On a day where Jim Furyk’s 58 upstaged not only the rest of the field, but also every single other sports story, Scotland’s Russell Knox took the title at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, with a 14-under 266.
Knox was three strokes behind Day 3 leader Daniel Berger, but the American fell on hard times Sunday, knocking four straight bogeys to start the back nine and finishing with a 4-over 74 to fall into a tie for fifth at 11-under.
Knox’s 2-under 68 was his worst round of the weekend, but still enough to take the title as he held off challenges from Jerry Kelly and Justin Thomas, who recorded rounds of 64 and 62, respectively.
Knox had two birdies and a bogey on the front nine and repeated that on the back nine to claim the victory. Kelly entered the day 7-under, but birdied three of his first five holes and shot 3-under on the back nine including an eagle 2 on No. 12 to reach 13-under.
Thomas was just 4-under through 54 holes, but caught fire on Sunday, birdying five straight holes to conclude the front nine and adding four more birdies and a solo bogey on the back nine to finish 8-under on the day.
American Patrick Rodgers also tied for third at 12-under after shooting a 68-66-66-68 – 268.
Furyk, whose 58 was the best score every on the PGA Tour, tied for fifth with three others, including Berger. It was a dramatic upswing on an otherwise-disappointing for the 46-year-old.
Furyk finished second at the US Open, but Sunday was his only other Top 10 finish of the season. Knox won for the second time on the PGA Tour after taking the 2015 WGC-HSBC title.