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@PGATourBrunch Coverage of the 2021 FedEx Cup Playoffs
The Northern Trust - Second Round Notebook
JERSEY CITY - Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm share the 18-hole lead after matching 8-under (63)s, three strokes better than any other player. Thomas and Rahm both entered the week in the Top 10 in the FedExCup standings and Top Five in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Harold Varner III (FedExCup No. 72 entering the week) finished T3 at the NORTHERN TRUST at Liberty National in 2019, moving inside the top 70 to qualify for the BMW Championship.
Bryson DeChambeau (71) became the fourth player since the record was kept (1983) to make two or fewer pars and record a score of even-par.
Early Scoreboard Watching for Top 70 in FedEx Cup Points: Players currently projected to move inside the top 70 (6): Harold Varner III, Adam Scott, Andrew Putnam, Erik van Rooyen, Keith Mitchell, and Harry Higgs.
Players currently projected to fall out of the top 70 (6): Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton, Talor Gooch, Martin Laird, Troy Merritt, and J.T. Poston.
Leaderboard After First Round:
Justin Thomas 63 (-8)
Jon Rahm 63 (-8)
Harold Varner III 66 (-5)
Six players 67 (-4)
Full Leaderboard (link)
THE NORTHERN TRUST - Tournament Info
COURSE: Liberty National Golf Club - (Jersey City, NJ)
YARDS/PAR: 7,410 yards/Par 71
PRIZE Money/First Place Winnings: $9,500,000/$1,710,000
SOCIAL MEDIA: #PGATour #FedExCup @TheNTGolf
OFFICIAL SITE: (The Northern Trust)
TV COVERAGE: Today, August 20: Coverage from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel.
On Saturday, August 21, Round 3 coverage 1:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) on Golf Channel. Then, CBS takes over from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT). On Sunday, August 22: Golf Channel opens final round coverage 12:00pm to 2:00pm (EDT) and CBS wraps it up from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT).
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Streaming coverage today from 7:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT) on PGA Tour Live. Twitter coverage from 7:00am-8:40am today.
On Saturday and Sunday, PGA Tour Live will stream 8:00am (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT). Twitter will stream 8:00am-9:15am (EDT) on Saturday and Sunday.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live radio coverage of the The Northern Trust with today’s broadcasts from 12:00pm Noon (EDT) to 6:00pm (EDT). Weekend coverage on Sirius XM Radio begins at 1:00pm (EDT) until 6:00pm (EDT) on Saturday and 1:00pm to 6:00pm (EDT) or conclusion on Sunday. PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92)
How to Watch: In case of changes, visit: (PGATourCom)
What They’re Saying:
Rahm, Thomas Share Lead at Northern Trust (ESPN/Associated Press)
Adam Scott Rebounds (ESPN)
Bryson with Crazy First Round (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch This Week (Golf Week)
On This Day in Golf History:
August 20, 1978 - Forty-four year old Lee Elder made an 18-inch putt for birdie on the final hole to win the Westchester Classic over Mark Hayes. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE