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Upper Montclair Country Club
Clifton, NJ
  • Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points
  • Format: 72 holes
  • Purse: $3,000,000
  • Par: 71
  • History:

    This is the 10th year for the event.

  • Yardage: 6,656

On a final day filled with drama, it took every last one of the remaining 18 holes to declare a winner of the 2022 Cognizant Founders Cup. When the dust settled, it was Australian Minjee Lee who walked away from Upper Montclair Country Club with a hard-fought victory, the seventh of her career and the first since her maiden major championship win at the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship.

Cognizant Founders Cup

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May 8 - May 14, 2023
New Jersey

Hole Description

Hole01
The first hole of the tournament course is 385 yards. This straight, medium-length par 4 features three very large fairway bunkers that collect errant tee shots. A small, bunkered green awaits an accurate approach.
Hole02
The second hole is a long, split fairway, par 5. Though, precise tee shot will leave you a chance to get home in two. But don't try to run the ball on the green, or this large greenside bunker will leave you with a challenging third shot.
Hole03
Par 4 - Perhaps the most difficult tee shot on the Tournament course is the 3rd hole. This hole requires an accurate tee shot to a fairway that bends from right to left. A three-tiered green will challenge your approach shot if you expect a realistic chance at a birdie.
Hole04
The par-3, 4th hole has one of the more challenging greens on the course. After a mid-iron tee shot, you must successfully negotiate the undulations and contours of this green to secure a par.
Hole05
The final par-5 on the front nine demands a straight tee shot, with desert areas on both sides of the fairway. Depending on the pin placement, you must decide which side of the split fairway you will hit your second shot into which will allow easy access to this large contoured green. A well-played third shot may provide a chance at a birdie on this scenic par 5.
Hole06
The second par-3 on the course is the 6th hole. A long iron is needed to reach the green that has multiple levels and is sloped from back to front.
Hole07
The short, par-4 7th requires accuracy off of the tee which will set up a short-iron to this demanding green. Several greenside bunkers guard this green and a severe slant from back to front makes a birdie putt difficult to attain.
Hole08
Perhaps the most difficult hole on the front nine is the par-4, 17th. If your tee shot manages to avoid the desert areas, you are left with a long approach and must negotiate the lake on the right side of the green. A challenging green will make you work for your par.
Hole09
The 9th hole on the course is a straight par-4 that features a very large fairway bunker that will penalize errant tee shots. A mid-iron approach must find the correct level of this large, two-tiered green.
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