Travelers Coverage Presented by the TriState PGA.
It’s moving day at the Travelers Championship. Coming into the second round, Brian Harmon was within a stroke or two and looking to make a move. Zach Johnson was leading the way. After the second round, Brian Harmon would grab the lead by one at 10-under over Johnson, Matt Jones, and Russell Henley.
First round leader Jordan Spieth had a tough second round as he would struggle through a 3+over round of 73 which included a triple at 13.
Rory McIllroy would shoot a 1-under round to move to 7-under, just 3 strokes out of the lead.
Matt Jones is just a stroke behind and looking to become just the third Australian to win the Travelers Championship. He would join the likes of Greg Norman and Marc Leishman.
Zach Johnson had himself and interesting round of 2-under, though he had a moving ball situation that cost him a stroke. On the 12th, as you see below the ball was still moving and hanging on the lip. He waited to long (13 seconds, 10 second max)to address and putt and because of that, he incurred a penalty stroke. The ball would fall in, but instead of a birdie, it turned into a par.
Interesting scenario here with Zach Johnson's birdie attempt:@ZachJohnsonPGA's ball sitting on the edge, then puts putter next to ball, and the ball drops. I think it's good for birdie, but could be wrong.#TravelersChampionship pic.twitter.com/fMjouDZs0K
— Cam Rogers (@MrRogers99) June 22, 2018
There are 16 players at 6-under or better that have a shot this weekend. Brooks Koepka is just 1 stroke outside that group at 5-under though after last weekend, I don’t think he can be officially counted out.
The weather could be a factor as the rain has moved in. The greens were already receptive so the moisture will only accent that situation.
Current leaderboard @TravelersChamp …
🇺🇸 1. @HarmanBrian, -10
🇦🇺 2. @MattJonesGolf, -9
🇺🇸 2. @RussHenleyGolf
🇺🇸 2. @ZachJohnsonPGA
🇺🇸 5. @B_DeChambeau, -8
🇬🇧 5. @Paul_Casey
🇺🇸 5. @BeauHossler
🇺🇸 8. @BubbaWatson, -7
🇬🇧 8. @McIlroyRory
🇺🇸 8. @TheLanto61 pic.twitter.com/3J3RjQeeho
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 23, 2018