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Mickelson is coming to Travelers Championship in June

Two-time tournament winner Phil Mickelson is returning to Cromwell this June for the Travelers Championship. (Photo courtesy Travelers Championship)

HARTFORD, May 7 – The Travelers Championship has 11 of the top 20 golfers in the world scheduled to play in Cromwell this June. Now, they’ve added a Hall of Fame golfer to the field.

Phil Mickelson, who had back-to-back victories here at the Tournament Players Club at River Highlands in 2001 and 2002, has committed to play in this year’s tournament on June 17-23, the tournament announced Tuesday.

It will the first appearance for Mickelson, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, in Connecticut since 2003.

“Phil Mickelson is one of the greats of the game, and it’s going to be exciting for Connecticut golf fans to have the opportunity to see him back at River Highlands,” said Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director. “Phil brings even more star power to an already elite field of PGA Tour pros, and we are thrilled about this announcement and the commitments we’ve received thus far.”

Mickelson joins 2019 Travelers Championship commitments that include defending champion Bubba Watson (No. 18), Brooks Koepka (No. 3), Justin Thomas (No. 5), Francesco Molinari (No. 7), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 8), Paul Casey (No. 12), Tony Finau (No. 14), Jason Day (No. 15), Tommy Fleetwood (No. 16), Patrick Cantlay (No. 17), Patrick Reed (No. 19) and 2012 Travelers Championship winner Marc Leishman (No. 22).

Mickelson is one of golf’s most noteworthy players and has an incredibly impressive resume. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012 and holds a record 12 appearances on both the U.S. Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams. At 48 years old, he remains one of the best players on the PGA Tour and is currently ranked No. 23 in the world.

“This is great news for the Travelers Championship and for our community,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “When you add a name like Mickelson to the great field we have already announced, you have the makings of one of the most exciting groups of players we’ve ever had. We couldn’t be happier about how the 2019 player field is coming together.”

The 2019 Travelers Championship will be held June 17–23. For tickets and more information on this year’s tournament, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com.

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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