Bubba Watson wins Travelers

Bubba Watson Takes Travelers

Bubba Watson Takes Travelers

Final round leaderboard:
-14 B Watson (US), S Verplank (US), C Pavin -13 C Riley (US) -12 P Harrington (Ire), C Campbell (US), R Goosen (SA), R Barnes (US) Selected others: -11 Justin Rose (Eng) -10 K Sutherland (US), V Singh (Fij), B Curtis (US)

Justin Rose squandered a three-stroke overnight lead as Bubba Watson won his maiden PGA Tour title in a play-off at the Travelers Championship.

Englishman Rose shot a 75 to finish three shots off the 14-under totals of play-off contenders Watson (66), Corey Pavin (66) and Scott Verplank (64).

US Ryder Cup skipper Pavin dropped out after the first sudden death hole.

And Watson emerged victorious on the next when he held his nerve after Verplank had missed his par putt.

Ireland’s Padraig Harrington matched his opening round 64, which included seven birdies and an eagle on the par-four 16th, to finish just two shots off the leaders in a tie for fifth place with Retief Goosen (67), Ricky Barnes (68) and Chad Campbell (66).

American Chris Riley fired a final-round 65 to finish one shot ahead of that bunch alone in fourth.

Rose had been hoping to win his second title on the Tour after claiming his maiden victory at the Memorial earlier this month.