Knox edges Kelly to win Travelers Championship


After history was made early in the day, Russell Knox rallied to add another trophy to his collection at the Travelers Championship. Here's how things ended up at TPC River Highlands, where Knox won for the second time this season:

Leaderboard: Russell Knox (-14), Jerry Kelly (-13), Patrick Rodgers (-12), Justin Thomas (-12), Jim Furyk (-11), Daniel Berger (-11)

What it means: Furyk stole the show with an unprecedented 58 to race up the standings before the leaders even teed off, and once they did it seemed like this could be a coronation for Berger who led by three shots. Instead, the American stumbled and left an opening for Knox, who promptly took advantage with a 68 that included a dramatic par to close. After a win earlier this season at the WGC-HSBC Champions, the Scot is again in the winner's circle and has firmly stamped his name as a contender for one of Darren Clarke's captain's picks to round out the European Ryder Cup team. He also joins Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson as players with multiple wins this season.

Round of the day: Forget "day," this was the round of all time on the PGA Tour. Furyk was already one of six players to shoot a 59 in competition, but he went one better with a 12-under 58 that broke the circuit's all-time scoring record. His round included a hole-out eagle on No. 3, seven straight birdies on Nos. 6-12 and only 24 putts after the veteran found each of the 18 greens in regulation.

Best of the rest: A final-round 62 would stand out under most circumstances, but Sunday all it earned Thomas was second-billing. Still, it helped the young American out of a mini-drought and gave Thomas his first top-10 finish since a T-3 result at The Players Championship back in May. Thomas made nine birdies on the day, including five in a row on Nos. 5-9.

Biggest disappointment: Berger appeared to have things well in hand after a third-round 62 that gave him a three-shot lead, but the American fell back with a 4-over 74. It was a valuable opportunity to rack up Ryder Cup points that went unrealized, and Berger actually ended up tied with Furyk despite starting the day 16 shots ahead.

Shot of the day: Knox found a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole and blasted out to 12 feet. But the Scot calmly rolled that putt in to secure the victory and avoid a playoff with Kelly.

Quote of the day: "That putt, I'll remember that one forever." - Knox