Jordan Spieth Commits to Travelers Championship June 20-23

Jordan Spieth, 30, owns 13 PGA Tour victories, including three major championships, has made the cut in 9 of 14 starts this year and is ranked 25th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

HARTFORD, Connecticut – The author of the most memorable and historic shot in Travelers Championship history committed to the tournament again.

Fan favorite Jordan Spieth, whose 61-foot bunker shot on the first playoff hole defeated Daniel Berger in 2017, is the latest marquee player to join the field for Connecticut’s biggest sporting event June 20-23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Spieth’s shot is the only time in PGA Tour history that a player sank a bunker shot in a playoff to win a title and set off a memorable celebration between he and caddie Michael Greller as a massive gallery around the 18th green roared its approval.

“Travelers Championship fans saw it and felt it when Jordan won at TPC River Highlands in such dramatic fashion,” Andy Bessette, executive vice president and chief administrative officer at Travelers, said in a release. “He’s been great to us, so having him in this year’s player field is yet another reason to get excited about this world-class event.”

Tournament director Nathan Grube said he can’t wait to see what Spieth has in store this year.

Jordan Spieth celebrates with caddie Michael Greller after blasting out for birdie from a bunker on the 18th green to win the 2017 Travelers Championship, his last winning year on the PGA Tour.

“He’s one of the most exciting players in golf with a massive fan following, and I know he’ll have a lot of support from the fans at TPC River Highlands,” Grube said.

Spieth, 30, has 13 PGA Tour victories, including three major championships: the 2015 Masters and U.S. Open and 2017 Open Championship. He has made the cut in nine of 14 starts this year and is ranked 25th in the Official World Golf Rankings.

Spieth joins a field that already included No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, and Masters champion, and No. 2 Xander Schauffele, the 2022 Travelers winner who captured the 2024 PGA Championship. Other early commitments have come from No. 3 Rory McIlroy, No. 5 Viktor Hovland, No. 6 Ludvig Aberg, No. 8 Patrick Cantlay, No. 9 Collin Morikawa, No. 11 Max Homa, No. 14 Keegan Bradley, the defending champion, and popular Rickie Fowler.

Most of the top players in the world will compete in the tournament that is again one of the PGA Tour’s Signature Events with a $20 million purse and $3.6 million first prize. There will be 70-80 players with no cut and several course enhancements and amenities for spectators.

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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