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Travelers Championship: Xander Schauffele wins by two shots

American Xander Schauffele has won the Travelers Championship by two shots in Connecticut.

Schauffele, who led going into the final round, birdied the 18th for a two-under-par 68 to finish on 19 under.

Sahith Theegala had taken the lead on the 17th but saw his challenge falter on the final hole as he finished with a double bogey to sit tied for second.

US amateur Michael Thorbjornsen fired a second consecutive 66 to finish in fourth place on 15 under.

“It’s incredible,” world number 15 Schauffele, 28, said. “I was looking at birdie just getting into a playoff. I saw a little hiccup for Sahith and I knew I had to get it into the cup.”

World number one Scottie Scheffler finished on 10 under alongside Scotland’s Martin Laird, while world number two Rory McIlroy, who was joint-leader after the first round, shot a 67 to finish on nine under

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