Spieth rebounds, shares Travelers first-round lead

Spieth rebounds, shares Travelers first-round lead

Spieth rebounds, shares Travelers first-round lead

He carded four birdies in his opening six holes and three in a row on the back nine, only to drop his only stroke of the round on the 18th. "But it was actually a pretty tough shot there, nearly a little downslope and I had to hit close to the ball, which you just have to commit to it".

"Unfortunately didn't stick with the game plan and it cost me two or three strokes today, just stuff I could control before I hit it", the Texan told reporters. "I probably could have gone 4-5 feet by, but I couldn't hit it any better than I did, and I was obviously fortunate for it to hit the pin and go in".

Woods plays with Marc Leishman and Bill Haas in the first two rounds and goes out in the afternoon session on the second day. He began to heat up on the back nine with three birdies in a row. Johnson recovered from a slow start to tie for 12th in the U.S. Open.

McIlroy had just a wedge in hand for his approach to the last, but his back foot appeared to slip a little on his downswing which caused him to tug it left of the target, and his pitch left him a 10-foot putt to save par which slipped just past the cup. You definitely get more momentum when guys are playing well.

Reigning British Open champion Spieth, the 2015 Masters and US Open victor, birdied the third and fifth ahead of his sensational sand shot at six.

McIlroy also missed the cut at Shinnecock Hills, but he hit 17 of 18 greens at the TPC Highlands, his only miss coming at the 18th hole, resulting in his only bogey of the day.


A lot of golfers took advantage of the soft greens and favourable wind conditions Thursday. "Hopefully, when we add them up at the end of the day, it's one shot better".

Spieth is the defending champion at TPC River Highlands after holing a bunker shot on the first extra hole to defeat Daniel Berger.

England's Paul Casey, who started his round on the 10th tee, shot a five-under 65, the only blemish in his round coming at the fourth. "The last couple of years, I'm like, all right, you can't have any expectations in that regard". "But I'll be honest, I'm dead right now". I'm starting to kind of even things out now.

Through 18 holes, the leaderboard of the 2018 Travelers Championship is more star-studded than last week's U.S. Open. That has helped attract a 156-player field that includes five of the world's top 10 ranked golfers and all four reigning major championship winners.

The highlight of Jones' round came at the par 5 3th (his 4th hole) where his second from 240 yards finished just ten feet from the hole and he converted for eagle. His caddie tried to hand him a putter after the shot and Thomas shook him off.

"I'm here because I feel like I have a chance to win this golf tournament, and I feel like it's a place that fits my eye well, and I do feel like I'll win at some point in my career here", Thomas said.

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