CROMWELL, Conn. Stewart Cink had a reputation as a good golfer who just couldn't finish off a tournament.
His final-round collapse in March in the PODS Championship left him with just one victory in the nine career events he led going into the last day.
On Sunday, he put that behind him, holding off Tommy Armour III and defending champion Hunter Mahan to win the Travelers Championship by a stroke. With his fifth career victory, Cink was projected to go to a career-high No. 6 in the world ranking.
Cink, also the 1997 winner at TPC River Highlands, shot a 3-under 67 following rounds of 66, 64 and 65 to finish at 18-under 262 for his first victory since 2004.
Armour (65) and Mahan (65) tied for second.
WEGMANS LPGA: At Rochester, N.Y., Eun-Hee Ji won the Wegmans LPGA for her first LPGA Tour title, rallying to beat Suzann Pettersen by two strokes. The South Korean shot a 5-under 67 to finish at 16-under 272 on the tricky Locust Hill course. A 22-year-old in her second year on the tour, Ji finished second to Pettersen in South Korea in October in the Kolon Championship.
Pettersen shot a 72 and surrendered a three-stroke lead on a sunny, 75-degree day. Ji got in front for the first time with a 7-foot birdie putt on No. 15, where Pettersen missed a 5-footer for par. The 28-year-old Norwegian has finishes of second, third and ninth this year. She won five times on the tour in 2007.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: At Concord, Mass., Jeff Sluman won the Bank of America Championship for his first Champions Tour title, finishing off an 8-under 64 with a 34-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole for a two-stroke victory over Loren Roberts. Sluman birdied three of the last four holes and finished at 17-under 199 total. The 64 was the best final round by a winner on the tour this year. Sluman, who turned 50 last Sept. 11, won for the first time since the Greater Milwaukee Open on the PGA Tour in June 2002
Roberts shot a 67.
NATIONWIDE TOUR: At Knoxville, Tenn., Australia's Jarrod Lyle won his second Nationwide Tour title of the year to move within a victory of a promotion to the PGA Tour, beating Chris Kirk with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff in the Knoxville Open. Lyle, the Mexico Open winner in February, closed with a 3-under 69 to match Kirk (67) at 19-under 269 on the Fox Den Country Club course. Lyle earned $90,000 to jump from sixth to first on the money list with $281,939, with the top 25 at the end of the season earning 2009 PGA Tour cards.
After Kirk birdied the final hole to post 19 under, Lyle answered with a par to send it to the playoff. Lyle blocked his tee shot on the playoff hole the 18th and got a break when his ball hit the trees and bounced into the adjacent 10th fairway, giving him a clear shot to the green on the 597-yard par 5. He hit a hybrid onto the fringe about 70 feet from the hole, then chipped to 10 inches.
PGA PROFESSIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: At Lake Oconee, Ga., Scott Hebert won the PGA Professional National Championship at Reynolds Plantation, closing with a 4-under 68 at Great Waters for a one-stroke victory over Sonny Skinner. The 39-year-old Hebert, a former Ferris State player based at Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Michigan, had a 12-under 276 total to top the 20 qualifiers for the PGA Championship at Oakland Hills in August. Skinner, the 47-year-old PGA director of golf at River Pointe Golf Club in Albany, Ga., shot a 69.
Hebert earned $75,000 and also received an exemption into the next five PGA Professional National Championships, a spot on the 2009 PGA Cup Team and exemptions into six PGA Tour events over a 12-month period.