Justin Thomas commits to play 2022 Travelers Championship

Justin Thomas, winner of 14 PGA Tour titles and ranked No. 7 in world rankings, will be competing in the 2022 Travelers Championship June 23-26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell (CT).

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.”


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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