No holding back from Reavie

Updated: 09/12/2023

Chez Reavie’s plan to win his first PGA Tour title since 2008 is to “go shoot six under” at the Travelers Championship to extend his six-shot lead.

Chez Reavie says he has no intention of going on the defensive on Sunday as he aims to extend his six-shot lead in the final round of the Travelers Championship.

The 37-year-old is aiming to win his first PGA Tour title since the 2008 Canadian Open but was tied third at last week’s US Open and carried that form into this week in Connecticut.

Reavie, Betfred’s 2/7 favourite to win the tournament, opened with rounds of 65 and 66 but put his foot on the accelerator on Saturday, overcoming a bogey at the sixth to birdie the eighth and then dominate on the back nine, picking up seven shots to come home in 28.

His 63 meant a 54-hole score of 16-under, six clear of Keegan Bradley (12/1 Tournament Outright) and Zack Sucher, while Roberto Diaz and Jason Day (12/1) are a further stroke back on nine-under at TPC at River Highlands.

Reavie’s form has been trending nicely in recent weeks with T20s in three of his four events before the US Open, while he was also T3 at the Sony Open in January and one place further back in Phoenix a month later.

While others in his situation may look to preserve their status, attack seems to be his preferred form of defence when it comes to protecting the lead.

His logic seems sound though, arguing that he will be extremely tough to beat if he goes out and cards a hatful of birdies on Sunday.

Reavie said: “If I go out and shoot five or six-under, if someone catches me, they’re going to play a hell of a round. That’s my goal. Go shoot five or six-under.”

Odds subject to change.

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