The Northern Trust R3

Cameron Smith fires course record for a share of the lead

Northern Trust 2021 R3
August 19-22
Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, New Jersey
$9,500,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Australian Cameron Smith narrowly missed out on a 59 on Saturday when his 12-foot birdie putt at the 18th missed and he had to make do with a 60, a course record at Liberty National, and a share of the lead at 16-under.


Northern Trust 2021 R3

“It was a really, good look. It was kind of straight up the hill (and) I hit a good putt. It just kind of wobbled a little bit up the hill. Probably didn’t give it enough speed.”

Smith hit 11 of 14 fairways in the third round to give himself plenty of chances.

“My driver definitely put me in the spot today for all those birdies.”

Smith set his previous low score on the PGA Tour just two weeks ago with a 62 at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Classic.


Northern Trust 2021 R3

Overnight leader Jon Rahm of Spain found the water twice at the 13th and 16th and closed with seven birdies, one bogey and a double bogey for a 67, regaining a share of the lead.


Northern Trust 2021 R3

One shot behind lies South African Erik van Rooyen who produced ten birdies and a single bogey for a 62. His was one of four rounds of 62 or lower on a day when the average score was 68.3.


Northern Trust 2021 R3

Americans Justin Thomas and Tony Finau are tied for fourth at 14-under after rounds of 67 and 68 respectively, followed by fellow American Tom Hoge (67), Irishman Shane Lowry (62) and Norwegian Viktor Hovland (65) in sixth at 13-under.

Sunday’s fourth round has been postponed until Monday.


Northern Trust 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
T1
Jon Rahm
-16
63
67
67
197
T1
Cameron Smith
-16
69
68
60
197
3
Erik van Rooyen
-15
69
67
62
198
T4
Tony Finau
-14
67
64
68
199
T4
Justin Thomas
-14
63
69
67
199
T6
Tom Hoge
-13
69
64
67
200
T6
Viktor Hovland
-13
68
67
65
200
T6
Shane Lowry
-13
71
67
62
200
T9
Corey Conners
-12
70
69
62
201
T9
Harold Varner III
-12
66
67
68
201
T11
Sam Burns
-11
71
67
64
202
T11
Brooks Koepka
-11
70
64
68
202
T11
Keith Mitchell
-11
68
64
70
202
T11
Xander Schauffele
-11
70
62
70
202
T11
Hudson Swafford
-11
71
65
66
202
T11
Cameron Tringale
-11
67
68
67
202
T17
Keegan Bradley
-10
69
67
67
203
T17
Charley Hoffman
-10
73
65
65
203
T17
Sungjae Im
-10
71
65
67
203
T17
Kevin Na
-10
67
66
70
203
T17
Alex Noren
-10
69
64
70
203
T17
Pat Perez
-10
71
66
66
203
T17
Lee Westwood
-10
70
65
68
203
T24
Patrick Cantlay
-9
68
67
69
204
T24
Doug Ghim
-9
71
70
63
204
T24
Robert Streb
-9
67
68
69
204
T24
Aaron Wise
-9
69
67
68
204
T28
Cameron Champ
-8
68
70
67
205
T28
Stewart Cink
-8
71
68
66
205
T28
Joel Dahmen
-8
70
68
67
205
T28
Harry Higgs
-8
69
70
66
205
T28
Mackenzie Hughes
-8
67
69
69
205
T28
Sebastián Muñoz
-8
68
69
68
205
T34
Talor Gooch
-7
73
67
66
206
T34
Zach Johnson
-7
70
66
70
206
T34
Patton Kizzire
-7
70
67
69
206
T34
Joaquin Niemann
-7
71
70
65
206
T34
Adam Schenk
-7
73
64
69
206
T34
Jordan Spieth
-7
72
62
72
206
T40
Paul Casey
-6
70
71
66
207
T40
Cam Davis
-6
69
70
68
207
T40
Harris English
-6
69
68
70
207
T40
Garrick Higgo
-6
69
68
70
207
T40
Billy Horschel
-6
71
70
66
207
T40
Hideki Matsuyama
-6
69
68
70
207
T40
Rory McIlroy
-6
71
70
66
207
T40
Carlos Ortiz
-6
69
70
68
207
T40
Seamus Power
-6
70
67
70
207
T40
Scottie Scheffler
-6
70
68
69
207
T50
Abraham Ancer
-5
72
69
67
208
T50
Daniel Berger
-5
71
70
67
208
T50
Bryson DeChambeau
-5
71
65
72
208
T50
Kramer Hickok
-5
72
68
68
208
T50
Chris Kirk
-5
72
68
68
208
T50
K.H. Lee
-5
71
68
69
208
T50
Marc Leishman
-5
69
70
69
208
T50
Maverick McNealy
-5
69
70
69
208
T50
Chez Reavie
-5
71
66
71
208
T50
Brandt Snedeker
-5
72
68
68
208
T60
Anirban Lahiri
-4
69
69
71
209
T60
Peter Malnati
-4
70
69
70
209
T60
Ian Poulter
-4
72
66
71
209
T60
Gary Woodland
-4
71
70
68
209
T64
Lanto Griffin
-3
69
68
73
210
T64
Max Homa
-3
74
66
70
210
T64
Webb Simpson
-3
72
66
72
210
T64
Kevin Streelman
-3
69
70
71
210
T68
Russell Henley
-2
69
71
71
211
T68
Luke List
-2
71
70
70
211
T68
Andrew Putnam
-2
69
70
72
211
T71
Dylan Frittelli
-1
70
71
71
212
T71
James Hahn
-1
71
70
71
212
73
Denny McCarthy
E
73
68
72
213
T74
Brian Harman
1
72
66
76
214
T74
Scott Piercy
1
71
70
73
214
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
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