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Major changes are coming to TPC River Highlands

CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT (AP) – Changes will be made to the TPC River Highlands after record low scoring last week during the PGA Tour’s Travelers Championship, tournament officials said Wednesday.

Travelers’ executive vice president and chief administrative officer Andy Bessette told The Associated Press that officials at the club, which is owned by the tour, are already looking at modifications to the course to make it more difficult next year.

“We take all the feedback we get very seriously,” Bessette said. “I can tell you that changes are already in the works. We strive for this to be a top-notch event and we will do everything we can to improve it every year.”

Keegan Bradley shot a tournament-record total of 23-under 257, a shot better than Kenny Perry’s previous record from 2009. There were eight rounds of 62 or better during the week, which was marked by some rainy, but not windy days that kept the greens soft.

After his final round, Rory McIlroy, who tied for seventh at 18 under, called the 6,852-yard, par-70 course “obsolete”.

“I don’t particularly like when a tournament is like this,” he said.

Golfers walk on the first fairway during the final round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut, United States. PHOTO: AP