Viewer’s guide: Northern Trust TV schedule, tee times, groupings and purse

August 21, 2018

The FedEx Cup Playoffs kick off on Thursday with the first of four legs and, for the first time since 2013, Tiger Woods is in the field.

Woods is coming off a second-place finish at the PGA Championship two weeks ago. He’ll head to The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J., as one of the favorites. Woods is grouped with Marc Leishman and Tommy Fleetwood for the first two rounds. They tee off at 7:54 a.m. ET on Thursday (9th tee) and 12:55 p.m. on Friday (1st tee).

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson is back to defend his title. He beat Jordan Spieth in a playoff to win last season. Players are grouped in order of their FedEx Cup standing this week, so Johnson, who leads the points race, will play alongside Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka for the first two rounds. They tee off at 8:05 a.m. ET on Thursday (9th tee) and 1:06 p.m. on Friday (1st tee).

Other notable Thursday groupings are Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson and Tony Finau (12:55 p.m.), and Justin Rose, Bubba Watson and Jason Day (1:06 p.m.).

The top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings after The Northern Trust advance to next week’s second stage of the playoffs, the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston.

What: The Northern Trust
Where: Ridgewood Country Club, Paramus, N.J.
When: Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 23-26
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson (13 under, 267, playoff)
Purse: $9 million ($1.62 million winner)

 

TV SCHEDULE (ET)

Thursday: 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Friday: 2-6 p.m. (Golf Channel)
Saturday: 1-2:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday: 12-1:45 p.m. (Golf Channel), 2-6 p.m. (CBS)
*Streaming on PGA Tour Live from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 1-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

ROUND ONE TEE TIMES (ET)

1st tee

7:21 a.m. – Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark, Ollie Schniederjans
7:32 a.m. – Matt Kuchar, Joel Dahmen, Michael Kim
7:43 a.m. – Jimmy Walker, Jason Kokrak, C.T. Pan
7:54 a.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Si Woo Kim, Charles Howell III
8:05 a.m. – Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter, Andrew Putnam
8:16 a.m. – Aaron Wise, Xander Schauffele, Luke List
8:27 a.m. – Paul Casey, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Na
8:38 a.m. – Russell Henley, Daniel Berger, Jason Dufner
8:49 a.m. – J.T. Poston, Bronson Burgoon, Vaughn Taylor
9 a.m. – Martin Laird, Sam Ryder, Grayson Murray

12:11 p.m. – James Hahn, Tom Hoge, Peter Uihlein
12:22 p.m. – Adam Hadwin, Brice Garnett, Kelly Kraft
12:33 p.m. – Ryan Moore, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Whee Kim
12:44 p.m. – Beau Hossler, Jordan Spieth, Byeong Hun An
12:55 p.m. – Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau
1:06 p.m. – Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Jason Day
1:17 p.m. – Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Patton Kizzire
1:28 p.m. – Trey Mullinax, Charl Schwartzel, Rory Sabbatini
1:39 p.m. – Sung Kang, John Huh, Harold Varner III
1:50 p.m. – Nick Taylor, Sam Saunders, Sean O’Hair

9th tee

7:10 a.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Satoshi Kodaira, Kevin Chappell
7:21 a.m. – Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Troy Merritt
7:32 a.m. – Zach Johnson, Cameron Smith, Scott Piercy
7:43 a.m. – Brian Gay, Keegan Bradley, J.J. Spaun
7:54 a.m. – Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
8:05 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
8:16 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau
8:27 a.m. – Charley Hoffman, Alex Cejka, Ryan Palmer
8:38 a.m. – Richy Werenski, Nick Watney, Danny Lee
8:49 a.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Harris English, Seamus Power

12 p.m. – Branden Grace, Abraham Ancer, Russell Knox
12:11 p.m. – Kevin Streelman, Keith Mitchell, J.B. Holmes
12:22 p.m. – Stewart Cink, Chris Kirk, Ted Potter Jr.
12:33 p.m. – Alex Noren, Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel
12:44 p.m. – Chez Reavie, Ryan Armour, Brendan Steele
12:55 p.m. – Brandt Snedeker, Austin Cook, Brian Harman
1:06 p.m. – Chesson Hadley, Pat Perez, Andrew Landry
1:17 p.m. – Anirban Lahiri, Tyrrell Hatton, Brandon Harkins
1:28 p.m. – Scott Stallings, Tyler Duncan, William McGirt
1:39 p.m. – Ryan Blaum, Scott Brown, Brian Stuard

 

ROUND TWO TEE TIMES (ET)

1st tee

7:21 a.m. – Branden Grace, Abraham Ancer, Russell Knox
7:32 a.m. – Kevin Streelman, Keith Mitchell, J.B. Holmes
7:43 a.m. – Stewart Cink, Chris Kirk, Ted Potter Jr.
7:54 a.m. – Alex Noren, Kevin Kisner, Billy Horschel
8:05 a.m. – Chez Reavie, Ryan Armour, Brendan Steele
8:16 a.m. – Brandt Snedeker, Austin Cook, Brian Harman
8:27 a.m. – Chesson Hadley, Pat Perez, Andrew Landry
8:38 a.m. – Anirban Lahiri, Tyrrell Hatton, Brandon Harkins
8:49 a.m. – Scott Stallings, Tyler Duncan, William McGirt
9 a.m. – Ryan Blaum, Scott Brown, Brian Stuard

12:11 p.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Satoshi Kodaira, Kevin Chappell
12:22 p.m. – Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Troy Merritt
12:33 p.m. – Zach Johnson, Cameron Smith, Scott Piercy
12:44 p.m. – Brian Gay, Keegan Bradley, J.J. Spaun
12:55 p.m. – Tiger Woods, Marc Leishman, Tommy Fleetwood
1:06 p.m. – Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
1:17 p.m. – Webb Simpson, Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau
1:28 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Alex Cejka, Ryan Palmer
1:39 p.m. – Richy Werenski, Nick Watney, Danny Lee
1:50 p.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Harris English, Seamus Power

9th tee

7:10 a.m. – James Hahn, Tom Hoge, Peter Uihlein
7:21 a.m. – Adam Hadwin, Brice Garnett, Kelly Kraft
7:32 a.m. – Ryan Moore, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Whee Kim
7:43 a.m. – Beau Hossler, Jordan Spieth, Byeong Hun An
7:54 a.m. – Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau
8:05 a.m. – Justin Rose, Bubba Watson, Jason Day
8:16 a.m. – Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Patton Kizzire
8:27 a.m. – Trey Mullinax, Charl Schwartzel, Rory Sabbatini
8:38 a.m. – Sung Kang, John Huh, Harold Varner III
8:49 a.m. – Nick Taylor, Sam Saunders, Sean O’Hair

12 p.m. – Kevin Tway, Jamie Lovemark, Ollie Schniederjans
12:11 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Joel Dahmen, Michael Kim
12:22 p.m. – Jimmy Walker, Jason Kokrak, C.T. Pan
12:33 p.m. – Emiliano Grillo, Si Woo Kim, Charles Howell III
12:44 p.m. – Gary Woodland, Ian Poulter, Andrew Putnam
12:55 p.m. – Aaron Wise, Xander Schauffele, Luke List
1:06 p.m. – Paul Casey, Kyle Stanley, Kevin Na
1:17 p.m. – Russell Henley, Daniel Berger, Jason Dufner
1:28 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Bronson Burgoon, Vaughn Taylor
1:39 p.m. – Martin Laird, Sam Ryder, Grayson Murray