CHEZ REAVIE, JORDAN SPIETH, MARC LEISHMAN COMMIT TO 2020 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPadmin
HARTFORD, Conn., June 17, 2020 – The Travelers Championship today announced that defending champion Chez Reavie, 2017 winner Jordan Spieth and 2012 champion Marc Leishman have all committed to play in the 2020 tournament.
“Tournament champions become part of the Travelers Championship family, and we’re always happy to see them return,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Chez, Jordan and Marc all have great memories from their winning weeks at TPC River Highlands, so I know they’re looking forward to coming back. And we’re looking forward to having them here.”
Chez Reavie had a record-setting week at TPC River Highlands in 2019. He built a tournament-record six-shot lead through three rounds and ended up winning by four shots for his second PGA TOUR victory. In the third round, Reavie matched the tournament record by shooting a 7-under-par 28 on the back nine. It was Reavie’s first TOUR victory since the 2008 RBC Canadian Open and capped his best season on TOUR, with six top-10 finishes. This will be Reavie’s 10th appearance at the Travelers Championship.
Jordan Spieth won the 2017 Travelers Championship in dramatic fashion, holing out from a bunker on the first playoff hole to beat Daniel Berger. Spieth is an 11-time winner on the PGA TOUR, including three major championships: He won the Masters and the U.S. Open in 2015 and the Open Championship in 2017. Spieth has spent 26 weeks as the world’s top-ranked player, was the PGA TOUR player of the year in 2015, has played in three Ryder Cups and three Presidents Cups, and will be making his fourth straight appearance at TPC River Highlands.
Marc Leishman overcame a six-shot deficit in the final round of the 2012 Travelers Championship, shooting a 62 for his first PGA TOUR victory. Four more TOUR victories have followed: the 2017 Arnold Palmer Invitational and the 2017 BMW Championship, the 2019 CIMB Classic, and earlier this year when he won the Farmers Insurance Open. Leishman has played in the past four Presidents Cups as a member of the International Team and is No. 15 in the Official World Golf Ranking. He will be making his 10th start at the Travelers Championship.
“We’re so proud of our previous winners, and Chez, Jordan and Marc have all been wonderful champions,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “I am looking forward to see who will win this year’s Travelers Championship and join them in that distinguished club.”
The 2020 Travelers Championship will be held June 25–28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR has announced that the tournament will be a TV-only event, with no spectators permitted on-site. 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.