Chez Reavie completed a steady round of 1-under par 69 on Sunday to win the Travelers Championship for his first PGA Tour victory in 11 years.
Reavie, whose sizable six-shot lead entering the day dipped to one, posted a 17-under 263 total at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
He ended up with a four-stroke edge, primarily because Keegan Bradley’s comeback bid hit a snag with a double-bogey 6 on the par-4 17th hole. Reavie birdied that hole, creating a three-shot swing.
Earlier, Reavie had a birdie on the fourth hole and a bogey on the eighth on what was otherwise a scorecard filled with pars.
The 37-year-old’s only other PGA Tour victory came in the 2008 Canadian Open.
With birdies on four of the first six holes on the backside, Bradley was within a stroke. The Vermont native had the support of the New England crowd.
Bradley had pars on No. 17 for the first three rounds before his chances came unraveled on that hole on Sunday.
He ended up with 67 for the round, sharing the runner-up spot with Zack Sucher at 13 under. Sucher also shot 67.
It was a day with some outstanding scoring throughout the field. Reavie was one of only three golfers in the top 12 to fail to shoot at least 2 under, but he took a conservative approach for the most part and it paid off.
Green is Women’s LPGA champ
Australia’s Hannah Green became just the fourth player in history to lead wire-to-wire and win the 65th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, shooting a final-round 72 at Hazeltine National in Chaska, Minn., for a one-shot victory.
Green finished at 9-under 279, just ahead of defending champion Sung Hyun Park of South Korea. Park, a six-time LPGA winner including this year’s HSBC Women’s World Championship, fired a final-round 68.
Green opened with two birdies over her first seven holes then stumbled with three bogeys on Nos. 9, 11 and 12. She earned one back with a birdie at the par-4 16th and got up and down out of the greenside bunker to save par at 18 and capture her first LPGA title in the tour’s third major of the year.
Park, 25, started the day five shots back but started gaining ground with three birdies over her first 11 holes. She had one bogey at 12 then rebounded with birdies at 15 and 18 to finish alone in second place.
Kelly tops in Champions tourney
Jerry Kelly birdied the third playoff hole to win the American Family Insurance Championship on Sunday in his hometown of Madison, Wis.
Kelly, tournament host and fellow Wisconsin native Steve Stricker and South Africa’s Retief Goosen finished the third round tied at 15-under 201, forcing a three-way playoff at University Ridge Golf Course.
On the first playoff hole at No. 18, Stricker bogeyed and Goosen and Kelly both made par. Goosen and Kelly replayed the 18th and parred again before Kelly clinched his fourth PGA Tour Champions title with a birdie at the par-4 15th.
Kelly and Goosen closed with rounds of 6-under 66, while Stricker shot 67 and missed a short birdie putt on the final hole of regulation that would have given him the win.
Duffy Waldorf shot a 68 in the third round to finish alone in fourth at 14 under.
Kevin Sutherland and John Daly tied for fifth at 13 under, with Sutherland shooting the day’s low round with a 9-under 63. Billy Andrade was another shot back for seventh place, whil