Paul Casey could do no wrong Saturday as he shot a career-low 8-under 62 to take the lead by four shots after Day 3 at the Travelers Championship. He sits at 16-under par for the tournament.
The 40-year-old showed just how on he was with an eagle on the reachable Par 4 15th from 273 yards.
Up-and-down from 273 yards. ?@Paul_Casey’s turn to make an eagle!
The lead is growing. #LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/QIMk6QyZSB
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 23, 2018
Casey hit an amazing 18 out of 18 greens Saturday, just a couple of days after he was not pleased at all with his swing.
“We worked on it hard yesterday afternoon after the round,” Casey told CBS Sports after his round. “Pretty simple, posture wasn’t good enough and I was standing too far from the golf ball…and literally he (swing coach Peter Kostis) had me on the range, had me feeling like I was going to shank everything yesterday and I played comfortable.”
Russell Henley is in second at 12-under par.
World No. 9 Jason Day shot one of the best rounds of the day with a 4-under 66 and currently sits in a tie for sixth at 10-under par.
“It’s been a pretty good week with the short game,” Day said after finishing his round with a mere 26 putts. “Out of the bunkers, there’s really good sand here, but also just around the greens in general, just been chipping really nice.”
Rory McIlroy had a lot of trouble on the greens Saturday as he finished with a three-putt to end his day with a 1-under 69. He is 8 under for the tournament.
World No. 2 Justin Thomas shot an even-par 70 and sits at 5 under.