09 Jun

TONY FINAU, RICKIE FOWLER COMMIT TO 2021 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

HARTFORD, Conn., June 9, 2021 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Tony Finau and Rickie Fowler have committed to play in the 2021 tournament. Both players have won on the PGA TOUR and have represented the United States with appearances in the Ryder Cup and the Presidents Cup.

“Tony and Rickie will certainly draw large crowds to TPC River Highlands,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “They’re both familiar with the course, and we’re thrilled that they’re adding the Travelers Championship to their schedules again this year.”

Tony Finau won the Puerto Rico Open in 2016 for his first PGA TOUR victory. Since then, he’s had eight second-place finishes, including two this season. Over the course of his career Finau has 10 top-10 finishes in major championships, most recently a tie for eighth last month at the PGA Championship. Finau made his Ryder Cup debut in 2018 and played in the Presidents Cup in 2019. He is No. 14 in this week’s Official World Golf Ranking. This will be Finau’s sixth appearance at TPC River Highlands.

Rickie Fowler is a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR, highlighted by his victory at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2015. This year, Fowler tied for eighth at the PGA Championship, his best finish of the season. His first TOUR win came in 2012 at the Wells Fargo Championship, and his most recent victory was the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2019. Fowler participated in the 2016 Olympics and has played in four Ryder Cups and three Presidents Cups. He first competed in the Travelers Championship as an amateur in 2009 and will be making his fourth start at TPC River Highlands.

“Adding Tony and Rickie to our field builds on an already impressive group of world-class players,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “With the Travelers Championship just a couple of weeks away, we’re finalizing the details to make sure we generate as much as possible for charity while delivering an experience that is second to none.”

Finau and Fowler join a player field that includes defending champion Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed, Paul Casey, Marc Leishman, Justin Rose and Bubba Watson. The 2021 Travelers Championship will be held June 21-27 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

All spectators must purchase tickets in advance. There will be no tickets available at the gate. For 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.

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

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