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Scottie Scheffler Wins Travelers Championship in Playoff for Sixth Victory of 2024 Season

Scottie Scheffler Wins Travelers Championship in Playoff for Sixth Victory of 2024 Season

CROMWELL, Conn. -- World number one Scottie Scheffler won the 2024 Travelers Championship on Sunday, defeating Tom Kim in a playoff to capture his sixth PGA Tour victory of the season.


Scottie Scheffler of the United States poses with the trophy and his wife Meredith and their baby (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)


The win for Scheffler was historic, making him the first player since Tiger Woods in 2007 to win six or more tournaments in a single season. Only Woods, Vijay Singh, and Nick Price have accomplished this feat since 1983.




Number of Wins

Tiger Woods



Tiger Woods



Vijay Singh



Nick Price



Scottie Scheffler


6 (so far)


Tiger Woods holds the PGA Tour record with 9 wins in a single season in 2000.


Vijay Singh, Nick Price, and Scottie Scheffler are the only other golfers to win 6 times in a year on the PGA Tour since 1983.


With around 5 events left in 2022 and being in top form, Scheffler has a chance to surpass Singh, Price and move into sole possession of 2nd on the all-time list.


Winning 7 or more would put Scheffler alongside Woods' historic season in 2000 as the only golfers to accomplish that feat.


Scheffler entered the final round at TPC River Highlands with a one-shot lead and carded a bogey-free 65 to reach 22-under par. His score would have been a new tournament record if not for the dramatic finish.


Kim, who was chasing his first PGA Tour win, made a clutch birdie on the 72nd hole to catch Scheffler at 22-under and force a playoff. They returned to the 18th hole for sudden death.


That's where controversy struck, as protesters briefly disrupted play by throwing smoke bombs onto the green as Scheffler was preparing to putt. Officials were forced to cut a new hole location after clearing the debris.


In the playoff, Kim could not duplicate his heroics. After a wayward drive, he was left with an impossible uphill bunker shot and failed to get up and down, making bogey.


Scheffler calmly two-putted from 15 feet for par to secure the victory and maintain his dominance on the PGA Tour this season. All six of his wins have come at signature tournaments, including the Masters.


With over $27 million already earned in 2024, Scheffler has cemented his status as the top-ranked player in the world. He will look to add to his season for the ages over the coming months in pursuit of a potential second major championship.


As for Kim, the near-miss was still a confidence boosting week that saw him contend for his first win. The 23-year-old is playing some of the best golf of his young career and looks poised for a victory in the very near future.



Read more: Chaotic Protests Disrupt Finishing Moments of Travelers Championship


How did Scottie Scheffler manage to bounce back from his U.S. Open performance so effectively


Scottie Scheffler sure knew how to bounce back in a big way after that disappointing U.S. Open performance. He went out and won the Travelers Championship, making him the first dude since Tiger Woods to bag six tournament wins in a single PGA Tour season.


Even after finishing way lower than he wanted at T41 in the Open, Scheffler kept his head down and focused on getting ready for the Travelers. Dude showed up with his game on fleek at TPC River Highlands, playing some seriously smart golf to end up second in driving accuracy and approach shots.


That Travelers win was Scheffler's sixth of the year, putting him up there with legends like Woods and Vijay Singh. And get this - all of his victories have come at some massive tournaments, a major and The Players Championship level events.


Scotty's resilience after the rare bad week and ability to rebound has really fueled his mind-blowing success. Week in and week out he's right in the mix to win at the biggest events. Dude just brings it when the lights shine brightest. No doubt it's had fans and the experts alike shaking their heads in awe all season long.







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Sarah has a strong background in sports journalism, with a degree in journalism from a top university in the US. She has covered men's professional golf for over 10 years, attending major tournaments around the world and building an extensive network within the men's golf community. Her writing is known for its in-depth analysis, insider access, and ability to bring the drama and excitement of professional golf to life for readers.

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