HARTFORD, Conn., June 24, 2017 – Saturday play got off to a late start due to morning showers, with tee times beginning at 10:45 a.m. Just in time, the sky cleared and the sun shone down on Round 3 of the Travelers Championship.
The First Tee Breakfast took place in the morning, during which the organization announced a major state expansion and more than $40,000 in 2017 scholarships.
On the golf course, for the third straight day, Jordan Spieth finished atop the leaderboard. His 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole gave Spieth a 4-under-par 66 and a one-shot lead over Boo Weekley. Spieth, the No. 6-ranked player in the world making his Travelers Championship debut, was at 12-under-par through 54 holes.
Weekley shot 65, and will be paired with Spieth in the final round. Daniel Berger, who led by three strokes going into the final round last year at TPC River Highlands, was in third place this year. A Saturday 66 left Berger at 9-under-par, one shot in front of a three-player group in a tie for fourth: C.T. Pan, David Lingmerth and Paul Casey.
Volunteers packed the Pro-Am tent for the tournament’s annual volunteer party to thank them for all their hard work throughout the week. Attendees enjoyed Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, received gifts and chatted with Tournament Director Nathan Grube and Travelers Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Andy Bessette.
After play concluded, the Gin Blossoms rocked the stage in the MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone for the Liberty Bank Concert Series, playing some of their best ‘90s hits like “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You.”
Sunday marks the final round of the tournament. Blue skies and sunshine are anticipated, and it’s safe to say it’s going to be an exciting day.