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Casey forces playoff but Watson prevails to win Travelers for 2nd time

CROMWELL, June 28 – Paul Casey surged down the stretch to force a playoff at the 2015 Travelers Championship by erasing a three-stroke deficit in the final five holes. But he couldn’t seal the deal.

For the second time, Bubba Watson won the tournament in playoff. He earned his first PGA Tour victory here in Hartford in 2010. Watson picked up his tenth PGA Tour win Sunday after he sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to win the Travelers’ Championship. Both men finished the tournament with a 16-under 264 in light rain.

“The week was a great week,” Watson said. “Everything was — my body felt good. My mind was calm.

“Coming down the stretch, I didn’t execute. I didn’t make the shots I needed to make,” Watson said. “Paul Casey made the shots he needed to make. Then in the playoff I hit a good shot, put some pressure on him and got a victory. It does remind me of 2010 where coming down the stretch I had to hit some good shots and I didn’t. That bunker I hit in the water in 2010. This time I got over the water. But, yeah, I had to force a playoff. So it’s good to get the victory. I wish it was a lot easier, but a victory is a victory.”

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