Golf: Watson wins Travelers

Third win this season for American, now looks to Paris, Tokyo

Redazione ANSA Rome

(ANSA) - Rome, June 25 - American golfer Bubba Watson clinched his third win this season at the Travelers Championship, nearing his dream of qualifying for the Ryder Cup in Paris on September 28-30.
    In Cromwell on the PGA Tour, Watson closed at 263 (70 63 67 63, -17).
    He finished three strokes ahead of US golfers Stewart Cink, Beau Hossler and Jon Holmes (2nd at -14), as well as British golfer Paul Casey, after Casey squandered a four-stroke lead in the third round.
    "I'm really happy about this win, and now I'm hoping for a call from Jim Furyk," said the 39-year-old native of Bagdad, Florida, referring to the US captain.
    "I've never won the Ryder and I think the time has come to break that taboo. Then I would like to focus on the 2020 Olympics so I can have that unique experience first hand," he said.
    Finishing in 12th place (-11) were Rory McIlroy and Jason Day, while Brooks Koepka landed at 19th (-9).
    Jordan Spieth suffered another disappointment, coming in 42nd (-4).
    Justin Thomas lost the chance to retake his world leadership, landing in 56th place (-2).