Cromwell, CT (Sports Network) - Marc Leishman fired an 8-under 62 on Sunday to
go into the clubhouse as the leader at the Travelers Championship, then waited
as every challenger fell short before claiming the title.
Leishman, whose title is his first on the PGA Tour, finished the tournament at
14-under-par 266. The Australian had twice finished as the runner-up, and tied
for third at the Byron Nelson Championship in May.
But now the 28-year-old is a winner, though he had to sweat it out as numerous
players overtook or challenged his lead.
Masters winner Bubba Watson (65) was at minus-13 through 13 holes, but didn't
make another birdie to finish one stroke behind.
Then, Charley Hoffman (66) made it to minus-16 after 13 holes, but fell apart
down the stretch. He had a double bogey at 17 and bogey at the last to slip
into a tie with Watson. The two shared second place at 13-under 267.
Third-round leaders Brian Davis and Roland Thatcher presented the last big
threat to Leishman's lead. But both suffered ill-timed bogeys on the back
nine, and when Thatcher failed to birdie the last, the championship was
Davis (70) and Thatcher (70) ended in a tie for fourth at minus-12, along with
Tim Clark (67) and John Rollins (68).
MORE TO FOLLOW.
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