Saturday, August 25, 2018

Lovemark, Koepka share Northern Trust lead

                                                                                  
 

2018 THE NORTHERN TRUST
(The first of four events in the FedExCup Playoffs)

Paramus, New Jersey                         August 21-26, 2018                FedExCup Points: 2000   Purse: $9,000,000                                
The Ridgewood Country Club           Par/Yards: 35-36—71/7,385

Second-Round Notes – Friday, August 24

Weather: Sunny, with a high of 83. Wind SW 4-8 mph.

36-Hole Cut: 80 professionals at even-par 142 from a field of 119 professionals.

Second-Round Leaderboard
Jamie Lovemark                  66-66 – 132  (-10)
Brooks Koepka                     67-65 – 132  (-10)
Adam Scott                          69-64 – 133  (-9)
Dustin Johnson                    67-67 – 134  (-8)
Bryson DeChambeau         68-66 – 134  (-8)
 
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Five Things To Know
  • The top-125 players in the FedExCup standings qualify for THE NORTHERN TRUST, making it an elite field based entirely on merit and play throughout the season.
  • 11 players saw their season end after the second round (see list below). Only the top 100 advance to next week’s Dell Technologies Championship.
  • Of the top 10 in the FedExCup standings, two players missed the cut: Justin Rose (Projected No. 7) and Francesco Molinari (Projected 12) and three are in the top-10 (Dustin Johnson/T4/projected No. 2; Brooks Koepka/T1/projected No. 1; Bryson DeChambeau/T4/projected No. 5)
  • Jamie Lovemark made 186’ 4” of putts on Friday, a new career-best (previous: 165’ 6”/R1/2017 U.S. Open); he leads the field in Strokes Gained: Putting (8.870).
  • Tiger Woods made the cut on the number, posting back-to-back rounds of even-par 71. Despite hitting 16 of 18 greens, he lost three strokes on the field in putting (35 putts; Strokes Gained: Putting: -3.006)
     

    Jamie Lovemark
Age: 30 (January 23, 1988)
Joined TOUR:  2009

Entering the week:
#86                           FedExCup
#4                             FedExCup Projected Standing
#108                         OWGR
2                               Previous starts at THE NORTHERN TRUST
T22 (2016)               Best finish at THE NORTHERN TRUST
143                           PGA TOUR starts
24                             PGA TOUR starts in 2017-18
3                              Top-10s in 2017-18

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