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THE NORTHERN TRUST - Round 1
COURSE: Liberty National Golf Club - (Jersey City, NJ)
ARCHITECT(S): Robert E. Cupp/Tom Kite
YARDS/PAR: 7,410 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $9,500,000/$1,710,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Dustin Johnson (2020)
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points / Winner: 2,000
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @TheNTGolf
OFFICIAL SITE: (The Northern Trust)
TV COVERAGE: Today, August 19 and Friday, August 20: Coverage from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, August 21, Round 3 coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. Then, CBS takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, August 22: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 12:00pm to 2:00pm (EDT) and CBS wraps it up from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Streaming coverage today and Friday, from 7:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT) on PGA Tour Live. Twitter coverage from 7:00am-8:40am today and Friday.
On Saturday and Sunday, PGA Tour Live will stream 8:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT). Twitter will stream 8:00am-9:15am (EDT) on Saturday and Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the The Northern Trust with today’s and tomorrow’s broadcasts from 12:00pm Noon (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio begins at 1:00pm (EDT) until 6:00pm (EDT) on Saturday and 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) or conclusion on Sunday. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
The Northern Trust/FedExCup Playoffs Notebook
The Top 125 FedEx Cup points crew will be playing to qualify in the Top 70 for next week’s BMW Championship.
Louis Oosthuizen (No. 8 in the FedExCup standings) is the only player in the Top 125 not in the field at the Northern Trust. Also, Will Zalatoris (T-29) finished the season with 1,296 “non-member” FedExCup points and is the only non-member to finish the season with enough points to be in the Top 125 in the FedExCup standings. Zalatoris will be a full-time PGA Tour member at the start of the 2021-22 season and will be eligible for the playoffs next season.
Jon Rahm is the Vegas-odds favorite this week despite competing in the Northern Trust after a forced month-long hiatus from competition after a bout with COVID+ tests.
“I’m probably going to be a little bit more rested than most people, but at the same time, I haven’t played competitively in four weeks,” he said. “So there might be a slight bit of rust, but I’m pretty sure that’s going to go quickly just because of how happy and how excited I am to be back and be competing.”
Rahm has four consecutive Top 10s in events he has completed and had a commanding lead after 54 holes of The Memorial when he was forced to withdraw due to his first positive COVID-19 test. Overall, he has 12 Top 10 finishes in his past 16 starts.
What They’re Saying:
Morikawa: A Man with a Plan (Golf Week/USA Today)
Chesson Hadley: Last Man In is Playing with House Money - (ESPN)
Rahm’s Back; Spieth Ready: FedEx Cup Playoff Begins (ESPN)
How to Watch This Week (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
#SportsBiz, Sports Gambling and Golf Industry News
Expert Picks for The Northern Trust - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for The Northern Trust - (PGATourCom)
Equipment Seen at The Northern Trust (Golf Week/USA Today)
Rest In Peace: Vivienne Player (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
August 19, 1984 - Forty-four year old Lee Trevino won his second PGA Championship and sixth and final major with a four-stroke victory over 48-year old Gary Player and 34-year old Lanny Wadkins at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Alabama. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE