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The second round of the FedEx Cup playoffs begins this Labor Day weekend as the Dell Technologies Championship returns to the TPC Boston August 31-September 3. The tournament sees the playoff field narrow to the top 100 FedEx Cup points-leaders after last week’s Northern Trust, won by the eccentric Bryson DeChambeau. The golfers are motivated as only the top-70 golfers following this weekend’s action will tee off for the BMW Championship, the playoffs penultimate event. The field for the Dell Technologies Championship is exceptionally strong, and of the eligible golfers only British Open winner Francesco Molinari is skipping the event. Rickie Fowler, notably absent from the Northern Trust due to a strained oblique, is also slated to return at TPC Boston as he looks to achieve postseason glory.
The tournament started in 2003 as a Labor Day PGA Tour stop. It remains unique as the only PGA Tour event to end on a Monday rather than the usual Sunday. When the PGA Tour decided to add the FedEx Cup playoffs in 2007, the Dell Technologies Championship, under its former name of the Deutsche Bank Championship, was chosen as one of the 4 playoff tournaments. The tournament has seen many distinguished champions, including the golf world hall of famer Phil Mickelson who won the inaugural playoff event in 2007. The tournament has been won twice by both Rory McIlroy and Vijay Singh, while golfers Singh, Henrik Stenson and Charley Hoffman can all claim the event’s low score with -22. The tournament also has served as a predictor for the final FedEx Cup winner as 3 of the previous 5 Cup winners achieved victory at the Dell Technologies Championship. Last year’s winner Justin Thomas was the latest to turn his victory into playoff glory, and he looks to repeat last year’s heroics in south Boston.
Fans looking to catch all the action in person still have ticket options available. Daily grounds tickets range from $35 for practice rounds up to $65 when the tournament is underway. Good Any One Day grounds tickets, allowing access to any single tournament day of the purchaser’s choosing, are $70. Folks looking to catch the action from the grounds all week can purchase a weekly pass for $205. Fans who want access to a more exclusive climate controlled venue can purchase tickets to the Champions Club at $95 for a single day or $325 for the entire week. The Champions Club features a climate-controlled tent, outdoor stadium-style seating, private restrooms and upgraded food and beverage options. Folks looking to see the action at TPC Boston’s par-3 16th hole can also purchase daily stadium seats for $175. This option includes access to the Champions Club as well as a $15 credit to be used at an on-site concession stand. In addition, youth 15 and under are eligible for a free grounds ticket when accompanied by a paying adult. Members of the military also are provided complimentary tickets and access to the Patriot Outpost pavilion. College students are eligible to purchase up to two grounds tickets for only $20 when they present a valid student ID at the box office.
Those unable to travel to the event can still catch all the action on television. The Golf Channel kicks off coverage Friday 2:30-6:30pm ET and Saturday 3-6:30pm. Sunday coverage begins on the Golf Channel 1-3pm before concluding on NBC from 3-6pm. Golf Channel also provides coverage of the championship round Monday from 11:30am-1:30pm before NBC takes over primetime coverage 1:30-6pm. Streaming coverage is also available through PGA Tour Live while PGA Tour Radio provides radio coverage on SiriusXm and PGATour.com.