Travelers Championship Recap: Historic, Yes. Exciting, No
Travelers Championship Recap: Historic, Yes. Exciting, No

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PGA tournaments immediately before and after a major normally suffer the consequences. The leader board of the Travelers Championship was Exhibit A: Brendan Steele led after the first round, Scott Langley after the second and Ryan Moore after the third. Heck, even Jim Nantz took the week off, leaving Ian Baker-Finch alongside Nick Faldo at CBS's 18th tower.

There still are big names in just about any PGA Tour event, just not as many as in the marquee destinations. By the time Sunday rolled around, some of them made their way into the mix. Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi were the most prominent, and seemed poised to battle for the title.

But then a dark horse came up from the far outside to cross the finish line first. Kevin Streelman birdied the final seven holes at the TPC River Highlands to defeat Garcia and Choi by a stroke for his second career title.

Streelman broke through in the first half of last season, winning in Tampa, but had slumped badly since, missing four cuts in a row coming in. But he played the weekend with twin 64s, including a 28 on the back nine on Sunday. He finished at 15-under - almost half of that in the final seven holes - to beat Garcia and Choi by a stroke.

Stirring stuff, eh? Well, not really. If you're familiar with Streelman, watching him birdie seven holes in a row is about as exciting as watching him not birdie seven holes in

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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