June 24 2012
CROMWELL, Conn. -- James Driscoll grew up about 90 minutes north of TPC River Highlands and because of that said he expects a “rowdy” crowd for the final round of the Travelers Championship.
If he keeps playing the way he has so far, he might be right.
Driscoll chipped in for birdie on the first hole, then added another birdie on No. 3 to get to 12 under and in a tie for the lead with Brian Davis.
A standout as an amateur, Driscoll twice won the Massachusetts State Amateur. He also beat Luke Donald to reach the final of the 2000 U.S. Amateur.
On the PGA TOUR, it’s been a different story. Driscoll has gone 179 starts without a victory.
Neither has the player he’s tied with.
Davis has gone 237 starts without a win and has five career runner-up finishes. He ranks third on the all-time money list of players who have yet to win on TOUR.
Will that change today? Four of the last six winners here were first-time winners.