PGA Tour Brunch - The Travelers Wrap-Up and Notebook
By the time the playoff was over, it was Harris Olde English who hit a birdie putt and won The Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands near Hartford, Connecticut. English previously sank a 27’8” birdie putt on the 72nd hole and went on to victory with the birdie on the eighth extra hole to win over Kramer Hickok.
Eight extra holes is T-2 for most in PGA Tour history (11/1949 Motor City Open).
English claimed his second PGA Tour title of the season, with both having been decided by playoffs.
In his attempt for his first career PGA Tour title, Hickok birdied the 72nd hole to force sudden death with English but had to settle for his career-best finish of second place.
2012 Travelers Championship winner Marc Leishman posted bogey-free 6-under (64) to finish third.
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Final Leaderboard at The Travelers Championship
*Harris English 67-68-67-65—267 (-13)
Kramer Hickok 63-69-68-67—267 (-13)
Marc Leishman 69-66-69-64—268 (-12)
Abraham Ancer 72-66-66-65—269 (-11)
*Won with a birdie on the eighth hole of sudden death
Full Leaderboard (link)
What They’re Saying:
English Prevails in 8-Hole Playoff (ESPN/Associated Press)
English Wins Travelers in Epic Playoff (PGATourCom)
Watson Falls Apart on Back Nine (Yahoo Sports)
Koepka: “I can’t focus” (Golf Com)
#SportsBiz, Sporting Goods and Golf Industry News
Money Earned at The Travelers (Golf Week/USA Today)
The Winner’s Bag (Golf Week/USA Today)
Stricker Wins at Senior Players Championship (ESPN)
Kirk Triplett on Social Justice Issues (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History:
June 28, 2009 - Forty-eight year old Kenny Penny won his 14th and final PGA Tour event, shooting a final round (63) and a tournament record (258) to win The Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Perry finished three strokes ahead of Paul Goydos and David Toms. - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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