) outplayed Rickie Fowler in the final round to win the 2016 Northern Trust Open (then called The Barclays). Scott Halleran/Getty Images

This tournament took the name "The Northern Trust" beginning in 2017, when that banking outfit replaced  Barclays as the title sponsor.

This event was played, under a couple different names, in Westchester County, N.Y., from 1967 through 2007. Beginning in 2007, the tournament became one of the four "playoff tournaments" of the FedEx Cup series.

The Northern Trust is the first of those FedEx tournaments played each year, and the tournament now rotates among golf courses in the New York-New Jersey area.

(Northern Trust was previously the sponsor of the PGA Tour tournament played at Riviera Country Club in California, but dropped sponsorship of that tournament when it became title sponsor here.)

2018 Tournament

  • When: Aug. 23-26
  • Where: Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.

2017 Northern Trust
Dustin Johnson caught third-round leader Jordan Spieth in the final round, then beat Spieth on the first hole of a playoff to win this tournament for the second time. In Round 4, Johnson shot 66 to Spieth's 69 and both finished at 13-under 267. On the first playoff hole, Johnson won it with a birdie. It was the 16th career win on the PGA Tour for Johnson and his fourth of 2017.

2016 Tournament
Despite bogeying two of his last three holes - including the 72nd - Patrick Reed won the tournament by one stroke. Reed shot 70 in the final round, finishing at 9-under 275. That was one stroke better than runners-up Sean O'Hair and Emiliano Grillo.

It was Reed's fifth career win on the PGA Tour. Third-round leader Rickie Fowler shot 74 in the final round and fell to a tie for seventh. Fowler's final nine holes include three bogeys and one double-bogey.

PGA Tour The Northern Trust Records:

  • 72 holes: 261 - Bob Gilder, 1982; Jason Day, 2015
  • 18 holes: 61 - Brandt Snedeker, 2011

    The Northern Trust Golf Courses:

    The tournament was been played at the same course - Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y. - from its founding in 1967 through 2007. But since then, the club has visited other courses, including Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J.; Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey; Plainfield Country Club in Edison, N.J.; and Bethpage Black in New York. The tournament today rotates within the New York/New Jersey area.

    Notes and Trivia About the Northern Trust

    • The tournament was first played in 1967 as the Westchester Classic. Jack Nicklaus won the inaugural tournament.
    • Vijay Singh is the only 4-time champion of this event, winning in 1993, 1995, 2006 and 2008. No other golfer has won here more than twice.
    • Two-time winners are Nicklaus (1967, 1972), Seve Ballesteros (1983, 1988), Ernie Els (1996-97), Sergio Garcia (2001, 2004) and Dustin Johnson (2011, 2017).
    • Els is the only back-to-back winner.
    • At the 2015 tournament, Brian Harman made two holes-in-one in the final round. He was just the third golfer in PGA Tour history to do that.

    Past Champions at The Northern Trust

    (p-playoff; w-weather shortened)

    The Northern Trust
    2017 - Dustin Johnson-p, 267

    The Barclays
    2016 - Patrick Reed, 275
    2015 - Jason Day, 261
    2014 - Hunter Mahan, 270
    2013 - Adam Scott, 273
    2012 - Nick Watney, 274
    2011 - Dustin Johnson-w, 194
    2010 - Matt Kuchar-p, 272
    2009 - Heath Slocum, 275
    2008 - Vijay Singh, 276
    2007 - Steve Stricker, 268

    Buick Classic
    2006 - Vijay Singh, 274
    2005 - Padraig Harrington, 274
    2004 - Sergio Garcia-p, 272
    2003 - Jonathan Kaye-p, 271
    2002 - Chris Smith, 272
    2001 - Sergio Garcia, 268
    2000 - Dennis Paulson-p, 276
    1999 - Duffy Waldorf-p, 276
    1998 - J.P. Hayes-p-w, 201
    1997 - Ernie Els, 268
    1996 - Ernie Els, 271
    1995 - Vijay Singh-p, 278
    1994 - Lee Janzen, 268
    1993 - Vijay Singh-p, 280
    1992 - David Frost, 268
    1991 - Billy Andrade, 273
    1990 - Hale Irwin, 269

    Manufacturers Hanover Westchester Classic
    1989 - Wayne Grady-p, 277
    1988 - Seve Ballesteros-p, 276
    1987 - J.C. Snead-p, 276
    1986 - Bob Tway, 272
    1985 - Roger Maltbie-p, 275
    1984 - Scott Simpson, 269
    1983 - Seve Ballesteros, 276
    1982 - Bob Gilder, 261
    1981 - Raymond Floyd, 275
    1980 - Curtis Strange, 273
    1979 - Jack Renner, 277

    American Express Westchester Classic
    1978 - Lee Elder, 274
    1977 - Andy North, 272
    1976 - David Graham, 272

    Westchester Classic
    1975 - Gene Littler-p, 271
    1974 - Johnny Miller, 269
    1973 - Bobby Nichols-p, 272
    1972 - Jack Nicklaus, 270
    1971 - Arnold Palmer, 270
    1970 - Bruce Crampton, 273
    1969 - Frank Beard, 275
    1968 - Julius Boros, 272
    1967 - Jack Nicklaus, 272