5 things you need to know about The Barclays
If you are a fan of golf, you cannot pass up The Barclays at the end of the month. It is a chance to enjoy the final days of summer as you observe the top 125 PGA Tour Season players competing in the first event of the FedExCup playoffs.
If it's your first time heading to The Barclays, there are a few things you should know before heading to the tournament. And even if you are a veteran visitor, no year is quite the same. Here is a roundup of five things you need to know about the opening event:
1. It is the year of first-time winners
There are a number of professional golfers playing this year's tournament who received their first professional win within the first seven events of this tour. The list includes: Justin Thomas, William McGirt, Daniel Berger, Branden Grace, Emiliano Grilo, Smylie Kaufman, Russell Knox and Kevin Kisner.
2. Expect a battle between youth and experience
The tour started with players in their 20s winning four out of five events. However, as the season went on, players in their 30s took over and won 16 out of 23 events. Will the younger men come back and beat those with more experience? Or will the average age of the FedExCup winner remain 31.3?
3. The Australians are making an impression
Jason Day and Adam Scott, Australian nationals have made quite the impression so far on tour, with an incredible 11 top-10 finishes and five overall wins. Keep your eyes out for this duo at The Barclays.
4. The defending champ is ready for the course
Last year, Day won his first FedExCup Tournament at The Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, New Jersey with a final round score of 62. While Day has indeed played on this years's course – Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York – he's told Newsday that it's been a while but he is ready for the challenge.
"Jason Day is ready to defend his title."
"So my memory is a little fuzzy on the golf course," he said. "But I remember how long it can play, how brutal it can be. The green complexes are somewhat difficult … It has held up under the biggest stage, which is holding major championships. … I'm really looking forward to the challenge."
5. You can use a professional chauffeur service to get around
Between the commute from your hotel to the Bethpage Black, and the need to stop at a lounge and restaurant sometime in between, you will need a way to get around. It is tournament weekend, so you should be relaxing and enjoying yourself – not worrying about driving around and finding a place to park. Thankfully, Carey will be offering services throughout The Barclays, so you will never have to worry about how you will get from point A to point B. With an impressive fleet driven by chauffeurs who stand for reliability, safety and professionalism, you can rest assured that your commute to The Barclays will be smooth as silk.
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