Travelers Championship R3

Dustin Johnson on the charge as Rory McIlroy challenge fades

June 25-28
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
$7,400,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4


Travelers Championship R3 - Johnson on the charge
(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)


Dustin Johnson shot the lowest round of his PGA Tour career to catapult himself into contention at the Travelers Championship, as Rory McIlroy slipped down the leaderboard on Saturday.


Johnson shot a bogey-free 61 on day three at TPC River Highlands to reach 16 under par and sit two strokes behind fellow American Brendon Todd at the summit.

Like Johnson, Todd also notched nine birdies and no bogeys to put himself in a strong position to earn his third PGA Tour title of the campaign.



Things could have been even better for Todd, who had a brilliant chance to make a 60, but he missed his 10-foot birdie putt at the 18th.

Todd told the PGA Tour website: “It’s hard to miss the leaderboards obviously, so (Johnson’s) name was up there from a pretty early point.


“Again, I just use it as motivation to go out there and make some more birdies.”

Major champion Johnson fired four birdies on his front nine before making further gains on the 10th, 12th, 13th, 15th and 17th, but he could only finish the day in outright second following Todd’s impressive charge.

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Kevin Streelman was a single shot behind Johnson in third after finishing his 63 with a birdie from five feet on the 18th.



World number one McIlroy began the day four shots off the lead but will head into the final round eight strokes behind Todd after mixing five birdies with four bogeys in a 69.

Norway’s Viktor Hovland was the highest-placed European, in a tie for 12th, courtesy of his 67.

The PGA Tour announced that all follow-up Covid-19 tests as a result of potential contact with American Denny McCarthy, who on Friday became the seventh player to withdraw from the event for coronavirus-related reasons, were negative.





Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
Total
1
Brendon Todd
USA
-18
66
65
61
192
2
Dustin Johnson
USA
-16
69
64
61
194
3
Kevin Streelman
USA
-15
66
66
63
195
4
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-14
60
68
68
196
T5
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-13
65
67
65
197
T5
Kevin Na
USA
-13
66
66
65
197
T7
Scott Stallings
USA
-12
66
68
64
198
T7
Seung-Yul Noh
KOR
-12
64
68
66
198
T7
Abraham Ancer
USA
-12
67
65
66
198
T7
Patton Kizzire
USA
-12
66
66
66
198
T7
Phil Mickelson
USA
-12
64
63
71
198
T12
Charley Hoffman
USA
-11
67
67
65
199
T12
Kyle Stanley
USA
-11
69
65
65
199
T12
Viktor Hovland
NOR
-11
63
69
67
199
T12
Zach Johnson
USA
-11
68
64
67
199
T12
Brendan Steele
USA
-11
69
62
68
199
T12
Will Gordon
USA
-11
66
62
71
199
T18
Jon Rahm
ESP
-10
66
68
66
200
T18
Wesley Bryan
USA
-10
67
66
67
200
T18
Brian Stuard
USA
-10
65
67
68
200
T18
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-10
63
68
69
200
T22
Lanto Griffin
USA
-9
66
67
68
201
T22
Ryan Armour
USA
-9
67
66
68
201
T22
Tom Hoge
USA
-9
67
68
66
201
T22
Adam Long
USA
-9
67
69
65
201
T22
Xander Schauffele
USA
-9
63
68
70
201
T27
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-8
68
66
68
202
T27
Joaquin Niemann
CHI
-8
68
66
68
202
T27
Sam Burns
USA
-8
68
66
68
202
T27
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-8
66
67
69
202
T27
Paul Casey
ENG
-8
69
66
67
202
T27
Brandt Snedeker
USA
-8
67
69
66
202
T27
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
-8
65
67
70
202
T27
Hank Lebioda
USA
-8
69
67
66
202
T35
Tyler Duncan
USA
-7
64
70
69
203
T35
Joel Dahmen
USA
-7
67
68
68
203
T35
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
-7
71
65
67
203
T35
Marc Leishman
AUS
-7
66
65
72
203
T39
Jim Furyk
USA
-6
69
65
70
204
T39
Sergio Garcia
ESP
-6
64
70
70
204
T39
Doc Redman
USA
-6
68
67
69
204
T39
Aaron Wise
USA
-6
68
67
69
204
T39
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-6
67
66
71
204
T39
Harold Varner III
USA
-6
66
69
69
204
T39
Mark Hubbard
USA
-6
68
66
70
204
T39
Troy Merritt
USA
-6
68
64
72
204
T39
Henrik Norlander
SWE
-6
68
68
68
204
T39
Chez Reavie
USA
-6
70
66
68
204
T49
Joseph Bramlett
USA
-5
69
65
71
205
T49
Louis Oosthuizen
RSA
-5
64
70
71
205
T49
Lucas Glover
USA
-5
66
68
71
205
T49
Michael Thompson
USA
-5
64
71
70
205
T49
Jordan Spieth
USA
-5
67
69
69
205
T49
Kevin Chappell
USA
-5
68
68
69
205
T49
Byeong-Hun An
KOR
-5
68
68
69
205
T49
Austin Cook
USA
-5
71
65
69
205
T49
Patrick Reed
USA
-5
70
66
69
205
T49
Jason Day
AUS
-5
67
69
69
205
T59
Russell Henley
USA
-4
65
69
72
206
T59
Richy Werenski
USA
-4
67
68
71
206
T61
Luke Donald
ENG
-3
69
65
73
207
T61
Scott Brown
USA
-3
69
66
72
207
T61
Rafael Cabrera Bello
ESP
-3
65
70
72
207
T61
Roger Sloan
CAN
-3
67
69
71
207
T61
Sung-Jae Im
KOR
-3
68
68
71
207
T66
Shane Lowry
IRL
-1
66
69
74
209
T66
Ian Poulter
ENG
-1
67
69
73
209
68
Greg Chalmers
AUS
1
69
67
75
211
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
-3
72
65
137
CUT
Branden Grace
RSA
-3
68
69
137
CUT
Brian Gay
USA
-3
67
70
137
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
-3
69
68
137
CUT
Bubba Watson
USA
-3
69
68
137
CUT
Cameron Davis
AUS
-3
66
71
137
CUT
Cameron Smith
AUS
-3
69
68
137
CUT
Keith Mitchell
USA
-3
69
68
137
CUT
Matthew Wolff
USA
-3
68
69
137
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
-3
69
68
137
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
-3
67
70
137
CUT
Scottie Scheffler
USA
-3
70
67
137
CUT
Tim Wilkinson
NZL
-3
69
68
137
CUT
Tony Finau
USA
-3
68
69
137
CUT
Billy Horschel
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Brian Harman
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Carlos Ortiz
MEX
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
-2
72
66
138
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
-2
66
72
138
CUT
Danny Lee
NZL
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Gary Woodland
USA
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Hudson Swafford
USA
-2
71
67
138
CUT
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
KOR
-2
69
69
138
CUT
Matthew Fitzpatrick
ENG
-2
70
68
138
CUT
Max Homa
USA
-2
71
67
138
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
-2
67
71
138
CUT
Sam Ryder
USA
-2
66
72
138
CUT
Tyler McCumber
USA
-2
65
73
138
CUT
Cameron Percy
AUS
-1
67
72
139
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
-1
73
66
139
CUT
Danny Willett
ENG
-1
68
71
139
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
James Hahn
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
DNK
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Luke List
USA
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-1
67
72
139
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Beau Hossler
USA
Par
73
67
140
CUT
David Pastore
USA
Par
73
67
140
CUT
J. J. Henry
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Justin Rose
ENG
Par
67
73
140
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
USA
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Sahith Theegala
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Sebastian Munoz
COL
Par
70
70
140
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
Par
69
71
140
CUT
Charl Schwartzel
RSA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Davis Love III
USA
1
74
67
141
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
RSA
1
71
70
141
CUT
Grayson Murray
USA
1
68
73
141
CUT
Jamie Lovemark
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Keegan Bradley
USA
1
67
74
141
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
1
70
71
141
CUT
Peter Kuest
USA
1
73
68
141
CUT
Sepp Straka
AUT
1
69
72
141
CUT
Justin Thomas
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Kevin Kisner
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Kevin Tway
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Matt Wallace
ENG
2
70
72
142
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
2
70
72
142
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
USA
2
68
74
142
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
2
72
70
142
CUT
Wyndham Clark
USA
2
71
71
142
CUT
Zac Blair
USA
2
69
73
142
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
3
69
74
143
CUT
Bo Hoag
USA
3
69
74
143
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
USA
3
74
69
143
CUT
Cameron Tringale
USA
3
70
73
143
CUT
Collin Morikawa
USA
3
72
71
143
CUT
D. J. Trahan
USA
3
67
76
143
CUT
Harry Higgs
USA
3
71
72
143
CUT
Robby Shelton
USA
3
70
73
143
CUT
Russell Knox
SCO
3
74
69
143
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
DNK
3
72
71
143
CUT
Vijay Singh
FIJ
3
75
68
143
CUT
David Hearn
CAN
4
72
72
144
CUT
Fabian Gomez
ARG
4
71
73
144
CUT
Matt Jones
AUS
4
74
70
144
CUT
Scott Harrington
USA
4
68
76
144
CUT
Stewart Cink
USA
4
68
76
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
5
69
76
145
CUT
J. J. Spaun
USA
7
78
69
147
CUT
Peter Malnati
USA
7
73
74
147
CUT
Martin Trainer
USA
14
77
77
154
RET
Bud Cauley
USA
Par
69
69
RET
Denny McCarthy
USA
Par
67
67
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