Reavie snaps decade-long drought with Travelers win
American Chez Reavie captured the Travelers Championship on Sunday to finish the tournament at 17-under and in the process ended an eleven year winless period on the PGA Tour.
Reavie entered the day with a six shot lead and shot a 1-under 69 in the final round to outlast Zack Sucher and Keegan Bradley by four strokes.
Reavie’s last PGA Tour win came at the 2008 RBC Canadian Open and since then he’s played between the Korn Ferry Tour and the main tour.
The 37-year-old entered the week ranked 35th in the FedEx Cup points race after a solid tied 3rd place a fortnight ago at the US Open, but with the win moves up to the 12th spot.
He also won just over US$1.2 million with Sunday’s victory and proved to himself he can finally get a “W” following a number of close finishes.
WITB: Chez Reavie
- Titleist Pro V1 Ball
- Odyssey Works No. 7 Putter
- Titleist Vokey SM7 Wedges (50º, 54º, 58º)
- TaylorMade M2 2017 Driver (9.5º)
- TaylorMade M5 3W (15º)
- TaylorMade M5 5W (19º)
- TaylorMade P-790 (4-iron), P-750 (5-PW)
“I think finally getting it done you feel like you can win,” said Reavie.
“I’ve played well down the stretch. In Phoenix I birdied the last hole to force a playoff and lost. Finished second the week after that.”
“I’ve been close, but it’s just not the same as sealing the deal and winning a golf tournament.”
Jason Day finished the best of the Australians in a share of 8th position at 10-under.
Marc Leishman moved up thirteen places on Sunday with an impressive closing round of 68 to finish in a share of 21st position. Cameron Davis finished at 3-under and recorded a tie for 43rd result, having made the cut twice from his last eight starts.
Matt Jones, Curtis Luck, Rod Pampling, Aaron Baddeley and Cameron Smith failed to bank a cheque.