TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES 2017 PLAYER FIELD
HARTFORD, Conn., June 16, 2017 – The Travelers Championship today announced its player field for the 2017 tournament, which will be held June 19-25 at TPC River Highlands. Three players ranked among the world’s top five will be participating, and six of the top 20 are in the field: Rory McIlroy (No. 2), Jason Day (No. 3), Jordan Spieth (No. 5), Justin Thomas (No. 13), Paul Casey (No. 14) and Patrick Reed (No. 19).
This year’s tournament will also feature seven former winners of the Travelers Championship, led by defending champion Russell Knox and Bubba Watson, who has won twice, in 2010 and 2015. Other past champions include Kevin Streelman (2014), Ken Duke (2013), Marc Leishman (2012), Hunter Mahan (2007) and J.J. Henry (2006). The field features 13 players who have combined to win 24 major championships.
“No matter how you look at it, whether it’s world ranking, PGA TOUR wins or major championships, this field is tremendous and we’re all looking forward to watching the competition,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube.
Byeong Hun An
Miguel Angel Carballo
Billy Hurley III
Si Woo Kim
Tyrone Van Aswegen
Harold Varner III
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.