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Russell Knox wins Travelers While Jim Furyk Makes History

Russell Knox, 9 year pro out of Jacksonville University from Scotland wins the Travelers Championship and 500 points in the FedEx Cup standings.

Knox finished with a 2 under 68 for a 14 under total at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Knox won for the second time on the Tour succeeding his win in China back in November for the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions Tournament.

On Sunday, after sinking a 12ft putt on the final hole to save par, Knox beat local favorite Jerry Kelly by a stroke, hours after Jim Furyk would shoot the first round of 58 in PGA Tour history.

Furyk was already one of six PGA players to shoot a 59. Kelly finished with a 64 in second while Furyk tied for fifth at 11 under with rounds of 73, 66 and 72.

Knox opened with consecutive 67s and shot a 64 on Saturday. He took the lead with two consecutive birdies on 13 and 14, bogeyed the par three 16th, and missed a chance to seal it on the par four 17th when his 20ft birdie putt stopped centimeters wide of the hole.

Also with the win, Knox moves up the FedEx Cup standings surpassing Jordan Spieth to make it into the top four. Only Day, Johnson, and Scott remain in the top three respectively. Day only has a 34-point lead ahead of Johnson.

Next weekend we have the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Illinois going on at the same time as the Olympic Men’s Golf Competition. Last year’s John Deere Classic Champion: Jordan Spieth; and Golf has returned to the Olympics after a 112 year absence.

Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization.

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