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PGA Tour Wyndham Championship

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Sam Snead

Sam Snead was an 8-time winner of the Wyndham Championship back when it was known as the Greater Greensboro Open.

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About the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship:

The PGA Tour Wyndham Championship is the golf tournament traditionally known as the Greater Greensboro Open or Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. It has been played in Greensboro, N.C., for its entire history. In 2007, the name changed to Wyndham Championship, and the tournament serves as the last "regular season" event of the FedEx Cup points chase.

2015 Wyndham Championship
• When: Aug. 20-23
• Where: Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina

2014 Tournament
Camilo Villegas fired a final-round 63 to secure a one-stroke victory. Villegas finished at 17-under 263, one ahead of runners-up Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson. It was Villegas' fourth PGA Tour victory, but his first since 2010.

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PGA Tour Wyndham Championship Records:

  • Overall: 259 - Carl Pettersen, 2008
  • 18-Hole Record: 61 - Carl Pettersen, 2008; Arjun Atwal, 2010; Kevin Na, 2010

PGA Tour Wyndham Championship Golf Courses:

In 2008, the tournament returned to Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, N.C., where it was played for many years in the event's early history, but not since 1976.

From 1977 through 2007, the tournament was played at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. The other host course in the tournament's history was Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro.

PGA Tour Wyndham Championship Trivia and Notes:

  • The PGA Tour Wyndham Championship was first played - as the Greater Greensboro Open - in 1939. Sam Snead was the first winner.

  • It's appropriate that Snead won the first tournament, because he later won seven more times (1946, 1949-50, 1955-56, 1960, 1965). His eight wins total in this tournament is the PGA Tour record for most wins in one event. Snead also finished second three times.

  • Snead's final win here, in 1965, was also the 82nd and final win of his PGA Tour career.
  • No other golfer has won the Wyndham Championship more than twice. But seven golfers won won it two times each: Davis Love III, Sandy Lyle, Danny Edwards, George Archer, Billy Casper, Doug Sanders and Byron Nelson.

  • Seve Ballesteros' first PGA Tour win was at the 1978 Greater Greensboro Open.

  • When Arjun Atwal won the 2010 tourney, he became the first golfer from India to win on the US PGA Tour.

PGA Tour Wyndham Championship - Past Winners:

(p-playoff)

Wyndham Championship
2014 - Camilo Villegas, 263
2013 - Patrick Reed-p, 266
2012 - Sergio Garcia, 262
2011 - Webb Simpson, 262
2010 - Arjun Atwal, 260
2009 - Ryan Moore, 264
2008 - Carl Pettersen, 259
2007 - Brandt Snedeker, 266

Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
2006 - Davis Love III, 272
2005 - K.J. Choi, 266
2004 - Brent Geiberger, 270
2003 - Shigeki Maruyama, 266

Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic
2002 - Rocco Mediate, 272
2001 - Scott Hoch, 272
2000 - Hal Sutton, 274
1999 - Jesper Parnevik, 265
1998 - Trevor Dodds-p, 276
1997 - Frank Nobilo-p, 274
1996 - Mark O'Meara, 274

Kmart Greater Greensboro Open
1995 - Jim Gallagher Jr., 274
1994 - Mike Springer, 275
1993 - Rocco Mediate-p, 281
1992 - Davis Love III, 272
1991 - Mark Brooks-p, 275
1990 - Steve Elkington, 282
1989 - Ken Green, 277
1988 - Sandy Lyle-p, 271

Greater Greensboro Open
1987 - Scott Simpson, 282
1986 - Sandy Lyle, 275
1985 - Joey Sindelar, 285
1984 - Andy Bean, 280
1983 - Lanny Wadkins, 275
1982 - Danny Edwards, 285
1981 - Larry Nelson-p, 281
1980 - Craig Stadler, 275
1979 - Raymond Floyd, 282
1978 - Seve Ballesteros, 282
1977 - Danny Edwards, 276
1976 - Al Geiberger, 268
1975 - Tom Weiskopf, 275
1974 - Bob Charles, 270
1973 - Chi Chi Rodriguez, 267
1972 - George Archer-p, 272
1971 - Bud Allin-p, 275
1970 - Gary Player, 271
1969 - Gene Littler-p, 274
1968 - Billy Casper, 267
1967 - George Archer, 267
1966 - Doug Sanders-p, 276
1965 - Sam Snead, 273
1964 - Julius Boros-p, 277
1963 - Doug Sanders, 270
1962 - Billy Casper, 275
1961 - Mike Souchak, 276
1960 - Sam Snead, 270
1959 - Dow Finsterwald, 278
1958 - Bob Goalby, 275
1957 - Stan Leonard, 276
1956 - Sam Snead-p, 279
1955 - Sam Snead, 273
1954 - Doug Ford-p, 283
1953 - Earl Stewart Jr.-p, 275
1952 - Dave Douglas, 277
1951 - Art Doering, 279
1950 - Sam Snead, 269
1949 - Sam Snead-p, 276
1948 - Lloyd Mangrum, 278
1947 - Vic Ghezzi, 286
1946 - Sam Snead, 270
1945 - Byron Nelson, 271
1943-44 - No Tournament
1942 - Sam Byrd, 279
1941 - Byron Nelson, 276
1940 - Ben Hogan, 270
1939 - Ralph Guldahl, 280
1938 - Sam Snead, 272

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