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Bubba Watson Commits To Travelers Championship; 'He Resonates With So Many Fans'

Bubba Watson Commits To Travelers Championship; 'He Resonates With So Many Fans'

Bubba's back.

Bubba Watson has committed to defend his title in the Travelers Championship on Aug. 4-7 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

The announcement Wednesday was great news for the tournament. Watson is No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking and a nine time-winner on the PGA Tour, including the 2012 and '14 Masters.

This season Watson has won the Northern Trust Open and ranks sixth in tour earnings with $2,708,050.

"Our tournament is a special place to Bubba because this is where he won for the first time [in 2010]," Travelers Championship tournament director Nathan Grube said. "When he came back as defending champion the next year it was...

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