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Travelers Championship PGA Tour returns to Connecticut

PGA TOUR returns to Connecticut
PGA TOUR returns to Connecticut
Bill Harper / CT Sports Photography Examiner.com

The PGA Tour returned to Connecticut for the annual Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. This years weather was perfect for a week long of events that included the Celebrity Pro-Am as well as many other charity events and the tournament itself.

Sergio Garcia tees off
Bill Harper CT Sports Photography Examiner

Kevin Streelman is this years winner. Streelman shot a round of 64 with a back nine score of 28 and 7 straight birdies to finish his championship round. Streelman is now the first PGA tour winner in history to birdie the final seven holes of a tournament. Streelmans final score of –15 was one better than Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi, both shooting a round of 67.

This is Kevin Streelmans second PGA tour victory, he first won in 2013 at the Tampa Bay Championship. His previous best finish at the Travelers Championship was in 2011, finishing T-6 behind champion Freddie Jacobson.

Recent champions include Marc Leishman (2012), Freddie Jacobson (2011), Bubba Watson (2010), Kenny Perry (2009),Stewart Cink (2008, 1997), Hunter Mahan (2007), J.J. Henry (2006), Brad Faxon (2005), Woody Austin (2004), Peter Jacobsen (2003), Phil Mickelson (2001 & 2002)

PC River Highlands, is a par 70, 6,841 yard course. The course is a well-balanced golf test with a mixture of long and short holes. The most notable stretch is Nos. 15-17 which play around a four-acre lake. When you include the home hole, the four-hole collection is, according to Stewart Cink, “four of the most exciting finishing holes in a group anywhere in the world.”

The Travelers Championship is proud to participate in the PGA TOUR Tradition of Giving Back. Since it’s inception in 1952, Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event has donated more than $30 million to charities in the surrounding community.