We’ve reached the business end of the 2020 PGA Tour season as this year’s FedExCup Playoffs get under way at TPC Boston today with the first round of the Northern Trust. Tiger Woods is among those looking to secure their place at September’s Tour Championship, so read on as we explain how to watch a Northern Trust live stream and catch all the PGA Tour golf action online this week.
The Northern Trust is the first of the PGA Tour’s three season-ending FedExCup playoff events. As well as boasting a $9.5 million purse, it will whittle down the world’s 125 best golfers (as judged by FedExCup standings after the Wyndham Championship) to a top 70 that progresses to next week’s BMW Championship. That tournament will the give us a final field of just 30 golfers to contest the 2020 Tour Championship.
It’s not a perfect system, but it makes for some awesome end of season PGA drama for golf fans. Big names like Tommy Fleetwood, Jordan Speith, Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler and Ian Poulter all currently lurk just outside the top 70 in the FedExCup standings and therefore need a strong performance to make it to next week’s BMW Championship.
Tiger Woods is well placed to book a ticket to Illinois, though, and tees-off at TPC Boston ranked 49th according to the delivery service, thanks to win in Japan last year at the Zozo Championship. Still, he needs two good tournaments to catapult himself into the top 30 and this year’s Tour Championship in September.
With so much at stake and no room for error, the Northern Trust looks set to be a real treat for golf fans today and all weekend-long – assuming Patrick Reed doesn’t manage to repeat as champion, of course. Follow our guide as we explain how to get a 2020 Northern Trust live stream and watch PGA Tour golf online today.
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2020 Northern Trust round 1 featured groups and Tiger Woods tee-time
Leading the way in the FedExCup standings are the American quartet that have dominated the Tour since it restarted play this summer, with current FedExCup No. 1 Justin Thomas leading 2020 PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa as well as compatriots Webb Simpson and Bryson DeChambeau.
Only Brooks Koepka’s late withdrawal due to injury stops the Northern Trust from being a 100% full-strength field, but there are still some great featured groups to watch in rounds 1 and 2 of the Northern Trust.
All times are US Eastern Time (ET) and apply to round 1 today.