Trav­el­ers

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“Today if I had putted like I did the first day, I could have shot low 60s for sure,” Hughes said. “Play the same as I did today tee to green and roll in a few putts and it’ll be awe­some.”

Bryson DeCham­beau and Kevin Na each shot 65 and were tied for fifth at 197.

Phil Mick­el­son, who cel­e­brated his 50th birth­day last week, be­gan the day with a one-stroke lead but strug­gled, fin­ish­ing tied for sev­enth in a group six shots back. He made just his sec­ond bo­gey of the week on the third hole and also dropped strokes on the sev­enth and 13th be­fore fin­ish­ing with a 71.

Mick­el­son, look­ing for his 45th win and third on this course, has mostly strug­gled. He missed the cut in his pre­vi­ous three

Dustin John­son, cen­ter, ges­tures as he walks to­ward his ball on the 15th fair­way dur­ing the third round of the Trav­el­ers Cham­pi­onship golf tour­na­ment on Satur­day. tour­na­ments. con­tend for the ti­tle af­ter

“I haven’t played great rounds of 68 and 69. He bo­geyed this year,” he said. “I’ve two of his fi­nal four missed a lot of cuts, and the holes — his tee shot landed next thing I know my game in the wa­ter on the course’s is start­ing to come back sig­na­ture 15th hole and he and I can sense it. I played also made bo­gey at 18 — to two great rounds, and this fin­ish in a group eight shots is re­ally a lot of fun.” back.

Top-ranked Rory McIl­roy, “I guess, if I had have who opened the tour­na­ment been able to sneak a cou­ple with a 63, said he more over the last few feels he is too far back to holes, get to 14 and then

all of a sud­den you feel like you’re right in it. But I went the other way those last few holes, and that’s what took me out of it,” he said.

Ja­son Day re­quested to be tested for COVID-19 on Satur­day morn­ing just be­fore his round. Of­fi­cials de­cided to have him play as a sin­gle on Satur­day as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure. He shot a 69 and is 1 un­der par headed into Sun­day.

There have been seven COVID-19-re­lated with­drawals from the Con­necti­cut event.

Two play­ers with­drew be­cause of the coro­n­avirus Fri­day — Denny McCarthy for a pos­i­tive test, and Bud Cauley, who tested neg­a­tive but de­cided to pull out af­ter play­ing along­side McCarthy on Thurs­day.

McCarthy was the third PGA Tour player to test pos­i­tive for the virus since its restart and the sec­ond this week, join­ing Cameron Champ, who with­drew Tues­day.

there and maybe some of the newer driv­ers will make the big­ger strides from one race to the next,” Ham­lin said.

Satur­day’s race is set for 325 miles and Sun­day goes off at 350 miles, sliced from the tra­di­tional 400.

Ig­dal­sky, who said he did not have to lay off or fur­lough any Po­cono em­ploy­ees, never con­sid­ered ask­ing to move the race week­end in hopes of ac­com­mo­dat­ing fans later. Po­cono held some high school grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies and had NASCAR greats Jim­mie John­son, Dale Earn­hardt Jr., and Jeff Gor­don send video mes­sages to stu­dents.

It will be a busy week­end: Ty Gibbs, grand­son of Hall of Fame owner Joe Gibbs, won the ARCA race on Fri­day, the Truck Se­ries and Cup race were set for Satur­day and the Xfin­ity Se­ries was sched­uled Sun­day ahead of the sec­ond Cup race.

FRANK FRANKLIN II — THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

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