Friday at the Travelers Championship
CROMWELL -The second round started Friday, and Tim Lammers spent the morning at the TPC River Highlands and learned more about the Travelers Championship.
As for the play, Bubba Watson shot a 3-under 67 on Friday to maintain a two-stroke lead after the second round.
After opening with a 62 on Thursday, Watson had three birdies in a bogey-free morning round to enter weekend play at 11-under par. The two-time Masters champion is trying to become the first wire-to-wire winner at TPC River Highland since Peter Jacobsen in 2003.
Watson won the 2010 tournament for his first PGA Tour title.
Brian Harman birdied two of his final three holes during an afternoon round of 65 to join Brian Stuard and Carl Pettersson at 9 under.
Stuard, who followed an opening 64 with a 67, pulled within a shot of Watson after back-to-back birdies on 15 and 16. But he bogeyed the 17th after hitting his second shot over the green and missing an 8-foot par putt.
Pettersson had a 66.
Thirty-three players were within six shots of the lead.
And here are some interviews Fox CT conducted with the major players in the tournament:
Nathan Grube, Tournament Director, shared a second day tournament play preview and talked about how things are going so far.
Dave Corrado, General Manager, TPC River Highlands stopped by to talk about course conditions.
Larry Antonozzi talked about what the head pro does during the tournament
Dr. Frank Santoro talked about the importance of wearing sunscreen.
Neal Keating discussed Operation Birdies where Kaman will donate $100 to Birdies for the Brave Homefront Groups for ever birdie of the 17th hole.
Rose Swiatkiewicz, Director of Marketing for CohnReznick chatted about the Birdies for Charity program an easy and effective fundraising opportunity for every 501(c)(3) organization.
Josh Belowich talked about first round action
Oz Griebel, President & CEO of MetroHartford Alliance, talked how great the tournament is to business.
Claire Welch spoke about the tournament within the tournament.
Nora Duncan, State Director AARP CT, talked about the Blum Shapiro 5K for Camp Courant.
Tom Yantz, Sports Writer with The Hartford Courant talks about the players and current leaders.
Claire Welsh returned to talk about the trophy.