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Our New Haven Register sportswriters will be filing updates all week from the Travelers Championship at the TPC River Highlands course in Cromwell

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Numbers comparable to last year

Travelers Championship tournament director Nathan Grube stopped giving out estimated attendances a couple of years ago.
But he did say Sunday's parking lot closed at 11:30 a.m.
"Today was the busiest I've ever seen it since I've been here by far," Grube said. "The lot closed earlier than I have ever seen it close."
The tournament bases numbers on corporate and concession sales as much, or even more, than the actual ticket sales. Best guess is with what Grube said, the tournament is close to the number approximated last year - 240,000.
Travelers' title sponsorship runs through 2014. The insurance company can decide after next year's tournament whether or not to extend it or wait. The tournament will follow the U.S. Open each of the next three years as it has since 2007.

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Jacobson wins Travelers Championship

Fredrik Jacobson pars the 18th hole, wins Travelers Championship by 1 shot over John Rollins and Ryan Moore.

Moore bogeys 18

Ryan Moore fails to get up and down from the bunker, missing about a 4-footer for par.

Jacobson is on the 18th green, needs two putts for the victory

Jacobson pars 17

Big putt for Jacobson to stay at 20-under....Moore goes from bunker to bunker on 18, pin on right side, will not have an easy bunker shot.

Moore gets up and down for par

Ryan Moore makes a par at 17, stays at 20-underm tied with FredrikJacobson, who is in the fairway at 17. Both are 2 clear of the field.

But John Rollins hit it stiff on 18, so a birdie will get him to 19-under.

Jacobson, Moore co-leaders

Jacobson misses short birdie putt on 15, Moore makes his on 16, both tied at 20-under.

Birdie, Then Birdie

Ryan Moore tied Fredrik Jacobson at 19-under for the lead, then Jacobson birdied the 14th the take a 1-shot lead at 20-under. The course record of 22-under is still in play with four holes to go. Michael Thompson (done) is at 18-under with John Rollins.

Moore and Rollins are on the 16th.

Amateur finishes at 11-under

Patrick Cantlay was 2-over-par his final 36 holes at TPC River Highlands, finishing at 11-under.
He now moves onto the AT&T National this week, where he is getting another sponsor's exemption.

Jacobson still the leader

But he didn't take advantage of the par-5 13th, only making a par. He leads Michael Thompson, Ryan Moore and John Rollins by 1.

Jacobson now at 19-under

Fredrik Jacobson birdied the 12th hole to get back to 19-under and has a 1-shot lead over Michael Thompson and Ryan Moore, who just birdied 13.

Moore misses birdie on 12

Moore had less than 10 feet, but missed it. Needs to make birdie on 13. He is 1 behind Thompson and Jacobson.

Jacobson makes first bogey of tournament

after getting free drop for his third , had about 12 feet for par. Slid it by on the right, falls back to 18-under.

Meanwhile, Thompson hits it to about 3 feet on 18, makes it to shoot 62 and post 18-under, tied withJacobson. Moore has about 5 feet for birdie on 13 to join the leaders.

Jacobson hits one fat and right

The man is entitled since he hit the first nine greens today. He is up on the hill and faces an interesting up and down. Can this be his first bogey?

Moore missed makeable birdie on par-3 11th, stays at 17-under

Jacobson makes turn in 32

Fredrik Jacobson birdied the ninth hole to go to 19-under par and has a two shot lead over Michael Thompson and Ryan Moore. Still hasn't bogeyed a hole in this tournament. Amazing.

Thompson making a charge

Michael Thompson will likely be the leader in he clubhouse with four birdies on the back nine through 16 holes to get to 17-under and 1 behind Jacobson.

Moore birdies 7, pars 8

Ryan Moore answered Fredrik Jacobson's birdie on 6, with one of his own on 7, then got up and down out of the bunker on 8 for par.
Jacobson lipped out his birdie, makes par on 7, still 1 ahead of Moore.

Jacobson Still on Top

Jacobson has a 1-shot lead with a short birdie to putt to try to get to 18-under on the sixth hole. Ryan Moore is at -16 and looking like the only real threat at this time.

A Little Moore Pressure

Ryan Moore started his round a -12 and promptly birdied the first three holes. He now sits in a tie with Bryce Molder for second place at 15-under. Leader Fredrik Jacobson birdied No. 2 to take a 2-shot lead at -17.

The Leaders Have Teed Off

Fredrik Jacobson and Bryce Molder have just teed off on the first hole. Just three days ago it seemed we would need Monday to finish this tournament. Now we should be done by 6 p.m.

Have heard a couple of interesting things so far today. When I told a Travelers volunteer that it would be a great story if amateur Patrick Cantlay were to win the tournament, he didn't seem to agree. He told me that on Saturday morning when a small child approached Cantlay for an autograph near the practice range, Cantlay responded, "I'm busy. I'm in a tournament here."
Nick Watney was nearby and went over to the kid and gave him an autograph. I always knew I loved Heidi Watney.

Also, after Bubba Watson's disappointing (at least for a defending champion) final score of 9-under, he met with the media. Although clearly not happy with his performance this weekend, Watson let his sense of humor shine through. When's Bruce Berlet asked Watson to sign a hat for his grandson, Bubba replied, "So, make it out to you?"

JB Holmes aces 11th hole

Holmes used an 8-iron to ace the par-3 11th. Also eagled the 13th hole, hitting approach to a foot.

Steve Flesch has the low round of the day with a 63 so far. He stands at 11-under for the tournament, but he will fall further back when the lead groups start making birdies.