You Oughta Know: Berger bids for second win


Daniel Berger has a three-stroke lead after three rounds of the Travelers Championship. That's one stroke shy of the largest 54-hole lead in Travelers Championship history. Sam Snead led by four strokes in 1955, as did Bob Murphy in 1970 and Tim Norris in 1982. All three went on to win.

Here are some other facts You Oughta Know going into the final round in Cromwell, Conn.

• This is Berger’s second 54-hole lead/co-lead on Tour, and he converted the first one, winning this year's FedEx St. Jude Classic by three shots, the same margin he led by after 54 holes.

• Before Berger shot 62 on Saturday, his previous best round on Tour was 64, shot on four occasions and most recently during the second round of the 2016 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

• Berger is hoping to become the first player to win the Travelers Championship in his first start since Phil Blackmar did it in 1985.

• Berger is also hoping to become the fifth multiple winner this season, joining Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott.

• The third-round leader/co-leader has won 17 of 36 stroke-play events on the PGA Tour this season (72-hole events only).

• Dating to 2000, the third-round leader/co-leader at the Travelers Championship has gone on to win five times: Freddie Jacobson (2011), Stewart Cink (2008), J.J. Henry (2006), Peter Jacobsen (2003) and Phil Mickelson (2001).

• Russell Knox, part of a three-way tie for second, is seeking to post all four rounds in the 60s for the second time in five Travelers Championship starts. He previously did it in 2013.

• Tyrone Van Aswegen, also tied for second, made his lone bogey of the week on the first hole Saturday. He is hoping to join 2011 Travelers Championship winner Freddie Jacobson with the fewest bogeys by a winner (1) at this event.