Kevin Streelman of the USA birdied the last seven holes at TPC River Highlands to win the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship by a single shot from K.J. Choi of South Korea and Spain’s Sergio Garcia.

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Kevin Streelman of the USA birdied the last seven holes at TPC River Highlands to win the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship by a single shot from K.J. Choi of South Korea and Spain’s Sergio Garcia.

After missing his last four cuts on the PGA Tour, Streelman’s expectations were low coming into this event. At one-over par for the round after 11 holes on the final day, it looked like being another disappointing result for the 35-year-old.

But Streelman went on a magical run from the 12th where he made the first of seven straight birdies. He finished with a 64 and claimed his second PGA Tour title.

“It’s probably my favourite nine holes on the PGA Tour,” Streelman said. “But you can’t plan for something like that to happen. It just sort of falls into place. I had 10 one-putts in a row, I’ve definitely never done that before.”

Sergio Garcia fired a closing 67, but came up one stroke short of Streelman’s total of 265. The Spaniard was philosophical in defeat.

“At the end of the day, he played really, really well,” he said. “I feel like I played quite nicely but it wasn’t my time.”

Ryan Moore held the lead going into the last round but he stumbled to a closing round of 71 and ended the week in a tie for fifth place.

K.J. Choi of South Korea carded 67 in the last round to move into a tie for second place with Garcia. Australia’s Aaron Baddeley finished alone in fourth place.

Travelers Championship
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
Jun 19-22, purse $6,200,000, par 70

1    Kevin Streelman (USA)    69    68    64    64    265    $1,116,000
T2    K.J. Choi (Kor)        65    65    69    67    266    $545,600
T2    Sergio Garcia (Esp)    65    69    65    67    266    $545,600
4    Aaron Baddeley (Aus)    67    66    65    69    267    $545,600
T5    Ryan Moore (USA)    63    68    66    71    268    $235,600
T5    Brendan Steele (USA)    62    69    71    66    268    $235,600
T7    Chad Campbell (USA)    64    70    67    68    269    $186,775
T7    Harris English (USA)    66    64    72    67    269    $186,775
T7    Jeff Maggert (USA)    64    70    68    67    269    $186,775
T7    Carl Pettersson (Swe)    68    67    66    68    269    $186,775  

Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage