Jason Day plays solo after COVID-19 test

Tanya Simon
June 28, 2020

Brendon Todd will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Travelers Championship after firing a 9-under-par 61 on Saturday in Cromwell, Conn.

Johnson also played bogey-free golf Saturday, with four birdies on the front and five on the back nine.

Todd is looking for his third win of the season but his first since the fall, when he went back-to-back at the Bermuda Championship and the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico.

"I was feeling pretty exhausted and sore after the round yesterday but didn't think much of it because I had practiced a lot Monday to Wednesday", he said.

Former world No.1 Johnson is looking for his 21st win on tour.

"Whenever I get a two- or three-week stretch in a row, I tend to be playing better by the end of it", he said.

"Again, I just use it as motivation to go out there and make some more birdies". "I had a lot of really good looks at birdie". Mackenzie Hughes (68) of Dundas, Ont., is one shot back in fourth, with Bryson DeChambeau and Kevin Na are tied for fifth at 13 under after identical rounds of 65.

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Mr Barbosa said his father, Frank, who didn't attend the get-together but later contracted COVID-19, was hospitalised on June 17. Frank obtained a plasma donation Wednesday from a recovered coronavirus patient, in accordance to Barbosa's Facebook web page.

"He's easy to play with, nice guy, doesn't show too much emotion out there", Todd said. "Every hole ... I felt like I was giving myself an opportunity to make birdie, and I feel like I'm rolling the putter well, so I just need to get myself in a position where I've got a chance to make a putt".

World number one Rory McIlroy is well in contention in a group of players on nine under after his 68.

There have been seven COVID-19-related withdrawals from the event in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Nick Watney last week became the first Tour player to test positive, and Cameron Champ did so at a pre-tournament screening this week. Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell, Brooks Koepka and his brother Chase also withdrew from the Travelers after coming into contact with people who had the virus.

"I'm very thankful I have tested negative but have made a decision to withdraw out of an abundance of caution for my peers and everyone involved with the tournament", Cauley said.

Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open champion, returned to Orlando on Wednesday following his longtime bagman, Ken Comboy, being struck down, while world No5 Webb Simpson, last week's victor, withdrew the same day after his daughter tested positive.

Cauley, who tested negative twice on Friday, said he withdrew "out of an abundance of caution for my peers and everyone involved with the tournament".

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