Two-time Masters champion to return to the site of first PGA TOUR victory
HARTFORD, Conn., April 14, 2014 – Yesterday Bubba Watson – who will return to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship in June – won the Masters, earning his second major championship, and his second Masters victory since 2012. Watson is the first player to win his second Masters victory in six attempts since Arnold Palmer in 1960. Watson led after the second round of the tournament, and stayed near the top of the leaderboard throughout the weekend. He shot three-under in his final round to finish eight-under par for the tournament.
Coming into the Masters, Watson was No. 5 in the FedExCup Rankings, and No. 12 in the Official World Golf Rankings. Watson earned his first PGA TOUR victory at the 2010 Travelers Championship. Since winning at TPC River Highlands, Watson’s career has soared earning five career victories. This season, Watson has had a superb year, with two victories and six top 10s in just nine events.
“I was telling my caddie coming up 18, I don’t remember the last few holes. I was just hanging on. I was just thinking make pars, make pars, make pars,” said Watson. “This (win) was a lot different. It was a lot of hard work, dedication to get back here.”
Watson will be back at TPC River Highlands this June, and will join top golfers like Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Hunter Mahan, Patrick Reed, and reigning champion Ken Duke. Tickets for the tournament, which will take place from June 16 to 22 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., are on sale now at www.TravelersChampionship.com.