Moore takes 1-shot lead into Sunday at Travelers


Ryan Moore posted a 4-under 66 Saturday and will enter Sunday with a one-shot lead atop a crowded leaderboard at the Travelers Championship. Here's what you need to know heading into the final round at TPC River Highlands:

Leaderboard: Ryan Moore (-13); Aaron Baddeley (-12); K.J. Choi (-11), Segio Garcia (-11), Scott Langley (-11), Michael Putnam (-11)

What it means: Moore is in search of his second win of the season after claiming victory at the CIMB Classic back in October, the second event of the Tour's new wrap-around season. He has previously enjoyed success at River Highlands, placing second in 2011 and seventh in 2012.

Best of the rest: Aaron Baddeley and Sergio Garcia both posted 65s Saturday to get one shot and two shots behind Moore, respectively. Baddeley hasn't won on Tour since the 2011 Northern Trust at Riviera. Garcia, meanwhile, has already won once this year worldwide at the Qatar Masters but hasn't enjoyed a first place finish on the PGA Tour since the 2012 Wyndham Championship. Similarly, K.J. Choi, 1 under Saturday, is looking to break through for the first time the 2011 Players. Overnight leader Scott Langley remains in the hunt at 11 under but an even-par 70 cost him a chance to advance his 36-hole lead heading into the final round. Four players, Choi, Garcia, Langley and Michael Putnam are tied for third, two behind Moore.

Biggest disappointment: Without question, Brendan Steele. Steele fired the low round of the tournament in Round 1 with a 62, but followed it with a 69 friday and a 71 Saturday and remains at 8 under. Dustin Johnson didn't do anything to help his cause either with a 71 of his own. He now sits at 7 under.

Biggest storyline to watch: There are plenty of guys near the top of the board looking to end prolonged winless droughts, but as GolfChannel's senior researcher Justin Ray points out, two of the Travelers' last four winners entered Sunday six shots out of the lead. Twenty-four players are currently within six of Moore, including the aforementioned Johnson.