MAX HOMA, CAMERON YOUNG JOIN 2023 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELDKBaskys
HARTFORD, Conn., April 25, 2023 – Max Homa and Cameron Young will play in the 2023 Travelers Championship. Homa is a six-time winner on the PGA TOUR who is currently No. 7 in the Official World Golf Ranking, while Young is the reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year and ranked No. 15.
“Max and Cameron give us two more highly ranked players in this year’s field,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Whether it’s someone who has played in our tournament before, like Max, or a first-timer like Cameron, we want their experience with us to be world class. We feel the same way with our fans and volunteers. It promises to be a great week.”
Max Homa has two wins and four other top-10 finishes this season. With victories at the Fortinet Championship and at Torrey Pines, in addition to a second-place finish at The Genesis Invitational, a tie for third at Kapalua and a T6 at THE PLAYERS Championship, Homa is in third place in the FedExCup points standings. Homa’s first win on TOUR came in 2019 at the Wells Fargo Championship, a tournament he won again in 2022. He played on the U.S. Presidents Cup team in 2022, going a perfect 4-0 in the Americans’ victory.
Cameron Young was named top PGA TOUR rookie last year in large part due to his strong play in the major championships. He finished T3 at the PGA Championship and was second at The Open Championship, one of five runner-up finishes throughout the season. This year, Young finished second in the World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play and was T7 at the Masters. Young was also a member of the victorious 2022 U.S. Presidents Cup team. This will be his first appearance at TPC River Highlands.
“Max and Cameron have been playing excellent golf and it’s exciting to hear that they’ll be joining us for this year’s tournament,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We’re the only PGA TOUR event in New England this year, and this competition involving the TOUR’s best players always delivers magical moments and supports hundreds of local charities.”
Homa and Young join a player field that includes Scottie Scheffler (No. 2 in the OWGR), Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), defending champion Xander Schauffele (No. 5), Collin Morikawa (No. 13), Justin Thomas (No. 14) and Tony Finau (No. 16).
The 2023 Travelers Championship will be held June 19-25 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, and fans are welcome on-site beginning Wednesday, June 21. For tickets and tournament updates, 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