The Northern Trust R2

Bogey-free Rahm takes solo lead

Northern Trust 2021 R2
August 19-22
Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, New Jersey
$9,500,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

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Spain’s Jon Rahm remains bogey-free at the Northern Trust after firing four birdies for a second round 67, reaching 12-under to take the solo lead at Liberty National.


Northern Trust 2021 R2

“Believe it or not, hit my fair share of bad shots today. Much like yesterday, I was able to save a couple of good ones. Coming into the weekend, I’m definitely going to have to clean a couple of those mistakes up.”

American Tony Finau bogeyed his final hole but still produced a 64 to move into second place, increasing his chances of securing a top-30 place in the FedEx Cup standings and making it to the Tour Championship as well as the Ryder Cup team.


Northern Trust 2021 R2

Fellow American and Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele tied the course record of 62 as well as his own personal best after firing five birdies, an unfortunate bogey at the 15th and three eagles at the par-5s 6th and 8th, and the par-4 9th.

Tied alongside him in third place at 10-under are Americans Justin Thomas (69), Keith Mitchell (64) and Kevin Na (66) and Sweden’s Alex Noren (64).


Northern Trust 2021 R2

Thomas, who shot 63 in the first round, struggled on Friday starting with four bogeys and a birdie on the back nine to make the turn in 38 before closing with three consecutive birdies from the 5th hole and an eagle at the par-5 8th.

“I had no clubface control,” said Thomas. “I started missing it left, missing it right.

“I was patient. I still wasn’t forcing anything. I know I can make a lot of birdies, that it’s still early in the tournament.”


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Northern Trust 2021 R2

Mitchell started with a bogey at the 10th before making six back-to-back birdies from the 12th to make the turn in 30 then fired four more birdies on the front nine but was let down by a double bogey at the par-4 7th.

Mitchell is currently ranked 101st in the standings and needs to reach the top 70 to move on to next week’s BMW Championship.

Northern Trust 2021 R2

+ + + + + + + + +
Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
1
Jon Rahm *
-12
63
67
130
2
Tony Finau
-11
67
64
131
T3
Keith Mitchell *
-10
68
64
132
T3
Xander Schauffele
-10
70
62
132
T3
Justin Thomas *
-10
63
69
132
T6
Tom Hoge *
-9
69
64
133
T6
Kevin Na
-9
67
66
133
T6
Alex Noren
-9
69
64
133
T6
Harold Varner III
-9
66
67
133
T10
Brooks Koepka
-8
70
64
134
T10
Jordan Spieth
-8
72
62
134
T12
Patrick Cantlay
-7
68
67
135
T12
Viktor Hovland
-7
68
67
135
T12
Robert Streb *
-7
67
68
135
T12
Cameron Tringale *
-7
67
68
135
T12
Lee Westwood
-7
70
65
135
T17
Keegan Bradley *
-6
69
67
136
T17
Bryson DeChambeau *
-6
71
65
136
T17
Mackenzie Hughes
-6
67
69
136
T17
Sungjae Im
-6
71
65
136
T17
Zach Johnson
-6
70
66
136
T17
Hudson Swafford
-6
71
65
136
T17
Aaron Wise *
-6
69
67
136
T17
Erik van Rooyen
-6
69
67
136
T25
Harris English *
-5
69
68
137
T25
Lanto Griffin *
-5
69
68
137
T25
Garrick Higgo
-5
69
68
137
T25
Patton Kizzire
-5
70
67
137
T25
Hideki Matsuyama
-5
69
68
137
T25
Sebastián Muñoz *
-5
68
69
137
T25
Pat Perez *
-5
71
66
137
T25
Seamus Power
-5
70
67
137
T25
Chez Reavie
-5
71
66
137
T25
Adam Schenk *
-5
73
64
137
T25
Cameron Smith
-5
69
68
137
T36
Sam Burns *
-4
71
67
138
T36
Cameron Champ
-4
68
70
138
T36
Joel Dahmen *
-4
70
68
138
T36
Brian Harman
-4
72
66
138
T36
Charley Hoffman *
-4
73
65
138
T36
Anirban Lahiri
-4
69
69
138
T36
Shane Lowry
-4
71
67
138
T36
Ian Poulter *
-4
72
66
138
T36
Scottie Scheffler *
-4
70
68
138
T36
Webb Simpson *
-4
72
66
138
T46
Stewart Cink *
-3
71
68
139
T46
Corey Conners *
-3
70
69
139
T46
Cam Davis
-3
69
70
139
T46
Harry Higgs
-3
69
70
139
T46
K.H. Lee *
-3
71
68
139
T46
Marc Leishman *
-3
69
70
139
T46
Peter Malnati *
-3
70
69
139
T46
Maverick McNealy *
-3
69
70
139
T46
Carlos Ortiz
-3
69
70
139
T46
Andrew Putnam
-3
69
70
139
T46
Kevin Streelman *
-3
69
70
139
T57
Talor Gooch *
-2
73
67
140
T57
Russell Henley *
-2
69
71
140
T57
Kramer Hickok
-2
72
68
140
T57
Max Homa *
-2
74
66
140
T57
Chris Kirk
-2
72
68
140
T57
Brandt Snedeker
-2
72
68
140
T63
Abraham Ancer *
-1
72
69
141
T63
Daniel Berger *
-1
71
70
141
T63
Paul Casey *
-1
70
71
141
T63
Dylan Frittelli *
-1
70
71
141
T63
Doug Ghim *
-1
71
70
141
T63
James Hahn
-1
71
70
141
T63
Billy Horschel
-1
71
70
141
T63
Luke List *
-1
71
70
141
T63
Denny McCarthy
-1
73
68
141
T63
Rory McIlroy *
-1
71
70
141
T63
Joaquin Niemann *
-1
71
70
141
T63
Scott Piercy *
-1
71
70
141
T63
Gary Woodland
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
E
70
72
142
CUT
Dustin Johnson
E
70
72
142
CUT
Si Woo Kim
E
72
70
142
CUT
Russell Knox
E
70
72
142
CUT
Jason Kokrak
E
70
72
142
CUT
Martin Laird
E
73
69
142
CUT
Tyler McCumber
E
72
70
142
CUT
Ryan Palmer
E
73
69
142
CUT
Sam Ryder
E
72
70
142
CUT
Adam Scott
E
67
75
142
CUT
Kyle Stanley
E
75
67
142
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
E
70
72
142
CUT
Matt Fitzpatrick
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Sergio Garcia
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Brice Garnett
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Lucas Glover
+1
74
69
143
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+1
75
68
143
CUT
Adam Long
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Sepp Straka
+1
73
70
143
CUT
Bubba Watson
+1
71
72
143
CUT
Branden Grace
+2
71
73
144
CUT
Tyrrell Hatton
+2
72
72
144
CUT
Collin Morikawa
+2
74
70
144
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
+2
74
70
144
CUT
Brian Gay
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Hank Lebioda
+3
76
69
145
CUT
Troy Merritt
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Phil Mickelson
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Henrik Norlander
+3
70
75
145
CUT
C.T. Pan
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Doc Redman
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Scott Stallings
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Brendan Steele
+3
78
67
145
CUT
Brian Stuard
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Jason Day
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Brandon Hagy
+5
78
69
147
CUT
Richy Werenski
+5
76
71
147
CUT
Wyndham Clark
+6
78
70
148
CUT
Brendon Todd
+6
73
75
148
CUT
Matt Jones
+7
79
70
149
CUT
Matt Kuchar
+7
75
74
149
CUT
Kevin Kisner
+8
76
74
150
CUT
Matthew Wolff
+8
76
74
150
CUT
Roger Sloan
+9
79
72
151
CUT
J.T. Poston
+11
76
77
153
WD
Matt Wallace
E
* Player started on the back nine
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