Sunday, August 19, 2018

PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2018 Northern Trust (1st FedEx Cup Playoff Event)

The 2018 Northern Trust golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from August 23-26, 2018, at the Ridgewood Country Club located in Paramus, New Jersey. Here is a list of the prize money up for grabs this week for the PGA golfers at the 2018 Northern Trust.



The 2018 Northern Trust is the first of the four FedEx Cup Playoff tournaments and it has always been played in the New York City area. After this season, the PGA Tour is cutting the playoffs back to just three events by eliminating the Dell Technologies Championship. This event will then start alternating between NYC and Boston.

The field for the Northern Trust is limited to the top 125 players in the FedEx Cup Playoff rankings. A total of 25 players will be eliminated from the playoffs after this event.

The Northern Trust dates back to 1967, and it has been part of the FedEx Cup  Playoffs since the playoffs started in 2007. Overall, Vijay Singh holds the record for most wins with four, followed by Jack Nicklaus, Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia and Dustin Johnson with two wins each.

Dustin Johnson is the only player who has won this event more than once since it has become part of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tiger Woods has won the FedEx Cup twice but he never won this event, though, he did finish 2nd here in 2009 and 2013. 

No player who has won this first FedEx Cup Playoff has gone on to win the FedEx Cup. Tiger Woods is playing in this first FedEx Cup Playoff event in 2018.

Total prize money up for grabs at the 2018 Northern Trust is $9 million. That's up 2.9% over the $8.75 million that was up for grabs in this FedEx Cup Playoff PGA Tour event last year. 



PGA Golf Prize Money Up for Grabs at the 2018 Northern Trust


  • Winner - $1.62 million

The winner of the 2018 Northern Trust will earn $1.62 million. That's up 2.9% over the $1.575 million in prize money that Dustin Johnson earned when he won this tournament last year.


  • Second place - $972,000


  • Third place - $612,000


  • Fourth place - $432,000


  • Fifth place - $360,000


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