Kevin Streelman snatches victory

Kevin Streelman wins Travelers Championship

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Kevin Streelman produced one of the rounds of his career as he birdied the final seven holes to claim the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.

The 35-year-old managed to overcome Sergio Garcia and KJ Choi at the death to claim the title.

Streelman was well behind the leading pack when he birdied the 12th. He only made the cut by two shots but he sunk his birdie chance on the 18th to move into the lead.

The American was then forced to wait to see if Garcia or Choi could catch him to force a play-off but both finished tied in second, one shot behind on 14-under.

Both players were hoping to end their winless runs but couldn’t pick up their game at the last hurdle. Aaron Baddeley finished fourth on 13-under, while Ryan Moore and Brendan Steele were a shot further back.

Streelman’s win is only his second on the PGA Tour after winning last year’s Tampa Bay Championship, and he admitted afterwards that he felt like he couldn’t miss those vital chances.

He told CBS: “When you’re in the zone like that, when athletes talk about being in the zone, everything is really slow, and it’s really clear and concise, and it’s very vivid.

“The lines are easy to see. The hole seems to appear bigger. It’s almost to a point it doesn’t matter how you read the putts because you just know they’re going in before you hit them.

“(It was) just one of those days where I felt I couldn’t miss.”

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