“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.