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Oh Yea…Knox Wins Travelers, But Furyk Makes History

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It was quite a day for Russell Knox at the Travelers Championship just outside of Hartford, CT. Knox continued his hot play and backed up his Saturday 64 with a final round 68 to edge out University of Hartford grad, Jerry Kelly by a stroke in his old stomping grounds. Knox said he felt like a superhero after he dropped his inning putt on the 72nd hole. “I felt like the Incredible Hulk when it went in,” Knox said. “I… Continue Reading

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Jim Furyk Shoots PGA Tour’s First Ever 58

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As the leaders at the Travelers Championship were finishing thier breakfast Jim Furyk went out and made history.  Furyk broke the 59 barrier with a sensational 58 on the par 70 TPC River Highlands Course. Furyk’s 58 is the first ever shot during a PGA Tour event. This summer we watched golfers at The Open Championship and PGA threaten the major championship record 63 to no avail. But Furyk, playing well off the lead at the notoriously low scoring Travelers… Continue Reading

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Bubba Watson Wins in Playoff

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Bubba Watson birdied the second playoff hole at The Travelers Championship to defeat Paul Casey and win for the second time this season. This is Watson’s second Travelers Championship and eighth PGA Tour win. “I proved to myself in ’10 that I could win under pressure in the playoff; I proved to myself that I could mess up 17 and still have a chance to win, and so I knew that if I just kept my head down and kept… Continue Reading

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Kevin Streelman: Making a Dream Come True

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It may be hard to tell what the biggest story of the week is at The Masters. We have Tiger’s return after his physical and mental issues. There is Rory McIlroy trying to go for three majors in a row, complete the career grand slam and set himself up for the RorySlam with four straight at the U.S. Open. Bubba Watson is looking to claim his third green jacket and defend his title. And there are many more great stories… Continue Reading

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Streelman Streaks to Travelers Win

by Jeff Skinner Kevin Streelman shot a 64 and finished with a bang as he birdied his last seven holes to win the Travelers Championship.  Streelman set a new record for consecutive birdies on the PGA Tour with his streak.  What a way to finish.  Here’s the AP Story.

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4 Tournaments, 2 Majors, 1 Great Month of Golf

by Jeff Skinner The U.S. Women’s Open was the fourth golf tournament I attended this past month.  With Inbee Park’s historic win at Sebonack Golf Club my “June of Golf” adventure has come to an end. This past week I traveled down to Southampton on Tuesday for the player’s press conferences and practice rounds and on Saturday I watched most of the third round on a great day for golf. I clocked 624 miles for two round trips, snuck in… Continue Reading

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Travelers In the Books, Up Next…U.S. Women’s Open

by Jeff Skinner The Travelers Championship marked the third tournament I was able to attend during my “June of Golf’ and it was a good one. On Wednesday I spent some time in the Media Center and got to ask a few questions of some of the players.  Rickie Fowler said that he learned over the years that on days when the round isn’t going your way you just find a way to hang on and try to get what… Continue Reading

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Finally, Ken Duke Is a PGA Champion

by Jeff Skinner Ken Duke says you have to believe in yourself and he’s been doing that for quite awhile.  The 44 year old PGA Tour veteran broke through for his first PGA Tour win at the Travelers Championship today. In his 187th PGA Tour start he out lasted Chris Stroud in a two hole playoff that ended with Duke holing a downhill, birdie putt that finally gave the long time veteran his first victory. Duke turned pro in 1994… Continue Reading

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The Travelers Gets Them While They’re Young

by Jeff Skinner One of the things that struck me this week about the Travelers Championship is that the fields seem to get better each year.  Drawing a post-major week on the PGA Tour isn’t a recipe for success.  And the week prior to a major isn’t much better as many players like to have the week off to prepare or a week off to decompress from the majors. But the Travelers has blossomed in the week after the U.S.… Continue Reading

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My Days at Merion

by Jeff Skinner Just like Justin Rose, I am still suffering from a U.S. Open hangover.  The U.S. Open and Merion were the second leg of my “June of Golf” and it couldn’t have gone any better. Since the weather report was horrible for opening day we were resigned to having Thursday washed out and as we drove down towards Philly the rain got worse and worse.  But as we cruised into Ardmore, PA the weather turned.  By the time… Continue Reading

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