PGA Tour Brunch | Travelers | R-3
@PGATourBrunch & @DigSportsDesk Preview | R-3 | TPC River Highlands
CROMWELL - Coming off a T-14 at last week’s U.S. Open, Xander Schauffele made big strides towards his sixth career PGA Tour title and first individual stroke-play victory since the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions by shooting his second straight (63) at TPC River Highlands. He leads Patrick Cantlay by five strokes heading into the weekend.
Reigning FedEx Cup Champion Patrick Cantlay (T-2/-9) opened his eighth Travelers Championship in (64-67). In his first start at TPC River Highlands in 2011, Cantlay posted a second-round 10-under (60), which still stands as his career-low score. Cantlay, who partnered with Schauffele to win this season’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, closes in on a seventh Top-5 finish of the season.
Rory McIlroy (T-7) at (-8) took a quadruple bogey on the par-4 12th en route to an even-par 70 in R-2. It marked his sixth such score and first since the 2021 PLAYERS Championship. The last player to win on Tour in spite of a quadruple bogey was Adam Scott at the 2016 Honda Classic.
Harris English will attempt to become the second player to successfully defend a Travelers Championship title (Phil Mickelson/2002) and fifth player to successfully defend a title in the 2021-22 season.
Travelers Championship | Leaderboard After 36 Holes
Xander Schauffele 63-63—126 (-14)
Patrick Cantlay 64-67—131 (-9)
Harris English 66-65—131 (-9)
Nick Hardy 67-64—131 (-9)
Cam Davis 65-66—131 (-9)
Kevin Kisner 67-64—131 (-9)
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: Weekend coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Weekend live streaming on PGA TOUR Live from 7:30am to 6:00pm (ET), again on ESPN+.
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: 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 7:55am (ET) and go to 1:15pm (ET).
Weather: Weekend weather expected to be mostly sunny both days with temps 79-degrees, only a 10-percent chance of rain both weekend days. Humidity relatively low at 54-percent. Winds on Saturday 6 mph, but picking up Sunday to 11mph.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 7:00am (ET) on Sunday.
The Travelers - Tee Times and Leaderboard
Tee Times: (link)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
Schauffele Leads After 36 Holes (PGATourCom)
Rory with a Shocking Back Nine (PGATourCom)
English Contending with Restored Hip Surgery (PGATourCom)
How to Watch The Travelers via ESPN+ (ESPNCom)
LIV Players Banned from Scottish Open (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
June 25, 1923 - Gene Sarazen won his second U.S. Open title and the fifth of his seven major championships with a three-shot victory at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Queens, NY. Sarazen shot a final round (66) and won by three strokes. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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