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CROMWELL, Conn. – Russell Knox saved par with a 12-foot putt on the final hole to beat hometown favorite Jerry Kelly by a stroke Sunday in the Travelers Championship, hours after Jim Furyk shot the first 58 in PGA Tour history.
Knox closed with a 2-under 68 for a 14-under 266 total at TPC River Highlands. The 31-year-old Scot won for the second time on the tour, following his breakthrough victory in China in November in the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
Kelly, the 49-year-old former University of Hartford player, finished with a 64.
Furyk tied for fifth at 11 under. He opened with rounds of 73, 66 and 72.
Knox took the lead with birdies at 13 and 14. He bogeyed the par-3 16th, and missed a chance to seal it on the par-3 17th when his 20-foot birdie putt stopped an inch right of the hole.
The Scot hit his tee shot on the par-4 18th right and into the crowd, and his second shot into a green-side bunker below the hole.