DJ, Spieth look to continue battle in Boston as playoffs march on

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth offered up a thrilling finish Sunday at The Northern Trust in Old Westbury, N.Y. — the first of four FedExCup playoff events that will wrap up the 2017 season.

And they’ll pick up right where they left off at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. DJ and Spieth — ranked 1-2 in the current FedExCup standings — are paired with Justin Thomas, ranked third, on Friday and Saturday. They’ll tee off at 9:15 a.m. ET Friday.

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Top 100 players in the FedExCup standings will be reduced to the top 70 after this week’s event at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. Last week at The Northern Trust, three golfers who were outside the top 100 worked their way into the Dell Technologies field, led by Bubba Watson, who entered last week ranked 113 but rose to 72 after a 10th-place finish. Johnson will need to rise more this week if he is going to qualify for the third FedExCup playoff event, the BMW Championship in Lake Forest, Ill., from Sept. 14-17.

Rory McIlroy was 38th in the points standings heading into the Dell Technologies event last year, but he rose to fourth with a victory on his way to the championship.

PGA featured holes live on Yahoo Sports

You can catch McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and a whole bunch of the afternoon starters on Friday live on Yahoo Sports as we stream PGA Tour Live’s featured holes coverage from 3-6 p.m. ET on our golf page. We’ll have coverage of all four rounds: Saturday from 3-6:30 p.m. ET, Sunday from 1-6 p.m. ET and Monday from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. ET.