NEW YORK – Chez Reavie ended a near-11-year title drought Sunday, firing a one-under 69 for a four-shot victory in the US PGA Tour Travelers Championship.
Reavie couldn't repeat the seven-birdie back-nine surge that saw him power to a six-shot lead on Saturday, two birdies and a bogey were enough to deliver the American's second career title at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
With a 17-under par total of 263 he finished four strokes in front of Zack Sucher and Keegan Bradley, who both carded 67s for 267.
“It means everything,” said Reavie, who won his only prior Tour title at the 2008 Canadian Open - 10 years and 10 months ago.
Since then the 37-year-old has been slowed by injury, including knee surgery in 2010 and wrist surgery in 2013.
“I started from the ground up, had wrist surgery, got a swing coach to help take pressure off my wrist and kind of slowly built my foundation - and here we are,” said Reavie, who was coming off a tie for third at the US Open last week.
“Staying patient, sticking to my game, hitting fairways and hitting greens and giving myself a lot of birdie opportunities,” he said of the key to the comeback.