HARTFORD, Conn., July 8, 2016 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Jim Furyk, Kevin Chappell, Vijay Singh and Luke Donald will all play the 2016 Travelers Championship, August 1–7. With these commitments, five players ranked in the top 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) are coming to the tournament.
“We are pleased to announce this great group of players as our field continues to take shape,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Jim and Kevin are having great seasons on TOUR, and Vijay and Luke, both formerly ranked #1 in the world, are two of the most recognizable players in golf. Our fans will definitely be excited to see all of them in Connecticut.”
Jim Furyk will be making his first appearance at the Travelers Championship since 2011. He has been dominant on the PGA TOUR throughout his career, as evidenced by his 17 TOUR victories and his win at the 2003 U.S. Open. Furyk battled an injury earlier this year, but has come back strong, notching a tie for second at the U.S. Open and a top-25 finish at the Quicken Loans National last month. He’s currently No. 19 in the OWGR.
Coming to the Travelers Championship for the third time, Kevin Chappell has had a strong season thus far, ranking No. 6 in the FedExCup and No. 32 in the OWGR. He has six top-10 finishes this season, including three second-place finishes in the RSM Classic, the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard and THE PLAYERS Championship. His performance has netted him nearly $10 million in TOUR earnings since 2008.
Vijay Singh is a Connecticut favorite and will be making his 10th straight Travelers Championship appearance and 13th total. He’s one of the game’s most accomplished players, having earned 34 PGA TOUR and 13 European Tour victories. He also has three major victories under his belt, having won the Masters and the PGA Championship twice. His lengthy list of accolades includes being named 1993 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, 2004 PGA TOUR Player of the Year, 2004 European Tour Player of the Year and 2008 FedExCup Champion. He’s been playing well recently, finishing second at the Quicken Loans National.
This will be Luke Donald’s second time playing the Travelers Championship. Donald has had a very successful career, ranking as high as No. 1 in the world in 2012. The England-born player has done well in the U.S. and abroad, earning five PGA TOUR and seven European Tour wins. He’s made more than $34 million in TOUR earnings since he began playing regularly on the TOUR in 2001.
The Travelers Championship will take place August 1–7. Tickets are on sale now at www.TravelersChampionship.com.
About the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for home, auto and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR. The company became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. Travelers has been doing business in the Hartford community for more than 160 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available at www.TravelersChampionship.com.