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@PGATourBrunch Wraps-Up Coverage from TPC River Highlands in Conn
CROMWELL - Xander Schauffele claimed his sixth career PGA Tour title, second of the season and first individual stroke-play title since the 2019 Sentry Tournament of Champions. Schauffele improved to 1-for-5 when attempting to convert a 54-hole lead on Tour.
After making his professional debut at the 2020 Travelers Championship (MC), Sahith Theegala carded a double bogey on the 72nd hole to finish T-2, two strokes behind Schauffele.
In his third PGA Tour start, 20-year-old Michael Thorbjornsen (Finished 4th at (-15) from Wellesley, Massachusetts was competing on a sponsor exemption in bid to become first amateur to win on Tour since Phil Mickelson (1991 Northern Telecom Open). The last player to win competing on a sponsor exemption was Martin Laird (2021 Shriners Children’s Open).
Best finish by an amateur at the Travelers Championship before this week: Jim Grant when he T-6 in ‘66.
Talk about a bad day at the office? Patrick Cantlay made nine bogeys, a double bogey, five birdies and just three pars in his final round to shoot 6-over (76).
Travelers Championship | Final Leaderboard
Xander Schauffele 63-63-67-68—261 (-19)
J.T. Poston 62-70-67-64—263 (-17)
Sahith Theegala 67-65-64-67—263 (-17)
Michael Thorbjornsen (a) 68-65-66-66—265 (-15)
Chesson Hadley 68-67-67-64—266 (-14)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
Schauffele Back to Winning Ways (PGATourCom)
Thorbjornsen Best finish by Amateur since ‘16 (PGATourCom)
Another Tough Finish for Sahith Theegala (PGATourCom)
Prize Money at The Travelers (Golf Week/USA Today)
Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News
What’s in Xander’s Bag? (PGATourCom)
Wolff, Ortiz and Chacarra grab spots in LIV Golf Portland (Golf Week/USA Today)
Officials in Oregon Oppose LIV event (ESPN.com)
Does Pro Golf Have a Major Problem? (Golf Digest)
Take-Aways from Harrington’s Win at U.S. Senior Open (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
June 27, 2000 - Bubba Watson won his first PGA Tour event, beating Corey Pavin and Scott Verplank in a playoff at The Travelers, near Hartford, CT. Watson overcame a six stroke deficit to join the playoff. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
This Week: The John Deere Classic
First Look: (PGATourCom)
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