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Fans who come to THE NORTHERN TRUST 2018, 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. To help you plan the best day at the course, we've included some important information below.
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Looking for tournament details - where to park, gate times abd what to leave at home or the new PGA TOUR mobile device policy? We've got you covered.
About THE NORTHERN TRUST 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.
PGA TOUR App Make sure you download the PGA TOUR app and turn on your location and notifications for the best on-site experience. Enhance your experience at THE NORTHERN TRUST by utilizing mobile tickets, mobile merchandise and concession ordering, finding your favorite player or friends, live map features to navigate the course, and live scoring.
Autograph Zone A designated autograph zone will be located behind the clubhouse adjacent to the practice putting green.
Bag Check If you purchase merchandise upon first entering the grounds to the tournament, there will be a bag check tent adjacent to The Shop, so that you will not have to carry your merchandise throughout your visit to THE NORTHERN TRUST.
Food & Drink Offerings Check back soon to see what quintessential New Jersey eats will be served up at THE NORTHERN TRUST!
Gate and Will Call Times The Will Call booth will be located at the Tournament’s Main Spectator Entrance.
A photo ID is required to pick up tickets from Will Call. If leaving tickets at Will Call for someone else to pick up, you will need to include that individuals first & last name.
Tuesday Gate: 9 a.m. | Will Call: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Thursday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Friday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Saturday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Sunday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Merchandise and Shopping
The Shop (main tournament merchandise location) will be adjacent to the Main Entrance behind the Driving Range. Inside The Shop fan will be able to purchase tournament branded polos, shirts, hats & other memorabilia.
Along with The Shop, hospitality clients will be able to shop at mini Fashion Studios presented by TRENDYGOLF. These mini Fashion Studios will be located at hospitality venues and allow those fans access to purchase premium items with custom embroidery and styles.
Be sure to stop by “The First Round” located on the 12th hole, where Kendra Scott will be featured again this year with jewelry and accessories displays that fans will be able to purchase.
Military The Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by United Rentals, located on the 16th tee box, is a private hospitality venue open to military members and their families and includes complimentary food and beverage throughout the week.
On Tuesday, August 21st, we will host a Military Appreciation Ceremony during the early afternoon to honor our military and recognize other key constituents that protect and serve our country. We encourage all former military to come out to the tournament on Tuesday and attend the ceremony.
Tickets for members of the military are complimentary and you will be able to request shortly.
Rideshare, Uber, Lyft, Car Service Check back in a bit to see how Rideshare can get you to the THE NORTHERN TRUST
Parking Spectators will be able to pre-purchase parking passes into Lot 3 located at Bergen Community College adjacent to The Ridgewood Country Club. Parking Passes will be available for purchase shortly through Ticketmaster.
Trophy THE NORTHERN TRUST trophy, designed exclusively by Tiffany & Co., was unveiled at the 2017 event. The unique design embodies the beauty of the golf ball falling into a hole, paired with a nod to the anchor design of our title partner Northern Trust's logo. Made of silver, the orb suspended in the middle of the tray spins freely, a one-of-a-kind design.
For inquiries about the trophy, please contact the tournament office: (201) 444-5356.
Schedule of Events
Weather Observe the leaderboards throughout the golf course for “Weather Warning” signs that will appear if the Championship becomes aware of inclement weather moving into the area. Should this warning appear, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. Spectators are encouraged to return to their vehicles or ticketed hospitality venue when this warning is given. Please do not presume that play will be canceled if it rains. Avoid the following: Bleachers, tall or isolated trees, high places, open fields, golf carts, bodies of water, and metal or wire fences.
Prior to arriving to the course, please tune to local news stations and media outlets for updates or possible delays. Once a delay occurs, please follow our website, Facebook, and/or Twitter feeds for the latest weather information. Re-entry to the tournament will be allowed following a suspension of play.
Youth Policy Up to three children 18 and under will be admitted free to the grounds of the tournament with a paying adult. Free youth admittance provides grounds access only.
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