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Paramus NJ, The Northern Trust (which was previously known as The Barclays), the first event of the Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs, will be played August 21-26 at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, will not only have incredible views of the best players in the world in a truly thrilling competition, but will have the very best that New Jersey can offer in Fashion, Food and Do-or-Die Drama.
The Ridgewood Country Club is a twenty-seven-hole private golf course and clubhouse constructed in Paramus, New Jersey and opened on May 30th, 1929. The Norman Revival clubhouse, located at the north end of the property, is the core from which three nine-hole loops extend toward the southwest, south, and southeast. The golf course was designed by A.W. Tillinghast, and the clubhouse by Clifford Wendehack. Tillinghast and Wendehack, respectively, were among the foremost golf and clubhouse architects of the early twentieth century.
THE NORTHERN TRUST is the first of four 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, and for one in five, their season will end. With strong ties to the essential elements of New York culture, the event is a celebration of fashion, food and the best golfers on the planet. Many of the world’s top players have won THE NORTHERN TRUST including Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and 2017 champion Dustin Johnson, who won the event for the second time in thrilling playoff over Jordan Spieth. Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, it has generated more than $46.2 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities, including $1.4 million in 2016.
Volunteer Registration Now Open . Experience a professional golf tournament from “inside the ropes” and enjoy unique behind-the-scenes experiences, plus daily access to the tournament grounds when not volunteering, volunteer uniform package that includes an official cap, shirt and volunteer pin, lunch on the days you work, invitation to the volunteer appreciation party and an additional weekly grounds ticket book for a guest.