Expert Picks and Tournament Preview

Northern Trust Open LogoTHE NORTHERN TRUST means that it's time for the first FedEx Cup Playoff tournament of 2020. The PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoff begins our final stretch of fantasy golf and chances to bet on 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.

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2020 THE NORTHERN TRUST Tourney Preview

The 2020 NORTHERN TRUST will again be stacked with all the top names in golf. We've seen some great golf since the return from Covid with top golfers in many of the fields and now we again see a sprint to the finish to the end of the season. For bettors and DFS fantasy golf players having more top golfers to pick from can be easier in certain cases to have better choices to pick from or to make DFS lineups so having a field of Top 125 this week is a welcome site for many.

The PGA Tour recently updated the format once again and the FedEx Cup playoffs will now just be three tournaments instead of four. Watch the video below to get the details of how the new playoff format will run for the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

If you have qualified for the big fantasy golf contest that DraftKings is running this week you may want some expert picks and 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. We use them also for making our golf betting picks so they are a handy service to have no matter how you want to win money while watching golf. Click below and check them out!

Fantasy Golf Expert Picks for the Northern Trust

Dates - August 20 – August 23, 2020

Prize Pool - $9,500,000

First Place - $1,710,000

FedEx Cup Points - 2,000

Here is a Video Explaining the FedEx Cup Playoff Format

2020 NORTHERN TRUST Golf Course

Name of Course – TPC Boston

Where is TPC Boston - Norton, MA

TPC BostonPar – 71

Yards – 7261

Year Built – 2003

Designed by - Arnold Palmer



Past Northern Trust Champions

Patrick Reed Defending Championpatrick Reed2019 - Patrick Reed


Bryson DeChambeau2018 – Bryson DeChambeau


Dustin Johnson2017 - Dustin Johnson


patrick Reed2016 – Patrick Reed


Other NORTHERN TRUST info - Trends, Tidbits

  • The Northern Trust took over for the Barclays which had 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 Northern Trust that qualified throughout the year to finish in the Top 125 of the FedEx Cup standings.

2020 Northern Trust Fantasy Golf Picks Info

With so many good golfers in the field this week we usually look in on what the current betting odds are for the Northern Trust. By seeing who the odds makers favor it gives you an idea when some of the sharp money is going and where some sleepers are relative to their salary cap number at DFS sites. If a golfer is around 25-1 odds to win but in the low $7,000 in salary cap at DraftKings then that may be an advantage to exploit when making your daily fantasy lineup.

2020 NORTHERN TRUST Golf Picks

Sungjae Im - Im has been frustrating since the return of golf with only one Top 10 finish until last week’s Wyndham Championship where he finished in 9th. Is Im back? He will be a low cost salary cap pick at DFS sites and he still has the talent to sneak up and win an event even with all the big names surrounding him. Don’t forget, he is almost guaranteed to make it to the Tour Championship as a 5th overall place in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He won’t have any pressure this week which could mean that he plays looser and maybe better.

Si Woo Kim - Kim was barely in the NORTHERN TRUST this week based on his standings and then had a great Wyndham Championship to vault him up the rankings. He was the 54 hole leader until a bad front nine. He battled back well and looked good most of the week so he will make a great DraftKings fantasy pick this week.

Why you need expert picks for the NORTHERN TRUST

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Fantasy Golf Expert Picks for the Northern Trust