26 Feb

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU COMMITS TO 2020 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU COMMITS TO 2020 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 26, 2020 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Bryson DeChambeau, a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR, has committed to play in the 2020 tournament.

DeChambeau’s results have improved in each of the four years he played at TPC River Highlands. In his most recent start last year, DeChambeau tied for eighth.

“Bryson plays well here and enjoys competing in Connecticut,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Bryson is quite a player, taking an analytical approach to every facet of his game. He’s quickly become someone our fans really enjoy watching.”

DeChambeau’s most recent PGA TOUR victory came at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2018, his fourth TOUR win that calendar year. He was also victorious at the Memorial Tournament and the first two FedExCup playoff events, at THE NORTHERN TRUST and the Dell Technologies Championship. DeChambeau’s first TOUR win came at the 2017 John Deere Classic.

On Sunday, DeChambeau finished second in the WGC-Mexico Championship, his best finish this season. He also tied for fourth at the Shriners and tied for fifth at the Genesis Invitational. He is currently No. 14 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“Bryson’s commitment adds another highly ranked player to our field, which is what our fans want to come and see and that helps the tournament achieve its primary goal of raising money for local charities,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We appreciate Bryson’s support over the years and look forward to watching him compete this June.”

In 2015, before joining the PGA TOUR, DeChambeau became just the fifth player to win the NCAA individual championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. He recently helped the United States win the 2019 Presidents Cup and also competed in the 2018 Ryder Cup.

DeChambeau joins Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson and Patrick Cantlay in the field for the 2020 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 22–28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tickets or 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.

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

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