The Northern Trust: Pro Golf Weekly’s primer

Thirty-nine arduous weeks of the battle royale known as the FedExCup have now come to this: A four-week frenzy composed of the 125 surviving golfers who proved themselves most worthy of the playoffs.

From No.1 Hideki Matsuyama to No.125 J.J. Henry, it all starts this week in New York with The Northern Trust, the first of four elite-field events. Rory McIlroy seeks to repeat as champion, rib troubles be damned, while 124 golfers have other ideas.

The Northern Trust Primer