HARTFORD, Conn. – The Travelers Championship added yet another marquee name to the field this week with the commitment of Justin Thomas.
Justin Thomas, a 14-time PGA Tour winner ranked seventh in the world, joins No. 5 Rory McIlroy and No. 9 Dustin Johnson, the 2020 Travelers champion, as early entries for Connecticut’s biggest sporting event June 23-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
“Justin has been a big part of this tournament since his first visit in 2013, and we appreciate his continued support,” tournament director Nathan Grube said. “He had a great year last year and was a vital part of helping the U.S. team capture the Ryder Cup. We’re excited to see what he will do against some tough competition at TPC River Highlands.”
Thomas, who will be making his eighth appearance in Cromwell, has recorded PGA Tour victories in each of the past six seasons, including The Players Championship in 2021. That winning streak includes 2017, when he was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year, captured the FedExCup points title and won five tournaments, including the PGA Championship for his first major title.
Thomas made his Travelers Championship debut as an amateur after receiving a sponsor exemption, and his best finish at TPC River Highlands is a tie for third in 2016 thanks to a final-round, 8-under-par 62. He has been a member of the past two Ryder Cup teams and the past two Presidents Cup teams. He also competed in the 2020 Olympics.
Thomas’s best finish this season is third in the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba.
“We are so excited to have Justin playing in our field once again,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Justin has been such a tremendous supporter of our event and he always tells me how much he loves playing in front of our fans, which are some of the greatest in golf. We’re all looking forward to having Justin with us in June.”