Barclays Moving to Ridgewood Country Club


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The first event in the FedExCup playoffs is moving to Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey, leaving Westchester Country Club in New York without a PGA TOUR event for the first time in 40 years.
Under an amended agreement, The Barclays will return to Westchester at least once before 2012.
'As we have said before, we believe it is in the best interest of The Barclays to rotate among various venues in the New York area,' PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem said Saturday.
The Barclays had been played at Westchester since 1967, but it moved from June to late August last year as the first of four PGA TOUR playoff events. It was the only playoff event that Tiger Woods did not play.
The tour previously had said the 2009 tournament would be held at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J.
Ridgewood, a 27-hole course designed by A.W. Tillinghast in Paramus, N.J., previously hosted the 2001 Senior PGA Championship and the 1990 U.S. Senior Open, as well as the Ryder Cup in 1935.