Bryson DeChambeau Commits to Travelers Championship

Bryson DeChambeau, a five-time winner on the PGA TOUR currently ranked No. 14 in the world, has commited to play the 2020 Travelers Championship scheduled June 25-28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Travelers Championship added more firepower Wednesday with a commitment from Bryson DeChambeau.

DeChambeau, ranked 14th in the Official World Golf Ranking, is a five-time PGA Tour winner and finished second in the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship on Sunday. His results have improved in each of the four years that he has played at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, capped by a tie for eighth in 2019.

“Bryson plays well here and enjoys competing in Connecticut,” tournament chairman Nathan Grube said. “Bryson is quite a player, taking an analytical approach to every facet of his game. He’s quickly become someone our fans really enjoy watching.”

DeChambeau’s most recent PGA Tour victory came in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2018, his fourth title that calendar year. He was also victorious in the Memorial Tournament and the first two FedExCup playoff events, at THE NORTHERN TRUST and the Dell Technologies Championship. DeChambeau’s first PGA Tour win came in the 2017 John Deere Classic.

Earlier this season, DeChambeau tied for fourth at the Shriners and shared fifth at the Genesis Invitational on his way to 24th in the FedExCup points standings.

“Bryson’s commitment adds another highly ranked player to our field, which is what our fans want to come and see and that helps the tournament achieve its primary goal of raising money for local charities,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We appreciate Bryson’s support over the years and look forward to watching him compete this June.”

In 2015, before joining the PGA Tour, DeChambeau became only the fifth player to win the NCAA individual championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year. He also helped the United States win the Presidents Cup in December and competed in the 2018 Ryder Cup.

DeChambeau joins No. 1-ranked Rory McIlroy, No. 4 Justin Thomas, No. 7 Patrick Cantlay and three-time champion Bubba Watson in Connecticut’s biggest sporting event June 25–28 at TPC River Highlands. Chez Reavie is defending champion after ending an 11-year victory drought in 2019.

Worked as sports writer for The Hartford Courant for 38 years before retiring in 2008. His major beats at the paper were golf, the Hartford Whalers, University of Connecticut men’s and women’s basketball, Yale football, United States and World Figure Skating Championships and ski columnist. He has covered every PGA Tour stop in Connecticut since 1971, along with 30 Masters, 25 U.S. Opens, four PGA Championships, 12 Deutsche Bank Championships, 15 Westchester (N.Y.) Classics and four Ryder Cups. He has won several Golf Writers Association of America writing awards, including a first place for a feature on John Daly, and was elected to the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame in 2009. He also worked for the Connecticut Whale hockey team for two years when they were renamed by former Hartford Whalers managing general partner Howard Baldwin, who had become the marketing director of the Hartford Wolf Pack, the top affiliate of the New York Rangers.

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