HARTFORD, Conn. – The Travelers Championship received yet another commitment from a Top-10 player this week.
Justin Thomas, who is 10th in the Official World Golf Ranking, is the latest marquee player to sign on for Connecticut’s biggest sporting event June 22-25 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. Thomas joins previous early commitment from reigning Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, who regained the No. 1 ranking with a dominant victory in The Players Championship on March 12, No. 3 Rory McIlroy, No. 4 Patrick Cantlay and defending champion Xander Schauffele (No. 7).
“We’re incredibly happy to be adding a phenomenal golfer and competitor such as Justin to this year’s player field,” tournament director Nathan Grube said in a release. “Fans have enjoyed watching him here since 2013, and they will be eager to see him compete against so many other elite players this year.”
Thomas is a 15-time winner on the PGA Tour who will be making his eighth tournament appearance. He has won at least one PGA Tour event in seven consecutive seasons, tied with Jon Rahm for the longest active streak. His victories include two major titles, the PGA Championship in 2017 and 2022, and The Players Championship in 2021. He also helped Team USA retain the Presidents Cup in 2022, winning four of five matches to improve his record in three Presidents Cup appearances to 10-3-2. Thomas has also played in two Ryder Cups, going 6-2-1.
In 2016, Thomas tied for third in the Travelers Championship, his best finish to date in Cromwell. He made his tournament debut as an amateur in 2013 after receiving a sponsors’ exemption.
“We’ve developed a great friendship with Justin over these past 10 years and have seen him become a major champion and one of the best players in the world,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “Our fans will get an opportunity to see the best field we’ve ever had at the Travelers Championship this year, led by Justin and so many other highly ranked players. He’ll draw a big crowd this June.”
As one of the PGA Tour’s new “elevated” tournaments, the Travelers Championship will have a $20 million purse and is expected to attract nearly all of the Top 20 players in the world and the top players in its Player Impact Program, which ranks players in terms of popularity as well as skill.