Finish, in order in the PGA Tour’s regular-season FedEx Cup standings, of Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar, who will be paired together for the first two rounds of the Northern Trust. Play begins Thursday at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., in the first of the Tour’s three postseason events. Koepka is the only three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season (tee times).
Number of players from the top 125 qualifiers in the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup standings who will not be playing in the Northern Trust this week at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. Sam Burns (ankle injury), Rafael Cabrera Belo (expecting birth of first child), Paul Casey (chose not to play) and Henrik Stenson (chose not to play) will not be among the 121 contestants for the first playoff tournament (tee times). The top 70 will advance to next week’s BMW Championship at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club’s No. 3 course. From there, the top 30 will qualify for the following week’s Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Distance, in miles, that Scotland’s Catriona Matthew will commute this week from her home in North Berwick to The Renaissance Club, site of the Ladies Scottish Open. Matthew, who won the 2011 and 2013 Ladies Scottish Open titles, will announce her 12-woman Solheim Cup team on Monday (tee times).
Number of players, ranked Nos. 1-25, in the Korn Ferry Tour points standings who will receive PGA Tour cards for next season after the WinCo Foods Portland Open. Play begins Thursday at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club’s Witch Hollow Course in North Plains, Ore. (tee times). Also, the top 75 players in the points standings will advance to the KFT Finals and retain full status on the developmental tour for next season.