Bubba Watson and Kramer Hickok share one-shot lead at Travelers Championship

Séamus Power recovers from dreadful start to stay in touch with leaders

Bubba Watson shares the lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Photograph: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Bubba Watson shares the lead at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Photograph: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

 

Americans Bubba Watson and Kramer Hickok shared a slender leader after the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

The pair both fired rounds of two-under 68 to move to 10 under par for the tournament, one shot ahead of a trio of players comprising Australians Cameron Smith (66) and Jason Day (70), and American Russell Henley (68).

Harris English, fellow American Brice Garnett and South Korea’s KH Lee shared sixth place at eight under, while world No 2 Dustin Johnson fired the round of the day with a five-under 65 to move into a tie for ninth at seven under.

Séamus Power made a fine recovery from opening his third round with four straight bogeys to card a one-over 71 and he will go out in his final round with England’s Ian Poulter, who carded a 70 on Saturday; the pair four shots off the lead.

Hickok birdied four of his blemish-free first 16 holes but sullied his good work by bogeying his last two. Watson endured a round of two halves, turning at three-under for the day after a bogey-free front nine, before mixing two birdies with three bogeys coming home.

Leaderboard

USA unless stated, Par 72

200 Kramer Hickok 63 69 68, Bubba Watson 66 66 68

201 Jason Day (Aus) 69 62 70, Russell Henley 67 66 68, Cameron Smith (Aus) 67 68 66

202 Harris English 67 68 67, Brice Garnett 65 68 69, Kyoung-Hoon Lee (Kor) 69 64 69

203 Bryson DeChambeau 69 66 68, Brian Harman 68 68 67, Mark Hubbard 69 65 69, Dustin Johnson 70 68 65, Matt Jones (Aus) 70 66 67, Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) 63 72 68, Troy Merritt 68 65 70, Robert Streb 68 68 67

204 Abraham Ancer (Mex) 72 66 66, Sam Burns 66 71 67, Patrick Cantlay 68 66 70, Jim Herman 68 69 67, Hank Lebioda 69 68 67, Marc Leishman (Aus) 69 66 69, Ian Poulter (Eng) 68 66 70, Brendon Todd 68 69 67, Lucas Herbert (Aus) 70 67 67, Séamus Power (Irl) 66 67 71

205 Charley Hoffman 72 63 70, J. B. Holmes 70 68 67, Zach Johnson 66 70 69, Brooks Koepka 69 67 69, Maverick McNealy 65 70 70, Kevin Na 69 68 68, Patrick Reed 69 66 70, Scottie Scheffler 69 65 71, Adam Scott (Aus) 69 69 67, Sepp Straka (Aut) 66 70 69, Brian Stuard 69 66 70, Guido Migliozzi (Ita) 69 65 71

206 Ryan Armour 70 64 72, Doug Ghim 68 66 72, Carlos Ortiz (Mex) 70 65 71, Andrew Putnam 70 67 69, Chez Reavie 70 67 69, Harold Varner III 70 68 68

207 Paul Casey (Eng) 71 67 69, Kevin Chappell 68 67 72, Austin Eckroat 72 66 69, Talor Gooch 64 70 73, Beau Hossler 65 70 72, Kevin Kisner 70 63 74, Peter Malnati 68 70 69, Henrik Norlander (Swe) 65 71 71, Justin Rose (Eng) 70 63 74, Robby Shelton 73 64 70, J. J. Spaun 71 67 69, Kyle Stanley 70 68 69

208 Jonas Blixt (Swe) 68 68 72, Tyler Duncan 69 67 72, Tom Lewis (Eng) 67 67 74, Joaquin Niemann (Chi) 68 67 73, Cameron Percy (Aus) 70 66 72, Doc Redman 69 66 73, Sam Ryder 69 69 70

209 Stewart Cink 68 67 74, Lanto Griffin 71 67 71, Mackenzie Hughes (Can) 67 71 71, Nate Lashley 69 67 73, Denny McCarthy 72 66 71, Ryan Moore 72 65 72, Kevin Tway 70 66 73, Kristoffer Ventura (Nor) 69 69 71, Aaron Wise 73 65 71

210 Tom Hoge 67 71 72, Phil Mickelson 69 69 72, Patrick Rodgers 65 71 74, Andrew Svoboda 69 69 72

211 David Hearn (Can) 70 68 73, William McGirt 71 67 73

214 Will Gordon 71 67 76

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