Since the inception of the FedEx Cup, The Barclays has served as the opening tournament for the PGA Tour’s post-season. Before we begin our coverage for this week’s playoff event at Bethpage Black, and the FedEx Cup series as a whole, here are 9 tournament records to know about The Barclays.
Best 18-Hole Score
Back in 2011, Brandt Snedeker shot a 10-under par, 61, to set the 18-hole tournament scoring record in the third round. That year, due to Hurricane Irene, the event was shortened down to 54-holes. Snedeker’s 61 helped him finish in a tie for the third place, three strokes behind winner Dustin Johnson.
Best Final Round Score
Last year, Jason Day lapped the entire field at the Plainfield Country Club with his scintillating performance. Day shot a final round 62 (-8), the best final round score at The Barclays, to win buy six strokes over runner-up Henrik Stenson.
Lowest 72-Hole Total (Aggregate)
Two players have shot 261 through four rounds and share the 72-hole aggregate scoring record at this event. Bob Gilder shot 261 (-19) to win by five strokes over Peter Jacobsen and Tom Kite at the Westchester Country Club in 1982. While Jason Day shot the exact same score last year at the Plainfield Country Club.
Lowest 72-Hole Total (To Par)
Four players have finished the event at 19-under par. Apart from Bob Gilder and Jason Day, Johnny Miller finished the tournament at 19-under (269) at the Westchester Country Club. While Dustin Johnson, who won in 2011, shot -19 over three rounds to capture the title.
World Golf Hall of Famer Vijay Singh, has the most wins at The Barclays. Singh has been champion a total of four times (1993, 1995, 2006 and 2008). Two time winners of this event include Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els and Sergio Garcia.
Largest Margin of Victory
The largest margin of victory at The Barclays has been 8 strokes, and the record is held by two players. David Frost won in 1992 with a score of 16-under while Ernie Els did it in 1996 with a score of 13-under.
Best Come from Behind Win
Back in 2013, Adam Scott had started the final round six shot behind the leaders, Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar. Being chased by players like Tiger Woods, Justin Rose, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler, Scott held his own, shot a final round 65 (-6) and won with a one stroke margin over Woods and Rose.
Career Money Leaders at The Barclays