June 26 2011
CROMWELL, Conn. -- Not only did Fredrik Jacobson record his first career victory in 188 starts on the PGA TOUR, he also earned 500 FedExCup points and moves from 41st to 18th in the standings.
During the first four years of the FedExCup, he has finished 84 th (2007), 44 th (2008), 57 th (2009) and 58 th (2010).
Jacobson’s 72-hole total of 20-under 260 is also the lowest winning score on TOUR this season, besting the 264 set by Sony Open in Hawaii winner Mark Wilson.
Jacobson, a 36-year-old native of Gothenburg, Sweden, becomes the first international winner of the Travelers Championship since Greg Norman in 1995. He is the seventh Swedish-born player to win on the PGA TOUR, joining Jesper Parnevik, Daniel Chopra, Gabriel Hjertstedt, Carl Pettersson, Richard S. Johnson and Henrik Stenson.
Jacobson played the first 63 holes this week without a bogey, with his only one of the week coming on the par-4 10 th hole when he missed a putt just under 12 feet for par. He was seeking to become the first winner since Lee Trevino at the 1974 Greater New Orleans Open to go bogey-free over 72 holes.
Lastly, Jacobson led the field this week in strokes gained-putting. He picked up 2.246 strokes per round over the field.