Detroit Will Breathe protesters make noise at Rocket Mortgage Classic

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DETROIT -- Detroit Golf Club wasn't quiet on Sunday.

The first three days of the PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic, played without spectators, were so silent that third-round leader Matthew Wolff could hear an ice cream truck playing in the distance.

Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, the noise level at the tournament increased as 75 or so protesters...Read more

Rocket Mortgage Classic's Round 2 hits and misses: Low scores and a stacked leaderboard

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DETROIT -- It was another day of beautiful weather and perfect scoring conditions Friday in the second round of PGA Tour's Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club.

There were some flirtations with a 59. Webb Simpson showed why he's the world's sixth-ranked player. Bryson DeChambeau continued to pulverize the ball. And no one was able to ...Read more

Amid more uncertainty than ever, the Travelers Championship put on a show once again

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- Amid more uncertainty than the tournament had ever needed to plan around, the Travelers Championship still managed to have it all.

The on-course product was top-notch. Dustin Johnson, the world's sixth-ranked golfer, and Kevin Streelman, the 2014 Travelers champion, provided enough late drama on Sunday to keep those watching ...Read more

Kevin Streelman, feeling 'at home' at the Travelers Championship, came up just a little short

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- When Kevin Streelman gets to the TPC at River Highlands, it just feels right, even at a time when few things do.

"Honestly, it reminds me of home," Streelman said Sunday, after finishing one stroke behind winner Dustin Johnson at the Travelers Championship. "I grew up in the western suburbs of Chicago, at courses called ...Read more

Dustin Johnson holds off Kevin Streelman to win Travelers Championship for 21st career PGA Tour victory

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Just minutes after Dustin Johsnon was ankle deep in water on the 15th hole, pants rolled up to his knees, looking to save the hole and, potentially, his entire tournament, the final round of the Travelers Championship was suspended as a storm rolled through Cromwell.

After taking the lead away from Brendon Todd on the ninth ...Read more

Will Gordon earns more PGA Tour opportunities with strong Travelers finish; Phil Mickelson runs out of gas, but sees positives

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Will Gordon, a 23-year-old Vanderbilt alum without his PGA Tour card or status on the Korn Ferry Tour, played a few roller-coaster rounds at the Travelers Championship.

On Friday, he shot an 8-under 62 to climb into a tie for second. On Saturday, he came back down to earth with a 1-over 71 to tie for 13th, and much further ...Read more

Former champ Kevin Streelman in contention at Travelers as Phil Mickelson struggles

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- For Kevin Streelman, there were some shades of June 21, 2014 out at TPC River Highlands on Saturday.

Streelman won the Travelers Championship in 2014, thanks largely to a historic fourth round in which he birdied a tournament-record seven consecutive holes to run away with the crown. A strong third round in which he shot a 6-...Read more

Brendon Todd leads Dustin Johnson by two at Travelers Championship after each shoot 61 to make third-round moves

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- After Mackenzie Hughes and Phil Mickelson stole the show through the first two rounds of the Travelers Championship, Brendon Todd and Dustin Johnson rose to the occasion on Saturday, each shooting a 9-under-par 61 to hold the top two spots on the leaderboard. Todd, at 18-under, leads Johnson by two.

Todd, the world's 58th ...Read more

'Why wouldn't I play?:' After group member tests positive for coronavirus, Matt Wallace plays second round of Travelers Championship alone

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- It was an odd scene out at TPC River Highlands as Matt Wallace made his way through the course, Friday.

It's been well-documented there would be no fans at the PGA Tour event due to coronavirus. But not only were the fans missing -- so was the rest of Wallace's group.

Wallace played the full second round with only caddie ...Read more

Two-time champ Phil Mickelson leads the Travelers Championship at 13-under

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- There's a 27-year difference between two of the golfers atop the Travelers Championship leaderboard after Friday's second round, with 50-year-old Phil Mickelson alone in first at 13-under, and 23-year-old Will Gordon tied for second at 12-under. Twenty-nine year old Mackenzie Hughes, who led after round one, is also at 12-...Read more

Two more PGA Tour players withdraw from Travelers Championship following a positive coronavirus test

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- Two more PGA Tour players withdrew from the Travelers Championship Friday following a positive coronavirus test.

Denny McCarthy, 27, withdrew after testing positive. He was scheduled to tee of his afternoon with Bud Cauley, who tested negative but still withdrew, and Matt Wallace, who continued to play.

"I was feeling pretty...Read more

Without a crowd due to coronavirus, Mackenzie Hughes fires 10-under-par 60 to surge to front of pack at Travelers Championship

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- It was just after he made the turn at TPC River Highlands when Mackenzie Hughes birdied his sixth out of the last seven holes and realized he was flirting with history.

Standing at 7-under with seven holes left in his first round at the Travelers Championship on Thursday, Hughes knew he was well within range of shooting a ...Read more

Tyler McCumber goes from out of the Travelers to a 5-under performance in a span of 24 hours

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- After missing the cut at the King and Bear Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour this past weekend, Tyler McCumber returned home to Florida and opted to take a few days off from golf, socially distancing himself to the max.

He drove up to the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina, and spent a few days camping and biking by ...Read more

How do PGA players at the Travelers Championship feel about health, safety and coronavirus testing?

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- After just one golfer tested positive for coronavirus through the first two weeks of the PGA Tour startup, three people on Tour have tested positive since Tuesday at the Travelers Championship: golfer Cameron Champ, and caddies Ricky Elliot and Ken Comboy.

Elliot caddies for Brooks Koepka, who withdrew from the tournament ...Read more

Travelers Championship will continue as planned despite three positive coronavirus tests; Koepka, Simpson among those who withdraw

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CROMWELL, Conn. -- The 2020 Travelers Championship will continue as planned this week in Connecticut, despite a golfer and two caddies testing positive for coronavirus.

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan flew to Connecticut Wednesday following the positive tests of player Cameron Champ and two caddies, to address the media and fans. He said the ...Read more

'It doesn't feel normal at all': As golfers prepare for the Travelers Championship, they adjust to the new normal at different rates

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- A large part of what's made the Travelers Championship a two-time Player's Choice award winner for best tournament on the PGA Tour is missing this week at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell -- the fans.

Whether Jordan Spieth holing out from the bunker to clinch the tournament in 2017, or New England native Keegan Bradley ...Read more

Embracing a new normal, the PGA Tour show will go on at the Travelers Championship

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HARTFORD, Conn. -- The morning after the first PGA Tour tournament following the sport's return from a coronavirus-related shutdown, Nathan Grube, director of the Travelers Championship, got a "top 10" list of observations from Michael Tothe, who'd successfully staged the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

The last issue Grube ...Read more

Record scores, few claps: A 'surreal' RBC Heritage closes with different feel

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Dylan Frittelli's scream broke the relative silence surrounding the 18th green at Harbour Town Golf Links. The noise surprised him.

He was encouraging his 13-foot putt to get to the hole. And after it dropped for a final round 62 -- the low round of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing to give him the clubhouse lead ...Read more

How the RBC Heritage came back to Hilton Head after coronavirus halted everything

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Jonathan Wright jokes that his neighbor had the scoop that one of the first major sporting events since the coronavirus outbreak would be played in South Carolina on Hilton Head Island.

The Harbour Town Golf Links superintendent was hanging out at the park in the small gated community on the south end of Hilton Head ...Read more

PGA Tour golfer: Hilton Head crowds 'an absolute zoo,' not taking coronavirus seriously

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- A PGA Tour player says Hilton Head Island visitors are packing beaches and restaurants and not taking coronavirus seriously.

Justin Thomas, competing in the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing at Harbour Town Golf Links, suggested Saturday the visitors' relaxed attitudes around Sea Pines could be to blame for fellow ...Read more