Preparations underway for Northern Trust golf tournament

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Preparations are underway for the Northern Trust Tournament at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City.

The top 125 golfers will battle it out in August.

Organizers stressed the accessibility of the event.  This includes affordable tickets that start at $35 for midweek events.

Visitors will also be able to bring food onto the property in clear plastic bags.

There will be an access area for kids so they can see their favorite players.

Organizers also stressed that the tournament brings in a lot of funds for charity.  Last year, they raised $1.8 million for charity.

"Most people don't know that the PGA is the only professional sport where net proceeds of the events go to charities.  And Northern Trust has always worked really hard on our tournament, the charitable aspect is highly successful.  This tournament has given more than $50M to area charities in New York and New Jersey and we're just really proud to be associated with it,” says Northern Trust Area President Henry Johnson.

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