Keegan Bradley leads with record result in Connecticut

Keegan Bradley: The Travelers Championship has a lot to offer this year – especially low scores. The Designated Event also knew how to impress on the Moving Day and the professionals of the PGA tour presented themselves from their best side. Keegan Bradley set a new 54-hole record at the Cromwell tournament, while Rickie Fowler completed his best round of golf in an official tournament. Also Stephen Jaeger and Sepp Straka stayed under par.

Records are tumbling on the PGA Tour

“I’ve always wanted to win the tournament,” said Keegan Bradley after his round of 64 on Saturday, which set a new tournament record at the Travelers Championship. With 21 under par he marked a new record after completing 54 holes in the TPC River Highlands. Rounds of 62, 63 and 64 are the American’s, putting him at the top of the leaderboard. He recorded a total of six birdies on Saturday and thus remains the sole leader at the tournament in Cromwell. However, Bradley is just a shot clear of compatriot Chez Reavie, so he shouldn’t celebrate too soon: “So I have to fight the feeling of wanting to win and just let myself go and play.”

Rickie Fowler set another (personal) record. The American obviously took the Moving Day to heart and climbed almost 40 places in the leaderboard after a round of 60. On his bogey-free round, he recorded eight birdies and an eagle on hole 6, thereby securing a new personal record in an official tournament. He is 15 under par at T4 and just missed a round under 60. It would be only 13th ever on the PGA tour been. Incidentally, the record for the best round in the North American tournament series is held by Jim Furyk, who recorded a round of 58 in 2016.

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PGA Tour: Jäger and Straka in top 50

Stephan Jäger and Sepp Straka will probably have nothing more to do with the win this weekend, but the two German-speaking pros will hold their own if the result is under par. On Saturday, Jäger recorded a round of one under par and lost a few places in the leaderboard as a result. After three bogeys in a row on lanes 3, 4 and 5, he managed to turn around. He is seven under par on T41. Sepp Straka is just one shot behind. Born in Vienna, he scored a 68 on the Moving Day and shared 47th place with an overall score of -6.

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Reference

Wikipedia – Keegan Bradley

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