Monday, June 22, 2020
Ted Potter will try to turn it all around again this week at the Traveler's Championship in Connecticut, one of the oldest continuing events on the PGA Tour calendar.
The tournament at the TPC River Highlands was first played in 1952 and was won by Ted Kroll. In succeeding years the list of winners was formidable, including Sam Snead, Tommy Bolt, Arnold Palmer, Gene Littler, Billy Casper, Ken Venturi and Lee Trevino.
The Traveler's has had different names along the way and it no doubt boasts of the largest number of winners from any one event who later went on to become TV announcers. That list includes Billy Kratzert, Phil Blackmar, Lanny Wadkins, Peter Jacobsen, Curtis Strange, Billy Ray Brown, Paul Azinger and Notah Begay.
Meanwhile, Ted has played 12 events since the start of the latest season and has earned just $345,565, leaving him well down all the important lists. He'll hope to improve on that beginning Thursday.
Webb Simpson, who won the RBC Heritage yesterday by one stroke over Abraham Ancer, will try to make it two straight in Cromwell. With a flurry of five birdies in a six-hole span on the back nine, Webb came from behind to shoot 22-under 262, a record for the event. He moved up to No. 1 on the FedEx points list.
The two Seminoles had top 10 finishes, with the previous week's winner, Daniel Berger, firing a 20-under 264 after closing with 63-65 on the weekend to wind up in a tie for third. Brooks Koepka was alone in seventh at 18 under after a Sunday 65.
Seminoles entered in the Traveler's: Berger, Koepka, Hank Lebioda. Gators: Billy Horschel, Brian Gay, Matt Every.
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