The Starter: Round 4, Travelers ChampionshipJune 25, 2011
PGA TOUR staff
Groups we're watching Tee time Players 2 p.m. ET Fredrik Jacobson, Bryce Molder
Both men are looking for their first career win on TOUR. Jacobson is coming off a third-round 63, but he has struggled at times in final rounds this year. Molder had missed six of his last eight cuts prior to this week.
1:50 p.m. ET James Driscoll, Ryan Moore
Driscoll, too, is seeking his first win on TOUR and will have plenty of fans pulling for him since he's from Boston and has ties to Connecticut. Moore has a history of playing well here with three finishes in the top 13, including two in the top 5.
1:20 p.m. ET Nick Watney, John Merrick
Nick Watney, John Merrick: Both are California guys -- Watney from Norcal, Merrick from SoCal -- and both are within reach at four and five shots back, respectively. A win by Watney would be his second of the year.
The final round of the Travelers Championship is set to begin. Exclusive LIVE@ coverage on PGATOUR.COM will begin at 11 a.m. ET. CBS Sports coverage will begin at 3 p.m. ET.
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Sunday's weather forecast Mostly cloudy
Temp: 78 high/62 low
Mainly cloudy with a high of 78 degrees and winds out of the west at 5-10 mph.
Travelers Championship notes FREDRIK JACOBSON • Jacobson is looking for his first win on TOUR in his 188th career start. He has three runner-up finishes on TOUR. • Jacobson missed his last two cuts at the Travelers Championship in 2007 and 2009. His only other start in Hartford was in 2006 (T48). • Jacobsons only lead/co-lead on TOUR came after the first-round of the 2007 FedEx St. Jude Classic (finished T17). • Jacobson finished T14 last week at the U.S. Open. • Jacobsons 63 Saturday is his second-best score on TOUR. He has turned in a 62 on three occasions, most recently at the 2010 Wyndham Championship. • Jacobson is the only player bogey-free after the first three rounds. The last player to win with no bogeys over 72 holes was Lee Trevino at the 1974 Greater New Orleans Open. Charles Howell III is the last golfer to play a 72-hole tournament without a bogey and not win (2010 Greenbrier Classic). BRYCE MOLDER • Molder is looking for his first win on TOUR in his 124th career start. • Molder missed his first two cuts at the Travelers Championship in 2002 and 2007, but has made his last three. His best finish in Hartford is T19 in 2009. • Molder has missed 10 of 18 cuts on TOUR this season. His only top 10 this season is T6 at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. JAMES DRISCOLL • Driscoll shot his second straight round of 64 to move into third place. His 128 over the last two rounds is his lowest consecutive rounds on TOUR in his 152nd event. • Driscoll is looking for his first top 10 in Hartford in his sixth start. His best finish at Travelers is T27 in 2010. • Driscoll has never recorded two top-10s in a season on TOUR. A top-10 this week would be his second of the season (T8 HP Byron Nelson Championship). PATRICK CANTLAY • The last two amateurs to finish in the top 10 on TOUR are Chris Wood (5th) at the 2008 British Open and Justin Rose (T4) at the 1998 British Open. • The World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Fla., will create a display featuring Cantlay's historic round at the Travelers Championship. The display will include Cantlay's scorecard, a golf ball and a signed Travelers Championship pin flag. • Cantlay is seeking to become the first amateur winner on the PGA TOUR since Phil Mickelson won the 1991 Northern Telecom Open. • Jim Grant's T2 in 1964 is the best finish by an amateur at the Travelers Championship. • Cantlay (born March 17, 1992) will be 19 years, 3 months and 9 days old on Sunday, which would make him the youngest winner on the PGA TOUR (since 1900). The current distinction is held by Johnny McDermott, who won the 1911 U.S. Open at the age of 19 years, 10 months and 14 days. • The youngest winner ever is Tom Morris Jr., who won the 1868 British Open at the age of 17 years, 5 months and 8 days. He successfully defended that title the following two years: 1869 (18 years, 4 months and 27 days) and 1870 (19 years, 4 months, 26 days).
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