HARTFORD, Conn., March 22, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced that Olympic gold medalist Xander Schauffele has committed to play in the 2022 tournament. Schauffele is a four-time winner on the PGA TOUR who is No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
“We’re grateful that Xander will be joining us, and having the Olympic gold medalist in our field is something I’m sure our fans will be excited about,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We want the best players in the world because they help the tournament reach its goals of generating money for local charities.”
Schauffele, a 28-year-old from San Diego, won the gold medal last year by one stroke during the Olympics in Japan. It was the highlight from a year that saw him record eight top-10 finishes on the PGA TOUR, including three tournaments where he finished second. Schauffele has consistently been near the lead; since the start of the 2018 season, he has 29 top-10 finishes. That includes nine top-10 finishes in majors at the Open Championship (T2 in 2018), the Masters (T2 in 2019 and T3 in 2021), the U.S. Open (T5 in 2017, T6 in 2018, T3 in 2019, fifth in 2020 and T7 in 2021) and the PGA Championship (T10 in 2020).
His PGA TOUR victories have come in 2017 at the Greenbrier Classic and TOUR Championship, and the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions and Sentry Tournament of Champions during the 2019 season. This will be Schauffele’s fourth appearance at TPC River Highlands.
“Xander is one of the world’s best players who consistently performs well in golf’s biggest events,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “But in addition to all that success, he’s a class act. You could see how much being part of Team USA meant to him and his family, and winning the gold medal was a well-deserved moment.”
Schauffele’s commitment gives the tournament five players in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking. He joins No. 4 Patrick Cantlay, No. 5 Scottie Scheffler, No. 7 Justin Thomas and No. 8 Rory McIlroy in the field for the 2022 Travelers Championship, which will be held June 20-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
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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.