NO Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms or knives)
You will be required to return prohibited items to your vehicle prior to entering the tournament grounds. Please be prepared to submit yourself and personal items for inspection.
Please observe the instructions of the gallery marshals and stay behind the ropes at all times. Please dispose of trash in the receptacles and recycling bins provided throughout the golf course.
Will Call will be located at the main entrance. No spectators will be able to drive and park near Will Call.
Operating Hours- Will Call will open at the same time the gates open, and will close approximately 30 minutes after play has concluded for the day, with the exception of Sunday, when Will Call closes at 5:00 PM.
Tournament attendes may now bring Mobile Devices, such as cell phones and other PDAs (Portable Digital Assistants), on the grounds at The Barclays. This enhancement does have guidelines that must be followed:
Parking- Handicapped spectators will receive preferred parking at the General Spectator lot, with parking located closest to the shuttle bus pick-up / drop-off area that goes to / from the golf course. There are no separate buses for handicapped spectators, but all buses are handicap accessible.
On-Course Transportation- Stop at the Special Needs Services Tent to obtain golf cart shuttle to several designated locations throughout the course. This is a continuous shuttle, so please return to one of the on-course pick-up / drop-off locations to obtain a ride.
Viewing- There will be several designated seating areas only for disabled spectators. Please stop by the Special Needs Services Tent to find out all locations.
NOTE- Wheelchairs and Motorized Scooters are allowed on the course, however, the Tournament can not provide them for spectators.
Under the leadership of Bill Jennings in 1954, a Pro-Am Tournament was planned featuring 33 foursomes for the benefit of United Hospital Medical Center.
The first Pro-Am saw Walter Burkemo shoot a winning 66 while Doug Ford, Fred Haas, Jr., Johnny Palmer and Jack Patroni tied for second at 69. By 1962, the last year the Apawamis Club in Rye, N.Y., served as host for the event, there were 48 foursomes. Sam Snead and Billy Maxwell tied for first place, and the ninth Pro-Am netted the Hospital $22,000.
1963 brought the Thunderbird Tournament from New Jersey to Westchester Country Club in Harrison, N.Y., where the purse was $100,000.
Arnold Palmer took home the $25,000 first prize from that initial Westchester Country Club event, beating Paul Harney in a playoff. The following year, "Champagne" Tony Lema nosed out burly Mike Souchak for the winner's check, and in 1965 Jack Nicklaus fought off challenges from Gary Player, Billy Casper and Gene Littler to claim the title.
The sponsoring Ford dealers decided to move the Thunderbird event back to New Jersey in 1966. Although the grounds of Westchester Country Club were void of "big" golf that summer, plans were being developed for the inaugural Westchester Classic -- with a purse of $250,000, the largest in golf history -- in 1967.
That first year, it was overcast and cool on Thursday. But the Friday, Saturday and Sunday rounds were rained out. It wasn't until late the following Wednesday that Jack Nicklaus defeated Dan Sikes by one stroke to become the first Westchester Classic winner. The 1967 tournament always will be remembered as the "Wetchester Classic."
In 2005 the tournament got a new and exciting title sponsor: Barclays. Every year since, their involvement has helped this event become a world-class tournament. The Barclays took a step further in 2007 when it became the first-ever PGA TOUR Playoff event for the FedExCup.
In 2008, The Barclays was held at historic Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, NJ for the very first time. Vijay Singh prevailed in an exciting playoff finish over Sergio Garcia and Kevin Sutherland. The 2009 Barclays proved to be one of the most exciting tournaments in the events storied history. Health Slocum sunk a 20-foot putt on the 18th green to edge out a one-shot victory over an impressive group that included Tiger Woods, Ernie Els, Padraig Harrington and Steve Stricker.
In 2010, The Barclays returned to Ridgewood Country Club and saw yet another dramatic finish as Matt Kuchar birdied the first playoff hole, after hitting a 7-iron to within 30 inches, to defeat Martin Laird.
In 2011, The Barclays headed to the rolling landscape of Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey. Dustin Johnson won The 2011 Barclays tournament by shooting six under par 65 to finish the reduced to 54-holes event at 19 under par, two shots clear of overnight leader Matt Kuchar with Brant Snedeker and Vijay Singh tied third at 16 under par.
In 2012 The Barclays was held at world renowned Bethpage State Park - The Black Course in Farmingdale, NY, home of two U.S. Opens! The treacherous Black Course is known for its grueling uphill fairways and long-distance pars making it one of the toughest courses in America. Nick Watney went head to head with The Black and came out on top to claim his first Barclays win.
This year The Barclays returns to the Championship Course at the historic Ridgewood Country Club, site of The Barclays 2008 and 2010. The Ridgewood Country Club encompasses a Tillinghast layout which contains three separate 9 hole courses; East, Center and West. The Championship Course is a composite of the more difficult holes from the three original nine hole courses, and was developed specifically for The Barclays tournaments. We look forward to another exciting tournament when the top 125 players in the FedExCup points race compete this year at The Ridgewood Country Club.
To date, The Barclays has donated over $40 million to many worthy local charities and it looks forward to giving more for many years to come.