PGA: Johnson's Third-Round 70 Drops Him to 46th

Grant Burkhardt, Reporter

Cedar Rapids native Zach Johnson shot 70 on Saturday at the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship. The Cedar Rapids native sat in 46th place when he finished play. (Brian Ray/ SourceMedia Group News)

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By Grant Burkhardt

CROMWELL, CT - Zach Johnson would have to travel far, far up the leaderboard on Sunday to claim another PGA Tour win.

Johnson's third-round 70, which included three back-nine bogeys, didn't help the Cedar Rapids native's chances of contending in Sunday's final round of the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.

Johnson is plus-2 for the week on the back nine at TPC River Highlands (as opposed to 5-under on the front nine), and sat in 46th place when he completed play Saturday.

The ends of Johnson's round have been tumultuous- he is 7-over par on holes 15-18. The field is playing Nos. 16-18 over par for the week, and No. 17 is currently playing as the most difficult hole on the course. Johnson is 5-over-par on No. 17 alone.

Three players (Bubba Watson, Padraig Harrington and Chez Reavie) have already carded 5-under 65s on Saturday, and Englishman Brian Davis currently holds the lead after his front-nine 29.
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