Ninety-six of the top 100 in the FedEx Cup will be at TPC Boston for a Labor Day affair where Rory McIlroy took the crown last season. There are only 216 holes of golf for the top 30 or so players this season, and based on what we saw last week, each and every one should be savored.
Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth lit up The Northern Trust last week. Johnson outlasted Spieth in playoff to take the win.
They are probably (along with Hideki Matsuyama) the best players in the world right now, and they're the favorites this week. This is a good field, but it will be without Henrik Stenson (knee), Brandt Snedeker (sternum), J.B. Holmes and Scott Piercy.
This will be one of the rare PGA Tour events that purposefully ends on a day other than Sunday. This is of course because of Labor Day and because of football, but it's still a slight quirk in the schedule that can make for finishes that feel like they lack a little punch. Interestingly, in the future, this might be the weekend the entire season ends on instead of stretching it for four more weeks.
Rory McIlroy has won the tournament twice since 2012, including last year, and enters with 16-1 odds.
Rickie Fowler was the 2015 winner and also starts with 16-1 odds to win.