The PGA Tour heads to Connecticut for its annual stop at the TPC River Highlands.
Ken Duke birdied the second playoff hole last year to defeat Chris Stroud and win for the first time on the PGA Tour. Duke had four rounds in the 60s, including a final-round 66 to earn a spot in the playoff.
Stroud, who was also battling for his first tour title, closed with a 67 to join Duke in the playoff.
Duke has struggled all year. His best finish was a share of 16th at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. His next best finish was a tie for 29th in Phoenix.
Reigning Masters champion Bubba Watson headlines a group of six players ranked in the top 15 in the world that are in the field this week at River Highlands. Watson won this title in 2010 and was runner-up in 2012.
Also teeing it up is Patrick Cantlay, who fired a 60 at this event three years ago. He is coming back from a stress fracture in his back. Bobby Wyatt, NCAA Individual winner Cameron Wilson and U.S. Amateur runner-up Oliver Goss are all in the field this week as well. Patrick Rodgers, who had been the No. 1 ranked amateur player, will make his professional debut.
The PGA Tour heads to Bethesda, Maryland next week for the Quicken Loans National. Bill Haas rolled to a 3-shot win there last year. Proceeds from that tournament go to the Tiger Woods Foundation, but it is unlikely Woods will play as he continues to recover from back surgery.