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With the season's second major in the books, the bulk of the game's elite (including the newly-crowned face of the Tour, US Open champ Rory McIlroy) are set to enjoy a week off and the fantasy faithful may be prepared for a challenging week without reliable commodities. Think again. The Tour is set to send their talents to Connecticut, home of the TPC River Highlands and the Traveler's Championship.

Designed by the renowned Bobby Weed and the PGA Tour Design Service (along with the guidance of professional golfers Howard Twitty and Roger Maltbie), River Highlands has consistently rated as the best golf course in the New England area. The tees set for the professionals bring a smaller layout (just 6,841 yards) than the typical Tour track, yet golfers who hit the links at River Highlands quickly find a challenging test of overall golf skills.
The Tour has targeted this course as a venue of choice during the warmer summer months, attempting to give the loyal sports fans of the greater northeast a PGA event to be proud of. The use of native Pennway Bentgrass is the trademark feature that runs throughout, while natural waste areas lace the course as obstacles. There is water to be found, but not nearly as much as you will find on the courses of the south. The wind can be difficult to overcome as any physical feature on the course while the greens, undulated and sloped to test the best putters on the Tour, could be the deciding factor between success and failure.
Past champions include Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Billy Casper, Paul Azinger, Curtis Strange, Nick Price, Greg Norman, Stewart Cink, Phil Mickelson, Woody Austin, JJ Henry, Hunter Mahan, Kelly Perry, and defending champ Bubba Watson.

Golfers listed in this article:
  1. Bubba Watson
  2. Jim Furyk
  3. Ryan Moore
  4. Nick Watney
  5. Hunter Mahan
  6. Ben Crane
  7. Geoff Ogilvy
  8. David Toms
  9. Ian Poulter
  10. Brendon de Jonge
  11. Padraig Harrington
  12. Aaron Baddeley
  13. J.B. Holmes
  14. Brandt Snedeker
  15. Scott Verplank
  16. Fredrik Jacobson
  17. Bo Van Pelt
  18. Charlie Wi
  19. Martin Laird
  20. Tim Clark
  21. Anthony Kim
  22. Zach Johnson
  23. Charley Hoffman
  24. Kevin Na
  25. Carl Pettersson
  26. Sean O'Hair
  27. Ricky Barnes
  28. Ben Curtis
  29. Webb Simpson
  30. Vijay Singh
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