BUBBA WATSON COMMITS TO 2021 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPadmin
HARTFORD, Conn., March 23, 2021 – The Travelers Championship today announced that three-time winner Bubba Watson has committed to play in the 2021 tournament. Watson won the Travelers Championship in 2010, 2015 and 2018, and will be making his 15th appearance at TPC River Highlands.
“Bubba is a fan favorite, especially here in Connecticut,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Winning here for the first time has meant a lot to him and his family, and we appreciate his loyal support over the years. We’re looking forward to seeing him again in June.”
Watson is a 12-time winner on the PGA TOUR, starting with his playoff victory at TPC River Highlands in 2010. He also won in a playoff in 2015, then shot a final-round 63 to erase a six-shot deficit and win the Travelers Championship again in 2018. Only Billy Casper, with four victories, has more wins in the tournament’s history.
Watson has two major championships, winning the Masters in 2012 and 2014. He has competed on four U.S. Ryder Cup teams, two U.S. Presidents Cup teams, and participated in the 2016 Olympics.
Off the golf course, Watson has also made a big impact in Connecticut. He donated $100,000 to the Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research Benefit Dinner in 2016, pledged $200,000 to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in 2018, and most recently gave $25,000 to help rebuild Camp after a devastating fire.
“Bubba is one of the best advocates for the Travelers Championship,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Bubba has not only embraced our event, but he has embraced our community by supporting tournament charities with incredibly generous personal donations. The Watson family has become part of our extended family, and we’re happy to have them back this summer.”
Watson joins defending champion Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed in the field for the 2021 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 21-27 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
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About the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. The tournament proudly supports the TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100% of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR. The company became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. Travelers has been doing business in the Hartford community for more than 160 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available at www.TravelersChampionship.com.