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Koepka Conquers: Brooks Koepka moves up to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings with his victory at the PGA Championship

Koepka Conquers: Brooks Koepka moves up to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings with his victory at the PGA Championship

Continuing a dominant run unseen since Tiger Woods a decade prior, Brooks Koepka won his fourth major championship in the last two years with a two-shot victory over Dustin Johnson at the PGA Championship on Sunday. With the win, Koepka earned 600 FedExCup points and moved up to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings. Koepka is once again qualified for the FedExCup Playoffs, which begin at THE NORTHERN TRUST at Liberty National Golf Club August 6-11. 
 
Koepka has advanced to THE NORTHERN TRUST and the FedExCup Playoffs each of the last four years but has never won THE NORTHERN TRUST. His best finish at the premier playoff event was T8 last year. Now ranked No. 1 in the World Golf Ranking, Koepka has finished in the top 10 in the FedExCup Playoffs in back-to-back years but is in search of his first overall title. In 12 starts this season, Koepka has two wins, two runners-up and only one missed cut.  He has now won four of his last 22 starts on the PGA TOUR. Courtesy of back-to-back victories at the PGA Championship, Koepka joins Tiger Woods as the only players ever to successfully defend.
 
Dustin Johnson, the 2011 and 2017 champion of THE NORTHERN TRUST, posted his second consecutive runner-up finish at a major championship. With his seventh top-10 of the season, Johnson moved up to No. 5 in the FedExCup standings as he vies for his first career FedExCup title.
 
THE 2010 NORTHERN TRUST champion Matt Kuchar continues to hold the top spot in the FedExCup standings with his seventh top-10 of the season after a T8 finish at the PGA Championship. With wins at both the Mayakoba Golf Classic and the Sony Open in Hawaii, Kuchar has now held the FedExCup lead every week since his runner-up finish at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in late March. Kuchar, who finished T60 at THE NORTHERN TRUST last year, is building a strong position for the FedExCup Playoffs this August after failing to advance to the TOUR Championship for the first time since 2009 in 2018.
 
Bryson DeChambeau, THE NORTHERN TRUST’s defending champion, missed the cut at the PGA Championship and is 24th in the FedExCup standings. The five-time PGA TOUR winner won each of the first two FedExCup Playoffs events in 2018.
 
When the PGA TOUR’s top-125 golfers return to Liberty National Golf Club August 6-11, the pressure-packed drama will be unlike anything previously experienced at this event. With the change in the FedExCup Playoffs structure from four to three events, only 70 (compared to 100 previously) will advance to the next event.
 
With less than three months remaining until the FedExCup Playoffs begin at THE NORTHERN TRUST, here’s a look at the current top 20 in the FedExCup standings.
 
Players                                     Points
 
  1. Matt Kuchar                    2,110
  2. Brooks Koepka               1,856
  3. Xander Schauffele          1,615
  4. Rory McIlroy                   1,612
  5. Dustin Johnson               1,572
  6. Paul Casey                     1,398
  7. Rickie Fowler                  1,217
  8. Gary Woodland               1,182
  9. Jon Rahm                       1,136
  10. Charles Howell III           1,100
  11. Justin Rose                     1,096
  12. Patrick Cantlay                1,065
  13. Justin Thomas                 1,064
  14. Marc Leishman                1,050
  15. Sung Kang                          978
  16. Kevin Kisner                       958
  17. Francesco Molinari             919
  18. Scott Piercy                        910
  19. Phil Mickelson                    889
  20. Tiger Woods                      888
 
There is no sporting event that can match what THE NORTHERN TRUST has to offer from the do-or-die drama of the competition, the fan experience or the stunning backdrop. For more information about THE 2019 NORTHERN TRUST, including ticket offerings, please visit THENORTHERNTRUST.COM. Fans are encouraged to follow THE NORTHERN TRUST on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
 
ABOUT THE NORTHERN TRUST 
THE NORTHERN TRUST is the first of three 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. With strong ties to the essential elements of New York culture, the event is a celebration of food, lifestyle, the very best golfers on the PGA TOUR and a fan experience that is unmatched. Many of the world’s top players have won THE NORTHERN TRUST including Sergio Garcia, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and 2018 champion Bryson DeChambeau, who captured a four-stroke victory and became the tournament’s youngest winner in the FedExCup era. Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, THE NORTHERN TRUST has generated nearly $50 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities.
 
 
ABOUT NORTHERN TRUST
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 23 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2019, Northern Trust had assets under custody/administration of US$10.9 trillion, and assets under management of US$1.2 trillion. For more than 130 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
 
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