13 Apr

BROOKS KOEPKA COMMITS TO 2021 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., April 13, 2021 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Brooks Koepka, whose eight PGA TOUR wins include four major titles, has committed to play in the 2021 tournament. Koepka, who will be making his fifth appearance at TPC River Highlands, won back-to-back U.S. Opens in 2017 and 2018, and consecutive PGA Championships in 2018 and 2019.

“Brooks has put together a remarkable list of accomplishments, with many of them coming in golf’s biggest events,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Brooks is a great player who keeps giving himself opportunities to win, and we’re thrilled that he’ll be returning to Connecticut in June.”

Koepka earned his eighth career PGA TOUR victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open earlier this season. It was his first TOUR win since 2019, when he won three tournaments, including his second straight PGA Championship. In 2018, when Koepka won his first PGA Championship and his second straight U.S. Open, he was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year. Koepka has 10 top-5 finishes in major championships, including four victories. He has also spent 47 weeks at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking and is currently No. 11. His best finish at TPC River Highlands was a tie for ninth in 2016.

“We want the best players in our field, and Brooks has arguably been the best over the past few years,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We appreciate his support and his willingness to add our tournament to his schedule in 2021. This is shaping up to be a fantastic Travelers Championship, and having a strong field helps our commitment to generate as much money from the event as possible for local charities.”

Koepka joins defending champion Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Reed and Bubba Watson in the field for the 2021 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 21-27 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

For tournament updates, visit 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 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. 

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CONTACT:
Tara Gerber, Travelers Championship
860.502.6815, tgerber@travelerschampionship.com

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