The 2009 Travelers Championship is now over and done with. Forty-eight year old Kenny Perry is the champion shooting a record score of 258, or 22-under par. Perry’s 22-under score is the fourth lowest score in PGA Tour history, and this is his second win of the year and his fifth win in the last two. David Toms shot a 5-under-par 65 to finish in a tie for second place with Paul Goydos. They each finished three shots back at 19-under.
Read tomorrow’s edition of the Fairfield Citizen for the full wrap-up on J.J. Henry’s final three rounds, Henry birdied four of his final six holes to finish -10 and in a tie for 23rd. Henry shot bookend 66′s with a 70 and 68 sandwiched in between.
“I hit the ball well enough to win this week, but for some reason just didn’t convert when I needed to,” Henry said. “I had some pretty good chances to get the momentum for the week. I started the week with a hole-out. All-in all, I can’t complain.”
Henry always enjoys coming back to Connecticut, and was a swell ambassador for the weekend. He thinks that he shot the ball well enough to win, but his putter and some bad luck got him. Either way, Henry’s schedule lines up nicely that he’ll get some off time in the next month.
“I’m going to play next week and I believe the following week at the John Deere,” Henry said. “I’m not in the British Open, but if I could play there I’d like to. If I’m not in there, I’ll take a few weeks off to relax a little bit.”
Henry currently sits in 61st place in the FedEx Cup Standings.
Verplank rides hot wave
Forty-nine year old Scott Verplank shot the low round of the day yesterday, firing an 8-under 62. Verplank finished in a tie for ninth at -15. He had glowing things to say about the course in Cromwell.
“This golf course, if you hit the shots you can shoot scores,” he said. “I can get it going on this golf course… I think I’ll probably keep this on my schedule longer. I’d like to, because this golf course suits me really good.”
Odds and ends
The PGA Tour will move to Washington D.C. for the AT&T National. The tournament is known as “Tiger’s event” and will be played at the Congressional Course… Bubba Watson shot 63 on Sunday to finish 13-under-par and in a tie for 14 “I’ve been playing good all year, been pretty consistent all year and just looking forward to the rest of the year doing that.”… Henry was in Fairfield for a First-Tee event at Fairchild Wheeler Country Club “It’s always nice to give something back to the town I’m from,” he said.
Can anyone really take the Mets seriously as a contender right now? Injuries or no, they look pitiful. Which was more embarrassing, the 3 error inning on Friday night? Or the “great K-Rod” walking Mariano Rivera with the bases loaded last night… The Yankees have now won five straight and look like they could get rolling. They have the Mariners tomorrow at the Stadium… Good to see that Tommie Hanson is an equal opportunity stopper. He shut down the Red Sox yesterday, the same way he shut down the Yankees next week. If only the Braves had a few other starters to build around him… Is anyone in either league really afraid of the Dodgers?… Check out tomorrow’s Citizen for more about the Stratton-Faxon Fairfield Half-Marathon. Tim Parry wrote a good piece for us.
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