HARTFORD, Conn., March 16, 2016 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Louis Oosthuizen, Paul Casey and Hunter Mahan have committed to play the 2016 tournament, which will be held Aug. 1–7.
“Securing two top-30 ranked players and a former champion this early is a great sign that we will once again have a strong field with some of the best PGA TOUR professionals,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Oosthuizen, Casey and Mahan are established veterans, and we are thrilled to have them back in Connecticut for another year of exciting competition.”
Louis Oosthuizen is currently No. 16 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) and one of golf’s best international players. This will be his fourth trip to TPC River Highlands. Oosthuizen experiences a lot of success when playing PGA TOUR events, as he has 18 top-10 and 40 top-25 finishes in just 103 career tournaments. Some of his best performances have been at majors, where he won the 2010 Open Championship, finished second at the 2012 Masters and tied for second at both the 2015 U.S. Open and the Open Championship.
Paul Casey battled his way into an exciting sudden death playoff with eventual champion Bubba Watson in the 2015 Travelers Championship. Casey currently ranks No. 26 in the OWGR and recently finished seventh at the 2016 World Golf Championships – Cadillac Championship. The 38-year-old has had most of his success on the European Tour where he has 13 victories. Casey also has one career PGA TOUR victory and six career top-10 finishes in major tournaments. This will be Casey’s second appearance at the Travelers Championship.
The 2007 Travelers Championship winner Hunter Mahan plays some of his best golf at TPC River Highlands. Along with his victory in 2007, he has tied for second twice, tied for fourth once and has earned seven top 25s in Connecticut. Throughout his career, Mahan has earned six career PGA TOUR victories, 56 top 10s and 126 top 25s. He is currently No. 90 in the OWGR.
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 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.