Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

Northern Trust Open LogoStarting in 2017, THE NORTHERN TRUST takes over for The Barclays as the first FedEx Cup Playoff tournament. The PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoff begins our final stretch of fantasy golf with the 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 $10 or more to play at DraftKings. We are affiliate partners with DraftKings, read further down the page for more details.

2017 THE NORTHERN TRUST Tourney Preview

The 2017 NORTHERN TRUST 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. If you have qualified for the big fantasy golf contest that DraftKings is running this week you may want some expert advice from the guys at GolfStats.com. They give you all the research you can handle and also give you their expert fantasy golf picks for the Northern Trust. Click below and check them out!

Fantasy Golf Expert Picks for the Northern Trust

Dates - August 24 – August 27, 2017

Prize Pool - $8,750,000

First Place - $1,575,000

FedEx Cup Points - 2,000

Here is a 2017 FedEx Cup Preview Video

2017 NORTHERN TRUST Golf Course

Name of Course – Glen Oaks Club

Where is Glen Oaks Club - Old Westbury, NY

Glen Oaks ClubPar – 70

Yards – 7350

Year Built – 1971

Designed by - Joe Finger


Past Northern Trust Champions

Patrick Reed Defending Championpatrick Reed2016 – Patrick Reed


Jason Day2015 - Jason Day


Hunter Mahan2014 – Hunter Mahan


Adam Scott2013 - Adam Scott


Other NORTHERN TRUST info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The Northern Trust takes over for the Barclays which has hosted the first round of the FedEx cup since 2007
  • The tournament history began in 1967 as the Westchester Classic and has changed names a few times since and then moved on the PGA Tour schedule for the FedEx Cup playoff slot.
  • 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.

2017 Northern Trust Fantasy Golf Picks Info

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Why you need expert picks for the NORTHERN TRUST

Ever since Golfstats.com came along with their fantasy golf picks for subscribers our inbox has been full with Thank You's and appreciation! We’ve been using Golfstats for a couple of years now for their Expert Golf Picks and we are thrilled that they make picks focussing on fantasy and betting. Try them out - even if just for this month - You'll be happy you did and be signing up for next years membership almost guaranteed!

Fantasy Golf Expert Picks for the Northern Trust