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.