Weather Delays Final Round of Northern Trust

August 23, 2021 Weather Delays Final Round of Northern Trust

By: Carlos Alvarez

Jon Rahm, Tony Finau & Justin Thomas in the Mix After Round 3 at Liberty National

The FedEx Cup Playoffs took over Liberty National Golf Club for the first of three playoff events over the weekend in New Jersey, but Tropical Storm Henri had other plans for the Northern Trust. Play was halted after three rounds leading to a PGA Tour decision to postpone Round 4 until today (Monday). If weather still doesn’t cooperate, the Tour has allowed a potential Tuesday finish, if necessary.

 

Through Round 3: By Saturday’s end, a trio of headliners surged up the leaderboard, including Jon Rahm, Tony Finau and Justin Thomas. But Saturday belonged to Australian Cameron Smith whose 11-under 60 in Round 3 was a course record that vaulted him into a tie at the top.

 

Watch: Northern Trust Round 3 Highlights

 

Leaderboard (Through 3 Rounds)

J. Rahm (-16)

C. Smith (-16)

E. Van Rooyen (-15)

J. Thomas (-14)

T. Finau (-14)

 

Notable Scorecards: V. Hovland (-13), S. Lowry (-13), H. Varner III (-12), B. Koepka (-11), X. Schauffele (-11), P. Cantlay (-9), J. Spieth (-7), H. Matsuyama (-6), R. McIlroy (-6)

 

Additional Storylines

Golf Digest: Here’s How Tour Pros Will Handle Strange Weather Situation at Northern Trust

USA Today: Cameron Smith Flirts With 59, Settles for Career-Low & Course Record 60 at Northern Trust

 

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