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In the Winner’s Circle: Bubba Scores Third Travelers Title

Bubba Watson shot a final-round 7-under 63 to overtake 54-hole leader Paul Casey and capture his third Travelers Championship trophy.

Watson offset a single bogey with eight birdies, none bigger than a gain on the par-4 18th hole that nearly holed.

The 39-year old finished his four days at TPC River Highlands at 17-under par 263, three shots clear of a foursome at 14-under par, including J.B. Holmes (67), Stewart Cink (62), Beau Hossler (66), and the aforementioned Casey (74), who collapsed like a cheap tent on Sunday.

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PRO-FILE

Nationality: American
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 180 lb
Birthdate: November 5, 1978 (age 39)
Native: Bagdad, Florida
Resides: Pensacola, Florida
College: University of Georgia
Primary Sponsor: PING
Equipment: PING Clubs, Titleist Pro V1x


FINAL SCORES

1. Bubba Watson -17 (70-63-67-63)
2. J.B. Holmes -14 (66-68-65-67)
2. Stewart Cink -14 (68-68-69-62)
2. Paul Casey -14 (65-67-62-74)
2. Beau Hossler -14 (65-67-68-66)


THE FOUR ROUNDS

After Round 1: T77 E (68)
After Round 2: T8 -7 (63)
After Round 3: T6 -10 (67)
After Round 4: 1st -17 (63)


WINNER’S STATS

Driving: 311.7 yards (7th)
Fairways: 29/56, 51.8% (70th)
Greens: 55/72, 77.8% (7th)
Putts Per GIR: 90 putts/1.643 (5th)
Numbers: 1 Eagle, 22 Birdies, 42 Pars, 7 Bogeys


VICTORIES

PGA Tour: 12
2018 Travelers Championship
2018 WGC-Dell Match Play
2018 Genesis Open
2016 Genesis Open
2015 Travelers Championship
2014 WGC-HSBC Champions
2014 Masters Tournament
2014 Genesis Open
2012 Masters Tournament
2011 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
2011 Farmers Insurance Open
2010 Travelers Championship

  • With his third win at TPC River Highlands, only Billy Casper (4) owns more trophies at the Travelers than Watson.
  • Watson also won his third Genesis Open title earlier this season.
  • Eight of Watson’s 12 wins have come at three courses: TPC River Highlands (3), Riviera (3), and Augusta National (2).

BUBBA’S FINAL-ROUND HIGHLIGHTS


MONEY

With his win, Watson earned $1,260,000 and 500 points to move to No. 3 on the PGA Tour’s points standings.


WORLD RANKING

Watson received 58 OWGR points for the win, and will move from 20th to No. 12 in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas is a Pro Golf Weekly producer and contributor. He is mostly a degenerate gambler, making his way through college. But when not losing money at Draft Kings and Brovado, Jordan performs research, crunches numbers, compiles content, and writes quick-hit posts.

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