2020 Northern Trust Primer: Field, Tee Times, TV, Odds

Justin Thomas tees off at the 10th hole during the third round of The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks GC in Old Westbury, NY on Aug. 26, 2017.

NORTON, Mass – Three of the hottest players on the PGA Tour will be paired together when the FedEx Cup playoffs begin Thursday at the Northern Trust in Norton, Mass.

Americans Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Webb Simpson will compose the 8:26 a.m. EDT pairing off the 10th tee at TPC Boston (tee times). Thomas, Morikawa and Simpson are ranked Nos. 2, 5 and 6, respectively, in the Official World Golf Ranking. All have won since the season restart: Thomas at the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, Morikawa at the Workday Charity Open and more recently at the PGA Championship and Simpson at the RBC Heritage. They also rank 1-2-3 in the FedEx Cup standings.

Tiger Woods will be making his first start since he tied for 37th two weeks ago at the PGA Championship. Woods, a two-time winner of the FedEx Cup (2007 and 2009), will be paired with South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli and England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick at 8:37 a.m. off the 10th tee, in the group following Thomas-Morikawa-Simpson.

With Jim Herman winning his third career PGA Tour title at the Wyndham Championship yesterday, the PGA Tour regular season reached its conclusion. Thirty weeks, 33 tournaments, spread out over 11 months and forever known as Before COVID (BC) and After COVID (AC), now gives way to a three-week dash for the dough.

From No. 1 Justin Thomas to No. 125 Wyndham Clark, the richest postseason in professional sports begins at TPC Boston this week with The Northern Trust, the first leg of the three-event FedExCup Playoffs.


Over these three weeks, the 125 will be whittled down to one: a FedExCup Champion, who will be awarded professional golf immortality (not really)… and $15 million dollars (really!).

World No. 3 Rory McIlroy is well positioned to defend his 2019 FedExCup title, but 124 golfers have other ideas, including world No. 9 Patrick Reed who will defend his 2019 Northern Trust title.

It all starts Thursday Aug. 20 at TPC Boston.


Rd 1: 03:00-7:00 PM (GOLF)
Rd 2: 03:00-7:00 PM (GOLF)
Rd 3: 01:00-3:00 PM (GOLF)
Rd 3: 03:00-6:00 PM (CBS)
Rd 4: 12:30-2:30 PM (GOLF)
Rd 4: 02:30-6:30 PM (CBS)

Northern Trust tee times 2020

Here is the complete list of Northern Trust tee times for Thursday’s Round 1:

Round 1: Thursday, Aug. 209

Tee time Group

7:20 a.m. Chez Reavie, Nate Lashley, Ian Poulter
7:20 a.m. Ryan Armour, Ryan Moore, Brooks Koepka
7:31 a.m. Sung Kang, Talor Gooch, Matt Kuchar
7:31 a.m. Harold Varner III, Bud Cauley, Brian Stuard
7:42 a.m. Maverick McNealy, J.T. Poston, Doc Redman
7:42 a.m. Xinjun Zhang, Sepp Straka, Harry Higgs
7:53 a.m. Brendan Steele, Adam Hadwin, Jason Day
7:53 a.m. Michael Thompson, Carlos Ortiz, Andrew Landry
8:04 a.m. Byeong Hun An, Patrick Cantlay, Gary Woodland
8:04 a.m. Abraham Ancer, Marc Leishman, Dustin Johnson
8:15 a.m. Billy Horschel, Joaquin Niemann, Harris English
8:15 a.m. Daniel Berger, Rory McIlroy, Brendon Todd
8:26 a.m. Tyrrell Hatton, Cameron Champ, Adam Long
8:26 a.m. Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, Webb Simpson
8:37 a.m. Matt Jones, Cameron Tringale, Rickie Fowler
8:37 a.m. Tiger Woods, Dylan Frittelli, Matthew Fitzpatrick
8:48 a.m. Scott Brown, Brian Gay, Justin Rose
8:48 a.m. Brandt Snedeker, Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth
8:59 a.m. Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Charley Hoffman, Keegan Bradley
8:59 a.m. Scott Piercy, Rory Sabbatini, Beau Hossler

Noon Patrick Rodgers, Alex Noren, Pat Perez
Noon Troy Merritt, Robby Shelton, Si Woo Kim
12:11 p.m. Phil Mickelson, Henrik Norlander, Brian Harman
12:11 p.m. Charles Howell III, Denny McCarthy, Bubba Watson
12:22 p.m. Mackenzie Hughes, Danny Lee, Jim Herman
12:22 p.m. Paul Casey, Corey Conners, Max Homa
12:33 p.m. Kevin Kisner, Richy Werenski, Mark Hubbard
12:33 p.m. Nick Taylor, Joel Dahmen, Tom Hoge
12:44 p.m. Sebastián Muñoz, Kevin Na, Hideki Matsuyama
12:44 p.m. Matthew Wolff, Tyler Duncan, Adam Scott
12:55 p.m. Jon Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Lanto Griffin
12:55 p.m. Viktor Hovland, Ryan Palmer, Cameron Smith
1:06 p.m. Bryson DeChambeau, Sungjae Im, Patrick Reed
1:06 p.m. Kevin Streelman, Tony Finau, Scottie Scheffler
1:17 p.m. Emiliano Grillo, Matthew NeSmith, Scott Harrington
1:17 p.m. Tommy Fleetwood, Jason Kokrak, Cameron Davis
1:28 p.m. Russell Henley, Sam Ryder, Sam Burns
1:28 p.m. Zach Johnson, Keith Mitchell, Zac Blair
1:39 p.m. Luke List, Scott Stallings, Brice Garnett
1:39 p.m. Graeme McDowell, Adam Schenk, Lucas Glover
1:50 p.m. Shane Lowry, Tom Lewis
1:50 p.m. Bo Hoag, Wyndham Clark



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