The 2018 FedEx Cup kicked off at The Northern Trust, held this year at Plainfield Country Club. The Edison, N.J. estate was designed by Donald Ross, who laid out or reconstructed more than 400 golf courses in his lifetime, including Aronimink Golf Club, host site for another FedEx Cup Playoff event, this week's BMW Championship. In honor of one of the game's greatest architects, here are the top-10 courses from Ross.
Donald Ross, who made the Village of Pinehurst his home for the better part of his life, called the No. 2 course, "The fairest test of championship golf I have ever designed." It has held six majors and a Ryder Cup, and was former home to the North and South Open, which was once regarded as a top non-major tournament on tour.
Oakland Hills has hosted 12 majors since opening in 1916, as well as a Ryder Cup and the Western Open, with some of the biggest names in golf - Nicklaus, Hogan, Palmer, Player - among its winners. Oakland Hills is known for its rolling fairways and its natural use of the environment to shape the course.