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Frys.com Open

Frys.com Open
Tournament information
Location Napa, California
Established 2007
Course(s) Silverado Country Club,
North course
Par 72
Length 7,203 yards (6,586 m)
Tour(s) PGA Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund $6.0 million
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Cameron Beckman (2008)
262 Kevin Sutherland (2008)
262 Troy Matteson (2009)
262 Rickie Fowler (2009)
262 Jamie Lovemark (2009)
To par −18 as above
Current champion
Bae Sang-moon
'''Silverado<br>Country Club''' is located in United States
'''Silverado<br>Country Club'''
Silverado
Country Club
Location in the United States

The Frys.com Open was first staged in 2007 as the Fry's Electronics Open at Grayhawk Golf Club's Raptor Course in Scottsdale, Arizona. It adopted its current name in 2008, and moved to California in 2010, at CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin. In October 2014 (2015 season), the tournament moved to the North course of Silverado Country Club in Napa.[1]

The purse was $5 million for its first seven years and was raised to $6 million for the 2015 season.

The event was a [3]

The inaugural event was won by Canadian Mike Weir by one stroke over Mark Hensby. In 2008 the event was won by Cameron Beckman on the second playoff hole, when he parred it and Kevin Sutherland bogeyed it. In 2009, Troy Matteson set a PGA Tour 36-hole record by shooting 61-61=122 in the second and third rounds, and then won the tournament in a three-man playoff against Rickie Fowler and Jamie Lovemark.

Other notable players who have participated in the tournament include Ernie Els, David Duval, and Tiger Woods. Woods committed to play in the 2011 tournament as a condition for being selected by Fred Couples as one of two captain's pick for the United States team in the 2011 Presidents Cup, which took place in mid-November 2011.

Silverado's North Course hosted an annual event on the PGA Tour from 1968 through 1980, the first nine editions as the Kaiser International Open Invitational. It was renamed Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic in 1977 and moved east to Virginia in 1981, played at Kingsmill in Williamsburg through 2002.

Winners

Season Date Player Country Winner's score Earnings ($) Purse ($)
Frys.com Open
2015 Oct 12, 2014 Bae Sang-moon  South Korea 66-69-65-73=273 (−15) 1,080,000 6,000,000
2014 Oct 13, 2013 Jimmy Walker  United States 70-69-62-66=267 (−17) 900,000 5,000,000
2012 Oct 14, 2012 Jonas Blixt  Sweden 66-68-66-68=268 (−16) 900,000 5,000,000
2011 Oct 9, 2011 Bryce Molder  United States 71-67-65-64=267 (−17) 900,000 5,000,000
2010 Oct 17, 2010 Rocco Mediate  United States 64-65-67-73=269 (−15) 900,000 5,000,000
2009 Oct 25, 2009 Troy Matteson  United States 72-61-61-68=262 (−18) 900,000 5,000,000
2008 Oct 26, 2008 Cameron Beckman  United States 69-66-64-63=262 (−18) 900,000 5,000,000
Fry's Electronics Open
2007 Oct 21, 2007 Mike Weir  Canada 69-64-65-68=266 (−14) 900,000 5,000,000

References

  1. ^ James, Marty (July 4, 2013). "Silverado Country Club to host PGA Tour event".  
  2. ^ Pollak, David (October 14, 2012). "Frys.com Open golf notebook: Attendance down, but tournament president Duke Butler optimistic about event's future". Contra Costa times. 
  3. ^ James, Marty (July 14, 2013). "PGA Tour event will put spotlight on Silverado".  

External links

  • Official website
  • Coverage on the PGA Tour's official site

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