Featured groupings released for Travelers Championship

PGA TOUR released the four featured groupings for this week’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Brooks Koepka and Bubba Watson will be in a group with Tony Finau on Thursday and Friday

June 17, 2019: The PGA TOUR released today the four featured groupings for Thursday-Friday at this week’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Groupings and starting times for the first two rounds at the Travelers Championship will be released officially at approximately 12 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 18.

To watch the featured groupings on Thursday-Friday, fans in the United States can tune into the Golf Channel telecast (3-6 p.m. EDT) and stream PGA TOUR LIVE via subscription on NBC Sports Gold (www.nbcsports.com/pgatour) and Amazon Prime Video Channels (amazon.com/video/pgatourlive).

Featured Groupings
Bubba Watson – Brooks Koepka – Tony Finau
  • Watson closed the 2018 Travelers Championship with a 63 to win his third title at the event, one shy of Billy Casper’s record of four.
  • With two wins (THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, PGA Championship) and coming off his third runner-up of the season at last week’s U.S. Open, World No. 1 Koepka is No. 3 in the FedExCup standings.
  • In search of his second career PGA TOUR victory, Finau has five runner-up finishes since the start of the 2017-18 season, tied with Koepka for most of any player in that span.
Phil Mickelson – Jordan Spieth – Marc Leishman
  • A two-time winner of the event, Mickelson has not played in the Travelers Championship since 2003.
  • Spieth is in search of his first victory since The 2017 Open Championship, which came in his first start following his playoff win at the Travelers Championship.
  • Leishman, winner of the 2012 Travelers Championship, leads the Presidents Cup International Team standings.
Paul Casey – Jason Day – Bryson DeChambeau
  • Casey, a winner this season at the Valspar Championship, has three top-fives in four starts in the Travelers Championship, including a playoff loss to Watson in 2015, and a T2 in 2018.
  • Day has four top-fives in 15 starts during the 2018-19 season as he seeks first win of the season.
  • DeChambeau, a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR, opened with a pair of 66s en route to a top-10 at the 2018 Travelers Championship (T9).
Patrick Cantlay – Francesco Molinari – Justin Thomas
  • Three weeks removed from his win at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, Cantlay returns to the site where he posted a 60 as a 19-year-old at the 2011 Travelers Championship, the lowest 18-hole score by an amateur in PGA TOUR history.
  • Molinari has three top-fives in the 2018-19 season, including his third PGA TOUR victory, coming at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.
  • Thomas has made five career starts at the Travelers, highlighted by a T3 in 2016.
Source – PGA Tour