Hunter Mahan had scored in the 60s in 15 of his last 19 rounds at TPC River Highlands – until shooting 71-72 in the first two rounds this year to miss the cut. Mahan had finished in the top 4 in his last four starts at the Travelers Championship (T2-2006, 1st-2007, T2-2008, T4-2009).
Also doing a little trunk-slamming is Brad Faxon, who won the Travelers Championship in 2005 but will be going home after rounds of 75-73. This was his 26th appearance at the event, passing Mark Brooks and Mark Calcavecchia for the most in tournament history. Faxon will miss this year’s cut for just the eighth time of those 26 starts.