Travelers Championship R4

Harris English wins 8-hole playoff

Travelers Championship 2021 R4
June 24-27
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
$7,400,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

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Harris English and Kramer Hickok battled to the end for the Travelers Championship title but Harris ultimately won with a birdie at the eighth playoff hole following pars on the first seven.


Travelers Championship 2021 R4

This sets a new record for the tournament. The previous record of seven times had happened twice before when the event was called the Insurance City Open, in 1961 when Ted Kroll won and in 1962 when Bob Goalby did.

“It’s hard to stay mentally into it and not to lose focus,” said English. “But I tried really hard to stay focused and stay sharp and really be on my toes, because in a playoff situation in match play scenarios like that, you got ready for anything.


Travelers Championship 2021 R4

“I expected Kramer to hole every single putt, and just trying to stay in it. I felt like I fought pretty hard and had a couple chances to get it done, but finally after No. 8 we got it done.” 

The eight hole playoff also matched the second longest sudden death playoff in Tour history and had happened five times previously. The current record is eleven holes in the 1949 Motor City Open when Lloyd Mangrum and Cary Middlecoff agreed to share the victory due to darkness.


Travelers Championship 2021 R4

English was tied for the lead after the 17th but sank a 28 foot putt to close with a 5-under 65 and take the clubhouse lead at 13-under as Hickok was at 12-under with two holes remaining.

This is Harris’ second title in 2021 following the Sentry Tournament of Champions and makes him the only player with multiple wins this year. He now moves up to second place in the FedEx Cup Standings.

“I knew I had to stay in it. I was tired. Back was getting sore a little bit,” said English. “But I knew anything could happen. You’ve just got to grind out there. It was a good fight, and came down to somebody making birdie finally.

“I love being in that spot. I love being in the hunt of a golf tournament, and to come down the stretch and actually pull it off is an unbelievable feeling.”


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Travelers Championship 2021 R4

Hickok’s runner-up finish is his best so far on Tour, he had previously tied for eighth in the 2018 Bermuda Championship.

Past champion Marc Leishman shot a 64 on Sunday and finished third at 12-under.

“It’s a really fun golf course. You can give yourself a lot of chances for birdies, you can make bogeys from nowhere, it’s just a hard place to lead,” said Leishman.

Bubba Watson, who was tied for the lead at the start of the day, was six over in his final five holes and finished T19 at 7-under.

“I’m glad that I was there, had the opportunity,” said Watson. “You know, I would love to do it again next week, throw up on myself again. It would it be great. I want to the opportunity and the chance to win.”

Dustin Johnson closed with a 71 and finished 25th at 6-under.

Travelers Championship 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
1
Harris English
-13
67
68
67
65
267
2
Kramer Hickok
-13
63
69
68
67
267
3
Marc Leishman
-12
69
66
69
64
268
4
Abraham Ancer
-11
72
66
66
65
269
T5
Brice Garnett
-10
65
68
69
68
270
T5
Brian Harman
-10
68
68
67
67
270
T5
Kevin Kisner
-10
70
63
74
63
270
T5
Brooks Koepka
-10
69
67
69
65
270
T5
Hank Lebioda
-10
69
68
67
66
270
T10
Jason Day
-9
69
62
70
70
271
T10
Beau Hossler
-9
65
70
72
64
271
T10
Sepp Straka
-9
66
70
69
66
271
T13
Sam Burns
-8
66
71
67
68
272
T13
Patrick Cantlay
-8
68
66
70
68
272
T13
Mark Hubbard
-8
69
65
69
69
272
T13
Guido Migliozzi
-8
69
65
71
67
272
T13
Andrew Putnam
-8
70
67
69
66
272
T13
Adam Scott
-8
69
69
67
67
272
T19
Bryson DeChambeau
-7
69
66
68
70
273
T19
Russell Henley
-7
67
66
68
72
273
T19
Lucas Herbert
-7
70
67
67
69
273
T19
Seamus Power
-7
66
67
71
69
273
T19
Robert Streb
-7
68
68
67
70
273
T19
Bubba Watson
-7
66
66
68
73
273
T25
Jim Herman
-6
68
69
67
70
274
T25
Zach Johnson
-6
66
70
69
69
274
T25
Dustin Johnson
-6
70
68
65
71
274
T25
Chez Reavie
-6
70
67
69
68
274
T25
Patrick Reed
-6
69
66
70
69
274
T30
Stewart Cink
-5
68
67
74
66
275
T30
Charley Hoffman
-5
72
63
70
70
275
T30
Maverick McNealy
-5
65
70
70
70
275
T30
Cameron Smith
-5
67
68
66
74
275
T30
Brian Stuard
-5
69
66
70
70
275
T30
Brendon Todd
-5
68
69
67
71
275
T36
Jonas Blixt
-4
68
68
72
68
276
T36
Paul Casey
-4
71
67
69
69
276
T36
Kevin Chappell
-4
68
67
72
69
276
T36
Talor Gooch
-4
64
70
73
69
276
T36
J.B. Holmes
-4
70
68
67
71
276
T36
Matt Jones
-4
70
66
67
73
276
T36
Satoshi Kodaira
-4
63
72
68
73
276
T36
Troy Merritt
-4
68
65
70
73
276
T36
Joaquin Niemann
-4
68
67
73
68
276
T36
Ian Poulter
-4
68
66
70
72
276
T36
Justin Rose
-4
70
63
74
69
276
T47
Austin Eckroat
-3
72
66
69
70
277
T47
Tom Lewis
-3
67
67
74
69
277
T47
Kevin Na
-3
69
68
68
72
277
T47
Carlos Ortiz
-3
70
65
71
71
277
T47
Scottie Scheffler
-3
69
65
71
72
277
T47
J.J. Spaun
-3
71
67
69
70
277
T47
Harold Varner III
-3
70
68
68
71
277
T54
Tyler Duncan
-2
69
67
72
70
278
T54
Doug Ghim
-2
68
66
72
72
278
T54
Peter Malnati
-2
68
70
69
71
278
T54
Ryan Moore
-2
72
65
72
69
278
T54
Cameron Percy
-2
70
66
72
70
278
T54
Sam Ryder
-2
69
69
70
70
278
T54
Kyle Stanley
-2
70
68
69
71
278
T61
Ryan Armour
-1
70
64
72
73
279
T61
Phil Mickelson
-1
69
69
72
69
279
T61
Henrik Norlander
-1
65
71
71
72
279
T61
Doc Redman
-1
69
66
73
71
279
T61
Andrew Svoboda
-1
69
69
72
69
279
T66
Tom Hoge
E
67
71
72
70
280
T66
Robby Shelton
E
73
64
70
73
280
T66
Kevin Tway
E
70
66
73
71
280
T66
Aaron Wise
E
73
65
71
71
280
T70
Lanto Griffin
+1
71
67
71
72
281
T70
William McGirt
+1
71
67
73
70
281
T70
Kris Ventura
+1
69
69
71
72
281
T73
David Hearn
+2
70
68
73
71
282
T73
K.H. Lee
+2
69
64
69
80
282
T73
Denny McCarthy
+2
72
66
71
73
282
T76
Mackenzie Hughes
+3
67
71
71
74
283
T76
Nate Lashley
+3
69
67
73
74
283
T76
Patrick Rodgers
+3
65
71
74
73
283
79
Will Gordon
9
71
67
76
75
289
CUT
Byeong Hun An
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Keegan Bradley
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Joseph Bramlett
-1
67
72
139
CUT
Emiliano Grillo
-1
74
65
139
CUT
Scott Harrington
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Garrick Higgo
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Sung Kang
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Sebastián Muñoz
-1
67
72
139
CUT
C.T. Pan
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Scott Piercy
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Adam Schenk
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Brandt Snedeker
-1
68
71
139
CUT
Scott Stallings
-1
72
67
139
CUT
Brendan Steele
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Kevin Streelman
-1
67
72
139
CUT
Vaughn Taylor
-1
70
69
139
CUT
Cameron Tringale
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Richy Werenski
-1
71
68
139
CUT
Vincent Whaley
-1
69
70
139
CUT
Ryan Brehm
E
73
67
140
CUT
Rafael Campos
E
72
68
140
CUT
Michael Gligic
E
68
72
140
CUT
Brandon Hagy
E
72
68
140
CUT
Max Homa
E
69
71
140
CUT
Danny Lee
E
71
69
140
CUT
Tyler McCumber
E
69
71
140
CUT
John Pak
E
68
72
140
CUT
Rory Sabbatini
E
73
67
140
CUT
Kevin Stadler
E
66
74
140
CUT
Stephen Stallings Jr.
E
68
72
140
CUT
Rafa Cabrera Bello
+1
72
69
141
CUT
Austin Cook
+1
74
67
141
CUT
Chesson Hadley
+1
74
67
141
CUT
Chris Kirk
+1
71
70
141
CUT
Russell Knox
+1
73
68
141
CUT
Sean O’Hair
+1
70
71
141
CUT
Rob Oppenheim
+1
71
70
141
CUT
Pat Perez
+1
68
73
141
CUT
Chase Seiffert
+1
73
68
141
CUT
Davis Thompson
+1
73
68
141
CUT
Scott Brown
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Brian Gay
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Patton Kizzire
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Chase Koepka
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Hunter Mahan
+2
69
73
142
CUT
Nick Taylor
+2
70
72
142
CUT
Michael Thompson
+2
72
70
142
CUT
Sebastian Cappelen
+3
72
71
143
CUT
Tony Finau
+3
76
67
143
CUT
Ted Potter, Jr.
+3
67
76
143
CUT
D.J. Trahan
+3
73
70
143
CUT
Jason Dufner
+4
72
72
144
CUT
Rickie Fowler
+4
69
75
144
CUT
Dylan Frittelli
+4
74
70
144
CUT
Adam Hadwin
+4
71
73
144
CUT
Si Woo Kim
+4
74
70
144
CUT
David Lipsky
+4
75
69
144
CUT
Adam Long
+4
76
68
144
CUT
Matthew NeSmith
+4
74
70
144
CUT
Roger Sloan
+4
73
71
144
CUT
Bronson Burgoon
+5
73
72
145
CUT
J.J. Henry
+5
71
74
145
CUT
Harry Higgs
+5
73
72
145
CUT
Michael Kim
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Anirban Lahiri
+5
70
75
145
CUT
Francesco Molinari
+5
73
72
145
CUT
Martin Trainer
+5
74
71
145
CUT
Matthew Wolff
+5
76
69
145
CUT
Keith Mitchell
+6
71
75
146
CUT
Hudson Swafford
+6
75
71
146
CUT
Alex Beach
+7
73
74
147
CUT
Wyndham Clark
+8
71
77
148
CUT
Bo Van Pelt
+8
77
71
148
CUT
Grayson Murray
+9
73
76
149
CUT
Luke Donald
+10
78
72
150
CUT
Nick Watney
+15
78
77
155
CUT
Brian Keiser
+17
83
74
157
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