Henry cards early ace

CROMWELL, Conn. – J.J. Henry sure knows how to give the home folks something more than a donut with their morning coffee.

How about a hole-out from 114 yards on the first hole to make eagle and get into the early lead of the Travelers Championship? The pride of Fairfield, Conn., treats this hometown tournament as a major and was seen on the putting green well after the final putt was holed in Wednesday’s pro-am.

His only tour victory came here in 2006, but the game has been a bit of a struggle since. If he’s hoping to improve upon his 65th standing on the money list, he’ll need more than that eagle, however. With the rain gone and humid air hanging around, TPC River Highlands is soft and looking like one big green dartboard.

It wouldn’t be a shock if the course-record 61 is in jeopardy.

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