HARTFORD - Phil Mickelson is returning to TPC River Highlands.
The Travelers Championship announced on Tuesday the five-time major winner has committed to play in the 2019 tournament.
This will be Mickelson’s first appearance in Connecticut since 2003. He previously won the event in 2001 and in 2002 when it was the Canon Greater Hartford Open.
“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,” Travelers Championship tournament director Nathan Grube said in a statement. “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 an already talented 2019 Travelers Championship field that includes, defending champion Bubba Watson (No. 18 in the Official Golf World Rankings), 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 Marc Leishman (No. 22).
Mickelson, the 23rd-ranked player in the world, is currently ninth all-time in PGA Tour wins with 44, including three victories at the Masters. The 48-year old also holds a record 12 appearances on both the U.S. Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2012.
“This is great news for the Travelers Championship and for our community,” Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers, said in a statement. “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 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. For tickets and more information on this year’s tournament, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com .