FedExCup champions Woods, McIlroy, Thomas and others committed to THE NORTHERN TRUST

Seven FedExCup champions committed to first event of the Playoffs


NORTON, Mass. – Two-time FedExCup champion Tiger Woods (2007, 2009) has officially committed to play in THE 2020 NORTHERN TRUST joining Rory McIlroy (2016, 2019) as the only two-time winners of the season-ending award in the field for the first FedExCup Playoffs event. Current FedExCup points leader Justin Thomas (2017), Justin Rose(2018), Jordan Spieth, (2015), Billy Horschel (2014) and Brandt Snedeker (2012) are also past FedExCup winners who have committed to next week’s tournament. They will attempt to join Woods and McIlroy as multiple winners when the top 125 players in the standings arrive at TPC Boston, August 20-23.

Woods, who currently sits at No. 47 in the FedExCup standings, has the opportunity to pick up his PGA TOUR record 83rd career win, eclipsing Sam Snead’s record of 82 TOUR wins.

Of the six times Woods has played in THE NORTHERN TRUST (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2018, 2019), he has finished no worse than T38 (2012) with the exception of last year when prior to the start of the second round in the 2019 event at Liberty National Golf Club, Woods had to withdraw citing a mild oblique strain.

Woods is set to tee it up at TPC Boston for the 11th time in his career and first since the FedExCup Playoffs were reduced from four events to three in 2019. In his previous 10 starts at TPC Boston, Woods has five top-10 finishes, including a victory in 2006 and two runner-up finishes (2004, 2007).

Reigning FedExCup champion McIlroy will make his ninth start at TPC Boston where he has three top-10 finishes, including two victories (2012, 2016) with his most recent happening on the way to his first FedExCup title. The Northern Irishman has played in THE NORTHERN TRUST seven times with his best finish (T6) in 2019 at Liberty National Golf Club.

FedExCup points leader Thomas has advanced to the FedExCup Playoffs each of the last five years, with his best finish at THE NORTHERN TRUST (T6) coming in 2017. Thomas collected his first Playoffs win at TPC Boston in 2017 on his way to his 2017 FedExCup victory at the season-ending TOUR Championship.

Other past winners at TPC Boston within the top-125 include:

  • 2011 winner Webb Simpson (No. 3)
  • 2018 winner Bryson DeChambeau (No. 4)
  • 2003 winner Adam Scott (No. 34)
  • 2007 winner Phil Mickelson (No. 63)
  • 2015 champion Rickie Fowler (No. 83)
  • 2010 champion Charley Hoffman (No. 106)

The Wyndham Championship marks the final event of the Regular Season and the final opportunity for players to make moves into the top-125.

The pressure-packed drama will be unmatched at THE 2020 NORTHERN TRUST as only 70 players will advance to the BMW Championship. Click here for the full FedExCup standings through the PGA Championship.

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THE NORTHERN TRUST is the first of three events in the FedExCup Playoffs, the culmination of the season-long competition that is the centerpiece of the PGA TOUR Season. While the PGA TOUR has a storied history of hosting FedExCup Playoffs events in Boston, this is the first time that THE NORTHERN TRUST will be played in New England as part of a rotation with New York/New Jersey. THE 2020 NORTHERN TRUST will be played at TPC Boston August 20-23 and will see the top 125 players competing under high-stakes drama, as only 70 will advance in the season-ending series. Many of the world’s best players have won THE NORTHERN TRUST including Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Jason Day, and Dustin Johnson. Additionally, players like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler won previous FedExCup Playoffs events held at TPC Boston. In addition to the star power inside the ropes, THE NORTHERN TRUST is also making a lasting charitable impact on the local community. Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, THE NORTHERN TRUST has generated more than $50 million for local charities who are positively impacting lives and driving year-round change.



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