01 Feb

RORY MCILROY COMMITS TO 2022 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 1, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Rory McIlroy has committed to play in the 2022 tournament. McIlroy has 20 career PGA TOUR victories including four major championships, and he will be making his fourth appearance at TPC River Highlands.

“Rory has been a wonderful ambassador for professional golf and creates excitement felt by millions of fans around the world whenever he plays,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Having a commitment from a player the caliber of Rory this early sets the tone for the type of field we’re expecting for this year’s Travelers Championship.”

McIlroy’s most recent PGA TOUR victory came earlier this season in October at THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT, his second win in 2021; in May, McIlroy won the Wells Fargo Championship for a third time. He first became a major champion at the U.S. Open in 2011, when he won by eight strokes and set a tournament record for lowest score in relation to par at 16-under. McIlroy won the PGA Championship in 2012, then took home two more majors in 2014, at the Open Championship and PGA Championship. At the Masters this year, McIlroy will attempt to become just the sixth player to achieve the career grand slam.

A 32-year-old from Northern Ireland, McIlroy has been named PGA TOUR Player of the Year three times, in 2012, 2014 and 2019. He won the TOUR’s FedExCup points title twice (2016, 2019), has won seven tournaments on the European Tour and is a six-time member of the European Ryder Cup team. Currently No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, McIlroy has spent 106 weeks at No. 1 during his career.

McIlroy has improved his finish each time he has played the Travelers Championship: He was T17 in 2017, T12 in 2018 and T11 in 2020.

“I’m thrilled that Rory will be joining us this year, and I know he’s excited about coming back to play in front of the best fans in golf,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Rory exemplifies the best golfers in the world who will be in our field, and by playing our event, he’s helping us achieve our goals of attracting thousands of fans and generating significant money for charity.”

The 2022 Travelers Championship 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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