WILL ZALATORIS TO PLAY IN 2023 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIPKBaskys
HARTFORD, Conn., March 21, 2023 – Will Zalatoris confirmed he will make his Travelers Championship debut in the 2023 tournament at TPC River Highlands. Zalatoris was the 2021 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year and is currently No. 8 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
“We’re excited to have Will as part of our star-studded player field,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Our fans will really enjoy watching him compete against such a loaded field of the world’s top professional golfers.”
Zalatoris becomes the sixth top-10 player to commit to this year’s tournament. He joins Scottie Scheffler (No. 1 in the OWGR), Rory McIlroy (No. 3), Patrick Cantlay (No. 4), defending champion Xander Schauffele (No. 7) and Justin Thomas (No. 10).
A 26-year-old from Dallas, Zalatoris became a PGA TOUR winner for the first time last year when he won the FedEx St. Jude Championship in a playoff. It capped a 2021-2022 season in which Zalatoris nearly won three major championships: He lost in a playoff at the PGA Championship, tied for second at the U.S. Open and was T6 at the Masters. He also finished second at the Masters and was T8 at the PGA Championship in 2020-2021, a season where Zalatoris earned eight top-10 finishes on his way to being named top rookie by his PGA TOUR peers.
“Will is a tremendously talented young player with several achievements already under his belt and so much potential ahead of him,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Building relationships with players like Will and our continued investment in making the tournament bigger and better each year has driven our long-term success. This year’s event offering another world-class experience and elite competition will be a reflection of that.”
The 2023 Travelers Championship will be held June 19-25 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, and fans will be welcomed onsite beginning Wednesday, June 21. 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