Travelers Championship R1

Rory McIlroy on the heels of leader Mackenzie Hughes

June 25-28
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
$7,400,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4


Travelers Championship R1 - McIlroy on the heels of leader
Rory McIlroy on the third hole at TPC River Highlands. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)


Rory McIlroy put together one of his most consistent rounds of golf since the return of the PGA Tour to close out the opening day of the Travelers Championship tied for 2nd place.


Only a stellar showing from Mackenzie Hughes kept McIlroy from the top spot, with the Canadian posting a near-flawless 10-under 60 to take a three-shot lead into day two in Connecticut.

Hughes needed a birdie at the last to shoot 59, but the world number 158 left his putt short.



McIlroy struggled to make an impact in either of the previous two tournaments held since the tour’s resumption, failing to finish inside the top 30.

But the Northern Irishman looked every bit the world number one on Thursday, claiming an early eagle on the par-five 13th, his fourth hole, before hitting birdies at the 14th and 15th.


McIlroy also bounced back from a bogey on the par-three 16th with a further four birdies to end the day with a seven-under round of 63, putting him alongside American Xander Schauffele and Norway’s Viktor Hovland.

Irishman Shane Lowry posted a commendable four-under 66 to head into day two tied for 17th.

Meanwhile England’s Justin Rose and Ian Poulter both had mixed outings, finishing tied for 33rd with scores of 67.





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19th Hole
By GT Editor
Pos.
Player
Nat
R1
1
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
60
T2
Rory McIlroy
NIR
63
T2
Xander Schauffele
USA
63
T2
Viktor Hovland
NOR
63
T5
Michael Thompson
USA
64
T5
Phil Mickelson
USA
64
T5
Tyler Duncan
USA
64
T5
Sergio Garcia
ESP
64
T5
Seung-Yul Noh
KOR
64
T5
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
64
T11
Russell Henley
USA
65
T11
Tyler McCumber
USA
65
T11
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
65
T11
Brian Stuard
USA
65
T11
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
65
T11
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
65
T17
Cameron Davis
AUS
66
T17
Jon Rahm
ESP
66
T17
Patrick Cantlay
USA
66
T17
Shane Lowry
IRL
66
T17
Brendon Todd
USA
66
T17
Lanto Griffin
USA
66
T17
Marc Leishman
AUS
66
T17
Sam Ryder
USA
66
T17
Chris Stroud
USA
66
T17
Lucas Glover
USA
66
T17
Kevin Streelman
USA
66
T17
Scott Stallings
USA
66
T17
Kevin Na
USA
66
T17
Patton Kizzire
USA
66
T17
Harold Varner III
USA
66
T17
Will Gordon
USA
66
T33
Brian Gay
USA
67
T33
D. J. Trahan
USA
67
T33
Abraham Ancer
USA
67
T33
Brandt Snedeker
USA
67
T33
Ryan Palmer
USA
67
T33
Ryan Armour
USA
67
T33
Keegan Bradley
USA
67
T33
Adam Long
USA
67
T33
Denny McCarthy
USA
67
T33
Cameron Percy
AUS
67
T33
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
67
T33
Patrick Rodgers
USA
67
T33
Charley Hoffman
USA
67
T33
Tom Hoge
USA
67
T33
Danny Lee
NZL
67
T33
Richy Werenski
USA
67
T33
Roger Sloan
CAN
67
T33
Wesley Bryan
USA
67
T33
Jason Day
AUS
67
T33
Jordan Spieth
USA
67
T33
Justin Rose
ENG
67
T33
Ian Poulter
ENG
67
T33
Hunter Mahan
USA
67
T33
Joel Dahmen
USA
67
T33
Ryan Moore
USA
67
T58
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
68
T58
Henrik Norlander
SWE
68
T58
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
68
T58
Aaron Wise
USA
68
T58
Grayson Murray
USA
68
T58
Matthew Wolff
USA
68
T58
Troy Merritt
USA
68
T58
Danny Willett
ENG
68
T58
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
68
T58
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
68
T58
Mark Hubbard
USA
68
T58
Scott Harrington
USA
68
T58
Kevin Chappell
USA
68
T58
Tony Finau
USA
68
T58
Zach Johnson
USA
68
T58
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
68
T58
Stewart Cink
USA
68
T58
Doc Redman
USA
68
T58
Branden Grace
RSA
68
T58
Sam Burns
USA
68
T58
Rob Oppenheim
USA
68
T79
Sepp Straka
AUT
69
T79
Talor Gooch
USA
69
T79
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
69
T79
Brice Garnett
USA
69
T79
Jim Furyk
USA
69
T79
Paul Casey
ENG
69
T79
Keith Mitchell
USA
69
T79
Bud Cauley
USA
69
T79
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
69
T79
Hank Lebioda
USA
69
T79
Joseph Bramlett
USA
69
T79
Robert Streb
USA
69
T79
Zac Blair
USA
69
T79
Bronson Burgoon
USA
69
T79
Kyle Stanley
USA
69
T79
Bubba Watson
USA
69
T79
Dustin Johnson
USA
69
T79
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
69
T79
Brendan Steele
USA
69
T79
Cameron Smith
AUS
69
T79
Greg Chalmers
AUS
69
T79
Luke Donald
ENG
69
T79
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
69
T79
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
69
T79
J. J. Henry
USA
69
T79
Scott Brown
USA
69
T79
Bo Hoag
USA
69
T79
Sahith Theegala
USA
69
T107
Matthew Every
USA
70
T107
James Hahn
USA
70
T107
Scottie Scheffler
USA
70
T107
Billy Horschel
USA
70
T107
Chez Reavie
USA
70
T107
Patrick Reed
USA
70
T107
Michael Kim
KOR
70
T107
Matt Wallace
ENG
70
T107
Sebastian Munoz
COL
70
T107
Vaughn Taylor
USA
70
T107
Matthew NeSmith
USA
70
T107
Brian Harman
USA
70
T107
Cameron Tringale
USA
70
T107
Robby Shelton
USA
70
T107
J. T. Poston
USA
70
T107
Gary Woodland
USA
70
T107
Jamie Lovemark
USA
70
T107
Jason Kokrak
USA
70
T107
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
70
T126
Harry Higgs
USA
71
T126
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
71
T126
Austin Cook
USA
71
T126
Max Homa
USA
71
T126
Fabian Gomez
ARG
71
T126
Wyndham Clark
USA
71
T126
Hudson Swafford
USA
71
T126
Kevin Kisner
USA
71
T126
Justin Thomas
USA
71
T126
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
71
T126
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
71
T126
Luke List
USA
71
T138
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
72
T138
David Hearn
CAN
72
T138
Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
72
T138
Adam Schenk
USA
72
T138
Collin Morikawa
USA
72
T138
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
72
T138
Kevin Tway
USA
72
T145
Corey Conners
CAN
73
T145
Peter Malnati
USA
73
T145
Beau Hossler
USA
73
T145
David Pastore
USA
73
T145
Peter Kuest
USA
73
T150
Matt Jones
AUS
74
T150
Bo Van Pelt
USA
74
T150
Davis Love III
USA
74
T150
Russell Knox
SCO
74
154
Vijay Singh
FIJ
75
155
Martin Trainer
USA
77
156
J. J. Spaun
USA
78
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