Keegan Bradley seized the top spot in the Travelers Championship after an impressive performance in the third round, shooting a six-under-par 64. With three birdies in his final five holes, Bradley claimed a one-shot lead over fellow American Chez Reavie.
Bradley, the winner of the 2011 PGA Championship, displayed flawless play throughout the round, positioning himself at an overall score of 21-under-par.
Meanwhile, Rickie Fowler showcased his skills with a remarkable round, narrowly missing out on joining the exclusive sub-60 club. Fowler, who recently found his form with a tied-fifth finish at the US Open, including a sensational round of 62, continued his strong play at the TPC River Highlands in Connecticut. On the last hole, he had a chip from the fringe that could have secured him a 59, making him the 13th player in PGA Tour history to achieve this feat. Despite falling short, Fowler remains in contention for victory at 15-under, trailing Bradley by six shots.
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland had a frustrating round, finishing with a score of 66 and trailing nine shots behind the leader.
Fowler expressed his awareness of the potential of breaking the 60 barrier, stating, “I had a nice start to the day with a couple of good pars, made the turn at five [under], and at seven under through 11, I knew it was a legitimate shot.” His performance highlights his determination to excel in the tournament.
The world number one, Scottie Scheffler, is also in the mix, currently standing at 14-under after an impressive seven-under 63 in the third round.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Travelers Championship
Q: Who is leading the Travelers Championship after the third round?
A: Keegan Bradley is leading the Travelers Championship after the third round. He shot a six-under-par 64 to claim a one-shot lead over Chez Reavie.
Q: How close was Rickie Fowler to shooting 60?
A: Rickie Fowler narrowly missed shooting 60 at the Travelers Championship. He had a chip from the fringe on the last hole that could have secured him a 59, but he narrowly missed becoming the 13th player in PGA Tour history to achieve this feat.
Q: How is Rory McIlroy faring in the tournament?
A: Rory McIlroy is trailing nine shots behind the leader after the third round of the Travelers Championship. He finished with a score of 66 and currently sits at nine shots back.
Q: What is the position of Scottie Scheffler in the tournament?
A: Scottie Scheffler, the world number one, is currently at 14-under after an impressive seven-under 63 in the third round of the Travelers Championship. He is within striking distance of the leaders.
Q: How did Rickie Fowler perform in his previous tournament?
A: Rickie Fowler showed a return to form in his previous tournament, the US Open, with a tied-fifth finish. He had a standout round of 62, which was the joint-lowest at a major.