South Africa's Frittelli tests positive for COVID-19

PGA Travelers Championship- Third Round

He chipped from the rough and missed the green but was able to get up-and-down for par.

This slump-busting victory in CT gives Johnson his 13th consecutive season with a victory, extending the longest streak on Tour, one that dates back to his rookie campaign and very first win at the 2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship.

The back-to-back birdies put the product of Dundas, Ont., into a tie for third with American Will Gordon at 17 under on Sunday, and two shots back of eventual victor Dustin Johnson.

Video clips of Canadian Mackenzie Hughes draining a 47-foot birdie putt on No. 17 at the Travelers Championship - making a sharp right turn before heading into the hole - were starting to circulate online when he turned around and drained a 43-footer to birdie No. 18, too.

He took the lead on the ninth after drilling a 126-yard second shot to within five feet of the pin before rolling in the simplest of birdie putts.

Gordon, who has no status on either the PGA Tour or the Korn Ferry Tour, had seven birdies in a 64. His third-place finish was just enough to earn him a special temporary card and unlimited exemptions for the rest of the season.

Johnson started the day two strokes behind Brendon Todd, and took the lead after three straight birdies put him at 20 under after 10 holes.

Two more bogeys and four more pars capped off a birdie-less 75, plummeting Todd to a nine-way tie for 11th, six back.

Johnson was tied for 79th after the opening round on Thursday, the lowest first-round position by a victor in the tournament's history. He made a 7 on the par-4 12th.

Bryson DeChambeau shot a 68 to tie for sixth at 15 under.

"There's been some really good stuff in there, but then just some really stupid mistakes", McIlroy said.

Todd said he was looking forward to being paired with Johnson for the final round of the tournament, where no fans are in attendance.

Fritelli missed the cut when the tour restarted with the Charles Schwab challenge but rallied to finish in a tie for eighth at the RBC Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links in SC. I haven't played to the level I've wanted to, and this week I came in and had a lot of great finds. Even today, like I got off to a good start and then bogeyed some easy holes. "My misses were much better".

Earlier in the day, former world number one Jason Day of Australia requested a COVID-19 test as a precaution and was cleared to play the third round solo after returning a negative result.

Dylan Frittelli has been withdrawn from the upcoming Rocket Mortgage Classic after contracting coronavirus, the PGA Tour announced.

Frittelli becomes the fourth PGA Tour professional to test positive for coronavirus after Nick Watney, Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy, while Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell both pulled out of the Travelers Championship after their caddies were also found to have contracted Covid-19.



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