Defending Masters champion Reed is latest to commit to play at Travelers Championship

Published on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:33
Written by RYAN CHICHESTER

@ryanchichester1

HARTFORD - The reigning Masters champion is coming to Cromwell this June.

Patrick Reed, the winner of the 2018 green jacket, committed to play in the 2019 Travelers Championship the tournament announced Wednesday. This will be Reed’s eighth appearance at TPC River Highlands

“Patrick is another great addition to the list of top players who already have committed,” Travelers Championship Tournament director Nathan Grube said in a statement. “Patrick adds to the world-class golf that will be on display at TPC River Highlands this summer.”

The addition of Reed, No. 18 in the Official World Golf Ranking, already gives this year’s event nine of the world’s top 20 players and four of the top 10. Brooks Koepka (No. 4), Justin Thomas (No. 5), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 6), Francesco Molinari (No. 7), Paul Casey (No. 11), Tony Finau (No. 15), defending champion Bubba Watson (No. 17) and 2012 Travelers Championship winner Marc Leishman (No. 19) have all committed to play at the Travelers Championship.

Reed is a six-time winner on the PGA Tour. In addition to his win at Augusta, which he will try to defend next week, the 28-year-old has won at the Wyndham Championship in 2013, the Humana Challenge and Cadillac Championship in 2014, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in 2015 and The Barclays in 2016.

Reed also participated in the 2016 Olympics and represented the United States at the Presidents Cup in 2015 and 2017 and in each of the past three Ryder Cups. His performances at those events - especially in singles competition (3-0 Ryder Cup record) - have earned Reed the nickname “Captain America.”

“With a green jacket, multiple wins and memorable performances for Team USA, Patrick is one of the top stars on the PGA Tour and we’re happy that our event will once again be on his schedule,” Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers Andy Bessette said in a statement.

The Travelers Championship will be held on June 17-23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tickets and more information on this year’s tournament, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com .



Posted in Newington Town Crier, General Sports on Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:33. Updated: Wednesday, 3 April 2019 21:36.