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Chez Reavie Wins the 2019 Travelers Championship

July 5, 2019 --

Chez Reavie is a 37-year old golf pro who tied for third in the U.S. Open, last month, with a 277, three strokes behind Brooks Koepka, who finished second with a 274, three strokes behind the 2019 U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland's 271.

On June 23, Reavie won the Travelers Championship, in Cromwell, Conn., carding a 263, 17 strokes below par. Koepka also competed in the Travelers but this time he finished tied for 57th, with an even par 280.

The Travelers was Reavie's second victory on the PGA tour. his first, in his rookie year, occurred in the Canadian Open, 11 years ago. But even without piling up victories, Reavie has earned from $1 million to over $2 million the last three years on tour.

The Travelers is the only PGA tournament in New England this season.

Kyle Porter of CBS Sports noted, after the Travelers, that Koepka has finished tied for second or better in five of the last six majors, but tied for 50th or worse in five of his last six non-majors. The next and last major of 2019 will be the British Open in Northern Ireland, July 18 - 21. And as this is a major, the golf world will expect Koepka to finish high up on the leaderboard. But also keep an eye on Woodland and Reavie.