Connecticut`s JJ Henry looks to defend title in Travelers Championship

Released on = June 24, 2007, 12:17 pm

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Press Release Summary = Connecticut\'s J.J. Henry looks to defend title in Travelers
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Golf Publisher Syndications

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

\"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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June 22, 2007
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