WGC Championship Tournament Winners, History

The WGC Championship was one of the World Golf Championships tournaments, existing from the late 1990s into the early 2020s. It had many title sponsors over its run and was known by many different names. Those names (and the years it was called that), plus where it was played, are:
  • WGC American Express Championship, 1999-2006, rotated to different golf courses around the world
  • WGC CA Championship, 2007-2010, played at Doral Resort in Doral, Florida
  • WGC Cadillac Championship, 2011-2016, played at Doral Resort in Doral, Florida
  • WGC Mexico Championship, 2017-2020, played at Golf club de Chapultepec in Chapultepec, Mexico
  • WGC Workday Championship, 2021, played at The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida

Winners of the WGC Championship

1999 — Tiger Woods, 278 (def. Miguel Angel Jimenez in playoff)
2000 — Mike Weir, 277
2001 — Not played
2002 — Tiger Woods, 263
2003 — Tiger Woods, 274
2004 — Ernie Els, 270
2005 — Tiger Woods, 270 (def. John Daly in playoff)
2006 — Tiger Woods, 261
2007 — Tiger Woods, 278
2008 — Geoff Ogilvy, 271
2009 — Phil Mickelson, 269
2010 — Ernie Els, 270
2011 — Nick Watney, 272
2012 — Justin Rose, 272
2013 — Tiger Woods, 269
2014 — Patrick Reed, 284
2015 — Dustin Johnson, 279
2016 — Adam Scott, 276
2017 — Dustin Johnson, 270
2018 — Phil Mickelson, 268 (def. Justin Thomas in playoff)
2019 — Dustin Johnson, 263
2020 — Patrick Reed, 266
2021 — Collin Morikawa, 270

Tiger Woods was the dominant player in WGC Championship history, winning seven times. He got the tournament off to an auspicious start in its very first year, 1999, winning at Valderrama in Spain over Miguel Angel Jimenez in a playoff.

Woods also holds the tournament's 72-hole scoring record at 261, established at The Grove in England in 2006. His 8-stroke margin of victory that year is also the tournament record. The 18-hole scoring record was 61, recorded by Jon Rahm in 2020 at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Mexico.

The tournament spent the most years at the Doral Resort in Florida where, in 2007, it displaced the long-running PGA Tour event Doral Open. It was played at Doral from 2007 through 2016.

In addition to Woods, other multiple champions were Dustin Johnson with three wins, and, with two wins each, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed and Ernie Els.

The WGC Championship was discontinued after the 2021 tournament when the number of World Golf Championships tournaments was reduced from four to two.

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