Harris English outlasted Kramer Hickok in an eight-hole playoff, which was the second-longest playoff in PGA Tour history, to win the Travelers Championship. English now has two victories (Sentry Tournament of Champions and Travelers) in 2021 and has achieved the highest OWGR of his career in 12th place. 137 worldwide. Tipped 50-1 on this column last week, Bubba Watson held the lead through 13 holes on Sunday and was the favorite to win at the time, but he put a few in the drink and ended up shooting 6 over ( Bogeys at 14, 15, 16, double bogey at 17 and another bogey at 18) for his final six holes and crashed on a T-19 finish.
This week, the PGA Tour moves to Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic, where Bryson DeChambeau (T-19 last week) will try again to defend his tournament favorite (15-2). Patrick Reed (14-1) finished fifth here in the debut but missed the cut last year. Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama (16-1) is one of the few players in the field who has made the cut in both years of the event and starts a busy month of July here before moving to the British Open and then the Olympic Games as the face of golf for the host country Japan. Webb Simpson (18-1) finished eighth last year and should at least show a better performance than his disastrous two rounds at the US Open two weeks ago. Will Zalatoris (22-1), who makes his debut in Detroit, and Jason Kokrak (25-1) also want to recover from missed cuts with the last major. Joaquin Niemann (25-1) has still not found his form from the beginning of the year, but finished fifth in her debut here in 2019.