Only three tournaments remain in the 2020-21 PGA Tour season, beginning with the Northern Trust this week at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. The Northern Trust is the first of three playoff events (BMW Championship, TOUR Championship) to conclude the 2020-21 PGA Tour season.
Dustin Johnson is the defending champion, winning the Northern Trust, formerly known as The Barclays, for the third time. D.J. destroyed the field last year at TPC Boston, shooting a 30-under and winning by 11-strokes over Harris English. Patrick Reed won here in 2019, the last time the tournament was played here, shooting a 16-under in a one-stroke victory over Abraham Ancer.
The winner of the event collects 2,000 FedEx Cup points and $1.71 million of the $9.5 million prize purse. The Northern Trust hosts 125 of the top players in the FedEx standings, with 70 players advancing to next week’s BMW Championship. The top 65 players and ties will play on the weekend. With all that in mind, let’s take a closer look at our Golf Betting analysis for The Norther Trust so you can bet against the PGA Tour odds.
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Liberty National Golf Club
Liberty National Golf Club is a private course built on an old landfill. The club cost over $250 million to build, making it one of the most expensive golf courses in the United States. The course sits only three miles across the Hudson River, offering players and fans spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline.
This will be the fourth time the golf course is hosting the Northern Trust. Liberty National also played host to the 2017 President’s Cup. The course was designed by Bob Cupp and Tom Kite and opened its doors in 2006.
Historically, players that have success here will have all parts of their game in sync. The course has tiny green complexes which emphasize approach shots and efficiency with the flat stick. Playing as a par-71, the course is 7,410 yards in length.
Showcasing the top players in the game on the PGA Tour, fans will be glued to their televisions all weekend following the brand names in golf. There are no sponsorship exemptions or Monday qualifiers for this event.
Nine of the top 10 players currently inside the Comcast Top 10 will be teeing it up. Only Louis Oosthuizen, currently ranked eighth, elected to take an extra week of rest before the BMW. Past FedEx champions playing in the tournament include Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, Brandt Snedeker, and, most recently, Dustin Johnson.
Jon Rahm returns to action in the United States for the first time since winning the U.S. Open in June. Rahm last played in the Open Championship before testing positive again for the coronavirus and having to withdraw from both the Olympics and FedEx St. Jude.
Rahm (+900) hasn’t played competitive golf in over a month, but the recent major winner hasn’t finished worse than T8 in his last four events. Rounding out, the top four include Johnson (+1400), Jordan Spieth (+1600), and Collin Morikawa (+1800).
- Jon Rahm +900
- Dustin Johnson +1400
- Jordan Spieth +1600
- Collin Morikawa +1800
- Xander Schauffele +2000
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Rory McIlroy +2200
- Bryson DeChambeau +2500
- Justin Thomas +2500
- Abraham Ancer +3000
- Scottie Scheffler +3000
- Hideki Matsuyama +3000