Anirban Lahiri in contention with 65 on Saturday
Anirban Lahiri shot a strong 65 on Saturday to better his chances and get into contention at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. His total now stands at 11-under-199, five shots away from the leader Paul Casey.
Lahiri, who finished T-17 at the last years Travelers Championship is looking out to go one step ahead and better his best performance of T-2 at 2017 the Memorial Tournament and that would mean, to win the $6.8 million Travelers Championship on Sunday.
— Anirban Lahiri (@anirbangolf) June 23, 2018
The only Indian ever to win an event till date remains Arjun Atwal, who won the 2010 Wyndham Championship with a stroke over the American David Toms, bagging $918,000 for himself. A win from Lahiri is what India awaits for a golfing hero to follow, for the kids, and for the men who just love the sports.
With Sharma already qualifying for all the four majors in 2018, we have two men to cheer on the PGA Tour, as he awaits a permanent card on the Tour.
Lahiri remained hot on the back 9 posting 30 with an eagle on the par-5 13th and added three birdies to it to compensate for his 35 on his front 9, he posted two consecutive rounds of 67 prior to his 65 on Day 3. He is joined by J.B. Holmes and Brian Harman, the round 2 leader.
Paul Casey recently won his first PGA Tour event in almost 9 years at the Valspar Championship, in March, earlier this year, where Tiger finished T-2nd, after starting five shots back from the 54-hole leader Corey Conners.
He now leads with four strokes over Russell Henley, “That’s fine,” Casey said after his career-tying low 62 moved him to 16 under at TPC River Highlands. “You’d always rather have a lead. You know, when you’re behind, there’s no room for error. …
“I can’t, obviously, determine what everybody else is going to do, and I’ve got to sort of expect I’ve got to shoot something decent. … The plans aren’t going to change, but it would be nice to get nearer 20 (under) or something like that.”
The defending champion Jordan Spieth struggled even further with his game on Saturday with his round of 71, dropping to T-46, 21 spots down from Friday, at 3-under-207. Spieth is joined by Keegan Bradley, Tom Lovelady, Nick Hardy, Russell Knox, Seamus Power, and J.J. Henry.