Hurricane Warning Forces a Monday Finish at The Northern Trust

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Justin Thomas on the second green during round 3 of The Northern Trust on Aug 21, 2021 at Liberty National GC in Jersey City, NJ. (Photo by Rich Gra essle / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

The fourth and final round of The Northern Trust at Liberty National has been postponed until Monday due to the threat of Hurricane Henri in the New Jersey area.

The PGA Tour made the decision on Saturday afternoon and announced via a statement on social media:

“Based on the projected path of Tropical Storm Henri and the Tropical Storm Warning that has been issued by the National Hurricane Center for the area where the Northern Trust is located, there will be no play on Sunday,” said the PGA Tour in a released statement.

“Round 4 will be played on Monday. Tee times and groupings for Round 4 will be published on Sunday afternoon with play on Monday slated for no earlier than 7:30 a.m.”

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Staff prepare to pack up electronics for the impending storm during the third round of THE NORTHERN TRUST at Liberty National GC on Aug 21, 2021 in Jersey City, NJ. (Photo by Tracy Wilcox / PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Initially projected as a tropical storm for the Northeast, the National Hurricane Center upgraded it to a hurricane on Saturday afternoon.

The PGA Tour said it was determined to finish all 72 holes, including the possibility of contesting the final round on Tuesday, if needed.

The second leg of the playoffs, the BMW Championship, begins Thursday in Baltimore, which is only a three-hour drive from Jersey City, and less than 20 minutes by plane.

Through 54 holes, Cameron Smith, who shot a course-record 60 on Saturday, was tied for the lead with Jon Rahm at 16 under.

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