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Tiger Woods earns trip to N.J. after winning the Masters: Where and when he will visit the Garden State – NJ.com

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Tiger Woods will be spending part of his summer in New Jersey.

By winning the 2019 Masters on Sunday, he qualified for the Northern Trust, the PGA Tour’s stop at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City the week of August 6.

Woods’ victory was his first major title since winning the 2008 U.S. Open, and it came 22 years after his first career win at the Masters in 1997. By winning the Masters, Woods claimed his fifth career victory at Augusta National and his 15th major championship overall. Both are second all-time to Jack Nicklaus.

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Below are the details about Woods’ appearance at the Northern Trust, per the PGA Tour:

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY – Tiger Woods won his 81st career PGA TOUR title Sunday at the Masters Tournament and is now one win shy of tying Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82 TOUR victories. With the victory, Woods earned 600 FedExCup points and moved up to No. 13 in the FedExCup standings, clinching a spot at THE NORTHERN TRUST, the first of three FedExCup Playoffs events, when it returns to Liberty National Golf Club August 6-11.

THE NORTHERN TRUST is one of the few events on the PGA TOUR that Woods has regularly played but never won. In nine career appearances at THE NORTHERN TRUST, Woods has two runner-up finishes, both of which came at Liberty National Golf Club (2009 and 2013). Woods, who remains the only player to win the FedExCup multiple times, finished second in the FedExCup standings last season after winning the TOUR Championship.

With his win at the Masters Tournament on Sunday, Woods has now made the cut in each of his last 14 starts and has now won twice in his last seven starts as he continues to chase Snead’s record of 82. Fans are encouraged to follow Woods’ pursuit of 82 PGA TOUR victories at www.pgatour.com/chasing82.

Dustin Johnson, the 2011 and 2017 champion of THE NORTHERN TRUST, finished just one shot back of Woods at the Masters in a tie for second with 2018 PGA TOUR Player of the Year Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele. Schauffele, who has two victories on the season, moved to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, with Johnson jumping to No. 5 and Koepka one spot behind at No. 6. The 2018 FedExCup champion Justin Rose is currently No. 16 in the FedExCup standings as he attempts to become the first player to defend the FedExCup title.

THE 2010 NORTHERN TRUST champion Matt Kuchar has maintained his No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings for the past three weeks, thanks to five top-10 finishes in 12 starts this season, including two wins at the Mayakoba Golf Classic and Sony Open in Hawaii. Kuchar, who finished T12 at the Masters last weekend, finished T60 at THE NORTHERN TRUST last year and failed to advance to the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2009.

Bryson DeChambeau, THE NORTHERN TRUST’s defending champion, posted a T21 finish at the Masters and is 18th in the FedExCup standings. DeChambeau held a share of the first-round lead at Augusta National after opening with a 6-under 66 but closed with rounds of 75-73-70 to finish at 4-under 284. During the final round, DeChambeau recorded his first career hole-in-one, with an ace on the par-3 16th. The five-time PGA TOUR winner won each of the first two FedExCup Playoff events in 2018 but finished T19 at the BMW Championship and 19th at the TOUR Championship for a ninth-place finish in the final FedExCup standings.

THE NORTHERN TRUST remains the first tournament of the season-ending FedExCup Playoffs and will be played Aug. 8-11 at Liberty National Golf Club as one of three FedExCup Playoffs events. The top 125 in the FedExCup standings will qualify for THE NORTHERN TRUST, but only 70 will advance to the next Playoff event, which puts an even greater emphasis on playing well at Liberty National this August.

With the halfway point of the season already complete, here’s a look at the current top 20 in the FedExCup standings.

Players Points

  1. Matt Kuchar                        1,730
  2. Xander Schauffele              1,558
  3. Rory McIlroy                        1,457
  4. Paul Casey                          1,261
  5. Dustin Johnson                   1,214
  6. Brooks Koepka                   1,112
  7. Gary Woodland                  1,102
  8. Rickie Fowler                     1,088
  9. Charles Howell III              1,086
  10. Justin Thomas                   1,064
  11. Marc Leishman                  1,044
  12. Francesco Molinari             909
  13. Tiger Woods                       888
  14. Phil Mickelson                    886
  15. Kevin Kisner                       880
  16. Justin Rose                        877
  17. Corey Conners                   857
  18. Bryson DeChambeau        815
  19. Keith Mitchell                     772
  20. J.B. Holmes                       764

There is no sporting event that can match what THE NORTHERN TRUST has to offer from the do-or-die drama of the competition, the fan experience or the stunning backdrop. The FedExCup Playoffs start here. For more information about THE 2019 NORTHERN TRUST, including ticket offerings, please visit THENORTHERNTRUST.COM. Fans are encouraged to follow THE NORTHERN TRUST on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT THE NORTHERN TRUST

THE NORTHERN TRUST is the first of three events in the FedExCup Playoffs, the culmination of the season-long competition that is the centerpiece of the PGA TOUR Season. Played in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area, THE NORTHERN TRUST features do-or-die drama as the top 125 players compete to advance. With strong ties to the essential elements of New York culture, the event is a celebration of food, lifestyle, the very best golfers on the PGA TOUR and a fan experience that is unmatched. Many of the world’s top players have won THE NORTHERN TRUST including Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and 2018 champion Bryson DeChambeau, who captured a four-stroke victory and became the tournament’s youngest winner in the FedExCup era. Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, THE NORTHERN TRUST has generated nearly $50 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities.

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