23 Feb

BRYSON DECHAMBEAU COMMITS TO 2021 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 23, 2021 – The Travelers Championship today announced that U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau has committed to play in the 2021 tournament. DeChambeau is a seven-time PGA TOUR winner who is No. 10 in this week’s Official World Golf Ranking.

This will be DeChambeau’s sixth straight appearance in the Travelers Championship – starting in 2016, when he received a sponsor’s exemption – and his results at TPC River Highlands have improved each year. Starting with 2018, DeChambeau has had three straight top-10 finishes: T9, T8 in 2019 and T6 last year.

“Bryson has captivated the golf world by his distance off the tee and his dedication to implementing analytics and science into his golf game,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “He consistently has been part of our field, which we always appreciate, and his results show that he’s getting quite comfortable playing our golf course.”

DeChambeau’s biggest professional victory was in 2020 at the U.S. Open, where he won his first major championship and was the only player to finish under par. DeChambeau came from two shots back in the final round to win by six strokes at Winged Foot Golf Club. It gave DeChambeau two victories in U.S. Golf Association events: He won the U.S. Amateur while a student at Southern Methodist University in 2015, the same year he won the individual title at the NCAA Championship.

“We’re excited to have Bryson coming back to Connecticut, where he’s played every year since turning professional,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “It’s important to us that we have the best player field possible, and Bryson gives us another top-10 player who is fun to watch.”

After turning professional in 2016, DeChambeau picked up his first victory on the PGA TOUR at the John Deere Classic in 2017. He won three times on TOUR in 2018, once in 2019 and twice last year.

DeChambeau joins defending champion Dustin Johnson 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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