Durant wins 3M Championship on PGA Champions Tour


Joe Durant, a member of the PGA Champions Tour and a client of Cartersville Country Club’s Scott Hamilton Golf Academy, fired a 63 Sunday to get into a playoff with 36-hole leader, Miguel Angel Jiminez.


Durant then made eagle on the first playoff hole to win the senior Champions Tour's 3M Championship at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota.


The win by Durant is his second on the Champions Tour.


Durant (70-64-63) and Jiminez (67-63-67) finished the 54-hole event two shots clear of Bernhard Langer and Kevin Sutherland.


With the win, Durant moves into second place in the PGA Champions Tour Schwab Cup standings.


On the PGA Tour, Russell Knox shot 68 Sunday and held off a hard charging 64 by Jerry Kelly to win The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.


The win by Knox was overshadowed in some respects, by a PGA Tour record 58 shot by veteran Jim Furyk. Furyk was also the last player to shoot 59 on the PGA Tour back in 2013.


Russell Henley, one of the PGA Tour players affiliated with Cartersville Country Club’s Scott Hamilton Golf Academy, was a co-leader after 36 holes at the Travelers, but slipped to a tie for 11th Sunday after firing a final round 73.


Aaron Baddeley, another SHGA player, shot 69 Sunday to finish tied for 34th.


Of the SHGA players on the WEB.com Tour, Mark Silvers had the best tournament at this week’s Digital Ally Open at Nucklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in Overland Park, Kansas.


Silvers finished tied for 44th at 9-under par (69-65-69-72). The event was won by Wesley Bryan in a playoff. Bryan, Grayson Murray, and JT Poston were 20-under par.


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Scott Hamilton is Director of Golf at Cartersville Country Club and works with many prominent professional golfers on the PGA Tour, PGA Champions Tour, WEB.com Tour, LPGA, and other professional tours through the Scott Hamilton Golf Academy.

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