PGA Tour

The Northern Trust 2018

August 23-26

Ridgewood Country Club, New Jersey

$9,000,000

August 23-26

Ridgewood Country Club, New Jersey

$7,000,000

Round 2

Brooks Koepka grabs share of the lead in New Jersey

August 24, 2018

Brooks Koepka is in position for back-to-back victories after making birdies on his closing three holes to grab a share of the lead heading into the weekend.

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Last week's PGA Championship winner fired off a six-under-par 65 to climb to the top of the leaderboard alongside Jamie Lovemark (66) at 10-under.

"The goal at the start of the week is to lead and to win it," said Lovemark. "I'm in great shape. Going to take tomorrow one step at a time and go from there."

Lovemark has yet to win on the PGA Tour.

Koepka, who started his round at 4-under, had yet to move by the 12th, ut his late charge started after a 63-foot greenside bunker shot left him just three feet from a birdie.

The three-time Major-winner then made a 322-yard drive on the par-five 13th. and a 311-yard 3-wood to 23 feet before holing-out for an eagle.

"When I hit that 3-wood, it all clicked," Koepka said.

"I felt like I was finally able to release the golf club. I just tried to hit it as hard as I could, big draw. I aimed at the tree on the right and tried to draw it back to the flag. When I did that, everything started to click, other than the fat wedge shot on the next hole."

Australia's Adam Scott signed for the lowest round of the week, a 7-under 64, to take third place at 9-under.

He has been carrying two putters in his bag, both a standard-size and a long-handled putter. He has been practicing with the short putter since the recent WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but revealed he's only used it twice in 14 rounds.

"The presence of the small putter in my bag has clearly scared the longer one into action," he joked after recording just 26 putts.

Dustin Johnson started his round with a triple-bogey but managed to play the next 17 holes in 4-under and is tied for fourth place on 8-under with Bryson DeChambeau (66).

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Brooks Koepka
USA
-10
67
65
132
T1
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-10
66
66
132
3
Adam Scott
AUS
-9
69
64
133
T4
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-8
68
66
134
T4
Dustin Johnson
USA
-8
67
67
134
T6
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-7
67
68
135
T6
Kevin Tway
USA
-7
66
69
135
T6
Ryan Palmer
USA
-7
68
67
135
T6
Sean O'Hair
USA
-7
66
69
135
T6
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-7
67
68
135
T11
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-6
71
65
136
T11
Justin Thomas
USA
-6
69
67
136
T11
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
69
67
136
T11
Peter Uihlein
USA
-6
68
68
136
T11
Phil Mickelson
USA
-6
68
68
136
T11
Tony Finau
USA
-6
69
67
136
T17
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
69
68
137
T17
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
71
66
137
T17
Harold Varner III
USA
-5
69
68
137
T17
Jason Day
AUS
-5
71
66
137
T17
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-5
71
66
137
T17
Nick Watney
USA
-5
69
68
137
T17
Webb Simpson
USA
-5
71
66
137
T24
Aaron Wise
USA
-4
70
68
138
T24
Beau Hossler
USA
-4
67
71
138
T24
Billy Horschel
USA
-4
69
69
138
T24
Bubba Watson
USA
-4
71
67
138
T24
Kevin Kisner
USA
-4
69
69
138
T24
Kevin Streelman
USA
-4
69
69
138
T24
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-4
67
71
138
T24
Sam Ryder
USA
-4
69
69
138
T24
Sam Saunders
USA
-4
68
70
138
T33
Andrew Putnam
USA
-3
67
72
139
T33
Brian Gay
USA
-3
71
68
139
T33
Brian Stuard
USA
-3
68
71
139
T33
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
69
70
139
T33
Daniel Berger
USA
-3
69
70
139
T33
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-3
69
70
139
T33
Keegan Bradley
USA
-3
70
69
139
T33
Luke List
USA
-3
70
69
139
T33
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
67
72
139
T33
Scott Stallings
USA
-3
70
69
139
T33
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-3
69
70
139
T44
Danny Lee
NZL
-2
67
73
140
T44
Gary Woodland
USA
-2
72
68
140
T44
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
67
73
140
T44
Jason Kokrak
USA
-2
71
69
140
T44
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
70
70
140
T44
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-2
72
68
140
T44
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
69
71
140
T44
Patton Kizzire
USA
-2
70
70
140
T44
Paul Casey
ENG
-2
67
73
140
T44
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
71
69
140
T44
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
72
68
140
T55
Alex Cejka
GER
-1
67
74
141
T55
Brian Harman
USA
-1
72
69
141
T55
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-1
68
73
141
T55
Chesson Hadley
USA
-1
72
69
141
T55
J. J. Spaun
USA
-1
70
71
141
T55
Jimmy Walker
USA
-1
69
72
141
T55
Kyle Stanley
USA
-1
71
70
141
T55
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
72
69
141
T55
Pat Perez
USA
-1
73
68
141
T55
Ryan Armour
USA
-1
69
72
141
T55
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-1
69
72
141
T55
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
69
72
141
T67
Andrew Landry
USA
Par
73
69
142
T67
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
71
71
142
T67
Austin Cook
USA
Par
68
74
142
T67
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
73
69
142
T67
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
Par
71
71
142
T67
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
Par
70
72
142
T67
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
70
72
142
T67
Ian Poulter
ENG
Par
69
73
142
T67
Kevin Na
USA
Par
67
75
142
T67
Marc Leishman
AUS
Par
73
69
142
T67
Martin Laird
SCO
Par
70
72
142
T67
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
71
71
142
T67
Tiger Woods
USA
Par
71
71
142
T67
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
68
74
142
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
1
71
72
143
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
1
70
73
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
1
74
69
143
CUT
James Hahn
USA
1
75
68
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
1
72
71
143
CUT
John Huh
USA
1
71
72
143
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
1
72
71
143
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
1
72
71
143
CUT
Xander Schauffele
USA
1
73
70
143
CUT
Alexander Noren
SWE
2
72
72
144
CUT
Francesco Molinari
ITA
2
72
72
144
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
2
72
72
144
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
2
71
73
144
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
2
69
75
144
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
2
66
78
144
CUT
Harris English
USA
3
75
70
145
CUT
Joel Dahmen
USA
3
72
73
145
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
3
73
72
145
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
3
76
69
145
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Justin Rose
ENG
4
72
74
146
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
4
71
75
146
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
4
78
68
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
4
74
72
146
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
5
72
75
147
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
5
75
72
147
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
5
73
74
147
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
6
75
73
148
CUT
Kevin Chappell
USA
6
71
77
148
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
6
72
76
148
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
7
75
74
149
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
7
73
76
149
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
7
74
75
149
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
8
75
75
150
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
8
75
75
150
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
9
75
76
151
CUT
William McGirt
USA
9
76
75
151
RET
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
78
-
78
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
T1
Brooks Koepka
USA
-10
132
T1
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-10
132
3
Adam Scott
AUS
-9
133
T4
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-8
134
T4
Dustin Johnson
USA
-8
134
T6
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-7
135
T6
Kevin Tway
USA
-7
135
T6
Ryan Palmer
USA
-7
135
T6
Sean O'Hair
USA
-7
135
T6
Tommy Fleetwood
ENG
-7
135
T11
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-6
136
T11
Justin Thomas
USA
-6
136
T11
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-6
136
T11
Peter Uihlein
USA
-6
136
T11
Phil Mickelson
USA
-6
136
T11
Tony Finau
USA
-6
136
T17
Cameron Smith
AUS
-5
137
T17
Chez Reavie
USA
-5
137
T17
Harold Varner III
USA
-5
137
T17
Jason Day
AUS
-5
137
T17
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-5
137
T17
Nick Watney
USA
-5
137
T17
Webb Simpson
USA
-5
137
T24
Aaron Wise
USA
-4
138
T24
Beau Hossler
USA
-4
138
T24
Billy Horschel
USA
-4
138
T24
Bubba Watson
USA
-4
138
T24
Kevin Kisner
USA
-4
138
T24
Kevin Streelman
USA
-4
138
T24
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-4
138
T24
Sam Ryder
USA
-4
138
T24
Sam Saunders
USA
-4
138
T33
Andrew Putnam
USA
-3
139
T33
Brian Gay
USA
-3
139
T33
Brian Stuard
USA
-3
139
T33
Charley Hoffman
USA
-3
139
T33
Daniel Berger
USA
-3
139
T33
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-3
139
T33
Keegan Bradley
USA
-3
139
T33
Luke List
USA
-3
139
T33
Scott Piercy
USA
-3
139
T33
Scott Stallings
USA
-3
139
T33
Tyrrell Hatton
ENG
-3
139
T44
Danny Lee
NZL
-2
140
T44
Gary Woodland
USA
-2
140
T44
Hideki Matsuyama
JPN
-2
140
T44
Jason Kokrak
USA
-2
140
T44
Jordan Spieth
USA
-2
140
T44
Meen-Whee Kim
KOR
-2
140
T44
Patrick Reed
USA
-2
140
T44
Patton Kizzire
USA
-2
140
T44
Paul Casey
ENG
-2
140
T44
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
140
T44
Zach Johnson
USA
-2
140
T55
Alex Cejka
GER
-1
141
T55
Brian Harman
USA
-1
141
T55
Bronson Burgoon
USA
-1
141
T55
Chesson Hadley
USA
-1
141
T55
J. J. Spaun
USA
-1
141
T55
Jimmy Walker
USA
-1
141
T55
Kyle Stanley
USA
-1
141
T55
Matt Kuchar
USA
-1
141
T55
Pat Perez
USA
-1
141
T55
Ryan Armour
USA
-1
141
T55
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-1
141
T55
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-1
141
T67
Andrew Landry
USA
Par
142
T67
Anirban Lahiri
IND
Par
142
T67
Austin Cook
USA
Par
142
T67
Brandon Harkins
USA
Par
142
T67
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
Par
142
T67
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
Par
142
T67
Chris Kirk
USA
Par
142
T67
Ian Poulter
ENG
Par
142
T67
Kevin Na
USA
Par
142
T67
Marc Leishman
AUS
Par
142
T67
Martin Laird
SCO
Par
142
T67
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
142
T67
Tiger Woods
USA
Par
142
T67
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
142
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
1
143
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
1
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
1
143
CUT
James Hahn
USA
1
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
USA
1
143
CUT
John Huh
USA
1
143
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
1
143
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
1
143
CUT
Xander Schauffele
USA
1
143
CUT
Alexander Noren
SWE
2
144
CUT
Francesco Molinari
ITA
2
144
CUT
J. B. Holmes
USA
2
144
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
2
144
CUT
Russell Henley
USA
2
144
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
2
144
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
2
144
CUT
Harris English
USA
3
145
CUT
Joel Dahmen
USA
3
145
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
3
145
CUT
Scott Brown
USA
3
145
CUT
Charles Howell III
USA
4
146
CUT
Justin Rose
ENG
4
146
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
4
146
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
4
146
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
4
146
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
5
147
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
5
147
CUT
Kelly Kraft
USA
5
147
CUT
Jon Rahm
ESP
6
148
CUT
Kevin Chappell
USA
6
148
CUT
Ryan Blaum
USA
6
148
CUT
Richy Werenski
USA
7
149
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
7
149
CUT
Tyler Duncan
USA
7
149
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
8
150
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
8
150
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
9
151
CUT
William McGirt
USA
9
151
RET
Grayson Murray
USA
Par
78