The Northern Trust R3

Patrick Reed takes one-stroke lead into final day

August 08-11
Liberty National GC, Jersey City, New Jersey
$9,250,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Patrick Reed shot a four-under-par 67 to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Northern Trust in New Jersey.


The 2018 Masters champion shone with five birdies in his third round at Liberty National but he was being hunted by a host of big names in the first FedEx Cup play-off event.

Reed, on 14 under, led by one from American-born Mexican Abraham Ancer, who shot 68, but Justin Rose, Danny Willett and Rory McIlroy were among a strong chasing pack.

“It feels great,” said Reed on Sky Sports. “I have been hitting the ball well and feel like I’ve had control of the golf ball for a month and a half now. To finally see it pay off and be in contention going into Sunday is all I could ask for.”


Brandt Snedeker was one of the biggest movers of the day, climbing into a tie for third with Jon Rahm after holing five birdies and two eagles in a brilliant 63.

Yorkshire’s Willett also made good ground, recording a five-under-par 66 to move into joint fifth on 11 under alongside Rose and Harold Varner. It could have been even better for Willett, who had five birdies and an eagle on his card, but for a bogey on the 18th.

Rose shot a 69 with a lot of good work, including four birdies and an eagle, undone by four dropped shots.

Rory McIlroy also had four bogeys in a 70 and was one stroke back on 10 under.

Second round leader Dustin Johnson failed to spark, shooting 74 to slip to nine under while FedEx Cup leader Brooks Koepka was even further back on five under after a 69.

Ian Poulter climbed the leaderboard with three birdies on the front nine but but gave all those shots back after the turn to end where he started on eight under, along with Jordan Spieth.


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Grade “A” Architecture

Lifestyle
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Patrick Reed
-14
66
66
67
199
2
Abraham Ancer
-13
67
65
68
200
T3
Brandt Snedeker
-12
71
67
63
201
T3
Jon Rahm
-12
64
68
69
201
T5
Danny Willett
-11
66
70
66
202
T5
Harold Varner III
-11
67
67
68
202
T5
Justin Rose
-11
65
68
69
202
T8
Louis Oosthuizen
-10
68
65
70
203
T8
Rory McIlroy
-10
65
68
70
203
T10
Max Homa
-9
66
71
67
204
T10
Troy Merritt
-9
62
70
72
204
T10
Dustin Johnson
-9
63
67
74
204
T13
Webb Simpson
-8
65
73
67
205
T13
Brian Stuard
-8
66
69
70
205
T13
Ian Poulter
-8
68
66
71
205
T13
Jordan Spieth
-8
67
64
74
205
T17
Billy Horschel
-7
72
67
67
206
T17
Matt Jones
-7
67
71
68
206
T17
Adam Scott
-7
68
69
69
206
T17
Hideki Matsuyama
-7
68
68
70
206
T17
Justin Thomas
-7
67
68
71
206
T17
Kevin Kisner
-7
64
70
72
206
T17
Wyndham Clark
-7
67
66
73
206
T24
Cameron Champ
-6
71
70
66
207
T24
Ryan Moore
-6
68
72
67
207
T24
Sebastián Muñoz
-6
70
69
68
207
T24
Byeong Hun An
-6
73
66
68
207
T24
Jim Furyk
-6
72
66
69
207
T24
J.T. Poston
-6
67
70
70
207
T24
Patrick Cantlay
-6
70
67
70
207
T24
Corey Conners
-6
66
71
70
207
T24
Bryson DeChambeau
-6
68
68
71
207
T24
C.T. Pan
-6
68
67
72
207
T24
Andrew Putnam
-6
69
64
74
207
T35
Brooks Koepka
-5
70
69
69
208
T35
Tony Finau
-5
65
73
70
208
T35
Ryan Armour
-5
70
68
70
208
T35
Jason Kokrak
-5
68
70
70
208
T35
Kevin Na
-5
69
67
72
208
T35
Shane Lowry
-5
69
67
72
208
T35
Andrew Landry
-5
68
67
73
208
T42
Chez Reavie
-4
66
74
69
209
T42
Brian Harman
-4
68
71
70
209
T42
Russell Henley
-4
69
70
70
209
T42
Roger Sloan
-4
68
70
71
209
T46
J.B. Holmes
-3
70
71
69
210
T46
Tommy Fleetwood
-3
69
72
69
210
T46
Adam Schenk
-3
67
72
71
210
T46
Tyrrell Hatton
-3
69
69
72
210
T46
Vaughn Taylor
-3
69
68
73
210
T51
Mackenzie Hughes
-2
73
68
70
211
T51
Cameron Smith
-2
67
74
70
211
T51
Nick Watney
-2
71
69
71
211
T51
Keith Mitchell
-2
70
70
71
211
T51
Kyle Stanley
-2
69
70
72
211
T51
Lucas Glover
-2
71
68
72
211
T51
Keegan Bradley
-2
70
69
72
211
T51
Adam Hadwin
-2
67
71
73
211
T51
Chesson Hadley
-2
66
72
73
211
T51
Dylan Frittelli
-2
69
67
75
211
T51
Joel Dahmen
-2
67
69
75
211
T51
Sungjae Im
-2
67
68
76
211
T63
Branden Grace
-1
68
73
71
212
T63
Scott Piercy
-1
71
70
71
212
T63
Aaron Wise
-1
68
73
71
212
T63
Joaquin Niemann
-1
70
71
71
212
T63
Gary Woodland
-1
73
68
71
212
T63
Rory Sabbatini
-1
68
73
71
212
T63
Kevin Tway
-1
68
73
71
212
T63
Jhonattan Vegas
-1
72
69
71
212
T63
Matthew Wolff
-1
69
71
72
212
T63
Danny Lee
-1
70
69
73
212
T73
Talor Gooch
E
74
67
72
213
T73
Collin Morikawa
E
71
70
72
213
T73
Phil Mickelson
E
72
66
75
213
76
Carlos Ortiz
1
67
74
73
214
T77
Luke List
2
69
70
76
215
T77
Ryan Palmer
2
70
67
78
215
T79
Charley Hoffman
3
74
67
75
216
T79
Martin Laird
3
71
70
75
216
T79
Francesco Molinari
3
69
72
75
216
T79
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
3
67
73
76
216
T79
Scott Brown
3
70
69
77
216
T79
Bud Cauley
3
68
70
78
216
85
Si Woo Kim
4
70
71
76
217
CUT
Jason Day
E
72
70
142
CUT
Rickie Fowler
E
69
73
142
CUT
Xander Schauffele
E
70
72
142
CUT
Nick Taylor
E
68
74
142
CUT
Patton Kizzire
E
66
76
142
CUT
Pat Perez
E
70
72
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
E
70
72
142
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
E
73
69
142
CUT
Cameron Tringale
E
71
71
142
CUT
Kevin Streelman
1
75
68
143
CUT
Graeme McDowell
1
71
72
143
CUT
Nate Lashley
1
70
73
143
CUT
Sung Kang
1
67
76
143
CUT
Matt Every
1
72
71
143
CUT
Charles Howell III
1
69
74
143
CUT
Matt Kuchar
1
70
73
143
CUT
Marc Leishman
2
73
71
144
CUT
Denny McCarthy
2
73
71
144
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
2
73
71
144
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
2
76
68
144
CUT
Peter Malnati
2
68
76
144
CUT
Brice Garnett
3
74
71
145
CUT
Sam Ryder
3
71
74
145
CUT
Bubba Watson
3
73
72
145
CUT
Sepp Straka
3
73
72
145
CUT
Jonas Blixt
3
73
72
145
CUT
Sergio Garcia
4
73
73
146
CUT
Russell Knox
4
66
80
146
CUT
Adam Long
5
72
75
147
CUT
J.J. Spaun
5
74
73
147
CUT
Scott Stallings
5
72
75
147
CUT
Kelly Kraft
5
75
72
147
CUT
Brian Gay
8
73
77
150
WD
Tiger Woods
75
75
WD
Chris Stroud
76
76
WD
Aaron Baddeley
16
16
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