TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP EARLY COMMIT EARNS THIRD PGA TOUR VICTORY
CROMWELL, Conn., May 8, 2011 – Lucas Glover won the Wells Fargo Championship and earned his third PGA TOUR victory today. Glover who has committed to the 2011 Travelers Championship shot a final round 69 and then faced former Clemson University teammate Jonathan Byrd in a sudden death playoff. Glover two putted for par on the first playoff hole to win for the first time since his 2009 U.S. Open title at Bethpage Black.
“I’m elated,” said Lucas Glover after his victory. “Any time you win, you’re pleased. It means you beat everybody. You did what you set out to do on Thursday morning when the bell rang. Against this field and on this golf course and in a tournament of this magnitude, I’m thrilled.”
Glover earned $1.17 million with the victory and moved to 23rd place in the 2011 FedExCup standings. Before the win today, his best finish of 2011 was a T20 at the Transitions Championship. Glover will be making his sixth appearance to TPC River Highlands this June and his best finish came in 2009 with a tie for 11th place.
Three other Travelers Championship early commitments finished in the top 10, including Zach Johnson (T6), Padraig Harrington (T9) and Vijay Singh (T9).
Johnson had his best finish of the year and first top 10 in 2011. Harrington shot a final round 68 to finish in the top 10 for the third time this year. Singh also earned his third top-10 finish in 2011, which includes a second place finish at the Northern Trust Open and a tie for third at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
The Travelers Championship is the PGA TOUR’s only early summer stop in the Northeast and will be held June 20 – 26, 2011, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. A complete schedule of tournament events and ticket information is available at TravelersChampionship.com.
About the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship will be held June 20 – 26, 2011, at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. As the only PGA TOUR event in the Northeast in early summer, the Travelers Championship is one of the region’s premier sporting events. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, serving children facing serious illness; the Greater Hartford Jaycees, a leadership development and community service organization; and more than 130 other nonprofit organizations throughout New England. The event is sponsored by Travelers, a leading provider of property casualty insurance for home, auto and business. Travelers has been doing business in the community for nearly a century and a half, and today has more than 6,000 employees in the Greater Hartford area. The Official Property Casualty Insurer of the PGA TOUR, Travelers has been a sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952, becoming title sponsor in 2007. Complete details are available on www.TravelersChampionship.com.