Thomas & Rahm Start Hot 🔥

08/20/2021 Thomas & Rahm Start Hot 🔥

By: Jeff Yoder

Justin Thomas & Jon Rahm Each Shoot 8-Under First Rounds to Open FedEx Cup Playoffs

The opening round of the FedEx Cup Playoffs saw two of the game’s biggest stars carve up Liberty National at the Northern Trust on Thursday. Both Justin Thomas (-8) and Jon Rahm (-3) fired opening-round 63s en route to a three-stroke lead after Day 1. Thomas strung together three straight birdies on the front nine and another three birdies on Holes 16-17-18 to close out the round. Rahm, meanwhile, played bogey-free golf and birdied four of his last six holes for a late surge up the board. Round 2 action continues today in New Jersey, and the stakes — $15 million on the line — get higher each day.

 

Northern Trust Leaderboard

J. Thomas (-8)

J. Rahm (-8)

H. Varner III (-5)

A. Scott (-4)

M. Hughes (-4)

 

Other Notable Scorecards: T. Finau (-4), C. Champ (-3), V. Hovland (-3), P. Cantlay (-3), H. Matsuyama (-2), B. Koepka (-1), X. Schauffele (-1), D. Johnson (-1), R. McIlroy (E), B. DeChambeau (E), J. Spieth (+1), C. Morikawa (+3) Full Leaderboard

 

Round 1 Highlights | Round 2 Tee Times

 

Additional Storylines

PGA: FedEx Cup Scenarios to Make the Top 70 by Sunday

CBS SportsJon Rahm & Justin Thomas Way Out in Front After Round 1 at Northern Trust

 

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