Defending Champion Bubba Watson to Return for Travelers Championship

Defending champion Bubba Watson will return to Connecticut for the 2019 Travelers Championship, tournament officials announced Tuesday.

Watson is a three-time champion of the tournament, one of only two players to win the event more than twice, the other being Billy Casper, who won it four times.

“The Travelers Championship is one of my favorite tournaments - and favorite weeks - on the PGA TOUR,” Watson said in a media release. “It will always hold special meaning to me because it was the site of my first TOUR victory, but the way the entire community embraces it, and how the tournament team goes above and beyond to ensure it’s a great experience, truly makes it special.”

Last June, Waston came back from six shots in the final round at TPC River Highlands to win the tournament for the third time.

Watson has donated $300,000 to tournament charities over the past three years, including a $200,000 donation to the tournament's primary beneficiary, The Hole in the Wall Gang camp last year.

Other players who have committed to this year’s tournament include Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau. The tournament will be held June 17 -23 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Learn more here. 

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