Local favorite Jerry Kelly birdied his final hole on Thursday for a 6-under 64 and a share of the lead in the first round of the Travelers Championship. Here's how things stand going into the second round at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
What it means: Tournament officials hoped that the featured "Olympic" group - Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar - would make a splash, but Watson's 3-under 67 was the best effort of the trio. Instead the star of the day was Kelly, the 49-year-old journeyman from Wisconsin who graduated from the University of Hartford.
Round(s) of the day: Taylor was basically treading water through 11 holes, with 10 pars and one birdie. But then he caught fire, making five birdies in a row before a finishing par. Loupe made three birdies on the front, four birdies and a bogey on the back, including a birdie at the last. Kelly's round included an eagle on the drivable par-4 15th hole.
Best of the rest: After making seven pars, a birdie and a bogey on the front, Martin made only two pars on a back nine that included one bogey and six birdies.
Biggest disappointment: Camilo Villegas of Colombia pulled out of the Olympics last month because he said he wanted to concentrate on keeping his PGA Tour card. But Villegas, who hasn't had a top-20 finish since the Honda Classic, continues to struggle. On Thursday he shot a 77 that included two double bogeys and a triple bogey and left him in next-to-last place.
Shot of the day: Kelly drove the 15th green with a 282-yard drive, then sank a 45-foot putt for eagle.
Quote of the day: "It's just great to see a lot of people come out here and support me." - Kelly
Main storylines heading into Friday: A week before the men's Olympic golf competition, will the U.S. team members in the field be able to score a win before they head for Rio de Janeiro? Or can local favorite Kelly come through with his first win since 2009?