Travelers Championship R1

Satoshi Kodaira and Kramer Hickok take lead at TPC River Highlands

Travelers Championship 2021 R1
June 24-27
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
$7,400,000
Round 2, Round 3, Round 4

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Satoshi Kodaira and Kramer Hickok both shot 63s to tie for the opening lead in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Island on Thursday.


Travelers Championship 2021 R1

Kodaira made four birdies on the back nine to make the turn in 31, then two birdies and an eagle at the par-4 2nd unfortunately followed by a bogey at the par-3 8th to return in 32. He matched his best score on Tour dating back to the 2018 RBC Heritage, his only victory so far.

“I knew it was on target but didn’t see it go in,” he said of his eagle. “I heard the applause, so I knew it went in.”


Travelers Championship 2021 R1

Hickok’s day started with a terrible warmup session in the morning with balls going everywhere.

“So I really changed my strategy,” he said. “You just take a lot weight off your shoulders and you just go and simplify things. Just saying, ‘I don’t have that shot today. I’m not going to try and hit it.’ Just go with what you got.”


Travelers Championship 2021 R1

His round started with an ominous bogey at the 10th but he soon recovered and fired eight birdies from the 14th without dropping a stroke.

“I really only hit one bad putt – on the par-5 13th. Other than that, I just felt like the holes looked awfully big today. I made a lot of good putts today, and the greens are rolling so good that just the holes look big.”

Hickok’s best result on Tour was a tie for eighth at the Bermuda Championship earlier this season.

Phil Mickelson made his second-longest putt since the Tour started tracking them in 2004. The two-time Travelers champion sank a 64-foot birdie putt on the par-4 9th followed by a 40-footer at the par-4 10th and closed with a 69.


Travelers Championship 2021 R1

“That long birdie putt, it’s just a bonus. You’re just trying to lag it up there close and it just fell in,” said Mickelson. “Same thing on 10, after making a mistake and having that long par putt. To make it was a nice little boost. Unfortunately, I didn’t take advantage of that on the back nine.

“I let a good opportunity go after playing the front nine a couple under. I was very close to hitting a lot of really good shots but they were just fractionally off.”

Defending champion Dustin Johnson, who lost the world number 1 position after the U.S. Open, bogeyed the second, double bogeyed the third hole and made a single bogey at the 10th to make the turn at 2-over. He made three birdies and another bogey at the 13th to close his round at even par and is T76.

Travelers Championship 2021 R1

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
T1
Kramer Hickok *
-7
63
T1
Satoshi Kodaira *
-7
63
3
Talor Gooch *
-6
64
T4
Brice Garnett
-5
65
T4
Beau Hossler
-5
65
T4
Maverick McNealy
-5
65
T4
Henrik Norlander *
-5
65
T4
Patrick Rodgers *
-5
65
T9
Sam Burns
-4
66
T9
Zach Johnson *
-4
66
T9
Seamus Power
-4
66
T9
Kevin Stadler
-4
66
T9
Sepp Straka *
-4
66
T9
Bubba Watson
-4
66
T15
Joseph Bramlett
-3
67
T15
Harris English
-3
67
T15
Russell Henley *
-3
67
T15
Tom Hoge *
-3
67
T15
Mackenzie Hughes *
-3
67
T15
Tom Lewis *
-3
67
T15
Sebastián Muñoz
-3
67
T15
Ted Potter, Jr.
-3
67
T15
Cameron Smith
-3
67
T15
Kevin Streelman *
-3
67
T25
Byeong Hun An
-2
68
T25
Jonas Blixt *
-2
68
T25
Patrick Cantlay *
-2
68
T25
Kevin Chappell
-2
68
T25
Stewart Cink *
-2
68
T25
Doug Ghim *
-2
68
T25
Michael Gligic *
-2
68
T25
Brian Harman *
-2
68
T25
Jim Herman
-2
68
T25
Sung Kang
-2
68
T25
Peter Malnati *
-2
68
T25
Troy Merritt *
-2
68
T25
Joaquin Niemann
-2
68
T25
John Pak *
-2
68
T25
Pat Perez
-2
68
T25
Ian Poulter *
-2
68
T25
Brandt Snedeker *
-2
68
T25
Stephen Stallings Jr. *
-2
68
T25
Robert Streb *
-2
68
T25
Brendon Todd
-2
68
T45
Scott Brown *
-1
69
T45
Jason Day
-1
69
T45
Bryson DeChambeau *
-1
69
T45
Tyler Duncan
-1
69
T45
Rickie Fowler
-1
69
T45
Scott Harrington
-1
69
T45
Garrick Higgo *
-1
69
T45
Max Homa *
-1
69
T45
Mark Hubbard
-1
69
T45
Brooks Koepka
-1
69
T45
Chase Koepka *
-1
69
T45
Nate Lashley
-1
69
T45
Hank Lebioda *
-1
69
T45
K.H. Lee
-1
69
T45
Marc Leishman *
-1
69
T45
Hunter Mahan
-1
69
T45
Tyler McCumber *
-1
69
T45
Phil Mickelson
-1
69
T45
Guido Migliozzi *
-1
69
T45
Kevin Na
-1
69
T45
Scott Piercy *
-1
69
T45
Doc Redman
-1
69
T45
Patrick Reed *
-1
69
T45
Sam Ryder
-1
69
T45
Scottie Scheffler *
-1
69
T45
Adam Scott *
-1
69
T45
Brendan Steele
-1
69
T45
Brian Stuard
-1
69
T45
Andrew Svoboda *
-1
69
T45
Kris Ventura
-1
69
T45
Vincent Whaley
-1
69
Projected Cut: ( -1 )
T76
Ryan Armour *
E
70
T76
David Hearn
E
70
T76
Lucas Herbert
E
70
T76
J.B. Holmes *
E
70
T76
Dustin Johnson
E
70
T76
Matt Jones
E
70
T76
Kevin Kisner *
E
70
T76
Patton Kizzire
E
70
T76
Anirban Lahiri
E
70
T76
Sean O’Hair *
E
70
T76
Carlos Ortiz *
E
70
T76
Cameron Percy
E
70
T76
Andrew Putnam
E
70
T76
Chez Reavie
E
70
T76
Justin Rose *
E
70
T76
Kyle Stanley
E
70
T76
Nick Taylor *
E
70
T76
Vaughn Taylor *
E
70
T76
Kevin Tway
E
70
T76
Harold Varner III *
E
70
T96
Paul Casey
1
71
T96
Wyndham Clark
1
71
T96
Will Gordon
1
71
T96
Lanto Griffin *
1
71
T96
Adam Hadwin
1
71
T96
J.J. Henry *
1
71
T96
Chris Kirk
1
71
T96
Danny Lee *
1
71
T96
William McGirt *
1
71
T96
Keith Mitchell
1
71
T96
Rob Oppenheim
1
71
T96
J.J. Spaun *
1
71
T96
Cameron Tringale *
1
71
T96
Richy Werenski *
1
71
T110
Abraham Ancer *
2
72
T110
Keegan Bradley *
2
72
T110
Rafa Cabrera Bello *
2
72
T110
Rafael Campos
2
72
T110
Sebastian Cappelen
2
72
T110
Jason Dufner *
2
72
T110
Austin Eckroat *
2
72
T110
Brian Gay *
2
72
T110
Brandon Hagy *
2
72
T110
Charley Hoffman
2
72
T110
Denny McCarthy *
2
72
T110
Ryan Moore
2
72
T110
C.T. Pan *
2
72
T110
Adam Schenk
2
72
T110
Scott Stallings
2
72
T110
Michael Thompson *
2
72
T126
Alex Beach *
3
73
T126
Ryan Brehm
3
73
T126
Bronson Burgoon *
3
73
T126
Harry Higgs
3
73
T126
Russell Knox
3
73
T126
Francesco Molinari
3
73
T126
Grayson Murray
3
73
T126
Rory Sabbatini
3
73
T126
Chase Seiffert
3
73
T126
Robby Shelton *
3
73
T126
Roger Sloan *
3
73
T126
Davis Thompson
3
73
T126
D.J. Trahan *
3
73
T126
Aaron Wise *
3
73
T140
Austin Cook *
4
74
T140
Dylan Frittelli
4
74
T140
Emiliano Grillo *
4
74
T140
Chesson Hadley
4
74
T140
Si Woo Kim
4
74
T140
Michael Kim
4
74
T140
Matthew NeSmith
4
74
T140
Martin Trainer *
4
74
T148
David Lipsky
5
75
T148
Hudson Swafford *
5
75
T150
Tony Finau
6
76
T150
Adam Long *
6
76
T150
Matthew Wolff
6
76
153
Bo Van Pelt
7
77
T154
Nick Watney
8
78
T154
Luke Donald *
8
78
156
Brian Keiser *
13
83
* Player started on the back nine
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