The 2022 Travelers Championship was quite the tournament for the golf world, with Xander Schauffele eventually coming out on top. The world no 15 had a tough last round however, as it took his all and just a little bit of luck to finally lift a PGA Tour cup after over 3 years.
The Olympic Champion led going into the final round of the Championship, and all the pressure was on him to hold off a tough opponent, Sahith Theegala. Schauffele’s opponent had taken the lead on the 17th hole, but that soon came to an end as he faltered on the final hole with an unfortunate double bogey.
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Xander Schauffele ends 3 year solo win drought with win at Travelers championship
Eventually, Sahith Theegala went on to take joint second place. “I knew it was going to be close to the lip, but not that close. Never in a million years did I think I would allow myself to blade it. All I had to do was chunk it. I had room there. I straight bladed it. That’s why something like this is going to hurt” said Theegala.
Schauffele got a two under par 68 to finish with a total of 19 under 261, taking the solo win at the Championship in Connecticut. This was the first tournament that Schauffele has won since the 2019 Tournament of Champions. “It’s incredible,” Schauffele said according to BBC.com. “I was looking at birdie just getting into a playoff. I saw a little hiccup for Sahith and I knew I had to get it into the cup.”
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