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The Chrysler Classic of Greensboro is a regular golf tournament on the Fall Finish of the PGA Tour. It is played annually in October at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. Golfer after swing. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Downtown Greensboro Greensboro, North Carolina, is a city in Guilford County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ...


The 2006 purse was $5,000,000, with $900,000 going to the winner. The tournament was founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open. This tournament was usually contested in April or May, until a schedule change in 2003 which moved the tournament toward the end of the season. Sam Snead set a PGA Tour record for his 8 wins at the event, as well as his 1965 event, which made him the oldest player to win a PGA Tour event (both records still stand). 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The event has been played in Greensboro for its entire history. In its first 4 years, it was played at both Sedgefield Country Club and Starmount Forest Country Club, and shifted to solely Starmount Forest CC in 1942 and for the first time it was played after World War II in 1945. Starting with that 1945 event, it alternated between Starmount Forest CC and Sedgefield CC until 1952, when Starmount Forest CC hosted for a 2nd year in a row. It returned to Sedgefield CC in 1953 before Starmount Forest CC hosted 3 consecutive years (through 1956). Sedgefield CC hosted in 1957 before Starmount Forest CC hosted another 3 straight 1958-60. In 1961, the event returned to Sedgefield CC, and stayed there until 1976. Since 1977, it has been played at its current location at Forest Oaks CC.


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Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic Choi Kyung-Ju (b. ... Brent Andrew Geiberger (born May 22, 1968) is an American professional golfer and current player on the PGA Tour. ... Shigeki Maruyama (born September 12, 1969 in Chiba) is a Japanese golfer. ...

KMart Greater Greensboro Open Rocco Mediate (born December 17, 1962 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania) is an American golfer. ... Scott Hoch (born 24 November 1955 in Orlando, Florida) is an American golfer, who has represented his country in the Ryder Cup. ... Hal Sutton (born April 28, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American golfer and captain of the 2004 American Ryder Cup team. ... Jesper Parnevik (born March 7, 1965 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional golfer. ... Trevor Dodds (born 26 September 1959 in Windhoek) is a Namibian golfer. ... Frank Nobilo (born on May 14, 1960 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a former professional golfer and current analyst for The Golf Channels Champions Tour coverage. ... Mark OMeara (born January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. ...

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The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-American Express Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Canadian Open is a golf tournament which was founded in 1904. ... The 84 Lumber Classic at Nemacolin Woodland Resort is an American golf event. ... AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am The AT&T National Pro-Am is a PGA Tour golf tournament that is held every year at Pebble Beach, CA. The tournament is typically held during the month of February on three different courses, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Poppy Hills Golf Course... The B.C. Open logo created by Johnny Hart. ... It has been suggested that Crowne Plaza Invitation at Colonial be merged into this article or section. ... 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The International (officially rendered in capitals as The INTERNATIONAL) is a golf tournament in the United States PGA Tour held annually (currently in early August) at Castle Pines Golf Club in Castle Rock, Colorado, where the tournament has been played since its inception. ... The John Deere Classic is an American professional golf event which is on the PGA Tour Schedule. ... The Memorial Tournament is a PGA Tour golf tournament which is closely associated with Jack Nicklaus. ... The Nissan Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Reno-Tahoe Open is a secondary golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Shell Houston Open is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Sony Open in Hawaii is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Southern Farm Bureau Classic is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The Verizon Heritage is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Wachovia Championship is a PGA TOUR golf tournament. ... The Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The Zurich Classic of New Orleans is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... The FedEx Cup is a proposed championship trophy for the PGA Tour that will be mens professional golfs first playoff. ...

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ESPN.com: Only old age could stop Snead (1315 words)
Snead was runner-up at the Open four times between 1937 and 1949, near-misses that hurt his image.
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Later that evening Fred Corcoran, PGA tournament manager, awarded Greensboro tour dates for the spring of 1938 and the Greater Greensboro Open was born.
The GGO was given a spectacular boost into the national golf picture, from these modest beginnings, through its earliest champions – three of the first four tournaments were won by Sam Snead (’38), Ben Hogan (’40) and Byron Nelson (’41), who for years would dominate the game and remain among the all-time greats in golf.
Slammin’ Sammy won the then Greater Greensboro Open eight times from 1938 to ’65; the record is still the TOUR mark for victories at an event.
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