HARTFORD, Conn., May 3, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that defending champion Harris English has committed to play in the 2022 tournament. English earned the fourth win of his PGA TOUR career when he outlasted Kramer Hickok in a tournament-record eight-hole playoff at TPC River Highlands.
“Every time I see a clip from the Travelers Championship in 2021, a huge smile comes to my face,” English said. “Kramer and I had a great battle and the great fans in Connecticut provided an unforgettable atmosphere. I’m excited to get back and help put on a great show that the community and Travelers deserve.”
English announced his commitment to play during a virtual appearance at Travelers Championship Media Day. He underwent surgery earlier this year to repair a hip injury. His most recent appearance in a PGA TOUR event was the Sony Open in January, when he tied for 55th.
“Harris has been a wonderful champion, and we’re thrilled to welcome him back to Connecticut this June as a member of the Travelers Championship family,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “It’s important that we have the best players in golf competing, so it is great that we will have Harris in our field as we continue to build toward the tournament next month.”
English shot a final-round 65 at TPC River Highlands last year, including a birdie at the final hole. Hickok’s closing birdie left the two players tied at 13-under-par, requiring a sudden-death playoff. English rolled in a 16-foot birdie putt on the eighth extra hole to finally secure the win, his second of 2021. He began the year with a victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
After winning the Travelers Championship in his eighth start at TPC River Highlands – prior to that his best finish was T7 in 2014 – English participated in his first Ryder Cup, winning a point and helping the United States to a convincing win over Europe. He is currently No. 24 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
“We watched Harris make history, and we’ve been fortunate and very proud to have him as our champion,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We won’t soon forget that dramatic day, with clutch putts made by both players before Harris ultimately came out on top. We’re happy that Harris is healthy and will be able to make another run at an exciting Sunday finish.”
English joins Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson, and others in the field for the 2022 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 20-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Gates open to spectators starting Wednesday, June 22. To purchase tickets and 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.