Bubba Watson overcame a six-stroke deficit Sunday to win his third Travelers Championship title, shooting a 7-under-par 63 for a three-stroke victory at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.
The lefthander 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.
Watson shot a 33 on the front nine, but really got it going on the back, with five birdies. He tied Casey at 16 under by getting up and down from the bunker for a birdie on the course’s signature 15th hole.
Still tied on the par-4 18th, Watson hit his tee shot 366 yards, then pitched inside 3 feet before taking the lead with the birdie putt.
LPGA — Japanese teenager Nasa Hataoka ran away with the NW Arkansas Championship for her first LPGA Tour title. The 19-year-old won by six strokes, closing with an 8-under 63 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., for a tourney-record 21-under 192 total.
European — England’s Matt Wallace shot a 7-under 65 to hold off a record-breaking charge from Thorbjorn Olesen and win the BMW International Open in Cologne, Germany.
Wallace finished at 10-under 278 — one ahead of Olesen, Mikko Korhonen, and Martin Kaymer. Olesen had played himself into contention with a 61, the lowest round in tournament history.
Champions — Scott McCarron won the American Family Insurance Championship in Madison Wis., closing with an 8-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jerry Kelly.