The 2016 Barclays Picks and Tournament Preview

The Barclays LogoWell the PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoff begins with The Barclays tournament and we begin our final stretch of top golfers in the world playing for the final prize – The FedEx Cup! 125 players will start their playoff quest for the big cup and the big paycheck that comes with being crowned the FedEx Cup Champion. You can also cash in by playing in the PGA Birdie Fantasy Golf Contest for a grand prize of $100,000. You can get an entry into the contest for FREE if you sign up here and you make your first deposit of $5 or more to play at DraftKings. We are affiliate partners with DraftKings, read further down the page for more details.

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The 2016 Barclays Tourney Preview

The 2016 Barclays will again be stacked with all the top names in golf. Although a few golfers take the week off because they are high up in the FedEx points standings, this is where the wins really count for the players. This is also the week that DraftKings Fantasy Golf World Championship begins in which 125 fantasy golf players will get to set a fantasy golf lineup that could win the top prize of $200,000! You can’t buy your way in so if you haven’t qualified yet…now is the time to do it!

Deutsche Bank Fantasy Golf Contest

Dates - Aug 25th – Aug 28th, 2016

Prize Pool - $8,500,000

First Place - $1,530,000

FedEx Cup Points - 2000

Here is a 2016 Barclays Preview Video

Examining the Barclays Golf Course

Barclays Course Bethpage

Name of Course – Bethpage State Park (Black)

Where is the Bethpage - Farmingdale, NY

Bethpage Black Warning SignPar – 71

Yards – 7468

Slope Rating - 152

Year Built – 1936

Designed by - A. W. Tillinghast

Past Barclays Champions

Jason Day Defending ChampionJason Day2015 – Jason Day


Hunter Mahan2014 – Hunter Mahan


Adam Scott2013 - Adam Scott


Nick Watney2012 - Nick Watney


Other Barclays info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The Barclays tournament began in 1967 as the Westchester Classic and has changed names a few times
  • Vijay Singh is the only 4 time winner of the tournament
  • In 2007 The Barclays was moved to August to start off the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup playoff
  • Only the top 125 players play in the Barclays that qualified throughout the year to finish in the Top 125 of the FedEx Cup standings.

2016 Barclays Fantasy Golf Picks Info

You can play in PGA Birdie Contest and take one of the few remaining big cash prizes to be won the rest of the PGA Tour season. There are only a couple of tournaments left before the season ends and you will have to wait until October to play fantasy golf for money again so get into the action now!

You could also take this opportunity to try out a newer site like PlayON which has fantasy golf for both the PGA Tour and the European Tour as well. Check them out and see if they become one of your regular fantasy golf sites!

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Why you need expert picks for The 2016 Barclays

You want to qualify for next week’s Fantasy Golf World Championship you may want to invest in some expert golf picks for The Barclays to win your qualifying seat. We get emails each week thanking us for turning them on to Golfbanker and copies of their winning betting slips or screenshots of their fantasy golf wins. This is big money we are talking about and having expert picks will help put you over the top!