JUSTIN THOMAS JOINS 2023 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYER FIELDKBaskys
HARTFORD, Conn., March 14, 2023 – Justin Thomas, a 15-time PGA TOUR winner who is currently No. 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has confirmed that he will play in the 2023 Travelers Championship. This will be his eighth tournament appearance at TPC River Highlands.
“We’re incredibly happy to be adding a phenomenal golfer and competitor such as Justin to this year’s player field,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Fans have enjoyed watching him here since 2013, and they will be eager to see him compete against so many other elite players this year.”
Thomas will join a field that already includes four other players ranked among the world’s top 10: Scottie Scheffler (No. 1), Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4) and defending champion Xander Schauffele (No. 7). In October, the PGA TOUR announced that the 2023 Travelers Championship would offer an elevated purse of $20 million, with many of the game’s best and most popular players expected to compete for the largest prize in tournament history.
Thomas has won at least one PGA TOUR event in seven consecutive seasons, tied with Jon Rahm for the TOUR’s longest active streak. Included among his TOUR victories are two major titles – he won the PGA Championship in 2017 and 2022 – and THE PLAYERS Championship in 2021. In addition to last year’s major, Thomas helped Team USA retain the Presidents Cup in 2022. He went 4-1, improving his record in three Presidents Cup appearances to 10-3-2. Thomas has also played in two Ryder Cups, going 6-2-1.
In 2016, Thomas finished T3 at the Travelers Championship, his best finish to date. He made his tournament debut as an amateur in 2013 after receiving a sponsor’s exemption.
“We’ve developed a great friendship with Justin over these past 10 years and have seen him become a major champion and one of the best players in the world,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Our fans will get an opportunity to see the best field we’ve ever had at the Travelers Championship this year, led by Justin and so many other highly ranked players. He’ll draw a big crowd this June.”
The 2023 Travelers Championship will be held June 19-25 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tournament updates, ticket information and announcements related to the player field, please visit TravelersChampionship.com. Fans can also follow the tournament’s social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok for news and information.
About the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is the only PGA TOUR event in New England for 2023 and is part of the FedExCup series. The tournament has been selected by the PGA TOUR as a designated event with an elevated purse in 2023 and appearances from many of the TOUR’s most popular players. The Travelers Championship has a rich history of supporting the community and donates 100% of its net proceeds to charities. More than $25 million has been generated by the tournament for nearly 900 local charities since 2007, when Travelers became title sponsor. 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 has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952 and has been doing business in the Hartford community for more than 160 years. Tournament details are available at TravelersChampionship.com.
Tara Gerber, Travelers Championship