Aug 7 (Reuters) - Scotland’s Russell Knox sank a 12-foot par putt at the final hole to beat Jerry Kelly by one stroke and win the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Sunday.
Knox carded a closing 68 to finish at 14-under-par 266 at River Highlands in Cromwell.
The 31-year-old from Inverness got up-and-down from a greenside bunker at the final hole to edge American veteran Kelly (64), who watched on from a television in the scoring trailer.
It is the second PGA Tour victory for Knox, who broke through by winning the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai in November.
Knox’s victory came a few hours after American Jim Furyk had shot a record 12-under 58, the lowest round in PGA Tour history.
The performance vaulted Furyk into a tie for fifth at 11-under, three shots behind Knox. (Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Rex Gowar)