Travelers Championship R3

Watson & Hickok tied for lead at 10-under

Travelers Championship 2021 R3
June 24-27
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
$7,400,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 4

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Bubba Watson shot a 68 on Saturday to take a share of the lead at 10-under in the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands.


Travelers Championship 2021 R3

Watson, who won the event in 2010, 2015 and 2018, shot five birdies and three bogeys on the back nine.


Travelers Championship 2021 R3

“When you’re playing in the afternoon you know the challenge ahead of you. You don’t want to play safe. In my stage of my career if I have a chance to win I’m going to go for it. That’s the key. I’m not going to worry about third or fourth place. I am going to try to go for it if I can.”

First round co-leader Kramer Hickok had made four birdies and held a two shot lead by the 16th but bogeys at the final two holes left him with a share of the lead once again.


Travelers Championship 2021 R3

“I thought I’d be a lot more nervous than I am,” said Hickok who has won once on the Korn Ferry Tour but has yet to win on the PGA. “I know those nerves are going to be there. It’s just embracing those nerves, not trying to fight it.

“I’ve been in contention before. Obviously, this is a bigger stage. But it’s just about going out there and playing golf, and I play my best when I’m relaxed.”


Travelers Championship 2021 R3

Cameron Smith (66), Russell Henley (68) and overnight leader Jason Day (70) are tied in second place at 9-under.

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Day is still contending wih health issues after a back injury forced him to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament earlier in the year as well as suffering from allergies.

“I’m just stiff. I had allergies out there, too, so that wasn’t good. I was on 14 and I needed some eye drops and Bubba [Watson] pulled them out of his pocket, so that was nice.

“I’m just going to see where I’m at. Obviously in among the leaders. I’m not going to try and change the game plan too much. Like I said before, the stiffness is not stopping me from hitting good golf shots. I’m hitting a lot of good-quality golf shots.

“I just didn’t capitalize on the opportunities that I had today, which I did the first two days. Hopefully, they start falling in tomorrow.”


Travelers Championship 2021 R3

Defending champion Dustin Johnson signed for a 65 and is tied alongside seven other players in ninth place at 7-under.

“To birdie the last two yesterday to make the cut, which I definitely wanted to be here for the weekend, and obviously go out today and shoot a nice score, it was good. So I feel like the game is coming around.”

Travelers Championship 2021 R3

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Kramer Hickok
-10
63
69
68
200
T1
Bubba Watson
-10
66
66
68
200
T3
Cameron Smith
-9
67
68
66
201
T3
Russell Henley
-9
67
66
68
201
T3
Jason Day
-9
69
62
70
201
T6
Harris English
-8
67
68
67
202
T6
Brice Garnett
-8
65
68
69
202
T6
K.H. Lee
-8
69
64
69
202
T9
Dustin Johnson
-7
70
68
65
203
T9
Matt Jones
-7
70
66
67
203
T9
Bryson DeChambeau
-7
69
66
68
203
T9
Brian Harman
-7
68
68
67
203
T9
Mark Hubbard
-7
69
65
69
203
T9
Satoshi Kodaira
-7
63
72
68
203
T9
Troy Merritt
-7
68
65
70
203
T9
Robert Streb
-7
68
68
67
203
T17
Abraham Ancer
-6
72
66
66
204
T17
Sam Burns
-6
66
71
67
204
T17
Patrick Cantlay
-6
68
66
70
204
T17
Lucas Herbert
-6
70
67
67
204
T17
Jim Herman
-6
68
69
67
204
T17
Hank Lebioda
-6
69
68
67
204
T17
Marc Leishman
-6
69
66
69
204
T17
Ian Poulter
-6
68
66
70
204
T17
Seamus Power
-6
66
67
71
204
T17
Brendon Todd
-6
68
69
67
204
T27
Charley Hoffman
-5
72
63
70
205
T27
J.B. Holmes
-5
70
68
67
205
T27
Zach Johnson
-5
66
70
69
205
T27
Brooks Koepka
-5
69
67
69
205
T27
Maverick McNealy
-5
65
70
70
205
T27
Guido Migliozzi
-5
69
65
71
205
T27
Kevin Na
-5
69
68
68
205
T27
Patrick Reed
-5
69
66
70
205
T27
Scottie Scheffler
-5
69
65
71
205
T27
Adam Scott
-5
69
69
67
205
T27
Sepp Straka
-5
66
70
69
205
T27
Brian Stuard
-5
69
66
70
205
T39
Ryan Armour
-4
70
64
72
206
T39
Doug Ghim
-4
68
66
72
206
T39
Carlos Ortiz
-4
70
65
71
206
T39
Andrew Putnam
-4
70
67
69
206
T39
Chez Reavie
-4
70
67
69
206
T39
Harold Varner III
-4
70
68
68
206
T45
Paul Casey
-3
71
67
69
207
T45
Kevin Chappell
-3
68
67
72
207
T45
Austin Eckroat
-3
72
66
69
207
T45
Talor Gooch
-3
64
70
73
207
T45
Beau Hossler
-3
65
70
72
207
T45
Kevin Kisner
-3
70
63
74
207
T45
Peter Malnati
-3
68
70
69
207
T45
Henrik Norlander
-3
65
71
71
207
T45
Justin Rose
-3
70
63
74
207
T45
Robby Shelton
-3
73
64
70
207
T45
J.J. Spaun
-3
71
67
69
207
T45
Kyle Stanley
-3
70
68
69
207
T57
Jonas Blixt
-2
68
68
72
208
T57
Tyler Duncan
-2
69
67
72
208
T57
Tom Lewis
-2
67
67
74
208
T57
Joaquin Niemann
-2
68
67
73
208
T57
Cameron Percy
-2
70
66
72
208
T57
Doc Redman
-2
69
66
73
208
T57
Sam Ryder
-2
69
69
70
208
T64
Stewart Cink
-1
68
67
74
209
T64
Lanto Griffin
-1
71
67
71
209
T64
Mackenzie Hughes
-1
67
71
71
209
T64
Nate Lashley
-1
69
67
73
209
T64
Denny McCarthy
-1
72
66
71
209
T64
Ryan Moore
-1
72
65
72
209
T64
Kevin Tway
-1
70
66
73
209
T64
Kris Ventura
-1
69
69
71
209
T64
Aaron Wise
-1
73
65
71
209
T73
Tom Hoge
E
67
71
72
210
T73
Phil Mickelson
E
69
69
72
210
T73
Patrick Rodgers
E
65
71
74
210
T73
Andrew Svoboda
E
69
69
72
210
T77
David Hearn
+1
70
68
73
211
T77
William McGirt
+1
71
67
73
211
79
Will Gordon
+4
71
67
76
214
CUT
Byeong Hun An
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Keegan Bradley
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
-1
67
72
139
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
-1
74
65
139
CUT
Scott Harrington
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Garrick Higgo
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Sung Kang
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
-1
67
72
139
CUT
C.T. Pan
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Scott Piercy
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Adam Schenk
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Scott Stallings
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Brendan Steele
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Kevin Streelman
-1
67
72
139
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Cameron Tringale
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Richy Werenski
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Vincent Whaley
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Ryan Brehm
E
73
67
140
CUT
Rafael Campos
E
72
68
140
CUT
Michael Gligic
E
68
72
140
CUT
Brandon Hagy
E
72
68
140
CUT
Max Homa
E
69
71
140
CUT
Danny Lee
E
71
69
140
CUT
Tyler McCumber
E
69
71
140
CUT
John Pak
E
68
72
140
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
E
73
67
140
CUT
Kevin Stadler
E
66
74
140
CUT
Stephen Stallings Jr.
E
68
72
140
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+1
72
69
141
CUT
Austin Cook
+1
74
67
141
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+1
74
67
141
CUT
Chris Kirk
+1
71
70
141
CUT
Russell Knox
+1
73
68
141
CUT
Sean O’Hair
+1
70
71
141
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
+1
71
70
141
CUT
Pat Perez
+1
68
73
141
CUT
Chase Seiffert
+1
73
68
141
CUT
Davis Thompson
+1
73
68
141
CUT
Scott Brown
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Brian Gay
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Patton Kizzire
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Chase Koepka
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Hunter Mahan
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Nick Taylor
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Tony Finau
+3
76
67
143
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
+3
67
76
143
CUT
D.J. Trahan
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Rickie Fowler
+4
69
75
144
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
+4
74
70
144
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+4
71
73
144
CUT
Si Woo Kim
+4
74
70
144
CUT
David Lipsky
+4
75
69
144
CUT
Adam Long
+4
76
68
144
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
+4
74
70
144
CUT
Roger Sloan
+4
73
71
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
+5
73
72
145
CUT
J.J. Henry
+5
71
74
145
CUT
Harry Higgs
+5
73
72
145
CUT
Michael Kim
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
+5
70
75
145
CUT
Francesco Molinari
+5
73
72
145
CUT
Martin Trainer
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Matthew Wolff
+5
76
69
145
CUT
Keith Mitchell
+6
71
75
146
CUT
Hudson Swafford
+6
75
71
146
CUT
Alex Beach
+7
73
74
147
CUT
Wyndham Clark
+8
71
77
148
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
+8
77
71
148
CUT
Grayson Murray
+9
73
76
149
CUT
Luke Donald
+10
78
72
150
CUT
Nick Watney
+15
78
77
155
CUT
Brian Keiser
+17
83
74
157
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