Travelers Championship Recap: Reavie Having a Career Year
Travelers Championship Recap: Reavie Having a Career Year

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Chez Reavie is 37 years old, and not too long ago his journeyman golf life started to take a huge turn – for the better. Athletes are not supposed to get better in their 30s, especially their late 30s, but Reavie won for the first time in 11 years on Sunday at the Travelers Championship to move to a career-best No. 26 in the world rankings.

After being on Tour for more than a decade, Reavie has now turned in two of the best five performances of his career in the past two weeks. Yes, the win comes on the heels of tying for third at the U.S. Open. His lone prior win came at the Canadian Open when he was a rookie in 2008.

Reavie is now ranked ahead of, for instance, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Henrik Stenson.

What makes it all the more remarkable that Reavie is finding his greatest success at this stage of his career is that he is a short hitter in an era when balls are flying farther than ever before. He makes up for it by ranking first on Tour in driving accuracy and doing pretty much everything else decently. What's also amazing about Reavie is that he doesn't look like an athlete. Heck, he barely looks like a golfer.

He showed tremendous poise on Sunday after his six-stroke lead over Keegan Bradley at the start of the round was trimmed to one with two holes to

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Len Hochberg
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