DUSTIN JOHNSON, JASON DAY COMMIT TO 2020 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPadmin
HARTFORD, Conn., June 10, 2020 – The Travelers Championship today announced that a pair of former No. 1 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day, have committed to play in the 2020 tournament. Johnson and Day are both major championship winners who have won a combined 32 PGA TOUR events.
“This is a wonderful player field we have shaping up for our viewers,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Dustin and Jason have both won a lot of tournaments on the PGA TOUR, including majors, and we’re thrilled to hear that they’re coming back to Connecticut.”
Dustin Johnson, currently No. 5 in the world, is the sixth top-10 player to join the Travelers Championship field. He has won at least one PGA TOUR event in 12 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak on TOUR. It began in 2008 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship; his most recent victory was at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship in 2019. Johnson was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year and won three tournaments in 2016, including the U.S. Open for his first major championship. He has 20 TOUR victories, 17 top-10 finishes in major tournaments and will be making his fourth start at TPC River Highlands.
Jason Day is a 12-time PGA TOUR winner, including the PGA Championship in 2015 for his first major title. He won five tournaments that year, including two FedExCup playoff events that moved him to the No. 1 spot in the world rankings, which he held for 51 weeks. Day’s first TOUR win came in 2010 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship; his most recent victory was in 2018 at the Wells Fargo Championship. Day tied for eighth at the 2019 Travelers Championship, his best finish in five appearances.
“I’m very excited to welcome Dustin and Jason back to the Travelers Championship and for our fans who will be watching from home,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Our player field this year will be one of the strongest on the PGA TOUR and help us raise more money for charity.”
Johnson and Day join a group of some of the world’s best players including Rory McIlroy (No. 1), Brooks Koepka (No. 3), Justin Thomas (No. 4), and Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay, who are tied for No. 7.
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.