Connecticut`s JJ Henry looks to defend title in Travelers Championship
Released on = June 24, 2007, 12:17 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Connecticut\'s J.J. Henry looks to defend title in Travelers Championship. PGA Tour news at WorldGolf.com
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PGA Tour homecomings aren\'t always happy. Just ask J.J. Henry.
Prior to winning last year\'s event at TPC River Highlands - a tournament now known as the Travelers Championship - Henry tended to struggle on the Cromwell, Conn., course as the Fairfield native felt the pressure to produce in front of his family and friends.
Henry, who is making his ninth start at his home-state event on Thursday, first played in the tournament as an amateur in 1998, tying for 56th. He missed the cut in the event in 1999, 2001 and 2002 before making the cut in each of his last four starts,
\"When I first turned pro, this was a tough tournament for me to play because I tried too hard and put too much pressure on myself trying to play well and almost carry the Connecticut flag, so to speak, with golf,\" Henry told reporters. \"Now, I feel like I ought to play well, and I relish that opportunity.\"
Last year, Henry became the first Connecticut-born player to win the event in its 55-year history. His third-round score of 7-under-par 63 helped him to a three-shot victory over Ryan Moore and Hunter Mahan as he collected his first victory on the PGA Tour.
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