Bubba Watson won the Travelers Championship for the third time in 2018, earning his third win this season and putting him squarely in the conversation for PGA Tour Player of the Year, as well a leading contender to win the 2018 FedEx Cup.
After winning the tournament with an impressive 7-under 63 on Sunday at TPC River Highlands, Watson donated $200,000 of his winnings toward The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, which is the tournament’s primary beneficiary.
The organization behind the camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman and provides a camp experience for children facing serious illnesses. The camp supports a combined 20,000 people — children and their families — each year.
“Bubba’s generous donation is an example of how he has embraced our tournament and our region,” said Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director. “We are extremely grateful to Bubba and everyone who has supported our mission to help nonprofit organizations like The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.”
It’s not often you hear about this kind of on-the-spot charitable donation from PGA Tour players. Tiger Woods has always played effectively pro bono in the events benefiting his Tiger Woods (TGR) Foundation, but this is something special.