Xander Schauffele pleased to end three year wait for PGA Tour title at Travelers Championship

America's Xander Schauffele ended a three-year wait for a PGA Tour title in Conneticut, with the 28-year-old finishing 19-under par to pip Sahith Theegala to the win.

Xander Schauffele has had his fair share of bad luck on the PGA Tour, but the 28-year-old American finally returned to winning ways this weekend in Conneticut after capitalising on Sahith Theegala's mistake.

Approaching the 18th and final hole of the tournament, it looked as though Schauffele was to narrowly miss out on yet another PGA Tour title.

The Olympic gold medallist trailed the American rookie by one. However, the pressure seemed to get to Theegala as his drive landed in the bunker. It took him two shots to finally escape, before making a double-bogey six to end the round on 67 for 17-under par.

Schauffele therefore only needed par on the 18th to win his first PGA Tour title in three years, and the world No.11 wasn't going to pass up this golden opportunity.

After hitting his short approach to three feet, he birdied to wrap up a round of 68 and finish on 19-under.

Having lifted the sixth PGA Tour title of his career, Schauffele acknowledged his luck along the way, but was pleased with how important that victory was for his career.

"I've been out here long enough, this is my sixth year on Tour, and you just know that no-one's going to to hand you a win," said Schauffele, whose week had begun in a rush after a 25-minute misunderstanding of his opening-day tee time.

"I was very aware of that and ready to birdie the last and I thought that was going to be to get in a play-off so I was just lucky it was to make me on top.

"I really think this was, in a small way, a big win for me mentally just because I sort of had to check myself.

"When you've been out here and things are going easy you just expect to play well all the time. Sometimes it's good to take a step back - and I thought I did that this week."

JT Poston finished well to draw level with Theegala on 17-under and record his second top-five finish in his last three starts, while early leader Rory McIlroy continued to fade and ended up 19th on nine-under.

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