Travelers Championship to Xander Schauffele



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Travelers Championship to Xander Schauffele

The Travelers Championship goes to Xander Schauffele who in the United States, with a total of 261 (63 63 67 68, -19) strokes, celebrates his sixth career title on the PGA Tour. In Cromwell, Connecticut and the TPC River Highlands course (par 70), the gold medal at the Tokyo Games overtook the competition of James Tyree Poston (62 70 67 64) and Sahith Theegala (67 65 64 67), both 2 / i with 263 (-17).

Decisive, the double bogey at the 18 of Theegala that opened the doors to success for the Californian Schauffele. Fourth place with 265 (-15) for amateur Michael Thorbjornsen, in his third appearance on the circuit. While Patrick Cantlay, second after the "moving day", collapsed in the final round and closed the competition in 13th place with 270 (-10) equal, among others, to Scottie Scheffler, world number 1.

Only 19 / i with 271 (-9), Rory McIlroy and Harris English, winner of the competition in 2021.

Xander Schauffele, results

At his 134th appearance on the PGA Tour, Schauffele managed to celebrate his second title of 2022 on the top US circuit after the one he arrived last April in the Zurich Classic, a pairs tournament he won alongside Cantlay.

The exploit brought Schauffele $ 1,494,000 against a prize pool of 8,300,000. Allowing him to move from 15th to 11th in the world rankings and from 20th to 8th in the FedEx Cup. “Living in America” in Connecticut.

And it's not just James Brown's historic song, but also the state of the art at the Travelers Championship 2022, where the entire top ten is made in the USA. The winner, however, is Xander Schauffele, who just two months after his last success (which was paired with Patrick Cantlay at the Zurich Classic) takes home another one and with it a nice climb to number 11 in the world ranking .

Very good management of the final lap in -2, which brings him to overall -19 (63 63 67 68) which gives him first place. Second position, but with a fight to the end, for Sahith Theegala, who only surrenders to his most illustrious opponent at 18.

His -17 score is identical to that of JT Poston, but he comes back five places with his -6 today. However, Michael Thorbjornsen is also notable: the twenty-year-old amateur from Cleveland remains perfectly aligned with the big names, and indeed climbs up and closes at -15.

Whether it is a signal for the future is not known, but the Travelers Championship is not exactly the simplest tournament on this planet. Fifth at -14 Chesson Hadley, who precedes the duo formed by Keith Mitchell and Kevin Kisner by two strokes.

A spectacular Scott Stallings from -7 of the day opens the group of eighths at -11 which also includes Brian Harman, Chez Reavie, William Mcgirt and Nich Hardy.