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The Lead Position: Spieth, Johnson On Top at Travelers After Day One

A look at the numbers of the two leaders after the opening round of the Travelers Championship, where Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson lead by one after matching scorecards of 7-under par 63.

Along with their top-line statistics and performance on the different sets of holes, we track their performance through TPC River Highlands’ “Golden Triangle” stretch (Nos. 15-17).

JORDAN SPIETH

Credit: Getty Images/Stan Badz

PRO-FILE
Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: July 27, 1993 (age 24)
Native: Dallas, Texas
Residence: Dallas, Texas
College: University of Texas
Hat Sponsor: Under Armour
Equipment: Titleist

PGA TOUR CAREER
Wins: 11
Majors: 3 (2015 Masters and U.S. Open, 2017 British Open)
Money: $37,280,430
Best Season: 2015 (5 Wins, including Masters and U.S. Open)
Best Masters: Win (2015)
Best U.S. Open: Wiin (2015)
Best British Open: Win (2017)
Best PGA Championship: 2nd (2015)

2018 SEASON
Starts: 15
Wins: 0
Top 5s: 2 (3, T3)
Top 10s: 2 (9, T9)
Top 20s: 4 (T14, T20, T18, T17)
Missed-Cuts: 4
Majors: Masters (3rd), U.S. Open (MC)
Money: $2,055,894 (35th)
FedExCup: 783 (38th)
OWGR (Current/End 2017): 5th/2nd (-3)
Scoring Avg: 69.995 (17th)

TOURNAMENT STATS
Position/Score: 1, -7 (63)
Driving: 311.7 yards (29th)
Fairways: 12/14, 85.7% (6th)
Greens: 15/18, 83.3% (7th)
Putting: 23 putts, 1.533 (4th)
Par 3s: -3 (3 Birdies, 1 Par)
Par 4s: -1 (2 Birdies, 9 Pars, 1 Bogeys)
Par 5s: -3 (1 Birdie, 1 Eagle)
Total Scoring: 1 Eagle, 6 Birdies, 10 Pars, 1 Bogey
Golden Triangle: E (Bogey-Birdie-Par)
Key Stretch: Nos. 3-6 (Birdie-Par-Birdie-Eagle)

QUOTABLE
“The golf course allows for a lot of amphitheater settings as you get to greens, and that’s somewhat unusual, but really, really cool for us to see people just kind of having a good time sitting up on the hill. I felt great support here all the time. There’s plenty of guys yelling stuff that you just ignore, but for the most part it’s a fantastic welcoming,” Jordan Spieth


ZACH JOHNSON

Credit: Getty Images/Tim Bradbury

PRO-FILE
Nationality: American
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 165 lb
Birthdate: February 24, 1976 (age 42)
Native: Iowa City, Iowa
Residence: St. Simons Island, Georgia
College: Drake University
Hat Sponsor: TransAmerica
Equipment: PXG

PGA TOUR CAREER
Wins: 12
Majors: 2 (2007 Masters, 2015 British Open)
Money: $43,944,182
Best Season: 2007 (2 Wins, including Masters)
Best Masters: Win (2007)
Best U.S. Open: T8 (2016)
Best British Open: Win (2015)
Best PGA Championship: T3 (2010)

SEASON
Starts: 16
Wins: 0
Top 5s: 1 (5th)
Top 10s: 1 (T8)
Top 20s: 5 (T12, T16, T20, T14, T13)
Missed-Cuts: 1
Majors: Masters (T36), U.S. Open (T12)
Money: $1,385,805 (61st)
FedExCup: 602 (52nd)
OWGR (Current/End 2017): 54th/42nd (-12)
Scoring Avg: 70.152 (26th)

TOURNAMENT STATS
Position/Score: 1, -7 (63)
Driving: 286.5 yards (144th)
Fairways: 11/14, 78.6% (21st)
Greens: 14/18, 77.8% (24th)
Putting:24 putts, 1.714 (42nd)
Par 3s: -3 (3 Birdies, 1 Par)
Par 4s: -3 (4 Birdies, 7 Pars, 1 Bogeys)
Par 5s: -1 (1 Birdie, 1 Par)
Total Scoring: 8 Birdies, 9 Pars, 1 Bogey
Golden Triangle: -1 (Birdie-Birdie-Bogey)
Key Stretch: Nos. 11-16 (Birdie-Birdie-Birdie-Birdie-Birdie-Birdie)

QUOTABLE
“So, yeah, six in a row is a treat. I had a lot of loft in my hand, lot of wedges in my hand. So that’s kind of how you’ve got to think about it is you have a lot of opportunity on the back side if you get the ball on the fairway. There are some holes you can get at. There is a stretch there where you can make some big numbers or you can make some low numbers. That’s why I think this golf course here at Travelers is terrific,” Zach Johnson


Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. When not losing money at offshore gambling sites, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes up quick-hit posts.

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