15 Jan

JUSTIN THOMAS COMMITS TO 2020 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 15, 2020 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Justin Thomas has committed to play in the 2020 tournament at TPC River Highlands. Thomas is a 12-time PGA TOUR winner and major champion who is No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, he’s the 2017 FedExCup winner and he currently leads this season’s FedExCup points race. This will be Thomas’s seventh appearance at the Travelers Championship — he played in 2013 as an amateur and has competed in the tournament each of the past five years. His best finish in Connecticut was a tie for third in 2016.

“We’re thrilled that Justin has decided to play us and support the tournament again this year,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “He’s a great addition to the field and the caliber of player our fans can expect to see in 2020. With the commitments of Rory McIlroy and now Justin Thomas, that gives us a pair of players ranked among the world’s top five.”

With his most recent victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions and a win earlier this season at THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, Thomas has at least one PGA TOUR victory in five straight seasons. He won last season at the 2019 BMW Championship, helping him finish third in the TOUR’s FedExCup points race.

Thomas’s best year so far was 2017, when he won five PGA TOUR tournaments, including the PGA Championship for his first major title. He had 12 top-10 finishes that season and was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year.

Thomas recently helped the United States win the Presidents Cup and made his Ryder Cup debut in 2018.

“We met Justin when he was still an amateur and have watched him become one of the most successful professional golfers in the world,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We know that to have a successful tournament, we need the best players. Justin is off to a great start this season and I’m sure he’ll be one to watch this year at TPC River Highlands.”

The 2020 Travelers Championship will be held June 22–28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tickets or 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 percent 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.

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

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