11 May

HAROLD VARNER III ADDED TO 2022 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

HARTFORD, Conn., May 11, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Harold Varner III has committed to play in the 2022 tournament. Varner has two tournament victories in his career and three top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR this season.

“Harold has been playing great golf and we’re excited to welcome him back to the Travelers Championship next month,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We’re very fortunate to have the best golfers in the world support our tournament by playing in front of our enthusiastic fans. It makes for a fun week that generates a lot of good for this community.”

Varner tied for third at the RBC Heritage, tied for fourth in New Orleans and tied for sixth at THE PLAYERS Championship, his best PGA TOUR finishes this year. Varner’s best finish of his TOUR career came at the 2021 RBC Heritage, when he tied for second. He has two international victories: This February at the PIF Saudi International, and in 2016 at the Australian PGA Championship.

This will be Varner’s sixth straight appearance at TPC River Highlands. He is currently No. 36 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

“Harold is one of the great professionals on the PGA TOUR and has been near the top of the leaderboard at so many tournaments lately,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Outside of golf, Harold is a caring and generous person who has put the Travelers Championship on his calendar year after year. I appreciate Harold’s continued support, and it will be great to see him again in June.”

Varner joins a player field that includes Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson, defending champion Harris English and many other top PGA TOUR professionals. The 2022 Travelers Championship will be held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Tournament week is June 20-26, with gates open to all spectators starting Wednesday, June 22. To purchase tickets or 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 TravelersChampionship.com.

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

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