The Starter: Saturday, Travelers ChampionshipJune 24, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching Tee time Players Andres Romero, Shane Bertsch, Chris Kirk
Romero shot a first-round 64, and is four back of the lead through five holes of his second round. Bertsch hovers near the cut line at four-under. Kirk, at three-over, has plenty of work to do in his remaining 13 holes if he hopes to play the weekend.
Michael Bradley, Johnson Wagner, Bill Lunde
Johnson Wagner is three-under through eight holes in Round 2, five back of leader Patrick Cantlay(a). Michael Bradley is at six-under, and Lunde sits just below the cut line at two-under.
Chris Couch, Steve Flesch, Briny Baird
Chris Couch is seven-under through 27 holes. Flesch and Baird are at two-under, and need to make a move in the last nine holes of their second round to make the cut.
Saturday's play of the Travelers Championship will begin at 7 a.m. ET. Players will be grouped in threesomes for Round 3, which will begin at 11 a.m. We will have exclusive online coverage of No. 15 and No. 17 at TPC River Highlands from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. CBS will televise live action from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.
What to watch for Saturday:
Saturday's weather forecast Afternoon thunderstorms
Temp: 78 high/61 low
A chance of thunderstorms all day. Winds around 5 mph.
Travelers Championship notes David Toms David Toms has now played 15 of his last 18 rounds at TPC River Highlands in the 60s, and is a combined 47-under par. He has been a solid performer in his last four starts at the Travelers, and at five-under is tied for 27th in this year's tournament. Webb Simpson Webb Simpson's three years on TOUR have produced plenty of close calls, but no wins. With a bogey-free 65 in Round 2, the Wake Forest graduate has again put himself in good position to win his first title. He's nine-under, four back of the lead. Round 2 continues at 7 a.m. ET There are 78 players yet to finish Round 2 at TPC River Highlands. The projected cut is currently three-under.
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