Record for Matthieu Pavon on the Travelers Championship

Record for Matthieu Pavon on the Travelers Championship
Record for Matthieu Pavon on the Travelers Championship

The quest for excellence never abandons him. Even when fatigue assails him, in the wake of an exceptional US Open (5th), even after a start which took him away from the top of this Travelers Championship. (53rd, +1). This is how Matthieu Pavon is wired.

The Bordeaux player had never shot 65 on the PGA Tour. New box checked on this second round, with an immaculate card (three birdies) and an eagle at 13 as a big bonus. What to enjoy: “It was a very good day, I managed to rectify things a little after Thursday, where I got off to a bad start with a double bogey. This time it was better even if I could have made a few more putts at the end of the game. I created a lot of chances by playing really well. 65 is my lowest on the PGA Tour but there are ways to do even better. » A score that he especially designed with patience: “It’s a question of momentum. I saved two pars on the way out (7.8) which could have cost me two bogeys. Behind, I slip in my first birdie at 12. It feels good when things go in the right direction. ».

Kim and Scheffler at pizza!

This day allows Matthieu Pavon to move back into the rankings (24th, -4) in this Signature tournament without cut (field of 71 players) and dominated for the moment by Tom Kim (-13). The Korean also scored a 65, after his stratospheric 62 the day before. His statistics remained clinical (13/14 fairways, 17 greens taken in regulation), his sensations perfect: “I respected the game plan, without forcing too much. I hope to keep this dynamic for the end of the tournament and even the season. » The leader celebrates his birthday this June 21, just like Scottie Scheffler, with whom he also shared a few pizzas this week.

For now, Tom Kim is ahead of Akshey Bhatia and Collin Morikawa (-11) but the second round could not be completed, lightning having threatened the TPC River Highlands, in Cromwell, Connecticut. There were two holes left to play for Scottie Scheffler (4th, -10), who finds himself alongside Xander Schauffele (game over), and four for Shane Lowry and Justin Thomas (6th, -9). Having left earlier, Victor Perez had time to sign his card before the bad weather. It was very colorful (one eagle, two birdies, four bogeys) but remained within par. Tarbais is in 41st place (-2).

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