Four-time major champion set to make fifth appearance at TPC River Highlands
HARTFORD, Conn., May 21, 2020 – The Travelers Championship today announced that the No. 3 golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking, Brooks Koepka, has committed to play in the 2020 tournament. Koepka is a four-time major champion and seven-time winner on the PGA TOUR.
Koepka’s commitment gives the tournament five players ranked among the world’s top 10, along with No. 1 Rory McIlroy, No. 4 Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Reed, who are tied at No. 7. It will be Koepka’s fifth appearance at the Travelers Championship; his best finish in four starts is a tie for ninth in 2016.
“Brooks has a reputation for consistent success, especially in the biggest events and major championships,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “He’s played at such a high level, and we’re thrilled to have him compete at TPC River Highlands next month.”
Koepka was the PGA TOUR Player of the Year in 2018, when he won the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. His victory at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club that year made him the first player to win back-to-back U.S. Opens since Curtis Strange in 1988 and 1989. Koepka’s first major championship victory came at the 2017 U.S. Open, and he also repeated as PGA Championship winner in 2019. His other TOUR wins came at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2015 and during the 2019 season at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES and the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
The 30-year-old from West Palm Beach, Florida, played college golf at Florida State, turned pro in 2012 and spent the first three years of his career primarily on the European Challenge Tour and European Tour, winning five tournaments. He was also a member of the past two U.S. Ryder Cup teams.
“It will be great to watch Brooks play at the Travelers Championship this year,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Our goal every year, in addition to raising money for charity, is welcoming the world’s best players to Connecticut. Brooks is a wonderful addition to our already solid player field.”
The 2020 Travelers Championship can be seen June 25–28 on Golf Channel (Thursday–Sunday) and CBS (Saturday and Sunday). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR has announced that the tournament will be a TV-only event. For more information, 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. Named by the PGA TOUR in 2017 and 2018 as the recipient of the “Players Choice” award, the Travelers Championship proudly supports the TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100% of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home 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.