The Race for $10 Million Gets Underway This Week



The season-long race for the FedEx Cup has made it to the final stretch. The FedEx Cup Playoffs kick off this week at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, New York. 120 of the best golfers on the planet are on Long Island trying to put a nice, $10 million bow on their seasons.

 While five players are missing the first Playoff event for various reasons, the top-20 in the standings are on hand with most of the top-30 available to be seen  on PGA TOUR LIVE, which will have coverage beginning early Thursday morning.

The top-6 players in the season-long standings — Hideki Matsuyama Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Jon Rahm — headline the Featured Groups during PGA TOUR LIVE‘s coverage window over the first two days of the event. The second Featured Group for Thursday and Friday will be decided by a fan vote.

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The first two days of the The Northern Trust will be live streamed on PGA TOUR LIVE beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST, giving subscribers just shy of 11 hours of live golf that otherwise would go unseen. Through the Tour’s partnership with Twitter, the first hour-plus of the PGA TOUR LIVE broadcast can be seen for free. You can vote who you would like to see in Thursday’s second Featured Group below. 

Here is PGA TOUR LIVE’s schedule for The Northern Trust.

Thursday:
Broadcast time: 7:30AM/ET – 6:00PM/ET
Twitter Window: 7:30AM/ET – Approx. 9:00AM/ET
Featured Groups
8:26 AM/ET – 10th Tee: Hideki Matsuyama (1) / Justin Thomas (2) / Jordan Spieth (3)
Twitter vote choices:
8:15 AM/ET – 10th Tee: Brooks Koepka (7) / Daniel Berger (8) / Kevin Kisner (9)
8:04 AM/ET – 10th Tee: Adam Hadwin (13) / Marc Leishman (14) / Matt Kuchar (15)
8:26 AM/ET – 1st Tee: Russell Henley (19) / Jason Dufner (20) / Charles Howell III (21)
8:15 AM/ET – 1st Tee: Gary Woodland (25) / Wesley Bryan (26) / Tony Finau (27)

Friday:
Broadcast time: 7:30AM/ET – 6:00PM/ET
Twitter Window: 7:30AM/ET – Approx. 9:00AM/ET
Featured Groups
8:26 AM/ET – 10th Tee: Dustin Johnson (4) / Rickie Fowler (5) / Jon Rahm (6)
Twitter Vote Choices:
8:15 AM/ET – 10th Tee: Brian Harman (10) / Charley Hoffman (11) / Pat Perez (12)
8:04 AM/ET – 10th Tee: Brendan Steele (16) / Kyle Stanley (17) / Paul Casey (18)
8:26 AM/ET – 1st Tee: Henrik Stenson (22) / Billy Horschel (23) / Webb Simpson (24)
8:15 AM/ET – 1st Tee: Jhonattan Vegas (28) / Kevin Chappell (29) / Francesco Molinari (30)

PGATL will move to Featured Hole coverage on Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m. Featured Hole Coverage will consist of the 1st (Par-5), 15th (Par-3) and 17th (Par-3) holes. 

On Saturday and Sunday, PGATL’s broadcast will begin at 8 a.m. ET following a Featured Group already in progress. Once the Featured Group finishes their round, the broadcast will switch to Featured Hole Coverage

Last year’s first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs was The Barclays and it was won by Patrick Reed. Reed outlasted co-runners up Sean O’Hair and Emiliano Grillo as well as chasers Jason Day, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth.

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About PGA TOUR LIVE: PGA TOUR LIVE is a subscription-based digital platform service that offers live coverage of two concurrent featured group pairings during morning competition prior to the start of the regularly scheduled television coverage. It also offers live-streaming coverage from select holes after early-round group coverage has concluded. You can watch on iOS, Android, computer or Apple TV 4 for one-tap access to live golf. Keep track of your followed players across all devices with a free account.

Starting with the CareerBuilder Challenge, broadcast of all tournaments for the rest of the 2016-17 PGA Tour season will be available on PGA TOUR LIVE except for the majors (The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, PGA Championship) and alternate-field events. 

Monthly subscriptions are $5.99 and an annual subscription is available for $39.99. 

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