The PGA Tour’s playoffs started Thursday with the first round of the Northern Trust Open.
The top 125 players on the Tour are taking part with those in the top 100 at the end of the event Sunday eligible to move on to next weekend’s tournament –the Dell Championship.
After that tournament, the top 70 compete at the 3rd Fed Ex Cup tourney followed by the season-ending Tour Championship.
Weyburn’s Graham DeLaet had a tough start at the Northern Trust Open shooting an opening round four over 74.
DeLaet went into the event sitting in 67th place, so if he should fail to make the cut, he should still be able to advance to the Dell Championship.