20 Mar

MARC LEISHMAN, PAUL CASEY COMMIT TO 2019 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

MARC LEISHMAN, PAUL CASEY COMMIT TO 2019 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., March 20, 2019 – The Travelers Championship today announced that 2012 winner Marc Leishman and two-time runner-up Paul Casey have committed to play in this year’s tournament.

“Marc and Paul are fierce competitors who are often found near the top of our leaderboard,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Adding them to our field certainly builds on the competition, which can only make our tournament that much more exciting for the fans.”

Marc Leishman earned the first of his four PGA TOUR victories at the 2012 Travelers Championship when he shot a 62 in the final round. In eight tournament appearances, Leishman has made seven cuts, won once and has finished in the top 20 three other times. He won twice on the PGA TOUR in 2017, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and BMW Championship. Leishman’s fourth win came this season at the CIMB Classic. The 35-year-old from Australia has played in the past three Presidents Cups and is currently No. 18 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Paul Casey finished second at TPC River Highlands in 2015, when he lost to Bubba Watson in a playoff, and again in 2018. He is a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR, with victories at the 2009 Shell Houston Open and 2018 Valspar Championship. Casey has 13 wins on the European Tour, most recently at the KLM Open in 2014. A 41-year-old from England, he has represented Team Europe in four Ryder Cups (2004, 2006, 2008, 2018), has been as high as No. 3 in the world golf rankings and is currently ranked No. 15.

Leishman and Casey join six other top-20 players — Brooks Koepka (No. 3), Justin Thomas (No. 5), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 6), Francesco Molinari (No. 7), Tony Finau (No. 14) and defending champion Bubba Watson (No. 17) — who already have committed to play in the 2019 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 17-23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tickets and more information on this year’s tournament, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com.

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. Named by the PGA TOUR in 2017 and 2018 as the recipient of the “Players Choice” award, the Travelers Championship proudly supports the TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent 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.

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