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8 Travelers Championship Records To Know

The PGA Tour moves to the Hartford, Connecticut for the 65th edition of the Travelers Championship. Last year, Bubba Watson defeated Paul Casey with a birdie on the 2nd playoff hole. It was Bubba’s second Travelers’ title.

Here are 8 Travelers Championship records you might want to know.

1. Money Leaders

With two wins in the last six years, Bubba Watson leads the all-time money list at the Travelers Championship.

 

PLAYEREARNINGS ($)
Bubba Watson3,411,346
Hunter Mahan2,495,168
Kenny Perry2,022,060
Stewart Cink1,918,302
Ryan Moore1,743,759

2. Best 18 Hole Score

Two Players have shot 60 at the Travelers Championship.

 

  •  In 1954, Tommy Bolt shot an 11-under 60 in the 2nd round at the Wethersfield Country Club. He would go on to win that week.
  • In 2011, Patrick Cantlay shot a 10-under par, 60 in the 2nd round at the current venue, TPC River Highlands. He would go on to finish T-24 that year.

3. Best 72 Hole Score

 
Kenny Perry holds the record for the lowest 72-Hole score at the Travelers Championship. In 2009, he shot rounds of 61, 68, 66 and 63 at TPC River Highlands, to finish the week at -22, 258. David Toms was the runners-up with a score of 251.

4. Largest Come from Behind Win

 
Back in 2005, Brad Faxon started the final round seven shots behind leader Justin Rose, and shot a final round 61(-9) to get into the playoff with Tjaart van der Walt. Faxon would birdie the first hole of the sudden death playoff to win.

5. Wire to Wire Winners

 
There have been 10 wire-to-wire winners at the Travelers Championship.

PLAYERYEAR
Sam Snead1955
Arnold Palmer1956
Jack Burke Jr. 1958
Gene Littler1959
Art Wall1966
Bob Murphy1970
Dave Stockton1974
Rik Massengale 1976
Tom Norris1982
Peter Jacobsen2003

6. Most Wins

 
Three-time Major champion, Billy Casper is the only four time winner at the Travelers Championship. His wins came in 1963, ’65, ’68 and ’73. Six players have won here two times – Arnold Palmer, Paul Azinger, Phil Mickelson, Peter Jacobsen, Stewart Cink and Bubba Watson.

7. Most Appearances

 
Brad Faxon has played the Travelers Championship a total of 29 times. Apart from his win in 2005 he has two other Top-10’s and made over a million dollars at this event.

8. Largest Margin of Victory

 
In 1955, Sam Snead won the event with scores of 66, 68, 66, 69 for a total of 269 (-15), and won by 7 strokes over Fred Hawkins and Mike Souchak. It remains the largest margin of victory at the championship.

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Saurav Ghosh

Saurav is Pro Golf Weekly's Statistics Content Editor.

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