CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH_TV)- Daniel Berger birdied seven of his last 10 holes Saturday for an 8-under 62 and a three-stroke lead in the Travelers Championship.
The 23-year-old Floridian, the PGA Tour rookie of the year last season, had just one bogey and was two strokes off the course record. He reached 15-under 195 at TPC River Highlands, following up rounds of 66 and 67 that left him tied for the lead coming into the day.
Russell Knox had a 64, and Russell Henley and Tyrone Van Aswegen each shot 65, to tie for second place at 12 under. Patrick Rodgers shot a 66 and was five strokes off the pace.
Coming off a shoulder injury, Berger is looking for his second career title on the PGA Tour. He won two months ago in Memphis at the St. Jude Classic.
Berger said he first tweaked his left shoulder in Memphis, then strained it at the U.S. Open. The injury forced him to withdraw after hitting his opening tee shot at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and he didn’t return until last week at the PGA Championship.