HARTFORD, Conn. – An already stellar field for the Travelers Championship got three more stellar entries this week with commitments from Kevin Kisner and former major championship winners Louis Oosthuizen and Vermont native Keegan Bradley.
“It will be great to welcome Louis, Kevin and Keegan back to TPC River Highlands,” Travelers Championship tournament director Nathan Grube said. “They are all playing well this season and will be fantastic additions to our player field, which keeps getting better.”
Oosthuizen, ranked 20th in the world, Kisner (No. 27) and Bradley (No. 35) join a field that previously included reigning U.S. Open and PGA Championship titlist Brooks Koepka (No. 1), Justin Thomas (No. 6), British Open champion Francesco Molinari (No. 7), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 8), Tony Finau (No. 13), Paul Casey (No. 14), Patrick Cantlay (No. 15), Jason Day (No. 16), Tommy Fleetwood (No. 17), defending champion Bubba Watson (No. 18), Patrick Reed (No. 21), two-time winner Phil Mickelson (No. 23) and 2012 champion Marc Leishman (No. 24). Watson will try to join Mickelson (2001-02) as the tournament’s only repeat champions June 20-23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
Oosthuizen’s 14 professional victories include the 2010 British Open. Seven of his wins have been on the European Tour, and he has also won six times in his native South Africa, including the 2018 South African Open. In addition to his seven-stroke Open Championship win at St. Andrews, Scotland, Oosthuizen has runner-up finishes in each of the other majors: He lost a playoff to Watson at the 2012 Masters and tied for second at the 2015 U.S. Open and the 2017 PGA Championship. Oosthuizen, who will be making his fifth Travelers Championship appearance, has three top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season and has played in the past three Presidents Cups on the International Team.
Kisner won the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play title this season, one of three victories in his PGA Tour career. He also won the RSM Classic in 2016 and the Dean & Deluca Invitational in 2017. His best finish in a major championship came at the 2018 Open Championship when he tied for second. Kisner has played in the Travelers Championship in 2011 and 2012 and represented the United States at the 2017 Presidents Cup.
Bradley joined an exclusive club when he won the first time he played in a major championship. It came at the PGA Championship in 2011, when he earned PGA Tour Rookie of the Year honors. He has added victories at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in 2012 and the BMW Championship last year. The Vermont native, who played in the Ryder Cup in 2012 and 2014 and the Presidents Cup in 2013, has two Top-10 finishes this year. His best finish in eight Travelers Championship starts is a tie for eighth in 2017.
“With 14 players currently in the top 25 of the world rankings, this is shaping up to be another world-class field,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “We’re thrilled that so many of the top players are coming to TPC River Highlands. It should make for a fantastic tournament.”