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Round 4 Recap — Monday
Tony Finau outlasts Cameron Smith to win THE NORTHERN TRUST
It finally happened. After 1,975 days, Tony Finau ($8,200; 138.5 DKFP) finally won his second career PGA TOUR title. It couldn’t have come in a bigger spot, too, taking home THE NORTHERN TRUST, the first FedEx Cup event, in a playoff. Finau finished at -20 after a six-under-65 on Monday, carding an eagle, five birdies and a bogey. That send the tournament to a playoff, where Smith ($8,500; 127 DKFP) had an errant tee shot cost him first place. The Australian finished four under for the day and took home second place. Jon Rahm ($11,500; 124 DKFP) finished third at -18, and missed an opportunity with a lackluster 69 on Monday. The Spaniard was at -20 through 14 holes, but bogeyed 15 and 18 to fall out of contention. — Kenny Ducey
Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy struggle at THE NORTHERN TRUST
After struggling in Round 3 at Liberty National, DeChambeau ($9,600) finished strong on Monday, ending the day at -3 to improve his overall total to -8, which was good for a T-31 finish at the time. It wasn’t the result he was looking for, but DeChambeau finished strong, ending the tournament at 90.00 DKFP. Brooks Koepka ($10,200) struggled to get going Monday, finishing the round at +3 and dropping to T-31 at the end of his day as well. The 31-year-old finished up at Liberty National with 84.00 DKFP. McIlroy ($10,000) wasn’t able to build off of his positive momentum in Round 3, struggling out of the gates with a +3 total after the front 9. Rory was able to recover and escape the day at -1, finishing -7 overall. It surely wasn’t the ideal final round for McIlroy, and he finished with 79.00 DKFP overall. — Jeff Pratt
Round 3 Recap — Saturday
Jon Rahm, Cameron Smith tied for first at Northern Trust
After leading the Northern Trust following the first two rounds, Rahm ($11,500; 114 DKFP) kept his foot on the gas Saturday at Liberty National. The 26-year-old carded seven birdies en route to a 4-under-par 67, keeping him atop the leaderboard in first place with a score of -16 for the tournament. Tied with him at -16 is Cameron Smith ($8,500; 109.5 DKFP), who made headlines during the third round, with a course record 11-under-par 60. While golf fans will have to wait till Monday due to tropical storm Henri arriving in Jersey City on Sunday, the final round at the Northern Trust should produce an excellent finish, and currently on the DraftKings Sportsbook Rahm holds the best odds to win the playoff opener at +135, but Smith isn’t far behind at +300. — Alex Hunter
Cameron Smith breaks course record Saturday at Northern Trust
Smith ($8,500; 109.5 DKFP) was on absolute fire Saturday at the Northern Trust, racking up 11 total birdies and not a single bogey, setting the new course record at Liberty National with an 11-under-par 60. While the Aussie’s career-low round stole the show, Erik Van Rooyen ($6,700; 100.5 DKFP), Shane Lowry ($7,500; 85 DKFP) and Corey Conners ($8,300; 82.5 DKFP) also made serious noise on moving day with 9-under-par 62s. Van Rooyen reached the DraftKings bonus for converting three straight birdies, and Lowry and Conners both had eagles on their scorecards for the third round. In DraftKings $1 Million Flop Shot tournament this week, Smith was only owned by 12.9% of the field, and none of Van Rooyen, Lowry or Conners cracked double-digit ownership. — Alex Hunter
Round 2 Recap — Friday
Jon Rahm leads after second round of THE NORTHERN TRUST
Rahm ($11,500) came out of the gates scorching hot at THE NORTHERN TRUST, which is the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs. He was tied for first with Justin Thomas ($9,800) after an eight-under-par 63 on Thursday, and he followed that up with a four-under-par 67 on Friday. That brings him to 12-under-par for the tournament, giving him a one-shot lead over Tony Finau ($8,200) heading into the weekend. Thomas, Keith Mitchell ($6,300), and Xander Schauffele ($10,600) are all tied for third at 10-under-par. Rahm was the most expensive golfer in the field this week, but that didn’t stop him from posting an approximate ownership of 16.4% across DraftKings’ tournaments. He’s now a +160 favorite to win the event on DraftKings Sportsbook. — Matt LaMarca
Collin Morikawa among players to miss the cut at THE NORTHERN TRUST
After posting a three-over-par 74 Thursday at Liberty National Golf Club, Morikawa ($10,400) improved with a one-under-par 70 on Friday, but unfortunately, the effort wasn’t enough. The two-time major champ’s +2 score for the event kept Morikawa three shots outside of the cutline at THE NORTHERN TRUST, marking only his fourth missed weekend of the season. Morikawa was the third-most owned player of the week in the $1 Million Flop Shot tournament on DraftKings. Defending NORTHERN TRUST champion Dustin Johnson ($11,000) also missed the cut by one stroke at the FedEx Cup playoffs opener, and another notable name heading home early from Jersey City is Jhonattan Vegas ($7,100). After making his last nine cuts, the 37-year-old garnered the fourth-highest ownership in the Flop Shot. — Alex Hunter
Round 1 Recap — Thursday
Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas share lead at THE NORTHERN TRUST
The PGA TOUR’s postseason began on Thursday with two of the world’s top five golfers at the head of the pack. Rahm ($11,500; 65 DKFP) and Thomas ($9,800; 63.5 DKFP) both have a share of the 18-hole lead at Liberty National in Jersey City, carding eight-under rounds of 63. Rahm did it in clean fashion, recording eight birdies on a bogey-free round and receiving the birdie streak bonus, while Thomas carded a bogey on the 15th but poured in nine birdies, receiving said bonus. They are both three shots clear of Harold Varner III ($6,700; 42.5 DKFP), who sits all alone in third at -5, while Tony Finau ($8,200; 39.5 DKFP) and Mackenzie Hughes ($6,700; 36.5 DKFP) are among those lurking in a tie for fourth at -4. — Kenny Ducey
Highest-rostered golfers fall behind after first round at THE NORTHERN TRUST
In the $1M Flop Shot, Casey ($8,700; 19.5 DKFP) and Berger ($9,100; 15 DKFP) are on 21.86% and 21.5% of the rosters, respectively. Casey shot a one-under to finish seven strokes behind Jon Rahm ($11,500; 65 DKFP) and Justin Thomas ($9,800; 63.5 DKFP). Berger was even on the day. Casey had two bogeys and a birdie on the front nine, then two bogeys and four birdies on the back. He’s tied with 17 other golfers at one-under. Berger had two bogeys and two birdies on both the front and back nine. There are 20 other golfers at even par. DraftKings Sportsbook has Casey at +8000 to win it all while Berger is at +10000. — Stan Son
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