HARTFORD, Conn., March 27, 2017 – The Travelers Championship today announced that rising star Justin Thomas, currently No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking, and two-time major champion Zach Johnson have committed to play in the 2017 tournament.
“We’re very excited to be adding these two world-class players to our field,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Having Justin and Zach in our tournament will add to the great fan experience.”
Justin Thomas already owns three victories on TOUR this season. The 23-year-old successfully defended his title at the 2016 CIMB Classic – his victory there in 2015 marked his first career TOUR win – and then pulled off the Hawaiian Slam in January, winning the SBS Tournament of Champions and Sony Open in consecutive weeks. He opened with a 59 at the Sony Open, where he broke the PGA TOUR’s 72-hole scoring record. Thomas is currently third on the FedExCup points list. He tied for third at the 2016 Travelers Championship, his best finish in three starts at TPC River Highlands.
Zach Johnson’s best Travelers Championship finish in 11 starts has also been a tie for third. Johnson has 12 TOUR victories, including a pair of major championships: He won the Masters in 2007 and captured the 2015 British Open in a playoff on the Old Course at St. Andrews. Johnson has represented the United States in five Ryder Cups and four Presidents Cups.
Thomas and Johnson join a player field that includes Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and defending champion Russell Knox.
The 2017 Travelers Championship will be held June 19-25. Tickets are now on sale. For more information on this year’s tournament, visit 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.