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.)

2019 Northern Trust

  • When: Aug. 8-11, 2019
  • Where: Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.

2018 Tournament

Bryson DeChambeau made his move in the third round with a 63, then scored 69 in Round 4 to win by four strokes. He finished at 18-under 266. The runner-up was Tony Finau. It was DeChambeau's third career win on the PGA Tour, but his second in the past three months.

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.

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 has 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

2018 - Bryson DeChambeau, 266
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