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Xander Schauffele celebrated his first wedding anniversary on Sunday with a dramatic victory at theTravelers Championship
.Olympic Champion won 3 with-Rookie Sahith Theegala took two shots to get out of the bunker, made a double bogey in the previous group, then stroke swing, birdie on the last hole Hit 3 feet for.
Schauffele finished one stroke, two under 68 on the TPC River Highlands before the day, beating Tea Gala and J.T. Post-on with 2 strokes. Schauffele's total was 19 under 261.
"My heart was telling me to hit a good drive and make a birdie there with a sand wedge or lob wedge," Schauffele said. "It was obviously a bit of a shock to sit there and see what happened. I really had to try to focus on the task at hand."
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Sahith Theegala hit from the 18th hole bunker on his second shot in the final round of Travelers Championship Golf. .. Tournament at TPC River Highlands on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Cromwell, Connecticut(AP Photo / Seth Wenig)
Theegala wins 67 Shooting, Poston
Schauffele won his sixth PGA Tour and second season of the season after teaming up with Patrick Cantlay to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April. .. He was his first victory after winning a 54-hole lead.
Tea Gala lurked near the top of the leaderboard all day, gaining a lead share at 15, driving the green on a par 4 hole and making a 4-foot birdie putt. He overtook Schauffele at 11 feet for Birdie on the 17th and pumped his fist.
However, the former Pepperdine star had a bogey-free round until he was in front of the fairway bunker on the 18th left tee shot. He needed two attempts to get out of the sand.
"For some reason, my body just had a straight blade," he said. "There was room. I don't know what it looks like, but there was room. I didn't expect to make a blade myself. But I think it was that moment. And from there. , Try making 5 now. "
His 12-foot bogey putt popped out and he knelt and suffered.
"I did everything I thought I had to do, but it happened that one hole did everything wrong," he said. "I did very well."
At the Phoenix Open in February, Tea Gala took the lead after each of the first three days and then boarded the water for Bogey on the 17th, with Scottie Scheffler. Finished the shot from the playoffs that beat Cantlay.
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Tea Gala Joins Chad Ramie, who won the Dominican Republic, who was just about to become the second rookie, and will win this season. The Travelers in 2020 was his first professional start, but he missed the cut.
Schauffele was consistent on Sunday, with two birdies and bogies on the front and a reflection of that score on the back.
Xander Schauffele won the Travelers Championship Golf Later held a trophy Tournament at TPC River Highlands on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Cromwell, Connecticut(AP Photo / Seth Wenig)
He takes home for just under $ 1.5 million, not a bad gift for the celebration he plans with his wife Maya.
"It's really a happy anniversary," he said. "It's my first anniversary of my wife's marriage. I'm going home to see my wife."
Amateur Michael Thorbjornsen, near Wellesley, Massachusetts, is 4 under 15 after 66. It was a place.
Stanford Star sought to be the first amateur to win the tour since Phil Mickelson. In 1991 he shot 31 at the front nine. This includes the 6th Eagle after taking a 261 yard approach from the hole. He finished at 66.
"I was really comfortable and comfortable there, and there were some hiccups near the end, which sometimes happens," he said planning to return to college. Added Sobjornsen said autumn. "I don't think I was very nervous. Only a few executions failed."
The best amateur finish before in the Connecticut tournament was Tim Grant at the time Insurance City. I came in 1966, finishing 6th in Thailand at the nearby Wethersfield Country Club, known as the Open.
After shooting 62 in the first round, co-leader Poston started the day in 7th place Thailand by 9 strokes. He raised the bogey-free 64 and finished in the sixth birdie of the day.
"I putt well, drove well, and hit the iron well," he said. However, last year's FedEx Cup champion, who had a total of four bogies in the first three rounds, shot five at front nine on Sunday.
He finished 76 and tied 13th with 10 unders.
Zander Schauffele hits from the rough on the second hole Final Round of Travelers Championship Golf Tournament at TPC River Highlands on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Cromwell, Connecticut(AP Photo / Seth Wenig)
Lukelist, who fired 65 on Sunday and finished 9 under, started the round with a 119-yard approach in No. 1 with a short bounce to the Eagle's hole, shooting that day's shot.
Rory McIlroy, who shot the opening round 62, also finished with a 67 under 9 on Sunday. This was his fourth consecutive tournament for the world's second-largest player, who said he would never play again before the British Open in St Andrews next month.
Morgan Hoffmann, who is fighting facial scapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, finished second in three medical tax exemptions in his third and final tournament this year. A 32-year-old boy, who took a few years off the tour to focus on his health, shot 71 on Sunday and finished the morning with a birdie after hitting an approach at 18 less than two feet from the pin.
Hoffman from New Jersey, who currently lives in Costa Rica, wants to get tax exemptions for some sponsors this summer and inspires others by keeping him healthy. While trying, he said he values golf.
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"I will continue to do it" Cleansing every month I eat nutritious foods, work hard, and keep growing my muscles. Meanwhile, we are building a wellness center (Costa Rica) to help others do the same, "he said.