Tag Archives: TPC River Highlands

Jun
25
2017

Wow, that was a thriller! — I’m glad I dragged my butt up to Hartford last night and made it to the Travelers Championship, my favorite regular event on the PGA Tour schedule, in time before Jordan Spieth made the turn in the final round.

Hey, you know what they say, the Travelers doesn’t start until the back nine on Sunday! It’s been almost three hours since Spieth holed-out from the bunker on 18 for birdie in the first playoff hole against Daniel Berger, and I *still* have goosebumps.

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Aug
7
2016

As if it hadn’t been a thrilling enough summer in golf (well, at least for the massive fans) — Jim Furyk took it up another notch on Sunday in the final round of the Travelers Championship, posting a record-setting 12-under 58, the lowest round ever in PGA Tour history.

Furyk, who began the day 16 shots behind 54-leader Daniel Berger, teed off early — almost six hours before the last pairing. The 46-year-old veteran (who will perhaps now be dubbed, “Mr. 58) got off to a sizzling start, making six birdies and an eagle to shoot eight-under 27 on the front nine. Forget that magical “59” number, which, mind you, Furyk already achieved at the 2013 BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

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Jun
28
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bubba Watson, who ended up beating Paul Casey in a playoff, isn’t afraid to talk back to fans in the gallery, especially if they say something completely ludicrous. Which was the case on the par-4 2nd hole at TPC River Highlands during the final round of the Travelers Championship.

Watson hit his drive in the right rough — not where you want to be hitting into that hole since there’s a big tree blocking your line — leaving him with 101 yards to the green. No big deal if you’re a shot-maker like Bubba, though. A nearby drunk and clueless spectator had his own ideas on how to hit it and yelled at Bubba to punch a low 4-iron. 

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Jun
23
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour
Duuuuuuuke

Duuuuuuuke

A week ago after putting out on the 72nd hole, Justin Rose pointed upward to honor his father who passed away twelve years ago. This Sunday, Ken Duke made a similar gesture…to thank the tree on the 10th hole at TPC River Highlands for giving his ball a fortuitous kick onto the green.

Naturally, Duke’s nod to that tree makes the top of this week’s list.

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Jun
23
2013
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Well, this certainly wasn’t one of Bubba Watson’s finer moments. Watson, who was leading at the time, tried to hit a 9-iron into the wind on the par-3 16th and dunked it in the water. He turned to his caddie, Ted Scott, and said, “Water. It’s in the water. That club.”

Then, Watson took a drop and his next shot went over the green and he said, “You’re going to tell me that’s the right yardage?!?”

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Jun
25
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Bubs

After missing two cuts in a row, Masters champ Bubba Watson returned to the first page of the leaderboard, finishing tied for second at the Travelers Championship, where he won his maiden PGA Tour victory in 2010. Prior to the Memorial, Watson had finished T18 or better in his nine previous starts this season.

What’s next for the part-time* golfer?

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Jun
23
2012

Gay's misstep keeps 18 more players afoot

Brian Gay incurred a one-stroke penalty on No. 17 at TPC River Highlands (his third hole on Saturday morning and 8th of his second round). While searching for his ball in the hazard he found it by accidentally stepping on it.

Gay and his caddie, Kip Henley, tried to appeal the ruling after the weather-delayed second round. Despite nearly an hour-a thirty-minute-long discussion with VP of Rules and Competition Mark Russell, along with Stephen Cox, the rules official who was on-site, the decision held up.

Had it been overturned, Gay would have carded a 7 rather than an 8 on the hole to post a 36-hole total one-under instead of even par and changed the cut to one-under at the Travelers Championship.

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Jun
25
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Freddy Jac!

CROMWELL, Conn. — While the final group was hacking its way around TPC River Highlands in the third round of the Travelers Championship, a few holes ahead Fredrik Jacobson was putting on a little clinic, firing a flawless seven-under 63 . In fact, Jacobson, who found every fairway on Saturday, hasn’t had a bogey in 54 holes.

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Jun
25
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Ace for Nate Smith. What does he win? A pat on the back!

It’s not as bizarre as two random golfers from Kansas hitting back-to-back aces, but two PGA Tour players made holes-in-ones on two different holes on Saturday during the third round of the Travelers Championship. DJ Brigman, who teed off No. 10, got off to a nice start, knocking in a 9-iron on the 142-yard 11th, which boasted many near aces today (gettable front pin).

Four hours later, Nate Smith, who birdied the last two holes of the second round to make the cut, hit a 3-hybrid into 221-yard 5th, one of the more difficult holes at TPC River Highlands, for the second ace of the day.

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Jun
24
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Cantlay earned Low Amateur honors at the US Open last week

The last amateur to win a PGA Tour event was Phil Mickelson at the 1991 Northern Telecom Open. UCLA rising sophomore Patrick Cantlay wasn’t even born yet.

While there’s still quite a lot of golf to be played, check out the leaderboard at the Travelers Championship. Cantlay, 19, shot a course record, ten-under 60 at TPC River Highlands during the second round to take a four-stroke lead at the rain-delayed event.

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