Dustin Johnson commits to Travelers Championship June 23-26

Dustin Johnson, currently ranked No. 6 in the world and 2020 tournament winner, has committed to play the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands June 23-26.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Travelers Championship added another marquee name and former major champion!

Dustin Johnson, the 2020 tournament winner ranked sixth in the Official World Golf Ranking, joined No. 5 Rory McIlroy as early commitments to Connecticut’s biggest sporting event June 23-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

Dustin Johnson has 24 PGA Tour victories, including two major championships, and has been No. 1 in the world for 135 weeks during his career.

“From winning major titles to being ranked No. 1 in the world, Dustin’s accomplishments in golf are among the game’s elite,” tournament director Nathan Grube said in a release. “He’s been one of the PGA Tour’s best players throughout his career, and as a former champion here, I know our fans look forward to rooting for him this summer.”

Johnson has the longest active streak of consecutive seasons with at least one PGA Tour victory. Starting with his rookie year in 2008, Johnson has won a tournament in 14 consecutive seasons. That ties him with Tiger Woods (1996-2009) and Lee Trevino (1968-1981) for the fourth-longest Tour streak, trailing only the 17 consecutive seasons by Jack Nicklaus (1962-1978) and Arnold Palmer (1955-1971), and a 16-year streak by Billy Casper (1956-1971).

Johnson’s best year was 2020, when he won four times, starting with a one-stroke victory over 2014 tournament champion Kevin Streelman in the Travelers Championship. He then added playoff victories at THE NORTHERN TRUST and TOUR Championship to lock up the FedExCup points title and Player of the Year honors. He won the Masters in November that year, his second major title after capturing the U.S. Open in 2016.

“Adding Dustin to the player field is tremendous news for the Travelers Championship,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “When he won two years ago, he became a special part of the tournament’s history. He’ll always be welcome in Connecticut, and we can’t wait to watch Dustin compete again at TPC River Highlands.”

This will be Johnson’s fourth appearance at TPC River Highlands. He tied for 25th last year and tied for 31st in 2014.


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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