15 Mar

PATRICK CANTLAY JOINS 2022 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

HARTFORD, Conn., March 15, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Patrick Cantlay, who is currently No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has committed to play in the 2022 tournament. Cantlay has six PGA TOUR victories, with four coming in the 2021 season, and is the reigning FedExCup champion and PGA TOUR Player of the Year.

“Patrick has been playing some of the best golf on the PGA TOUR in recent years,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We’re thrilled that our fans will be able to watch the TOUR’s current Player of the Year, and we thank Patrick for his continued support.”

Two of Cantlay’s wins last year came in the PGA TOUR playoffs, at the BMW Championship and the TOUR Championship. Those victories cemented his first FedExCup points title and positioned Cantlay for year-end honors. His two other TOUR wins last season came at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD and at the Memorial. He also won the Memorial in 2019, and first became a PGA TOUR winner in 2017 by capturing the Shriners Children’s Open.

As a 19-year-old UCLA student, Cantlay shot a 10-under-par 60 in the second round of the 2011 Travelers Championship. It’s the lowest single-round score by an amateur in PGA TOUR history, and remains Cantlay’s best score in his TOUR career.

“From the first time he ever played in our tournament, Patrick made it clear that he would be a force on the PGA TOUR,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “To see him go from a college amateur playing on an exemption to a multiple time TOUR winner who was voted by his peers as the top player is remarkable. It has been fun to watch his career unfold, and we are excited that he will be back competing in the Travelers Championship this June.”

Cantlay joins four other players ranked among the world’s top 10 – No. 5 Scottie Scheffler, No. 7 Rory McIlroy, No. 8 Justin Thomas and No. 10 Dustin Johnson – in the field for the 2022 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 20-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

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.

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

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