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A Quick 18Front NineBack Nine Kenny Perry's 22-under 258 total was the lowest score in Travelers Championship history, beating Tim Norris' 1982 record by one.

Perry's 7-under 63 Sunday was also the lowest final-round by a winner in tournament history.

It was also Perry's first victory in a tournament he's been coming to for 21 years.

Scott Verplank's final-round 62 was the second-lowest number on the board last week, but not the lowest of his career.

He's shot 61 in the final round four times in his career, most recently -- where else -- at the 2001 Travelers Championship.

TPC River Highlands is one of the shortest and easiest courses on the TOUR so those numbers aren't totally stunning.

The average winning score of the last 10 Travelers is about 15 under.

The last single digits under par winner there was Nick Price in 1993.

For the fourth time in six weeks, a defending champion either missed the cut or didn't play.

Stewart Cink was the latest victim, missing the cut in Hartford with nine bogeys and back-to-back 71s.

In those two rounds, Cink hit just 50 percent of his greens in regulation.

Paul Goydos half-seriously said that you could be five shots back with four holes to play and still win.

Well, he was that many back after 12 holes, but he's right.

Though it was only one stroke going into Sunday, Perry's come-from-behind victory was the 30th in tournament history.

The Travelers Championship couldn't have asked for a better field and you have to give a lot of guys credit for showing up after a long week at the U.S.


The task might be a bit tougher next year with the U.S.

Open being held across the country at Pebble Beach.

More on those comebacks in Hartford: When Faxon won there, he came from seven back in the final round.

Mac O'Grady in '86 is one of six players to come from five back in the final round and seven times a player has come from three shots back.

Quote of the week I: "They have a lot of experience winning.

I have a lot of experience playing." -- Goydos on playing against Perry and Toms last week.

Funny line, though last we checked Perry and Toms have been out there a while.

For Goydos, this was his first second-place finish since last year's PLAYERS Championship, though there was no bugaboo 17th hole this time.

His 261 total in Hartford was also a career-best 72-hole total and it marked his third top-four finish in his last four events.

Quote of the week II: "I like these par-70 courses, let's start with that.

It's easier to shoot in the 60s." -- Goydos on playing at TPC River Highlands.

Seriously, the man is a quote machine, on top of being one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet anywhere.

More eye-popping numbers on TPC River Highlands, where it might be time to grow the rough, pinch in some fairways and speed up the greens.

Toms' 261 total matched his career-best 72-hole total, while the driveable par-4 15th played to a stroke average of just 3.66.

Note posted in locker room last week regarding Chris Smith's children: Abigail could be released this weekend, while Cameron is still in the ICU and will be transferred to a burn center.

That is good news to a bad situation, one that has many players shaken up.

The 15th is a fun hole for players and fans, but there needs to be more risk associated with it.

One solution: cut the rough down that edges the water left of the green.

More balls would have deservedly found the water instead of being easy up-and-downs.

One of those players was Jerry Kelly, who would have withdrawn from the Travelers had he been able to get a flight out to see Smith.

Everyone from Goydos to Glover had Smith and his family on their mind, too.

These guys really are one big, hurting family.

Bubba Watson's final-round 63 was the lowest final round of his career, beating his previous mark of 65 at the 2006 Sony Open in Hawaii and last year's BMW Championship.

As a result, Watson finished T14, his best result since a T2 at Quail Hollow.

Tweet of the week: "I've been sorting balls on the driving range for the past 11 tournaments, by now, I think I've earned a round here!" -- David Ceder's reason why he should get the free round of golf at TPC River Highlands I was offering up after winning it in a raffle at the media party.

How big must the hole have looked to former Clemson standout Kyle Stanley, who, in his first event as a professional, shot 11 under to finish T19? He was a combined 22 over in his previous two events this year -- the U.S.

Open and the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard.

For the month of June, Connecticut had about double its normal amount of rainfall at 8 inches and on Saturday, hail fell at TPC River Highlands.

There was a lightning strike on the old driving range and a tornado touched down in nearby Weathersfield.
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