Mackenzie Hughes in contention entering final round at Travelers Championship

Mackenzie Hughes in contention entering final round at Travelers Championship

In their wisdom, the Tour obliged and put out the former world No 1 as a one-ball after the final group had teed off. Day's test came back negative.

The increase of positive tests around the PGA Tour are the story heading into this weekend's event.

Four-time major victor Brooks Koepka has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship after his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for COVID-19, he told Golfweek's Eamon Lynch. He added another three birdies on the front nine, including a 24-foot birdie at the par-three eighth.

"I mean, it always could have been better", Johnson said.

"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", said McCarthy.

The PGA said because of the positive tests this week, players, caddies, and anyone else "inside the bubble", will not be allowed on the property at future tournaments until first being cleared with a negative test for the coronavirus. "Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night with additional aches and soreness and sensed something was off".

"I guess if I'd got to 12-under after 14, if I had have been able to sneak a couple more over the last few holes, get to 14 and then all of a sudden you feel like you're right in it".

Rory McIlroy admitted he was still adjusting back to tournament golf after slipping out of contention with an "erratic" round at the Travelers Championship.

Cauley, who opened with a 69, had two negative tests on Friday.

Jason Day, meanwhile, requested a Covid-19 check before his third round in CT.

Abraham Ancer, the runner-up at last week's RBC Heritage, aced the 155-yard 16th. McDowell pulled out of the tournament later that day after his caddie, Ken Comboy, tested positive. The world No 5 who won last Sunday at Hilton Head, is playing next week despite having pulled out from the Travelers field on Wednesday after his daughter tested positive. "Thankfully, I am happy to report that the Simpson family has all tested negative". The 23-year-old Californian was expected to miss the cut for the first time in his PGA Tour career after rounds of 72-71, well above the expected cut. Only Tiger Woods' 25-event streak was longer since 1990.

"It was bound to happen at some point", he said. "Who knows when that was going to be". "Whenever I get that momentum early, I usually don't let it go, so I was pretty proud of myself and how I hung in there early". "I'm just going to take the scenic route down the east coast of the U.S. for 17 hours and increase my knowledge of United States geography a bit".

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