PGA

Travelers Championship 2018

June 21-24

TPC at River Highlands, Connecticut

$7,000,000

June 21-24

TPC at River Highlands, Connecticut

$7,000,000

Round 4

Bubba Watson wins 3rd Travelers Championship

June 24, 2018

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson fired a seven-under par 63 Sunday to chase down Britain's Paul Casey and win the US PGA Travelers Championship by three strokes.

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The 39-year-old American took his 12th career US PGA title and third Travelers crown, having also won at the Cromwell, Connecticut, layout in 2010 and 2015.

Watson also become the first three-time US PGA winner this year after having taken titles at Riviera in February and the WGC Match-Play Championship in March.

Watson dropped his approach 2 1/2 feet from the cup at 18 then sank the putt for his eighth birdie of the day against a lone bogey to finish 72 holes on 17-under 263.

"That shot on 18, downwind, it was a difficult shot," Watson said. "I did everything I could to make it stop and somehow it worked out."

Watson, who fired the lowest last round by any US PGA winner this season, rallied from six strokes down when the day began just as he had done in the event in 2010 to win his first US PGA title.

"It's absolutely amazing," Watson said. "You can't really put it into words. To do this in front of this huge crowd is wonderful."

Casey, who matched the lowest round of his career with a 62 on Saturday to start the day with a four-shot lead, fired a 72 to stumble into a four-way share of second on 266 with Americans J.B. Holmes, Beau Hossler and Stewart Cink.

"Incredibly frustrating," Casey said. "There was a lot of fight in there but I fought my golf swing all day.

"You've got to give credit to Bubba -- 63 is a great score. But I'll go away and analyze this and see what I can improve."

At the 13th hole, Casey's tee shot went into water right of the fairway and moments later, Watson sank an 11-foot birdie putt at the par-4 15th -- his fifth birdie in seven holes -- to match Casey for the lead at 16-under.

Casey recovered by sinking a 10-foot par putt to stay level for the lead with Watson, who missed birdie putts from beyond 20 feet at 16 and 17 but at 18, Watson's tap-in birdie gave him the lead alone for good.

Casey, who made two birdies and an eagle at the 15th earlier in the week, found a fairway bunker and settled for par Sunday then missed a four-foot par putt and took a bogey at the par-3 16th.

He found the water off the 17th tee on his way to another bogey that ended his title hopes.

After sinking a 21-foot birdie putt on the opening hole to seize a five-stroke edge, Casey missed a four-footer to bogey the par-3 fifth, lifting a pack on 13-under within three of his lead.

Casey made narrow escapes at the par-3 eighth and par-4 10th holes, blasting out of a bunker to four feet and saving par on the front nine then starting the back side by driving the ball next to a tree before sinking a 28-foot par putt.

While Casey struggled, Watson charged. He followed a bogey at eight with four birdies in the next five holes to reach 15-under, one off the Englishman's lead.

Watson's birdie run included a 49-foot hole out at 10 after a five-footer at nine, then a 14-foot birdie putt at 12 and a six-footer at the par-5 13th.

Cink, the 2009 British Open champion, birdied six of the first seven holes in shooting 62.

"It all just came together today," Cink said. "All areas of my game worked really well."

Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Bubba Watson
USA
-17
70
63
67
63
263
T2
Beau Hossler
USA
-14
65
67
68
66
266
T2
J. B. Holmes
USA
-14
66
68
65
67
266
T2
Paul Casey
ENG
-14
65
67
62
72
266
T2
Stewart Cink
USA
-14
68
68
68
62
266
T6
Brian Harman
USA
-13
64
66
69
68
267
T6
Kevin Tway
USA
-13
71
64
67
65
267
T6
Russell Henley
USA
-13
66
65
67
69
267
T9
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-12
67
67
65
69
268
T9
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-12
66
66
68
68
268
T9
Chase Seiffert
USA
-12
66
71
67
64
268
T12
Jason Day
AUS
-11
66
68
66
69
269
T12
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-11
64
69
69
67
269
T12
Ryan Blaum
USA
-11
69
65
66
69
269
T15
Charley Hoffman
USA
-10
69
66
69
66
270
T15
Danny Lee
NZL
-10
67
68
66
69
270
T15
Kyle Stanley
USA
-10
67
69
65
69
270
T15
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-10
69
68
65
68
270
T19
Brooks Koepka
USA
-9
68
69
69
65
271
T19
David Lingmerth
SWE
-9
67
67
71
66
271
T19
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-9
69
67
66
69
271
T19
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-9
71
67
68
65
271
T19
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-9
68
69
64
70
271
T19
Matt Jones
AUS
-9
65
66
70
70
271
T19
Zach Johnson
USA
-9
63
68
71
69
271
T26
Blayne Barber
USA
-8
68
69
68
67
272
T26
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-8
69
68
67
68
272
T26
Peter Malnati
USA
-8
64
72
68
68
272
T26
Richy Werenski
USA
-8
68
69
68
67
272
T26
Sam Ryder
USA
-8
68
70
70
64
272
T26
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-8
66
70
70
66
272
T26
Steve Marino
USA
-8
66
68
70
68
272
T33
Alex Cejka
GER
-7
67
71
70
65
273
T33
Kevin Streelman
USA
-7
68
69
67
69
273
T33
Tyler Duncan
USA
-7
68
69
68
68
273
T36
James Hahn
USA
-6
70
67
67
70
274
T36
Seamus Power
IRL
-6
70
67
70
67
274
T38
Brandon Harkins
USA
-5
72
66
68
69
275
T38
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
70
63
70
72
275
T38
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
73
64
70
68
275
T38
Scott Stallings
USA
-5
68
67
73
67
275
T42
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-4
68
69
73
66
276
T42
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-4
70
67
69
70
276
T42
J. J. Henry
USA
-4
68
68
71
69
276
T42
Jordan Spieth
USA
-4
63
73
71
69
276
T42
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
67
68
71
70
276
T47
Billy Hurley III
USA
-3
71
67
71
68
277
T47
Denny McCarthy
USA
-3
70
68
66
73
277
T47
J. J. Spaun
USA
-3
68
67
71
71
277
T47
Keegan Bradley
USA
-3
68
70
69
70
277
T47
Kelly Kraft
USA
-3
66
72
70
69
277
T47
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
72
66
71
68
277
T47
Scott Brown
USA
-3
68
69
65
75
277
T47
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-3
66
72
71
68
277
T47
Wesley Bryan
USA
-3
70
68
67
72
277
T56
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
68
68
68
74
278
T56
Justin Thomas
USA
-2
66
69
70
73
278
T56
Keith Mitchell
USA
-2
70
68
70
70
278
T56
Ken Duke
USA
-2
70
68
68
72
278
T56
Ryan Armour
USA
-2
67
71
70
70
278
T61
James Driscoll
USA
-1
66
72
70
71
279
T61
John Huh
USA
-1
66
70
74
69
279
T61
Martin Laird
SCO
-1
67
71
70
71
279
T61
Nick Hardy
USA
-1
69
68
70
72
279
T61
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-1
68
70
70
71
279
T61
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
70
67
70
72
279
T67
Daniel Berger
USA
Par
67
71
73
69
280
T67
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
67
71
70
72
280
T69
Cameron Tringale
USA
1
72
65
74
70
281
T69
Ethan Tracy
USA
1
68
69
72
72
281
T69
Kyle Thompson
USA
1
71
67
73
70
281
T72
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
2
74
64
77
67
282
T72
Martin Flores
USA
2
68
70
72
72
282
74
Padraig Harrington
IRL
4
66
69
75
74
284
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
-1
67
72
-
-
139
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
-1
67
72
-
-
139
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
-1
67
72
-
-
139
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
-1
70
69
-
-
139
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
-1
70
69
-
-
139
CUT
Joel Dahmen
USA
-1
70
69
-
-
139
CUT
Luke List
USA
-1
72
67
-
-
139
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-1
68
71
-
-
139
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
-1
71
68
-
-
139
CUT
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
72
67
-
-
139
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-1
68
71
-
-
139
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
71
68
-
-
139
CUT
Ben Martin
USA
Par
75
65
-
-
140
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
Par
69
71
-
-
140
CUT
Billy Horschel
USA
Par
72
68
-
-
140
CUT
Bob Estes
USA
Par
69
71
-
-
140
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
70
70
-
-
140
CUT
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
Par
68
72
-
-
140
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
Par
72
68
-
-
140
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
Par
71
69
-
-
140
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
Par
74
66
-
-
140
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
Par
69
71
-
-
140
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
Par
73
67
-
-
140
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
Par
72
68
-
-
140
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
Par
68
72
-
-
140
CUT
William McGirt
USA
Par
68
72
-
-
140
CUT
Xander Schauffele
USA
Par
67
73
-
-
140
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
1
68
73
-
-
141
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
1
71
70
-
-
141
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
1
73
68
-
-
141
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
1
73
68
-
-
141
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
1
69
72
-
-
141
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
1
72
69
-
-
141
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
1
70
71
-
-
141
CUT
Marc Leishman
AUS
1
74
67
-
-
141
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
USA
1
71
70
-
-
141
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
2
71
71
-
-
142
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
70
72
-
-
142
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
2
70
72
-
-
142
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
70
72
-
-
142
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
2
70
72
-
-
142
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
2
69
73
-
-
142
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
2
74
68
-
-
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
2
72
70
-
-
142
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
3
75
68
-
-
143
CUT
Andrew Svoboda
USA
3
74
69
-
-
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
3
73
70
-
-
143
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
3
72
71
-
-
143
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
4
66
78
-
-
144
CUT
Kris Blanks
USA
4
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Shane Bertsch
USA
4
71
73
-
-
144
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
4
72
72
-
-
144
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
5
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
5
71
74
-
-
145
CUT
Dylan Meyer
USA
5
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
5
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
5
72
73
-
-
145
CUT
Webb Simpson
USA
5
68
77
-
-
145
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
5
70
75
-
-
145
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
5
74
71
-
-
145
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
6
75
71
-
-
146
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
6
70
76
-
-
146
CUT
Rick Lamb
USA
6
69
77
-
-
146
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
6
73
73
-
-
146
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
7
71
76
-
-
147
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
7
74
73
-
-
147
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
8
81
67
-
-
148
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
8
78
70
-
-
148
CUT
Harris English
USA
8
68
80
-
-
148
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
8
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
8
73
75
-
-
148
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
8
75
73
-
-
148
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
9
71
78
-
-
149
CUT
Jonathan Randolph
USA
10
74
76
-
-
150
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
10
78
72
-
-
150
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
11
77
74
-
-
151
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
12
72
80
-
-
152
CUT
Adam D'Amario
USA
14
75
79
-
-
154
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
USA
18
80
78
-
-
158
Pos.
Player
Nat
To Par
Total
1
Bubba Watson
USA
-17
263
T2
Beau Hossler
USA
-14
266
T2
J. B. Holmes
USA
-14
266
T2
Paul Casey
ENG
-14
266
T2
Stewart Cink
USA
-14
266
T6
Brian Harman
USA
-13
267
T6
Kevin Tway
USA
-13
267
T6
Russell Henley
USA
-13
267
T9
Anirban Lahiri
IND
-12
268
T9
Bryson DeChambeau
USA
-12
268
T9
Chase Seiffert
USA
-12
268
T12
Jason Day
AUS
-11
269
T12
Rory McIlroy
NIR
-11
269
T12
Ryan Blaum
USA
-11
269
T15
Charley Hoffman
USA
-10
270
T15
Danny Lee
NZL
-10
270
T15
Kyle Stanley
USA
-10
270
T15
Patrick Cantlay
USA
-10
270
T19
Brooks Koepka
USA
-9
271
T19
David Lingmerth
SWE
-9
271
T19
Emiliano Grillo
ARG
-9
271
T19
Fabian Gomez
ARG
-9
271
T19
Jamie Lovemark
USA
-9
271
T19
Matt Jones
AUS
-9
271
T19
Zach Johnson
USA
-9
271
T26
Blayne Barber
USA
-8
272
T26
Patrick Rodgers
USA
-8
272
T26
Peter Malnati
USA
-8
272
T26
Richy Werenski
USA
-8
272
T26
Sam Ryder
USA
-8
272
T26
Si-Woo Kim
KOR
-8
272
T26
Steve Marino
USA
-8
272
T33
Alex Cejka
GER
-7
273
T33
Kevin Streelman
USA
-7
273
T33
Tyler Duncan
USA
-7
273
T36
James Hahn
USA
-6
274
T36
Seamus Power
IRL
-6
274
T38
Brandon Harkins
USA
-5
275
T38
Lanto Griffin
USA
-5
275
T38
Russell Knox
SCO
-5
275
T38
Scott Stallings
USA
-5
275
T42
Adam Hadwin
CAN
-4
276
T42
Brett Stegmaier
USA
-4
276
T42
J. J. Henry
USA
-4
276
T42
Jordan Spieth
USA
-4
276
T42
Mackenzie Hughes
CAN
-4
276
T47
Billy Hurley III
USA
-3
277
T47
Denny McCarthy
USA
-3
277
T47
J. J. Spaun
USA
-3
277
T47
Keegan Bradley
USA
-3
277
T47
Kelly Kraft
USA
-3
277
T47
Sam Saunders
USA
-3
277
T47
Scott Brown
USA
-3
277
T47
Vaughn Taylor
USA
-3
277
T47
Wesley Bryan
USA
-3
277
T56
Hunter Mahan
USA
-2
278
T56
Justin Thomas
USA
-2
278
T56
Keith Mitchell
USA
-2
278
T56
Ken Duke
USA
-2
278
T56
Ryan Armour
USA
-2
278
T61
James Driscoll
USA
-1
279
T61
John Huh
USA
-1
279
T61
Martin Laird
SCO
-1
279
T61
Nick Hardy
USA
-1
279
T61
Steve Wheatcroft
USA
-1
279
T61
Tom Lovelady
USA
-1
279
T67
Daniel Berger
USA
Par
280
T67
Trey Mullinax
USA
Par
280
T69
Cameron Tringale
USA
1
281
T69
Ethan Tracy
USA
1
281
T69
Kyle Thompson
USA
1
281
T72
Dominic Bozzelli
USA
2
282
T72
Martin Flores
USA
2
282
74
Padraig Harrington
IRL
4
284
CUT
Abraham Ancer
USA
-1
139
CUT
Brendan Steele
USA
-1
139
CUT
Chez Reavie
USA
-1
139
CUT
Corey Conners
CAN
-1
139
CUT
Harold Varner III
USA
-1
139
CUT
Joel Dahmen
USA
-1
139
CUT
Luke List
USA
-1
139
CUT
Nicholas Lindheim
USA
-1
139
CUT
Nick Watney
USA
-1
139
CUT
Patrick Reed
USA
-1
139
CUT
Ted Potter Jr.
USA
-1
139
CUT
Tom Hoge
USA
-1
139
CUT
Ben Martin
USA
Par
140
CUT
Bill Haas
USA
Par
140
CUT
Billy Horschel
USA
Par
140
CUT
Bob Estes
USA
Par
140
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
USA
Par
140
CUT
Geoff Ogilvy
AUS
Par
140
CUT
Graeme McDowell
NIR
Par
140
CUT
Matt Atkins
USA
Par
140
CUT
Ollie Schniederjans
USA
Par
140
CUT
Pat Perez
USA
Par
140
CUT
Robert Streb
USA
Par
140
CUT
Rod Pampling
AUS
Par
140
CUT
Ryan Moore
USA
Par
140
CUT
William McGirt
USA
Par
140
CUT
Xander Schauffele
USA
Par
140
CUT
Austin Cook
USA
1
141
CUT
Cheng Tsung Pan
TPE
1
141
CUT
Chesson Hadley
USA
1
141
CUT
Jhonattan Vegas
VEN
1
141
CUT
Jim Furyk
USA
1
141
CUT
Jon Curran
USA
1
141
CUT
Jonathan Byrd
USA
1
141
CUT
Marc Leishman
AUS
1
141
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
USA
1
141
CUT
Benjamin Silverman
CAN
2
142
CUT
Brian Stuard
USA
2
142
CUT
Brice Garnett
USA
2
142
CUT
Chris Stroud
USA
2
142
CUT
Conrad Shindler
USA
2
142
CUT
D. A. Points
USA
2
142
CUT
Derek Fathauer
USA
2
142
CUT
Michael Kim
KOR
2
142
CUT
Robert Garrigus
USA
2
142
CUT
Roberto Diaz
MEX
2
142
CUT
Adam Schenk
USA
3
143
CUT
Andrew Svoboda
USA
3
143
CUT
Patton Kizzire
USA
3
143
CUT
Shawn Stefani
USA
3
143
CUT
Jason Kokrak
USA
4
144
CUT
Kris Blanks
USA
4
144
CUT
Shane Bertsch
USA
4
144
CUT
Troy Merritt
USA
4
144
CUT
Tyrone van Aswegen
RSA
4
144
CUT
Aaron Baddeley
AUS
5
145
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
USA
5
145
CUT
Dylan Meyer
USA
5
145
CUT
Nick Taylor
CAN
5
145
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
RSA
5
145
CUT
Webb Simpson
USA
5
145
CUT
Xinjun Zhang
CHN
5
145
CUT
Zecheng Dou
CHN
5
145
CUT
Chad Campbell
USA
6
146
CUT
J. T. Poston
USA
6
146
CUT
Rick Lamb
USA
6
146
CUT
Will Claxton
USA
6
146
CUT
Andrew Yun
USA
7
147
CUT
Talor Gooch
USA
7
147
CUT
Andrew Landry
USA
8
148
CUT
Doug Ghim
USA
8
148
CUT
Harris English
USA
8
148
CUT
Jonas Blixt
SWE
8
148
CUT
Matthew Every
USA
8
148
CUT
Retief Goosen
RSA
8
148
CUT
Ryan Palmer
USA
9
149
CUT
Jonathan Randolph
USA
10
150
CUT
Sung-Hoon Kang
KOR
10
150
CUT
Martin Piller
USA
11
151
CUT
Satoshi Kodaira
JPN
12
152
CUT
Adam D'Amario
USA
14
154
CUT
Smylie Kaufman
USA
18
158