PGA

Travelers Championship 2018

June 21-24

TPC at River Highlands, Connecticut

$7,000,000

June 21-24

TPC at River Highlands, Connecticut

$7,000,000

Round 1

Jordan Spieth & Zach Johnson tied in Travelers

June 21, 2018

Multiple major winners Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson each fired a seven-under par 63 Thursday to share the lead after the opening round of the US PGA Travelers Championship.

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Johnson ran off six birdies in a row from the 11th through 16th holes before his lone bogey of the day at 17 snapped the American's dream streak.

Defending champion Spieth blasted out of a bunker 31 feet for eagle at the par-five sixth, evoking memories of the bunker hole-out the US star hit last year in a playoff to win the event at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

"It's good to see a good score," said Spieth. "It's round one. Just glad. The first rounds have been kind of detrimental to me, so it's nice to be in the thick of things."

Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy would have shared the lead if not for a closing bogey, missing the green on his approach at the 18th for stand on 64 with Americans Peter Malnati and Brian Harman.

"I played really well today," said McIlroy. "I feel like the work that I did over the weekend sort of started to pay off already. It was nice to see the shots I was playing right there. Being able to work the ball both ways was something."

Johnson, the 2007 Masters and 2015 British Open champion, made spectacular back-to-back birdies, sinking a 32-foot putt at the fourth and holing out from 73 feet at the par-three fifth.

But his real birdie binge began at the par-three 11th with an 18-foot putt. He sank a 15-footer at 12 and reached the green in two and two-putted to birdie the par-five 13th.

After four-foot birdie putts at 14 and 15, Johnson holed a 15-footer at the par-three 16th but took a three-putt bogey at 17 then closed with a tap-in par at 18 after his 109-yard third shot stopped inches from the cup.

Reigning British Open champion Spieth, the 2015 Masters and US Open winner, birdied the third and fifth ahead of his sensational sand shot at six.

He sank short birdie putts at 11, 13 and 14 but found water off the 15th tee and made bogey, but answered with a 20-foot birdie putt at 16.

McIlroy birdied four of the first six holes, his 11-foot birdie putt at the first his longest putt in the run, and ran off three birdies in a row starting at the 13th to signal his return to form after missing the cut at last week's US Open.

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
63
T1
Zach Johnson
USA
-7
63
T3
Brian Harman
USA
-6
64
T3
Peter Malnati
USA
-6
64
T3
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-6
64
T6
Beau Hossler
USA
-5
65
T6
Matt Jones
AUS
-5
65
T6
Paul Casey
ENG
-5
65
T9
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-4
66
T9
Chase Seiffert
USA
-4
66
T9
J. B. Holmes
USA
-4
66
T9
James Driscoll
USA
-4
66
T9
Jason Day
AUS
-4
66
T9
Jason Kokrak
USA
-4
66
T9
John Huh
USA
-4
66
T9
Justin Thomas
USA
-4
66
T9
Kelly Kraft
USA
-4
66
T9
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-4
66
T9
Russell Henley
USA
-4
66
T9
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-4
66
T9
Steve Marino
USA
-4
66
T9
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-4
66
T23
Abraham Ancer
USA
-3
67
T23
Alex Cejka
GER
-3
67
T23
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-3
67
T23
Brendan Steele
USA
-3
67
T23
Chez Reavie
USA
-3
67
T23
Daniel Berger
USA
-3
67
T23
Danny Lee
NZL
-3
67
T23
David Lingmerth
SWE
-3
67
T23
Kyle Stanley
USA
-3
67
T23
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-3
67
T23
Martin Laird
SCO
-3
67
T23
Ryan Armour
USA
-3
67
T23
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
67
T23
Xander Schauffele
USA
-3
67
T37
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-2
68
T37
Austin Cook
USA
-2
68
T37
Blayne Barber
USA
-2
68
T37
Brooks Koepka
USA
-2
68
T37
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
68
T37
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
-2
68
T37
Harris English
USA
-2
68
T37
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
68
T37
J. J. Henry
USA
-2
68
T37
J. J. Spaun
USA
-2
68
T37
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-2
68
T37
Keegan Bradley
USA
-2
68
T37
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
68
T37
Martin Flores
USA
-2
68
T37
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
68
T37
Richy Werenski
USA
-2
68
T37
Ryan Moore
USA
-2
68
T37
Sam Ryder
USA
-2
68
T37
Scott Brown
USA
-2
68
T37
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
68
T37
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-2
68
T37
Stewart Cink
USA
-2
68
T37
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
68
T37
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
68
T37
Webb Simpson
USA
-2
68
T37
William McGirt
USA
-2
68
T63
Bill Haas
USA
-1
69
T63
Bob Estes
USA
-1
69
T63
Charley Hoffman
USA
-1
69
T63
Conrad Shindler
USA
-1
69
T63
Derek Fathauer
USA
-1
69
T63
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-1
69
T63
Jim Furyk
USA
-1
69
T63
Michael Kim
KOR
-1
69
T63
Nick Hardy
USA
-1
69
T63
Pat Perez
USA
-1
69
T63
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
69
T63
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-1
69
T63
Rick Lamb
USA
-1
69
T63
Ryan Blaum
USA
-1
69
T77
Brett Stegmaier
USA
Par
70
T77
Brian Stuard
USA
Par
70
T77
Brice Garnett
USA
Par
70
T77
Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
70
T77
Bubba Watson
USA
Par
70
T77
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
70
T77
Corey Conners
CAN
Par
70
T77
D. A. Points
USA
Par
70
T77
Denny McCarthy
USA
Par
70
T77
Dylan Meyer
USA
Par
70
T77
Harold Varner III
USA
Par
70
T77
J. T. Poston
USA
Par
70
T77
James Hahn
USA
Par
70
T77
Joel Dahmen
USA
Par
70
T77
Jonathan Byrd
USA
Par
70
T77
Keith Mitchell
USA
Par
70
T77
Ken Duke
USA
Par
70
T77
Lanto Griffin
USA
Par
70
T77
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
T77
Tom Lovelady
USA
Par
70
T77
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
70
T77
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
Par
70
T99
Andrew Yun
USA
1
71
T99
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
1
71
T99
Billy Hurley III
USA
1
71
T99
Brandt Snedeker
USA
1
71
T99
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
1
71
T99
Fabian Gomez
ARG
1
71
T99
Kevin Tway
USA
1
71
T99
Kris Blanks
USA
1
71
T99
Kyle Thompson
USA
1
71
T99
Matt Atkins
USA
1
71
T99
Nick Watney
USA
1
71
T99
Rob Oppenheim
USA
1
71
T99
Ryan Palmer
USA
1
71
T99
Shane Bertsch
USA
1
71
T99
Tom Hoge
USA
1
71
T114
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
2
72
T114
Billy Horschel
USA
2
72
T114
Brandon Harkins
USA
2
72
T114
Cameron Tringale
USA
2
72
T114
Graeme McDowell
NIR
2
72
T114
Jon Curran
USA
2
72
T114
Luke List
USA
2
72
T114
Nick Taylor
CAN
2
72
T114
Patrick Reed
USA
2
72
T114
Roberto Diaz
MEX
2
72
T114
Rod Pampling
AUS
2
72
T114
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
2
72
T114
Sam Saunders
USA
2
72
T114
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
2
72
T114
Shawn Stefani
USA
2
72
T114
Troy Merritt
USA
2
72
T114
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
72
T131
Chesson Hadley
USA
3
73
T131
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
3
73
T131
Matthew Every
USA
3
73
T131
Patton Kizzire
USA
3
73
T131
Robert Streb
USA
3
73
T131
Russell Knox
SCO
3
73
T131
Will Claxton
USA
3
73
T138
Andrew Svoboda
USA
4
74
T138
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
4
74
T138
Jonathan Randolph
USA
4
74
T138
Marc Leishman
AUS
4
74
T138
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
4
74
T138
Robert Garrigus
USA
4
74
T138
Talor Gooch
USA
4
74
T138
Zecheng Dou
CHN
4
74
T146
Adam D'Amario
USA
5
75
T146
Adam Schenk
USA
5
75
T146
Ben Martin
USA
5
75
T146
Chad Campbell
USA
5
75
T146
Jonas Blixt
SWE
5
75
T146
Retief Goosen
RSA
5
75
152
Martin Piller
USA
7
77
T153
Doug Ghim
USA
8
78
T153
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
8
78
155
Smylie Kaufman
USA
10
80
156
Andrew Landry
USA
11
81
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
T1
Jordan Spieth
USA
-7
63
T1
Zach Johnson
USA
-7
63
T3
Brian Harman
USA
-6
64
T3
Peter Malnati
USA
-6
64
T3
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-6
64
T6
Beau Hossler
USA
-5
65
T6
Matt Jones
AUS
-5
65
T6
Paul Casey
ENG
-5
65
T9
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-4
66
T9
Chase Seiffert
USA
-4
66
T9
J. B. Holmes
USA
-4
66
T9
James Driscoll
USA
-4
66
T9
Jason Day
AUS
-4
66
T9
Jason Kokrak
USA
-4
66
T9
John Huh
USA
-4
66
T9
Justin Thomas
USA
-4
66
T9
Kelly Kraft
USA
-4
66
T9
Padraig Harrington
IRL
-4
66
T9
Russell Henley
USA
-4
66
T9
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-4
66
T9
Steve Marino
USA
-4
66
T9
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-4
66
T23
Abraham Ancer
USA
-3
67
T23
Alex Cejka
GER
-3
67
T23
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-3
67
T23
Brendan Steele
USA
-3
67
T23
Chez Reavie
USA
-3
67
T23
Daniel Berger
USA
-3
67
T23
Danny Lee
NZL
-3
67
T23
David Lingmerth
SWE
-3
67
T23
Kyle Stanley
USA
-3
67
T23
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-3
67
T23
Martin Laird
SCO
-3
67
T23
Ryan Armour
USA
-3
67
T23
Trey Mullinax
USA
-3
67
T23
Xander Schauffele
USA
-3
67
T37
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-2
68
T37
Austin Cook
USA
-2
68
T37
Blayne Barber
USA
-2
68
T37
Brooks Koepka
USA
-2
68
T37
Ethan Tracy
USA
-2
68
T37
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
-2
68
T37
Harris English
USA
-2
68
T37
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
68
T37
J. J. Henry
USA
-2
68
T37
J. J. Spaun
USA
-2
68
T37
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-2
68
T37
Keegan Bradley
USA
-2
68
T37
Kevin Streelman
USA
-2
68
T37
Martin Flores
USA
-2
68
T37
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-2
68
T37
Richy Werenski
USA
-2
68
T37
Ryan Moore
USA
-2
68
T37
Sam Ryder
USA
-2
68
T37
Scott Brown
USA
-2
68
T37
Scott Stallings
USA
-2
68
T37
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-2
68
T37
Stewart Cink
USA
-2
68
T37
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-2
68
T37
Tyler Duncan
USA
-2
68
T37
Webb Simpson
USA
-2
68
T37
William McGirt
USA
-2
68
T63
Bill Haas
USA
-1
69
T63
Bob Estes
USA
-1
69
T63
Charley Hoffman
USA
-1
69
T63
Conrad Shindler
USA
-1
69
T63
Derek Fathauer
USA
-1
69
T63
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-1
69
T63
Jim Furyk
USA
-1
69
T63
Michael Kim
KOR
-1
69
T63
Nick Hardy
USA
-1
69
T63
Pat Perez
USA
-1
69
T63
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-1
69
T63
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-1
69
T63
Rick Lamb
USA
-1
69
T63
Ryan Blaum
USA
-1
69
T77
Brett Stegmaier
USA
Par
70
T77
Brian Stuard
USA
Par
70
T77
Brice Garnett
USA
Par
70
T77
Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
70
T77
Bubba Watson
USA
Par
70
T77
Chris Stroud
USA
Par
70
T77
Corey Conners
CAN
Par
70
T77
D. A. Points
USA
Par
70
T77
Denny McCarthy
USA
Par
70
T77
Dylan Meyer
USA
Par
70
T77
Harold Varner III
USA
Par
70
T77
J. T. Poston
USA
Par
70
T77
James Hahn
USA
Par
70
T77
Joel Dahmen
USA
Par
70
T77
Jonathan Byrd
USA
Par
70
T77
Keith Mitchell
USA
Par
70
T77
Ken Duke
USA
Par
70
T77
Lanto Griffin
USA
Par
70
T77
Seamus Power
IRL
Par
70
T77
Tom Lovelady
USA
Par
70
T77
Wesley Bryan
USA
Par
70
T77
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
Par
70
T99
Andrew Yun
USA
1
71
T99
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
1
71
T99
Billy Hurley III
USA
1
71
T99
Brandt Snedeker
USA
1
71
T99
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
1
71
T99
Fabian Gomez
ARG
1
71
T99
Kevin Tway
USA
1
71
T99
Kris Blanks
USA
1
71
T99
Kyle Thompson
USA
1
71
T99
Matt Atkins
USA
1
71
T99
Nick Watney
USA
1
71
T99
Rob Oppenheim
USA
1
71
T99
Ryan Palmer
USA
1
71
T99
Shane Bertsch
USA
1
71
T99
Tom Hoge
USA
1
71
T114
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
2
72
T114
Billy Horschel
USA
2
72
T114
Brandon Harkins
USA
2
72
T114
Cameron Tringale
USA
2
72
T114
Graeme McDowell
NIR
2
72
T114
Jon Curran
USA
2
72
T114
Luke List
USA
2
72
T114
Nick Taylor
CAN
2
72
T114
Patrick Reed
USA
2
72
T114
Roberto Diaz
MEX
2
72
T114
Rod Pampling
AUS
2
72
T114
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
2
72
T114
Sam Saunders
USA
2
72
T114
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
2
72
T114
Shawn Stefani
USA
2
72
T114
Troy Merritt
USA
2
72
T114
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
2
72
T131
Chesson Hadley
USA
3
73
T131
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
3
73
T131
Matthew Every
USA
3
73
T131
Patton Kizzire
USA
3
73
T131
Robert Streb
USA
3
73
T131
Russell Knox
SCO
3
73
T131
Will Claxton
USA
3
73
T138
Andrew Svoboda
USA
4
74
T138
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
4
74
T138
Jonathan Randolph
USA
4
74
T138
Marc Leishman
AUS
4
74
T138
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
4
74
T138
Robert Garrigus
USA
4
74
T138
Talor Gooch
USA
4
74
T138
Zecheng Dou
CHN
4
74
T146
Adam D'Amario
USA
5
75
T146
Adam Schenk
USA
5
75
T146
Ben Martin
USA
5
75
T146
Chad Campbell
USA
5
75
T146
Jonas Blixt
SWE
5
75
T146
Retief Goosen
RSA
5
75
152
Martin Piller
USA
7
77
T153
Doug Ghim
USA
8
78
T153
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
8
78
155
Smylie Kaufman
USA
10
80
156
Andrew Landry
USA
11
81