True to the aphorism that Saturday is “moving day” in a golf tournament, the Northern Trust leaderboard got a major shakeup in Round 3 on Saturday, with several players joining the top group for the first time. However, they’ll have to wait to play their final round.
Because of Sunday’s tropical storm warning for Jersey City, NJ, where the Northern Trust is taking place, the PGA postponed the final round to Monday. Players will play in groups of three and start from both the first and tenth tees to complete play more quickly, with coverage on the Golf Channel from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, Jon Rahm maintained his share of the lead with an overall score of 16-under, but he’s now joined by Cameron Smith of Australia, who had a blistering round of 11-under that included no bogeys.
Just one stroke back is Eric van Rooyen of South Africa, who was only at 6-under coming into the day. Two other golfers went 9-under on Saturday to storm up the leaderboard: Ireland’s Shane Lowry (-13) and Canada’s Corey Connors (-12). Justin Thomas and Tony Finau remained within striking distance, now tied for fourth at 14-under.
Here is the full leaderboard.
Who will come out on top in the first leg of the 2021 PGA Tour FedEx Cup playoffs? Here’s everything you need to know.
What are the 2021 FedEx Cup standings?
The top 125 golfers are competing at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, New Jersey, this week, with only the top 70 in the standings making it through to the BMW Championship. From there, the top 30 golfers will compete for the FedEx Cup title and $15 million in bonus money at the Tour Championship.
Collin Morikawa entered the first postseason tournament as the top-ranked golfer with 2,171 points. Morikawa secured two PGA Tour victories, highlighted by his Open Championship win, and eight total top-10 finishes in the regular season. Behind Morikawa in second is 2015 FedEx Cup champ Jordan Spieth, who tallied 2,139 points after recording one Tour win and nine finishes inside the top 10.
Patrick Cantlay (2,056 points), Harris English (2,039) and Rahm (2,003) round out the top five.
Reigning FedEx Cup winner Dustin Johnson is ranked 17th. The other previous winners in the field are Thomas (2017 champ), No. 25 Billy Horschel (2014), No. 26 Rory McIlroy (2016 and 2019) and No. 100 Brandt Snedeker (2012).
2018 champion Justin Rose, who finished one spot shy of qualifying at No. 126, and Rickie Fowler are among the notable names who failed to advance to the playoffs.
The winners of the Northern Trust and BMW Championship will receive 2,000 points.
Here are the top 25 golfers vying for the FedEx Cup title:
1. Collin Morikawa
2. Jordan Spieth
3. Patrick Cantlay
4. Harris English
5. Jon Rahm
6. Abraham Ancer
7. Bryson DeChambeau
8. Louis Oosthuizen
9. Justin Thomas
10. Sam Burns
11. Viktor Hovland
12. Jason Kokrak
13. Xander Schauffele
14. Hideki Matsuyama
15. Brooks Koepka
16. Cameron Smith
17. Dustin Johnson
18. Joaquin Niemann
19. Stewart Cink
20. Daniel Berger
21. Scottie Scheffler
22. Patrick Reed
23. Tony Finau
24. Kevin Na
25. Billy Horschel
You can check out the rest of the top 125 playoff standings here.
How can I watch the 2021 Northern Trust?
The Golf Channel will air Monday’s final round from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET.
What are the 2021 Northern Trust tee times?
Here are the tee times for some featured groups on Monday:
7:30 a.m. ET: Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson and Patton Kizzire, from Tee No. 1; Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey and Billy Horschel, from Tee No. 10
8:36 a.m. ET: Bryson DeChambeau, Chez Reavie and Gary Woodland, from Tee No. 10
8:58 a.m. ET: Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele and Cameron Tringale, from Tee No. 1
9:20 a.m. ET: Corey Connors, Tom Hoge and Viktor Hovland, from Tee No. 1
9:31 a.m. ET: Justin Thomas, Tony Finau and Shane Lowry, from Tee No. 1
9:42 a.m. ET: Cameron Smith, Jon Rahm and Eric van Rooyen, from Tee No. 1
The full list of tee times is available here.
What are the 2021 Northern Trust betting odds?
Rahm entered as the betting favorite, and that remains the case through three rounds. The Spanish golfer has +135 odds to win the Northern Trust, according to our partner, PointsBet.
After his strong performance on Saturday, co-leader Smith is the second favorite at +300.
Here’s a look at the golfers with the best Northern Trust betting odds:
Jon Rahm, +135
Cameron Smith, +300
Justin Thomas, +800
Tony Finau, +1200
Eric van Rooyen, +1400
Viktor Hovland, +1800
Shane Lowry, +3300
Brooks Koepka, +5000
Corey Connors, +6000
Tom Hoge, +8000
Xander Schauffele, +8000
Harold Varner III, +10000
Editor's note: All odds are provided by our partner, PointsBet. PointsBet is our Official Sports Betting Partner and we may receive compensation if you place a bet on PointsBet for the first time after clicking our links.