GolfWRX is live this week from the 2017 Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club (Composite course) in Old Westbury, New York. The course, which was founded in 1925, will play as a par-70 measuring 7,350 yards for the event.
The Northern Trust marks the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, the four-tournament culmination of the season-long, cumulative points race. The first event includes the top-125 in FedExCup Points, and the field’s dwindle as the playoffs continue; Dell Technologies Championship (100 players), the BMW Championship (70 players), then the Tour Championship (top 30 players with a reseed).
As it currently stands, Hideki Matsuyama leads the race by 180 points over Justin Thomas, and by 198 points over Jordan Spieth. Close behind the trio is Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm, respectively.
Last year, Patrick Reed won the 2017 Barclays at Bethpage Black, which was the first event in the FedExCup Playoffs at the time. Reed comes in this year at No. 38 on the points list, meaning he has some ground to make up in order to make the Tour Championship.
Check out our photos from the 2017 Northern Trust below!