PGA Tour Event Comes To Edison

EDISON — A central New Jersey club that has never before hosted a PGA Tour event is making its debut in the circuit today in the Barclays, the first event of the PGA Tour’s Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.

The Plainfield Country Club, is a private country club and golf course that was originally founded in 1890 as the Hillside Tennis Club not far from the laboratory where Thomas Edison invented the light bulb and the phonograph, checks in at under 7,000 yards.


Designed in 1916 by famous golf course designer Donald Ross, and completed in 1921, Plainfield’s golf course has been home to the 1978 U.S. Amateur, the 1987 U.S. Women’s Open, a several state and regional championships, and has been ranked among the best in the country.

The tournament’s first round was delayed by a rain for more than three hours this morning, and later rounds are likely to be affected by the arrival of Hurricane Irene. The final round is currently scheduled for Sunday.

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