MARC LEISHMAN, MATTHEW WOLFF ADDED TO 2022 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELDadmin
HARTFORD, Conn., May 31, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that past champion Marc Leishman and Matthew Wolff have committed to play in the 2022 tournament. Leishman’s 2012 victory at TPC River Highlands was the first of his six career PGA TOUR wins, while Wolff, who turned pro at the Travelers Championship, became a PGA TOUR winner as a 20-year-old.
“Marc had an unforgettable week here in 2012 and Matt has a history with us dating back to 2019,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Both of these players are fantastic additions to our field, which keeps getting better.”
Marc Leishman came from six shots back in the final round to win the Travelers Championship 10 years ago, shooting a closing 62. He has since added TOUR wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the BMW Championship in 2017, at the CIMB Classic in 2018, at Torrey Pines in 2020 and with Cam Smith to win the team event in New Orleans in 2021. This season, Leishman has three top-10 finishes, led by a tie for third at the Shriners Children’s Open. He has played on the International Team at the Presidents Cup four times and represented his native Australia at the Olympics last year. He will be making his 12th start at TPC River Highlands.
Matthew Wolff made his professional debut on the PGA TOUR at the 2019 Travelers Championship. He won two starts later, at the 2019 3M Open. Since then, Wolff has six more top-10 finishes on TOUR, most recently at this season’s Shriners Children’s Open, where he placed second. Two of those top-10 finishes have come in major championships: Wolff tied for fourth at the PGA Championship in 2020 and finished second that same year in the U.S. Open. This will be his fourth appearance in the Travelers Championship.
“We’ve gotten to know Marc and Matt over the years – they are both extremely talented, and we appreciate how much they’ve supported our event,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “To see them grow into tournament winners at the professional level isn’t a surprise. I’m thrilled that they’ll be joining us this year.”
Leishman and Wolff join a player field that includes Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bubba Watson and defending champion Harris English. 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.