Tag Archives: Travelers Championship

Jun
22
2014
Power game. ©USGA/Darren Carroll.

Just when the Travelers Championship appeared to be a three-man race between Sergio Garcia, K.J. Choi, and Aaron Baddeley, Kevin Streelman birdied the final seven holes to win his second PGA Tour tournament. The seven birdie streak broke Mike Souchak’s streak of six birdies to win the 1956 St. Paul Open.

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Jun
27
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Freddy is fiery

CROMWELL, Conn. — If you saw Fredrik Jacobson, with his golf shirt slightly untucked and sporting his usual painter’s cap, beating balls at the driving range, his unorthodox swing could lead you to believe he was a five-handicapper rather than a professional golfer with multiple wins worldwide. He doesn’t have the smoothest move through the ball, but he gets up and down from everywhere. That’s why he’s called the “Junkman.”

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Jun
27
2011
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Moore acknowledges the crowd despite bogeying the final hole

CROMWELL, Conn. — Just seconds after Fredrik Jacobson missed a seven-footer for birdie on No. 15, Ryan Moore, who was hitting darts at pins all weekend, rolled in his on No. 16 to tie Jacobson for the lead at 20-under. Turned out to be a disappointing ending for Moore, though, despite firing scores of 64-63 over the weekend. After nearly holing out from the greenside bunker on 18, he missed a four-footer to save par and the chance of forcing a playoff. Shoulders slightly slumped, Moore calmly made the comeback for bogey to settle for a tie for second.

At the end of the day, Moore handled the defeat gracefully.

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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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Jun
28
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes

Apologies for the tardiness on this post, but I’ve been recovering from two fantastic weeks on the road (and still jetlagged). Thanks to the Travelers Championship for having me last week — the communications team running the tournament was very helpful and hospitable. It’s no wonder why the event is so beloved by the locals and the pros who come every year. And Padraig Harrington, who was only making his second appearance in Hartford, told me (and two others) on Sunday he’d “go out of his way to return.” Ditto.

Anyway, this space is for the random tidbits and quotes I picked up that went previously unused. Sometimes it happens to be some of the most interesting content, too. At least in my humble opinion. Keep reading, if you will.

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Jun
28
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

I crept under the ropes and perched myself on the hill next to the CBS cameras on the 18th green just in time to watch Scott Verplank knock his approach to about 8 feet on the first playoff hole. It was a weird sight to see Corey Pavin, the shortest hitter on the Tour, Bubba Watson, the longest hitter on the Tour, and Verplank, one of the steadiest players on the Tour, standing in the fairway together.

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Jun
27
2010
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

“It was a disappointing day for him,” said Mark Fulcher (Fooch), Justin Rose’s caddie. He meant the combination of Rose’s collapse at the Travelers Championship on Sunday and England’s loss to Germany in the World Cup match.

As Rose walked up the path toward the scoring trailer, he widened his eyes and let out a big breath, like he was saying, “Oh boy, thank God that’s over.”

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