The first event of the FedEx Cup Playoff event begins Thursday, and the groups are absolutely loaded at TPC Boston for The Northern Trust. The top three in the FedEx Cup standings headed into the event – Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa and Webb Simpson – are grouped together and will be in a featured group over the first three days as a big stretch begins for the top 2013 players on the PGA Tour.
With just three playoff events, every round is incredibly important, especially for golfers outside the top 73 like Rickie Fowler, Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose. (Golfers must be inside the top
Oh, and former TPC Boston champion Tiger Woods will make an appearance (the first of potentially three straight) as he attempts to break the all-time PGA Tour wins record (he’s currently tied at 823). There are innumerable storylines as the PGA Tour season winds down and the playoffs sort out who will win the $ 60 million at stake over the next three weeks. After a three-month pause amid the coronavirus pandemic, I’m ready for the playoffs to rock a little bit and send us on to the U.S. Open in September as the golf year continues into the fall.
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Unreal cool shot into the par-3 3rd hole for Tiger. He’s even-par thru 13 holes and has a nice-looking birdie putt to get to -1 . Held it up against the wind. Pure.
JT out in 1 under, which is absolutely stupid given how he hit the ball. Kept himself from playing out of the event early on.
DJ just went out in 30 on the hard side. Terrifying. He might shoot 62 if he plays the front side of the course (his back nine) anywhere close to better than average.
Tiger isn’t playing his best golf ( 1 thru six holes), but the swing looks easy and smooth.
Justin Thomas is 1 thru 7 holes. He should be about 4. This is his genius. He’s so good at turning s into s and s into 71 s.
Dustin Johnson is -3 on the back nine of the course, which is mega-impressive given that it’s playing only about 0.2 strokes under par so far.
Kind of a weak shot on 16 from the Big Cat after a fabulous drive. He’ll have 22 – 27 feet for birdie but should have been closer.
Harris English leads the event early on at 4 under. He’s been playing phenomenal golf this year. Maybe not the best season of his career (he won in 2019 and 2014), but it’s somewhere close to it.
Tiger starts with a par. Big stretch for him over the next few weeks as he tries to make it back to the Tour Championship after missing last year’s.
Big-time groups are now off. Tiger on the (th hole at TPC Boston with Matthew Fitzpatrick and Dylan Frittelli)