Travelers Championship 2012 Notes

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>2012 Travelers Championship

  • Dates: June 18–24, 2012

  • Where: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT

  • Par/Yards: 35-35—70/6,837 yards

  • Field: 156

  • 2011 champion: Fredrik Jacobson

  • Purse: $6,000,000/$1,080,000 (winner)

  • FedExCup: 500 points to the winner

  • Format: 72-hole stroke play

  • Website: http://www.travelerschampionship.com

  • Facebook: Travelers Championship

  • Twitter: @TravelersChamp

    A look at the 2011 Travelers Championship

  • Fredrik Jacobson, fresh off of a T14 finish at the U.S. Open, carded a final-round 4-under 66 to claim his first win on the PGA TOUR (188 starts) by one stroke over John Rollins and Ryan Moore. His previous-best finishes on TOUR were runner-up finishes at the 2007 Ginn sur Mer Classic, 2008 AT&T National and 2010 Valero Texas Open.

  • Amateur Patrick Cantlay turned in a final-round even-par 70 to finish T24. Earlier in the week, Cantlay set the TPC River Highlands course record and equaled the Travelers Championship low 18-hole score (Tommy Bolt, 1954, Wethersfield CC) with a second-round 10-under 60 – the lowest score ever by an amateur on the PGA TOUR. The World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, FL created a display feature Cantlay’s historic round at the Travelers Championship.

    More on Fredrik Jacobson and the Travelers Championship

  • Jacobson became the seventh Swedish-born player to win on the PGA TOUR, joining Jesper Parnevik, Daniel Chopra, Gabriel Hjertstedt, Carl Pettersson, Richard S. Johnson and Henrik Stenson.

  • Jacobson, a native of Gothenburg, Sweden, became the first international winner of the Travelers Championship since Greg Norman in 1995.

  • Jacobson led the field in the new statistical category – Strokes Gained – Putting. He picked up 2.246 strokes per round over the field.

  • Jacobson played the first 63 holes without a bogey, with his only one of the week coming on the par-4 10th hole when he missed a putt just under 12 feet for par. He was seeking to become the first winner since Lee Trevino at the 1974 Greater New Orleans Open to go bogey-free over 72 holes.

  • Jacobson had missed his last two cuts at the Travelers Championship in 2007 and 2009. His only other start in Hartford was in 2006 (T48).

    A glance at the field with just nine weeks (11 events) remaining in the PGA TOUR Regular Season:

  • There are 13 major championship winners in the field, including the last three major champions: New England’s Keegan Bradley (2011 PGA Championship), Masters champion Bubba Watson and U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson. The others include: Angel Cabrera, Ben Curtis, Lucas Glover, Padraig Harrington, Zach Johnson, Justin Leonard, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Vijay Singh and Y.E. Yang.

  • Watson returns to the Travelers Championship where he picked up his first TOUR win in 2010.

  • Bradley finished T63 in his Travelers Championship debut in 2011.

  • Five past champions of the Travelers Championship: Fredrik Jacobson (2011), Bubba Watson (2010), Kenny Perry (2009), Hunter Mahan (2007) and J.J. Henry (2006).

  • Mahan is one of three two-time winners on the PGA TOUR in 2012 (WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and Shell Houston Open).

  • Matt Kuchar won THE PLAYERS in May and ranks inside the top 10 in the FedExCup standings and the Official World Golf Ranking.

  • 20-year-old Japanese phenom Ryo Ishikawa makes his Travelers Champion debut as a sponsor exemption. Ishikawa is well on his way to obtaining his PGA TOUR card for 2013.

  • Webb Simpson, who won the U.S. Open last week, won twice in 2011 and finished second overall in the final FedExCup standings.

  • 20-year-old Patrick Cantlay, who posted a second-round 60 last year at the Travelers Championship, returns to TPC River Highlands in 2012 as a sponsor exemption. Cantlay is a rising junior at UCLA.

  • Amateur Patrick Rodgers, a 2011-12 first-team PING All-American in his freshman season at Stanford University, will also play on sponsor exemption at the Travelers Championship. Rodgers, currently the No. 3 amateur in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, will be making his first-ever PGA TOUR start.

    Source: PGA Tour

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