Casey Lauds Reavie Performance

Casey Lauds Reavie Performance

Paul Casey has praised the display of Chez Reavie following the American’s victory at the Travelers Championship. Reavie went into Sunday’s final round holding a massive six-shot lead after his superb seven-under-par 63 on Saturday but he was made to work hard for the win by compatriot Keegan Bradley.

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The latter, who won the 2011 US PGA Championship, moved to within one stroke of the lead by the time he reached the par-four 15th hole but a double-bogey at the 17th ultimately ended his charge. Under huge pressure, Reavie made a brilliant birdie at the penultimate hole to give him some breathing space, and he managed to see out the win with a solid par at the last.

The 37-year-old signed for a one-under 69 to finish the tournament on -17, four shots clear of Bradley and Zack Sucher, to clinch his second PGA Tour title and first since the 2008 RBC Canadian Open. Englishman Casey, who ended up in a tie for fifth on -11, was full of praise for Reavie’s performance after overcoming a tense final day. “He’s tough as nails,” he told the PGA Tour.

“He doesn’t have the physical attributes that seem to be what you need to play nowadays (5ft9), but he’s always nipping at your heels, like a Jack Russell.”

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