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2019 tournament overview

No. 15, TPC River Highlands.

quick Facts ‹‹ Field: 156 players ‹‹ Format: 72 holes stroke play ‹‹ Purse: $7.2 million ‹‹ Winner’s Share: $1,296,000 ‹‹ FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner

X X With his third Travelers Championship title, Bubba Watson (2010, 2015, 2018) joined Billy Casper as the only players to win the event more than twice. Casper (1963, 1965, 1968, 1973) holds the record with four victories. X X Watson came from six strokes behind to win in the final round; he also came from six

strokes back in his 2010 Travelers victory. X X The record final-round comeback at the Travelers Championship is seven strokes by Brad Faxon in 2005. X X In four appearances at the event, Paul Casey has finished second in 2015, T17 in 2016, T5 in 2017 and T2 in 2018, breaking par in 14 of 16 rounds.

LEADERBOARD 2018 Player

Pos 1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points

Earnings

70

63

67

63

263/-17

500

$1,260,000

65

67

62

72

266/-14

183.75

$462,000

Stewart Cink

T2

68

68

68

62

266/-14

183.75

$462,000

J.B. Holmes

T2

66

68

65

67

266/-14

183.75

$462,000

Beau Hossler

T2

65

67

68

66

266/-14

183.75

$462,000

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For a fourth straight year at TPC River Highlands, Paul Casey was in contention.

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Stewart Cink tied for second on the strength of a closing 62.

Notable Course Features

The signature stretch at TPC River Highlands is Nos. 15-17, which play around a four-acre lake. The 15th is an enticing, drivable par 4 of 296 yards with water to the left, while 16 is a par 3 playing over the lake. The 17th is a strong doglegright par 4 with the lake to the right on the tee shot and a water carry on the approach.

FAN EXPERIENCE

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Bubba Watson Paul Casey

The primary beneficiary for the 2019 Travelers Championship is the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn., which was founded by actor Paul Newman and provides a camp experience for seriously ill children and their families. Since 1952, the tournament has generated more than $40 million for charity and in 2018 generated $2 million for more than 150 charities. In addition to contributing net proceeds, the Travelers Championship has a Birdies For Charity program in which charitable organizations solicit donations and also receive a bonus from the tournament.

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Charity Benefit

The Fan Zone is the destination for fans at the Travelers Championship, with interactive activities, a Kids Zone including mini golf, a variety of concessions and the Concert Series after play is finished on Friday and Saturday. The Patriots’ Outpost has free food and beverages for all active, reserve and retired military service members, veterans and their dependents. PGA TOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE 2019, Part 2  179

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