Yang Claims Maiden LPGA Major Victory as Scheffler Wins Again

Amy Yang (LPGA)

Scottie Scheffler emerged victorious at the Travelers Championship on Sunday, outlasting Tom Kim in a thrilling playoff that was temporarily disrupted by climate protesters. Scheffler’s par on the first playoff hole secured his sixth win of the year, a feat not achieved since Tiger Woods in 2009 and a testament to his remarkable form.

Scheffler’s impressive performance earned him a $3.6 million payday and his fourth win in the PGA Tour’s prestigious $20 million events, including the Masters and The Players Championship. His 5-under 65 in the final round cemented his position at the top of the leaderboard with a total score of 22-under 258 at the TPC River Highlands.

Amy Yang wins maiden major (LPGA )

The sudden interruption on the 18th green, where protesters sprayed powder and were subsequently tackled by police, delayed play for five minutes. Undeterred, Scheffler calmly sank a 26-foot putt to leave his ball on the edge of the cup and tapped in for par. Kim responded with a 10-foot birdie putt to force a playoff.

In the playoff, Scheffler’s precision paid off, hitting his approach to 11 feet while Kim struggled with a plugged lie in the bunker, eventually making a bogey. Scheffler’s two-putt par sealed the victory, capping off an extraordinary performance that solidified his position as one of the tour’s top contenders.