Scheffler’s Sixth Win: Dominates Travelers Championship

It was 62 years ago, in 1962, when Arnold Palmer achieved six wins on the PGA Tour. Not even Tiger Woods had achieved it before. Scottie Scheffler, in his remarkable year, has bounced back to his usual level at the Travelers Championship to win the tournament. The struggles he faced at Pinehurst, where he had trouble reading the greens, disappeared from the first day. This story almost took a different turn. Tom Kim, who forced the playoff with a birdie on the 18th.

Those who couldn’t stop the course of events were Just Stop Oil activists, who appeared on the scene just before Kim and Scheffler completed the regulation 18 holes, smearing orange and white paint or powder on the green, although luckily not much.


PGA Tour over the last 40 years

  1. 9 Tiger Woods (2000) / Vijay Singh (2004)
  2. 8 Tiger Woods (1999 and 2006)
  3. 7 Tiger Woods (2007)
  4. 6 Tiger Woods (2005 and 2006) / Nick Price (1994) / Scottie Scheffler (2024)

But returning to golf, we must talk again about Scottie’s almost perfect game, which signed 65 strokesto seal a victory of great merit because for much of the last round, a handful of prestigious rivals were in the fight for victory in the TPC River Highlands. Scheffler already emerged strongly in The Players, the Masters or the RBC Heritage, and again a great final round elevated him above the others.

Only his good friend Tom Kim (eighth week in a row playing) kept track of the world number one. The 22-year-old Korean made an important putt at 17 to leave Scheffler one stroke behind at 18 and give emotion to the outcome. Both players joked around as if it were a practice round. But it wasn’t a joke when Kim almost holed out from 117 yards and then made the birdie putt to tie it at -22. Already in sudden death, the Korean sent the ball into the bunker on his second shot and his exit was not correct.

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