Travelers building reputation for young talent
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) -- Five more young golfers have committed to playing in this year's Travelers Championship, which is gaining a reputation as a good tournament for new talent to break through on the PGA Tour.
Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan and J.J. Henry are among the golfers who have earned their first Tour win at the Connecticut tournament.
Travelers announced Tuesday that the two top amateurs in the world, Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Rodgers will play in the June tournament, along with Ryo Ishikawa, Kelly Kraft, and Bryden Macpherson.
Cantlay shot a 60 during the first round of last year's tournament.
They will join a field that also includes early commitments from golfers such as Watson, Mahan, and Vijay Singh.
The tournament is played June 18 to 24, the week after the U.S. Open.