The Northern Trust is an annual golf tournament on the PGA TOUR in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area and Boston. Since 2007, it has been played in late August as the first of four tournaments as part of the FedExCup Playoffs on the PGA TOUR. The top 125 players in the FedExCup Standings qualify for the tournament each year, based upon FedExCup points amassed during the PGA TOUR season.
As the first tournament of the FedExCup Playoffs, the tournament regularly boasts a strong field of the top players on the PGA TOUR, with the added excitement of do or die golf as one in five players do not advance to the next week.
Formerly known as The Barclays, the Northern Trust is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour that rotates between the New York City area and Boston area. Since 2007, it has been played as the first tournament of the playoff system for the FedEx Cup. The field is limited to the top 125 players on the FedEx points list for the regular season.
Many of the world’s top players have won The Northern Trust including Sergio García, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and 2018 champion Bryson DeChambeau, who captured a four-stroke victory and became the tournament’s youngest winner in the FedEx Cup era.
Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, The Northern Trust has generated nearly $50 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities, including a record $1.865 million in 2018.