Wilkinson closer to retaining PGA Tour card

MATT RICHENS
Last updated 10:34 23/06/2014
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Tim Wilkinson has recorded his fourth top-25 finish of the PGA Tour season and moved closer to retaining his card for next year. 

The Manawatu left-hander finished in a tie for 18th at The Travelers Championship in Connecticut, firing a final round even-par 70.

The 35-year-old started the final round in a tie for seventh, but was unable to keep up with most of the field.

He made three bogeys and three birdies, though it could have been worse had he not putted in from off the green on the par-four third for a handy par-save.

Wilkinson ended the $7.1m tournament at nine-under, six behind American Kevin Streelman who won in extraordinary circumstances.

Streelman was one-over through 11 holes, at eight-under for the event and only an outside chance of making the top 10.

But the world No 58 made a couple of birdies in a row, then a couple more, then a few more.  Streelman birdied each of his last seven holes to leap to 15-under and win the tournament by a single shot from Sergio Garcia and KJ Choi.

Meanwhile, Wilkinson, who started the tournament at 119th on the FedEx Cup points list will jump to 108th thanks to his finish.  The top 125 at season's end retain their card. 

 


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