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7 Things To Know After Day Two: The Northern Trust

Brooks Koepka and Jamie Lovemark share the lead after 36 holes at The Northern Trust. The duo are 10-under par, and one shot ahead of Adam Scott.

Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka
Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka on the tee with a Tiger Woods cut out in the background during day two of THE NORTHERN TRUST at The Ridgewood CC in Paramus, NJ on on Aug. 24, 2018. Photo by Tracy Wilcox/PGA TOUR via Getty Images

Here are seven things to know after two rounds at The Ridgewood Country Club.

  1. Bryson DeChambeau leads among the Ryder Cup hopefuls at 8-under par. Phil Mickelson and Tony Finau were also in the hunt at 6 under. Kevin Kisner was 4 under, while Tiger Woods was even par. Xander Schauffele hurt his chances with a MC.
  2. Dustin Johnson recorded his second triple-bogey of the week (R1/17th), marking the first time DJ has recorded at least two triple bogeys in one tournament since the third round of THE PLAYERS 2015 (75).
  3. Despite hitting 16 of 18 fairways, Woods produced a second-straight even-par round as he continues to struggle with putting, ranking 111th in the field for Strokes Gained: Putting (-3.006).
  4. A win by Brooks Koepka would move him to world No. 1 for the first time in his career. Justin Thomas would also move to No. 1 with a win as well as long as DJ finishes T3 or worse.
  5. Alex Noren (+1), Francesco Molinari (+2), Justin Rose (+4) and Jon Rahm (+6) – all expected to be part of the European Ryder Cup team – missed the cut.
  6. Eleven (11) players ranked between Nos. 101 and 125 in the FedExCup have been eliminated from the Playoffs after missing the cut: Richy Werensky, John Huh, Tyler Duncan, William McGirt, J.T. Poston, Vaughn Taylor, Grayson Murray (WD), Ryan Blaum, Scott Brown, Nick Taylor, Harris English.
  7. Kevin Na shot the highest score in the second round of all players who made the cut. Na followed up a first-round 67 with 75 to drop 62 spots (from T7 to T67).

Kevin Reid

Kevin Reid is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor.

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