Lefties Mickelson, Watson Look To Add To Wins At Travelers

June 19, 2019 - 3:35 pm

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CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Phil Mickelson jokes that TPC River Highlands is clearly a left-handed golf course.

Mickelson and fellow lefty Bubba Watson have combined to win five times in Connecticut since 2001. That's 28 percent of the tournaments played in Cromwell this century.

The two will be playing in the same Travelers Championship for the first time on Thursday, part of a field that includes 16 of the top 30 golfers in the world.

Mickelson won back-to-back Connecticut tournaments in 2001 and 2002, but has not played the event since 2003. Watson, the defending champion, will be looking for his fourth win in Cromwell since 2010.

There have been eight other top-10 finishes by left-handers since the tournament moved to TPC River Highlands in 1984.