CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson says TPC River Highlands feels like home. It certainly was a comfortable place again this week.
Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit Sunday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under 63 for a three-stroke victory.
The left-hander became the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this season and pulled within one of Billy Casper’s tournament record of four victories. He finished at 17-under 263. Third-round leader Paul Casey, Stewart Cink, Beau Hossler and J.B. Holmes tied for second. Casey shot 72, Cink 62, Hossler 66 and Holmes 67.
Watson also came from six back to win the 2010 event for his first tour title and beat Casey in a playoff in 2015.
“I feel like this is my home course,” Watson said. “As soon as they put the schedule up, I sign up for this. I want to come back here.”
McCarron wins in Madison: MADISON, Wis. — Scott McCarron won the PGA Tour Champions’ American Family Insurance Championship, closing with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over hometown player Jerry Kelly. Kelly shot 65, also parring the final two holes.
Teen takes LPGA event: ROGERS, Ark. — Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka ran away with the NW Arkansas Championship on for her first PGA Tour title. The 19-year-old Hataoka won by six strokes, closing with an 8-under 63 at Pinnacle Country Club for a tournament-record 21-under 192 total.
Wallace wins in Germany: PULHEIM, Germany — England’s Matt Wallace shot a 7-under 65 to hold off Thorbjorn Olesen’s record-breaking charge in the European Tour’s BMW International Open. Wallace won his third European Tour title. He finished at 10-under 278 — a stroke ahead of Olesen, Mikko Korhonen and 2008 winner Martin Kaymer.
Schnell triumphs in playoff: WICHITA, Kan. — Brady Schnell birdied the second hole of a playoff to win the Wichita Open for his first Web.com Tour title. The 33-year-old The 33-year-old former Nebraska player made a 12-footer to beat Brandon Hagy. Schnell won his 100th tour start, closing with a 4-under 66 to match Hagy and Scott Pinckney at 14-under 266 at Crestview.