13 Jun

VIKTOR HOVLAND, TOMMY FLEETWOOD ADDED TO 2022 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

Tournament now has commitments from 6 of the top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking 

HARTFORD, Conn., June 13, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that three-time PGA TOUR winner Viktor Hovland and Tommy Fleetwood have committed to play in the 2022 tournament. Hovland made his professional debut at the 2019 Travelers Championship and is No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Fleetwood is a five-time winner on the European Tour.

“Having Viktor and Tommy with us further adds to the strength of our field of players this year,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “They’ve both established themselves at the highest level, winning tournaments and playing in Ryder Cups. These players will certainly add to the excitement of our week.”

Viktor Hovland turned pro after a standout amateur career that saw him win the 2018 U.S. Amateur and reach No. 1 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. He won as a professional during his first full season on the PGA TOUR, taking the Puerto Rico Open in 2020. Hovland has since added two TOUR victories, going back-to-back at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba in the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Hovland played for Team Europe in the 2021 Ryder Cup, and he represented Norway in the Olympics last year in Japan. He has three other professional victories – two on the European Tour – and will be making his third start at TPC River Highlands.

Tommy Fleetwood has three top-10 finishes in major championships, including second place at the 2018 U.S. Open and second place at the Open Championship in 2019. He also finished fourth at the U.S. Open in 2017 and has twice been inside the top-10 at THE PLAYERS Championship (T7 in 2018, T5 in 2019). Fleetwood’s wins on the European Tour started in 2013 at the Johnnie Walker Championship; his most recent victory was in 2019 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. He has played for Team Europe in the past two Ryder Cups and will be making his second appearance at TPC River Highlands.

“We saw Viktor’s potential and gave him a sponsor exemption in 2019 when he was one of the best amateurs ready to start his professional career, and he’s already proven himself as one of the best players in the world,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We’ve also gotten to know Tommy and his family – who are really great – and I’m thrilled that an international standout of his caliber will be joining us.”

The addition of Hovland gives the Travelers Championship six players among the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking: 2022 Masters champion Scottie Scheffler (No. 1), 2022 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas (No. 5), reigning PGA TOUR Player of the Year Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), Rory McIlroy (No. 3) and Sam Burns (No. 9).

More than half of the top 20 players in the world rankings are expected to play. Without a crowd size restriction for the first time in two years, excitement is growing for next week’s event. Multiple hospitality venues have sold out on select tournament dates. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets now by visiting TravelersChampionship.com.

The 2022 Travelers Championship will be held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Tournament week is June 20-26, with gates open to all spectators starting on Wednesday, June 22.

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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