Harris English is making his first start since winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic. (Lyons/Getty Images)
By Sean Martin, PGATOUR.COM
Justin Rose isn’t resting after his victory at last week’s U.S. Open. He’ll be back in competition Thursday at the Travelers Championship. He’s not the only one who is at TPC River Highlands after having success at Merion. Those who played last week will have to switch strategies rather quickly, though. Merion was one of the toughest tests of the year. Players have to go low to win at TPC River Highlands, though. Here are some of the groups PGATOUR.COM is keeping an eye on. Let us know your favorite groups in the Comments section below.
· Justin Rose-Keegan Bradley-Zach Johnson: The game’s newest major champion will play with two fellow major winners. The Travelers Championship also is an opportunity for Bradley to return to his native New England. They tee off of TPC River Highlands’ first tee at 12:50 p.m. Thursday.
· Marc Leishman-Jason Dufner-Bubba Watson: Two Travelers Championship winners are joined with Dufner, who’s coming off a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Open. Leishman won last year’s Travelers Championship, while Watson won in 2010 and was runner-up last year. They tee off at 1:00 p.m. Thursday off TPC River Highland’s first tee.
· Harris English-Rickie Fowler-Hunter Mahan: Two of the game’s young talents are paired with a two-time Travelers winner. English, 23, is making his first appearance since winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Fowler, 24, finished 10th at last week’s U.S. Open. Mahan’s first professional victory came at the 2007 Travelers Championship. The 31-year-old finished fourth at the U.S. Open, his best showing in a major championship. They tee off at 7:40 a.m. Thursday off the 10th tee.
· Kevin Streelman-Webb Simpson-Lee Westwood: Streelman, No. 7 in the FedExCup standings, is joined by last year’s U.S. Open champion and the world’s 12th-ranked player. They tee off at 7:50 a.m. Thursday on TPC River Highlands' 10th hole.