Dustin Johnson and Jason Day, both former world No. 1 ranked players with a combined 32 career wins and both future Golf Hall of Famers have committed to play the 2020 Travelers Championship scheduled June 25-25 at TPC River Highlands, Cromwell (CT) where fans are not permitted and limited onsite media have been credentialed.

HARTFORD, Connecticut – The Travelers Championship has announced that a pair of former No. 1 players in the Official World Golf Ranking, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day, have committed to play in the 2020 tournament. Johnson and Day are both major championship winners who have won a combined 32 PGA TOUR events.

“This is a wonderful player field we have shaping up for our viewers,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “Dustin and Jason have both won a lot of tournaments on the PGA TOUR, including majors, and we’re thrilled to hear that they’re coming back to Connecticut.”

Dustin Johnson, currently No. 5 in the world, is the sixth top-10 player to join the Travelers Championship field. He has won at least one PGA TOUR event in 12 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak on TOUR. It began in 2008 at the Turning Stone Resort Championship; his most recent victory was at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship in 2019. Johnson was named PGA TOUR Player of the Year and won three tournaments in 2016, including the U.S. Open for his first major championship. He has 20 TOUR victories, 17 top-10 finishes in major tournaments and will be making his fourth start at TPC River Highlands.

Jason Day is a 12-time PGA TOUR winner, including the PGA Championship in 2015 for his first major title. He won five tournaments that year, including two FedExCup playoff events that moved him to the No. 1 spot in the world rankings, which he held for 51 weeks. Day’s first TOUR win came in 2010 at the HP Byron Nelson Championship; his most recent victory was in 2018 at the Wells Fargo Championship. Day tied for eighth at the 2019 Travelers Championship, his best finish in five appearances.

“I’m very excited to welcome Dustin and Jason back to the Travelers Championship and for our fans who will be watching from home,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Our player field this year will be one of the strongest on the PGA TOUR and help us raise more money for charity.”

Johnson and Day join a group of some of the world’s best players including Rory McIlroy (No. 1), Brooks Koepka (No. 3), Justin Thomas (No. 4), and Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay, who are tied for No. 7.

The 2020 Travelers Championship can be seen June 25–28 on Golf Channel (Thursday–Sunday) and CBS (Saturday and Sunday). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PGA TOUR has announced that the tournament will be a TV-only event and limited onsite media will be permitted.


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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