Tune in at 3:00 PM ET on Saturday for third round coverage of the Travelers Championship. Gino Bottero will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Welcome everyone! I'll be live blogging the third round of the Travelers Championship.
The tournament is being played at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Par: 70 | Yardage: 6841
Winning Share: $1,080,000
FedExCup Points: 500
Defending Champion: Fredrik Jacobson
Round 1 Recap: The tournament began on the first official day of summer and the temperature on the course reflected that. Defending Masters champion Bubba Watson and newly crowned U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson both carded rounds of 4-under 66. Bubba Watson holed his second shot on the Par 4 10th for eagle. David Mathis aced the 158 yard Par 3 11th for his first hole-in-one on Tour. His round of 6-under 64 paced the field through 18 holes. Defending tournament champion Fredrik Jacobson had 7 birdies and a double-bogey for a 5-under 65. He was joined by Will Claxton and Nathan Green in the second spot on the leaderboard.
Round 2 Recap: For the fourth consecutive year there was a weather delay at the Travelers Championship. When play was suspended due to inclement weather on Friday, Fredrik Jacobson's round of 66 was good for the lead at 9-under, and that score held up when the second round completed on Saturday morning. Jacobson held the 36-hole lead with a matching score of 9-under at this event in 2011. Camilo Villegas carded a 64 to move into a share of the second spot on the leaderboard at 8-under with Will Claxton and J.B. Holmes. Holmes' second round 62 made him the low-man in the round.
The players are playing in threesomes off split-tees today to get the round in after the late start to the final leg of the second round this morning. Fredrik Jacobson is playing in the final group with J.B. Holmes and Camilo Villegas.
Travelers Championship Leaderboard:
T1. F. Jacobson -9
T1. W. Claxton -9
T3. J.B. Holmes -8
T3. B. Davis -8
T3. C. Villegas -8
T3. R. Thatcher -8
The rain from Friday and this morning has left the course very soft and we are seeing players throwing darts at the green.
Let's pick up play on 1 with one of the leaders, Fredrik Jacobson.
Par 4 1st: Jacobson with a birdie attempt from the fringe and he pulled it. He tapped in for par.
Par 4 2nd: Roland Thatcher chipped in from just off the green and he's now among the leaders at 9-under. Playing in the group behind him, Will Claxton with an aggressive second shot that leaves him just a few feet for birdie and he made it. He's now the solo leader.
Will Claxton and Roland Thatcher both open their rounds with a birdie-birdie start.
Par 3 5th: Webb Simpson with a long birdie attempt and it slid well off to the left. A tough par putt remaining but he made it.
341 yard Par 4 2nd: Fredrik Jacobson kept his tee shot inside the left side of the green.
Par 4 2nd: 104 yards to go for Camilo Villegas on his second shot and he didn't strike it cleanly. His ball didn't clear the front of the green by much. 92 yards remaining for Fredrik Jacobson and his ball slid left and away from the flagstick when it reached the green. He'll have a long look for birdie.
Par 4 2nd: J.B. Holmes missed left off the tee and had to punch his ball out of the rough with his second shot. His third shot reached the green and slid left, away from the cup. Fredrik Jacobson's long birdie attempt burned the left edge and started to go down, but stayed out and rolled past the hole. He tapped in for par.
Par 4 3rd: Roland Thatcher with a long birdie look and he left it well short. Not an easy par putt remaining but he rolled it in to remain at 9-under. Will Claxton rolled in his short birdie putt to get to 11-under.
Par 4 2nd: J.B. Holmes' par attempt rolled past the hole and he tapped in for bogey to fall back to 7-over.
Will Claxton with 3 consecutive birdies to start his round.
Par 4 10th: 150 yards to the flagstick for Bubba Watson on his second shot and he landed it inside the front-left corner of the green.
Bubba Watson holed his second shot on 10 for eagle on Thursday.
Par 4 3rd: Fredrik Jacobson's second shot landed to the left of the hole and he'll have a decent look for birdie.
Par 4 9th: Padraig Harrington with a long look for birdie and he rolls it in for his 4th consecutive birdie. He' s now at 7-under.
Par 5 6th: Webb Simpson missed right of the green on his second shot. His pitch onto the green was long with the slope of the green tracking away from him. He got his long birdie attempt close and tapped in for par.
Par 4 4th: Stuart Appleby rolled in a long birdie putt to get to 8-under. Brian Davis made birdie as well and he's now at 9-under with birdies on 3 of his first 4 holes.
Par 4 3rd: Fredrik Jacobson's birdie attempt slid right. He tapped in for par. Camilo Villegas and J.B. Holmes in for par as well.
Par 3 11th: Bubba Watson rolled in his birdie putt to get to 7-under.
Par 4 4th: Blake Adams rolls in his birdie putt. Will Claxton drops a stroke as he taps in for bogey.
Par 4 9th: Greg Chalmers rolls in his birdie putt on 9 to get to 9-under.
481 yard Par 4 4th: Fredrik Jacobson kept his tee shot inside the right side of the fairway. His second shot missed just right of the green and into the fringe.
Par 4 7th: Webb Simpson's third shot missed left of the green. He putt back up the slope of the green for par but missed to the left. He tapped in for bogey to fall back to -6.
Par 4 4th: J.B. Holmes' birdie attempt hung up on the right side of the cup. He tapped in for par. Fredrik Jacobson is in for par.
Par 3 5th: Brian Davis rolled in his birdie putt to get to 10-under par and earn a share of the lead.
Brian Davis has 4 birdies in his first 5 holes.
238 yard Par 3 5th: Will Claxton's tee shot rolled into the fringe behind the green.
Travelers Championship Leaderboard:
T1. W. Claxton -10
T1. B. Davis -10
T3. F. Jacobson -9
T3. R. Thatcher -9
T3. G. Chalmers -9