The Northern Trust, earlier The Barclays, is a golf event on the PGA Tour that turns between the New York City zone and Boston area. Since 2007, it has been played as the first competition of the season playoff for the FedEx Cup.
2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs
The 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs, the arrangement of three golf tournaments that will decide the season champion on the U.S.- based PGA Tour, will be played from August 20 – September 7. It will include the following three events:
The Northern Trust – TPC Boston, Norton, Massachusetts 20-23 Aug
BMW Championship – Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, Illinois 27-30 Aug
Tour Championship – East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia 3-7 Sep
Round 1 – The Northern Trust
A significant number of the world’s top players have won The Northern Trust such as Sergio García, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed 2016-2019, Dustin Johnson and 2018 Bryson DeChambeau, who captured a four-stroke victory and have become the tournament’s youngest winner within the FedEx Cup era.
The Northern Trust 2020 field as the first golf event of the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs tees off 20-23 August 2020. The winner will pick up 1,500 points in the PGA Tour standings, the purse this time is at $9.5 million and the winner received $1.71 million. The field is restricted to the best 125 players on the FedEx point list for the regular season.
Round 2 – BMW Championship
The BMW Championship will be contested on the North Course at Olympia Fields Golf Club outside Chicago Aug. 27-30. Just players who rank No. 70 or better on the points list can play.
There is no cut at the BMW Championship, so every major player in the field will play each of the four-round and acquire [earn] FedEx Cup point. So, players ranked No. 30 or better on the list will qualify for the next week’s Tour Championship.
Numerous things can change among now and the end of the BMW Championship, yet golf players who are simply outside the top 30 include 2019 U.S Open champion Gary Woodland (33), Jason Day (45) and Tiger Woods (49).
Round 3 – The Tour Championship
The PGA Tour’s season-ending event will once at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. Top thirty golfers will qualify for the event, and there will be no cut, yet the Tour Championship will have a one of a unique start.
After the finish of the BMW Championship, the golf player ranked No. 1 on the FedEx Cup point list will begin the Tour Championship with a score of – 10, a prize for accumulating the most points all throughout the season.
Here are the List of FedEx Cup champions
2019 Rory McIlroy
2018 Justin Rose
2017 Justin Thomas
2016 Rory McIlroy
2015 Jordan Spieth
2014 Bill Horschel
2013 Henrik Stenson
2012 Brandt Snedeker
2011 Bill Haas
2010 Jim Furyk
2009 Tiger Woods
2008 Vijay Singh
2007 Tiger Woods
TPC Boston was moved into a rotating role starting a year ago and it’s back on the schedule in the week. Golf players will be extremely acquainted with this Arnold Palmer design because it joined the TOUR schedule in 2003 and has hosted 16 events. Gil Hanse came along and made some renovations in 2007. The par-71 layout stretches bent 7,342 yards on the scorecard.
Defending Champion of the Northern Trust
Patrick Reed won the 2019 Northern Trust at Liberty National as well as also won in 2016, will now take his talents to TPC Boston for a chance to defend his tournament title.
Weather Forecast for TPC of Boston
While the players will enjoy mostly sunny conditions in TPC of Boston At Great Woods, MA, the presence of a robust wind looks fairly consistent throughout the week. Aside from a spot of rain on Sunday, consistent with the forecast, it’ll be sunny and cloudy throughout the four days with temperatures starting from 81°F to 97°F.
But it’s the wind that’s the foremost interesting. That would reach speeds of the maximum amount as 8 to 15 mph on Sunday consistent with the first forecast, with a rolling average of around 10 mph throughout the week.
Northern Trust 2020 odds
Despite all the potential movement, the vast majority of the typical suspects are on the top favourites list as we head into FedEx event No. 1 this week at TPC Boston. The following are their odds for the Northern Trust.
Justin Thomas: 12-1
Bryson DeChambeau: 12-1
Jon Rahm: 14-1
Rory McIlroy: 14-1
Dustin Johnson: 20-1
Collin Morikawa: 20-1
Xander Schauffele: 22-1
McIlroy is going for his second FedEx Cup title in a row and third generally. Just he and Woods have won twice, and a year ago, McIlroy turned into the first secure the newly-implemented $15 million first prize handed out at the Tour Championship. Some of the players ahead of him — including Thomas and DeChambeau — will be difficult to overcome, however. Thomas won the FedEx Cup back in 2017 and is the main PGA Tour player with three wins so far this season.
Collin Morikawa, makes a solid run at the title. He has a great opportunity to win. The fifth-ranked player in the world, Morikawa won the PGA Championship fourteen days back for his first career major, which bounced him to second in the FedEx Cup standings heading into the PGA Tour Playoffs 2020.
Here are winners of The Northern Trust Tournament:
2019 Patrick Reed
2018 Bryson DeChambeau
2017 Dustin Johnson
2016 Patrick Reed
2015 Jason Day
2014 Hunter Mahan
2013 Adam Scott
2012 Nick Watney
2011 Dustin Johnson
2010 Matt Kuchar