The second event of the PGA Tour playoffs will be held in the Boston area this week. The top 100 players left after the first event, which ended Sunday at Glen Oaks Club in New York, advanced to TPC Boston In Norton, where the top 70 will move on to the third event, the BMW Championship in Illinois.
Three players surged from outside the top 100 to qualify for this week’s event: Bubba Watson, David Lingmerth, and Harold Varner III.
The Boston tournament also has a new name. After Deutsche Bank ended its sponsorship last year, the tournament has been renamed the Dell Technologies Championship.
Here’s a look at the event:
Where: TPC Boston, Norton.
Dates: Wednesday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 4
Winning share: $1,575,000
Course rundown: Originally designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer in 2002, the par-71, 7,297-yard course has since been updated by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner, with help from Brad Faxon in 2007 and again in 2011. TPC Boston is situated on nearly 400 acres that wind its way through natural terrain, woodlands, and wetlands. Vijay Singh (third round, 2006) and Mike Weir (first round, 2008) share the 18-hole course record of 61. The 72-hole record is 262, shared by Singh (2008), Charley Hoffman (2010), and Henrik Stenson (2013). Here is a course map and a hole-by-hole guide to the course.
Unique format: The competitive rounds of the Dell are Friday through Monday instead of the usual PGA Tour format of Thursday-Sunday. This allows for a final round on Labor Day.
Wednesday: Practice round, 8 a.m.
Thursday: Pro-am, 6:30 a.m.
Friday: First round, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: Second round, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: Third round, 8 a.m.
Monday: Final round, 8 a.m.
Friday: 2:30-6:30 p.m., Golf Channel
Saturday: 3-6:30 p.m., Golf Channel
Sunday: 1-3 p.m., Golf Channel; 3-6 p.m., NBC
Monday: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Golf Channel; 1:30-6 p.m., NBC
The top 100 players after the first FedEx Cup playoff event qualify for the Dell Technologies Championship: 1. Dustin Johnson; 2. Jordan Spieth; 3. Justin Thomas; 4. Hideki Matsuyama; 5. Jon Rahm; 6. Rickie Fowler; 7. Brooks Koepka; 8. Daniel Berger; 9. Charley Hoffman; 10. Jhonattan Vegas; 11. Kevin Kisner; 12. Paul Casey; 13. Brian Harman; 14. Pat Perez; 15. Matt Kuchar; 16. Webb Simpson; 17. Kevin Chappell; 18. Adam Hadwin; 19. Kyle Stanley; 20. Marc Leishman; 21. Jason Dufner; 22. Henrik Stenson; 23. Russell Henley; 24. Justin Rose; 25. Brendan Steele; 26. Louis Oosthuizen; 27. Xander Schauffele; 28. Charles Howell III; 29. Jason Day; 30. Sergio Garcia; 31. Billy Horschel; 32. Wesley Bryan; 33. Patrick Reed; 34. Gary Woodland; 35. Tony Finau; 36. Francesco Molinari; 37. Mackenzie Hughes; 38. Hudson Swafford; 39. Bill Haas; 40. Chez Reavie; 41. Si Woo Kim; 42. Ollie Schniederjans; 43. Rory McIlroy; 44. Cameron Smith; 45. Martin Laird; 46. Zach Johnson; 47. Keegan Bradley; 48. Bryson DeChambeau; 49. Charl Schwartzel; 50. Patrick Cantlay; 51. Robert Streb; 52. Luke List; 53. Sung Kang; 54. Jamie Lovemark; 55. Scott Brown; 56. Ian Poulter; 57. Lucas Glover; 58. Phil Mickelson; 59. Sean O’Hair; 60. James Hahn; 61. Ryan Moore; 62. Danny Lee; 63. Kevin Na; 64. Kelly Kraft; 65. Russell Knox; 66. Anirban Lahiri; 67. Bud Cauley; 68. Brandt Snedeker; 69. Kevin Tway; 70. Grayson Murray; 71. Rod Pampling; 72. Bubba Watson; 73. Adam Scott; 74. Graham DeLaet; 75. Patrick Rodgers; 76. Chad Campbell; 77. Emiliano Grillo; 78. Chris Stroud; 79. Jason Kokrak; 80. Rafa Cabrera Bello; 81. Stewart Cink; 82. Whee Kim; 83. Morgan Hoffmann; 84. Jonas Blixt; 85. Cheng Tsung Pan; 86. Jim Herman; 87. David Lingmerth; 88. J.B. Holmes; 89. Camilo Villegas; 90. Kevin Streelman; 91. Harold Varner III; 92. Nick Taylor; 93. J.J. Spaun; 94. Scott Piercy; 95. Chris Kirk; 96. William McGirt; 97. Patton Kizzire; 98. Cody Gribble; 99. Branden Grace; 100. Michael Kim.
A look ahead
Dell Technologies Championship’s future: It has yet to be determined whether the planned major shift in the PGA calendar will effect the Labor Day event at TPC Boston. The PGA announced in August that the Players Championship will be held in March and the PGA Championship will be in May starting in 2019 as part of a schedule change designed to have the playoffs finished by Labor Day. Nothing is definite on how the rest of the PGA schedule will be constructed, but the change may put the tournament in Norton in jeopardy, according to the Associated Press.
1. Online here
2. Phone: 800-404-7887
3. At tournament main entrance
Children 15 years and younger receive complimentary grounds admission as long as they are accompanied by a ticketed adult at all times.
All parking is at Xfinity Center, 885 South Main Street, in Mansfield. A free shuttle bus runs between Xfinity Center and the main entrance daily. Passes are available at the gate or online in advance.
Phone and mobile device use
■ Devices must be on silent at all times; flash may not be used.
■ Devices may be used to capture video, audio, and photos in all areas throughout tournament week.
■ Content may be used for personal purposes (e.g., personal social media); no commercial use.
■ No live streaming or real-time coverage (e.g., no shot-by-shot coverage).
■ Data use (e.g., texting) is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week.
■ Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas. Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies, or media.
■ All posted signage and instructions from tournament staff must be observed. Failure to comply with this policy may result in the revocation of your ticket.
Concession stand locations
■ Third, 10th, and 17th tees.
■ Seventh, 11th, and 16th greens.
■ Spectator common at 18th green.
■ Food trucks will be located in the 17th Fairway Fan Zone. The vendors on-site will be: the Cod Squad, Whoopie Pie Wagon, the Roving Lunchbox, and Sweet Tomato Pies.
■ Bags of any kind larger than 6 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches
■ Radios, TVs, signs, or banners
■ Cameras or video cameras (after Thursday)
■ Fireworks or laser pointers
■ Plastic, metal, or glass cups, cans, or containers except for medical infant needs
■ Clipboards or items larger than 8 inches by 12 inches for autographs
■ Coolers or chair bags
■ Firearms, weapons of any kind, or explosive devices
■ No alcoholic beverages may enter or leave the grounds
■ Pets, except service animals
During the official competitive rounds (Friday-Monday), players will not sign autographs until they have completed their rounds. The autograph area will be designated and marked on course.Karl Capen can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Capen316.