Epic 8-hole playoff needed to decide winner at Travelers Championship

Eight extra holes were required to decide a winner at the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship.

Harris English and Kramer Hickok sank clutch birdie putts on the 18th hole to both get to 13-under par meaning a sudden-death playoff would be needed to decide the winner.

And while birdies were prevalent during the final round, it was a par-fest during the playoff.

Harris and Hickock could do no better or worse than par on the first seven playoff holes across the par-4 17th and 18th.

The 8 playoff holes were the equal second-most in PGA TOUR history. Only the 1949 Motor City Open required more playoff holes, with joint winners awarded the trophy after the darkness fell after 11 holes.

Marc Leishman was the best of the Australian contingent. A final-round 6-under 64 saw Leishman finish just one stroke shy of the playoff.

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