PGA Tour Brunch | R-2 | Travelers
@PGATourBrunch and @DigSportsDesk's Coverage of The Travelers
CROMWELL - Rory McIlroy opened the Travelers Championship with an -8 under (62), tying his low score this season. There were two other times McIlroy shot a round of (62) and he went on to win on both occasions (R-3/THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT, and the recent R-4/RBC Canadian Open). McIlroy has made four appearances at the Travelers Championship and his opening round scores are quite impressive: 67-64-63 and Thursday’s (62).
J.T. Boston shot a (29) on his outbound nine (he started on No. 10) for his first sub-30 nine-hole score on the Tour (475th round) and tied his lowest 18-hole score on TOUR, his third (62) in his 154th career start (R-1/2019 Barbasol Championship/T29, R-4/2019 Wyndham Championship/Won). He seeks to advance to the weekend for the first time in his fifth appearance at the Travelers Championship; missed the cut in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Xander Schauffele shot 18-for-18 on greens in regulation during his opening round as he posted seven under par (63) (T-2). The last player to 18 greens in a single round at The Travelers was Scott Stallings (R-1/2020).
FedEx Cup leader and World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (T-30/-2) seeks his fifth victory this season.
Martin Laird’s first-round (63) marked his lowest score on Tour since a second-round (63) at the 2020 Shriners Children’s Open, his most recent of four PGA Tour victories.
Danny Lee (WD) during round one of the Travelers due to a hip injury.
Earlier this week, Justin Thomas tweeted about his own (WD) from The Travelers:
PGA TOUR Communications @PGATOURCommsJustin Thomas is a WD from the Travelers Championship and replaced in the field by Satoshi Kodaira.
Travelers Championship | Leaderboard After 18 Holes
Rory McIlroy 62 (-8)
J.T. Poston 62 (-8)
Xander Schauffele 63 (-7)
Martin Laird 63 (-7)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
Travelers Championship | Tournament Facts
COURSE: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT
YARDS/PAR: 6,852 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECTS: Robert J. Ross and Maurice Kearney
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $8,300,000/$1,494,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Harris English
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: Second-round TV coverage is scheduled from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channeland 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Live streaming coverage will run from 6:45am to 6:00pm (ET) today on ESPN+. Weekend streaming on PGA TOUR Live from 7:30am to 6:00pm (ET), again on ESPN+.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of R-2 of The Travelers beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET). On Saturday and Sunday, coverage will air 1:00pm to 6:00pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
The Travelers | The Basics
The Tee Times at TPC River Highlands start at 6:45am (ET) and go to 2:00pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with temperatures at 71-degrees. There’s a 20% chance of rain. Rising 66-percent humidity and 7 mph winds expected. Weekend weather expected to be mostly sunny on Saturday and partly cloudy Sunday with temps 78-80-degrees, with a 10-percent chance of rain both weekend days.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 7:00am (ET) on Saturday.
The Travelers - Tee Times and Leaderboard
Tee Times: (link)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
Rory McIlroy, J.T. Poston Tied for Lead After R-1 at The Travelers (PGATourCom)
“It’s Like U.S. Open Rehab,” says McIlroy after (62) (Golf Week/USA Today)
NCAA College Coaches and Players of the Year (Golf Week/USA Today)
How to Watch The Travelers via ESPN+ (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
June 24, 1996 - John Cook fell one shot shy of Mike Souchak’s PGA Tour 72-hole scoring record, shooting a (69) to post a total of (258) and 26 under par to win the St. Jude’s Memphis Classic. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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