The Northern Trust Preview: Will Koepka Show Up?
The Northern Trust Preview: Will Koepka Show Up?

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour heads to New Jersey as the FedEx Cup Playoffs get underway for what is just a three-week stretch this season. It's what these guys play for all season, the playoffs, right? OK, it's unlike most other sports as the golf season fades away rather than finishing on a high note, but even though the majors are in the rear-view mirror, there's still some good golf in front of us. Heck, all the top players in the world will play the next three weeks, so we are bound to run into some drama at some point ... I think. 

Anyhow, we kick off the playoffs at Liberty National Golf Club, which was used in 2013 and 2009, giving us some course history to consider. We also have the drama of everyone in the field trying to finish in the top 70 in FedEx points. Yes, many do not have to worry about qualifying for next week, but with the new handicap system at the Tour Championship you can bet that even the top players will push hard to grab as many points as possible this week.  

This week: The Northern Trust – Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, N.J.  

Last Year: Bryson DeChambeau shot a final-round 69 on his way to a four-stroke victory over Tony Finau.  

FAVORITES

Brooks Koepka (8-1) 

The age-old question on everyone's mind this week is whether Koepka will show up. He put the non-major issue to rest at the

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