2016 Tournament Field Adds Three Major Champions
HARTFORD, Conn., March 31, 2016 – The Travelers Championship today announced that major championship winners Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley have committed to play in the 2016 tournament, which will be held Aug. 1–7. These three players join a field that already includes international stars Louis Oosthuizen and Paul Casey, as well as 2007 Travelers Championship winner Hunter Mahan.
“Our goal is to bring top players to our fans every year, and the addition of three players with major wins on their resume definitely helps us accomplish that,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Zach, Webb and Keegan are players who have a track record of playing at TPC River Highlands, and we are excited to have them return to our field this year.”
Reigning Open Championship winner and 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson has 11 PGA TOUR victories, from 2007 through 2015. He is currently No. 16 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) and has made nearly $40 million in TOUR earnings. This will be Johnson’s 11th appearance at TPC River Highlands.
Winner of the 2012 U.S. Open, Webb Simpson will be making his seventh appearance at TPC River Highlands and his first since 2013. Simpson has a rich history with the Travelers Championship, having received a sponsor’s exemption from the tournament in 2008 at the start of his career. Simpson has secured four career PGA TOUR wins and 44 top-10 and 83 top-25 finishes in just 195 career events. Simpson has played well in 2016, finishing in the top 20 in three of the five events he has entered.
2011 PGA Championship winner and New England native Keegan Bradley has made it a point to play in Connecticut, as this will be his sixth straight appearance at the Travelers Championship. Bradley burst onto the scene in 2011, when he earned his first two PGA TOUR victories. He has three career TOUR wins, as well as 26 top-10 and 65 top-25 finishes.
Tickets are on sale now at www.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 PGA TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100 percent of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for home, auto 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 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 www.TravelersChampionship.com.