HARTFORD, Conn., May 4, 2017 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Jason Day, a 10-time winner on the PGA TOUR who is currently No. 3 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has committed to play in the 2017 tournament. Day spent the majority of 2016 as the No. 1-ranked player in the world.
“Jason has established himself as one of the best players and biggest draws in golf,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We’re excited that our fans will be able to watch him again at TPC River Highlands. Our already strong tournament field just became even stronger.”
Day, a 29-year-old from Australia, has earned nine of his 10 TOUR titles since the start of the 2014 season, a run that coincides with his rise to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking. He won five tournaments in 2015, including two FedExCup playoff events and the PGA Championship, his first major victory. He added three more wins in 2016, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play and THE PLAYERS Championship.
This will be Day’s third appearance in the Travelers Championship. He was T27 in 2008 as a TOUR rookie, then finished T18 in 2014 when he closed with a 65, his best score in eight tournament rounds at TPC River Highlands. Day teamed with countryman Adam Scott to win the 2013 World Cup of Golf and has played in the last three Presidents Cups on the International team.
Day joins a player field that includes Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson and Russell Knox, the 2016 Travelers Championship winner. The 2017 Travelers Championship will be held June 19-25, and tickets are now available. For more information on this year’s tournament, 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. The tournament proudly supports the PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for home, auto 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.