REIGNING PGA TOUR PLAYER OF THE YEAR SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER COMMITS TO 2023 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPKBaskys
HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 21, 2023 – Scottie Scheffler has committed to play in the 2023 Travelers Championship after recently spending time at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Scheffler is the reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year and will be returning to TPC River Highlands for a fourth straight tournament appearance.
“It’s exciting to welcome Scottie back to the Travelers Championship, coming off such an amazing season that’s carried into this year,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “The fans can expect to continue to see top players like Scottie joining our field in the weeks to come.”
Scheffler, who is currently No. 2 in the OWGR, joins Rory McIlroy (No. 3) and defending champion Xander Schauffele (No. 6) as they compete for a tournament record $20 million purse.
Last season, Scheffler was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year after four wins, four runner-up finishes and 11 top-10 performances. Among those victories was a three-stroke win at the Masters, Scheffler’s first major championship. He defended his title at the WM Phoenix Open by winning earlier this month and has four top-10 finishes this season in seven starts. Scheffler is the first player in history to win the Korn Ferry Player of the Year (2019), PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year (2020) and PGA TOUR Player of the Year.
“Scottie is a great player and an even better person, it’s been great seeing him have so much success,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “I’m excited that Scottie will be joining us as we build the best field that this event and our fans have ever seen.”
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