August 7, 2016 / 10:11 PM / a year ago

Golf-Knox sinks 12-foot putt to win Travelers Championship

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)

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