HARTFORD, Conn., March 2, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Scottie Scheffler, who recently earned his first career win on the PGA TOUR, has committed to play in the 2022 tournament. Scheffler is ranked No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
“This commitment from Scottie is great news for the tournament because it gives us another top-10 player who enjoys playing at TPC River Highlands,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We want to provide our fans in attendance and those watching from home the best experience, with the opportunity to watch golf’s biggest and brightest stars.”
Scheffler became a winner on the PGA TOUR last month by capturing the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a playoff. He also tied for second at the Houston Open this season and finished fourth at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
A 25-year-old who was a three-time All-American at the University of Texas and lives in Dallas, Scheffler has 19 top-10 finishes in his PGA TOUR career, which is in its third full season. He was named PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year for the 2019-20 season, and he will be playing at TPC River Highlands for the third straight year.
Scheffler competed in the Ryder Cup for the first time last year, when he went 2-0-1 in three matches and helped the United States secure a team win. Scheffler’s career low round on TOUR is 59, at the Northern Trust in 2020.
“It was just a matter of time before Scottie won on the PGA TOUR because he is a world-class athlete and has been playing extremely well,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “His hard work, tremendous attitude, and consistent play over the past few seasons have gotten him into the top tier of professional golfers. We’re really excited that he’s coming to play our tournament.”
Scheffler joins three other players ranked among the world’s top 10 – No. 5 Rory McIlroy, No. 7 Justin Thomas and No. 9 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 ticket information and 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.