(Cromwell) Keegan Bradley went six-under on Saturday to break the 21-under 54-hole record at the Travelers Championship, while Rickie Fowler posted the second 60 of the week at TPC River Highlands.
The previous three-round record was 18 under par, set by Brendan Todd on an empty course at the height of the pandemic in 2020. The four-round tournament record is 22 under par, set by Kenny Perry in 2009.
Bradley missed a 20-foot putt on the 18th hole to tie the PGA Tour mark of 188 over 54 holes, set by Steve Stricker at the 2010 John Deere Classic and tied by Justin Thomas at the 2010 John Deere Classic. the 2017 Sony Open. Bradley started with rounds of 62 and 63.
“I always wanted to win this tournament,” said Bradley, a Vermont native who also lived in Massachusetts and played in front of a lot of family and friends. The feeling of wanting to push and win is something I have to fight against and let myself play. »
Chez Reavie was one stroke behind after a 63. He led for most of the final nine holes, but bogeyed on the par-3 of the 16th, while Bradley hit his tee shot six feet out. and converted the putt for a birdie, earning him three strokes. Bradley finished second to Reavie in the 2019 Travelers.
“I had a big lead and then Keegan did a bunch of birdies at the start and middle of the lap to make it really tight,” Reavie explained. Tomorrow it will be the opposite. It’s going to be a game of twists and turns. »
Fowler narrowly missed the 13th round under 60 in PGA Tour history. After failing to convert a shot just off the green on his last hole, he found himself tied for fourth at 15 under in the event where Jim Furyk shot a record 58 in 2016.
Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., is tied for 12th at 13 under par, eight shots off the lead.
“Scoring on this golf course is usually done on the last nine holes, in the middle part,” he said. I played the first nine holes at 4 under par. If you manage to play the first nine holes well, you can achieve a very low score. Tomorrow, with the scores already low, I imagine it will take another low score. »