2020 Northern Trust tee times, TV coverage, viewer's guide
Patrick Reed poses with The Northern Trust trophy after winning the first 2019 playoff event at Liberty National Golf Club. This year's event will be held at TPC Boston, previously the host site of the second FedEx Cup event before the playoffs were reduced to three tournaments.
Well ... we’ve made it. After 10 weeks since the PGA Tour's return post-COVID-19, the FedEx Cup Playoffs begin this week at TPC Boston with The Northern Trust, the first of three events culminating with the top 30 players making it to the Tour Championship at East Lake. The 125-man field will be cut down to 70 for the BMW Championship by the end of this tournament. This is also the only event of the FedEx Cup that features a 36-hole cut.
Current points leader Justin Thomas will be looking to win his second FedEx Cup. Only two other golfers—Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy—have won multiple cups since its inception in 2007.
Woods, currently at No. 49 in the standings, will be playing his third week since golf’s return from hiatus. This is just his sixth start of the season, with his most recent being a T-37 at the PGA Championship.
All 125 golfers eligible to play in The Northern Trust are committed, including PGA Championship winner Collin Morikawa. This will be his first event since the major victory. There will also be eight previous TPC Boston winners teeing off this week, including Woods, McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and Charley Hoffman.
The Northern Trust will alternate every year between Liberty National and TPC Boston, so last year's winner, Patrick Reed, will be defending his title at a different course. Reed does own decent course history at TPC Boston, having finished in the top six in three of the last four events at TPC Boston (when it was the old Dell Technologies Championship, previously the second out of four events before the FedEx Cup was reduced to three events).
Golf Channel will carry live coverage on Thursday and Friday from 3-7 p.m. EDT. On Saturday, Golf Channel will have coverage from 1-3 p.m. EDT, and CBS will follow from 3-6 p.m EDT. On Sunday, Golf Channel will have coverage from 12:30-2:30 p.m. EDT, and CBS will follow from 2:30-6 p.m EDT. PGA Tour Live streaming coverage takes place from 7:10 a.m.-7 p.m. EDT on Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Find all live PGA Tour scoring data here.
Sunday Tee Times (all times EDT, all rounds at TPC Boston)
Tee No. 1
8:45 a.m. -- Patrick Rodgers, Matt Jones
8:55 a.m. -- Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy
9:05 a.m. -- Adam Scott, Scott Harrington
9:15 a.m. -- Matthew Wolff, Richy Werenski
9:25 a.m. -- Keith Mitchell, Kevin Na
9:35 a.m. -- Kevin Streelman,Troy Merritt
9:45 a.m. -- Rickie Fowler, Robby Shelton
9:55 a.m. -- Andrew Landry, Maverick McNealy
10:05 a.m. -- Adam Schenk, Adam Long
10:15 a.m. -- Patrick Reed, Tyler Duncan
10:25 a.m. -- Brian Harman, Emiliano Grillo
10:35 a.m. -- Tommy Fleetwood, Ian Poulter
10:45 a.m. -- Lanto Griffin, Justin Thomas
10:55 a.m. -- Brendon Todd, Jason Kokrak
11:05 a.m. -- Corey Conners, Denny McCarthy
11:15 a.m. -- Viktor Hovland, Mark Hubbard
11:25 a.m. -- Xander Schauffele, Paul Casey
11:35 a.m. -- Cameron Tringale, Wyndham Clark
11:45 a.m. -- Scott Piercy, Justin Rose
11:55 a.m. -- Chez Reavie, Sebastián Muñoz
12:05 p.m. -- Beau Hossler, Zach Johnson
12:15 p.m. -- Keegan Bradley, Brendan Steele
12:25 p.m. -- Charles Howell III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
12:35 p.m. -- J.T. Poston, Matt Kuchar
12:45 p.m. -- Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama
12:55 p.m. -- Talor Gooch, Cameron Smith
1:05 p.m. -- Ryan Palmer, Si Woo Kim
1:15 p.m. -- Mackenzie Hughes, Webb Simpson
1:25 p.m. -- Russell Henley, Cameron Davis
1:35 p.m. -- Charley Hoffman, Kevin Kisner
1:45 p.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Noren
1:55 p.m. -- Danny Lee, Bubba Watson
2:05 p.m. -- Harry Higgs, Daniel Berger
2:15 p.m. -- Scottie Scheffler, Louis Oosthuizen
2:25 p.m. -- Dustin Johnson, Harris English