CROMWELL, Conn. — Armed with his third putter of the tournament, Rory McIlroy had nowhere to go but up in the final round of the Travelers Championship.
A bogey on the final hole aside, the 28-year-old Irishman could fly home Sunday afternoon a bit more optimistic about his game following a 6-under 64. Even though his 6-under total wasn’t a winning score, it was McIlroy’s first four-round tournament since The Players Championship in mid-May.
“I think scoring conditions were a little easier out there today, not as much wind,” he said. “I’ve been hitting the ball pretty well all four days actually. I holed a couple putts, but I still don’t feel like I holed that many. It added up to a good score at the end of the day.”
Third-round leader Jordan Spieth had yet to tee off when McIlroy walked up the 18th hole, where a massive crowd reserved normally for the champion awaited him…