Northern Trust Open 2019: Where to Watch, Live Stream, TV Channel, Course and Odds

After a disappointing performance at The Open Championship last month, Tiger Woods returns to the sport as the PGA Tour stops in New Jersey this weekend.

The 15-time major winner took a break from golf after missing the cut in the final major of the season at Royal Portrush, Northern Ireland.

He has admitted he is still suffering from back issues ahead of the Northern Trust Open, which marks the start of the PGA Tour playoffs on Thursday.

"Some days I'm stiffer than others. Yesterday I was out there hitting it great, driving it out there with Brooksy [Brooks Koepka] and DJ [Dustin Johnson], and today I'm stiff. Hopefully I'm not that way tomorrow," he was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Woods completed a remarkable comeback when he won at The Masters in April to secure a first major in 11 years, but concedes he has played too much golf over the last 12 months.

"I learned a lot last year by playing too much after coming back from my procedure and not really knowing what to expect," he said.

"I pushed it pretty hard and vowed I'd never do that again.

"And that's the challenge now because I cut my schedule back. But the problem was the season changed.

"We have a more condensed season and trying to figure out how to stay sharp, practice and also have my back feeling good all the time. It is a challenge."

World number one Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy will also be among the golfers looking to earn the right to play in the 30-player Tour Championship.

Here's everything you need to know about the tournament.

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Tiger Woods of the United States looks on during a practice round of the Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club on August 7 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mike Lawrie/Getty

When is The Northern Trust Open?

The 53rd edition of The Northern Trust runs from Thursday, August 8 until Sunday, August 11.

Where is The Northern Trust Open?

The 2019 installment of the tournament takes place at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey.

The course previously hosted the tournament in 2009 and 2013—Tiger Woods finished tied for second in both events—and staged the 2017 Presidents Cup.

The purse for this year's tournament is $9.25 million.

TV coverage

The first two rounds of the tournament will be broadcast in its entirety on Golf Channel, while CBS will broadcast the final two rounds.

Live stream

All four days of the tournament can be watched online via PGA Tour Live and on Golf Channel's digital platforms, while the last two rounds will also be available online via CBS Sports website.

A live stream for all the four rounds will be available via fuboTV.

TV schedule (all times ET)

Thursday, August 8

  • Golf Channel, 2 p.m.—6 p.m.

Friday, August 9

  • Golf Channel, 2 p.m.—6 p.m.

Saturday, August 10

  • Golf Channel, 1 p.m.—2:45 p.m.
  • CBS, 3 p.m.—6 p.m.

Sunday, August 11

  • Golf Channel, 12 p.m.—1:45 p.m.
  • CBS, 2 p.m.—6 p.m.

Who is in the field?

Aside from Woods, Koepka and McIlroy, the field includes world number two Dustin Johnson, the Open Championship winner Shane Lowry and Tommy Fleetwood, who finished runner-up at Portrush.

U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland is also among the participants, as are defending FedEx Cup champion Justin Rose, three-time major winner Jordan Spieth and five-time major winner Phil Mickelson.

World number seven Jon Rahm and world number eight Bryson DeChambeau Jon Rahm are also in the mix, as is world number 11 Xander Schauffele.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Brooks Koepka is an 8/1 favorite, followed by Rory McIlroy at 10/1 and Jon Rahm at 12/1.

Dustin Johnson is a 16/1 shot, followed by Justin Rose and Justin Thomas both at 18/1, while Patrick Cantlay is a 22/1 outsider.

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