Marc Leishman, Matthew Wolff Join 2022 Travelers Championship Field

Marc Leishman and Matthew Wolff will compete in the 2022 Travelers Championship June 23-26 at TPC River Highlands.

HARTFORD, Conn. – A former champion and an up-and-coming newcomer have committed to play in the Travelers Championship.

Marc Leishman, whose 2012 victory at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell was the first of his six PGA Tour wins, and Matthew Wolff, who turned at the 2019 tournament on a sponsors’ exemption, have joined a star-studded field that will play in Connecticut’s biggest sporting event on June 23-26.

“Marc had an unforgettable week here in 2012 and Matt has a history with us dating back to 2019,” tournament director Nathan Grube said. “Both of these players are fantastic additions to our field, which keeps getting better.”

Leishman came from six shots back in the final round to win the Travelers Championship 10 years ago, shooting a closing 8-under-par 62. He has since added PGA Tour wins at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the BMW Championship in 2017, at the CIMB Classic in 2018, at Torrey Pines in 2020 and with Cam Smith to win the team event in New Orleans in 2021. This season, Leishman has three top-10 finishes, led by a tie for third at the Shriners Children’s Open. He has played on the International Team at the Presidents Cup four times and represented his native Australia at the Olympics last year. He will be making his 12th start at TPC River Highlands.

Wolff made his professional debut on the PGA Tour in Cromwell three years ago. He won two starts later, at the 3M Open. Since then, Wolff has six more Top-10 finishes, most recently at this season’s Shriners Children’s Open, where he finished second. Two of the Top-10 finishes have come in major championships: he tied for fourth at the 2020 PGA Championship and finished second in the U.S. Open the same year. This will be his fourth appearance in the Travelers Championship.

“We’ve gotten to know Marc and Matt over the years – they are both extremely talented, and we appreciate how much they’ve supported our event,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “To see them grow into tournament winners at the professional level isn’t a surprise. I’m thrilled that they’ll be joining us this year.”

Leishman and Wolff join a field that already included No. 1 Scottie Scheffler, whose four victories this year include the Masters; No. 5 Justin Thomas, who won the PGA Championship; No. 6 Patrick Cantlay, the PGA Tour Player of the Year and FedExCup winner in 2021; No. 8 Rory McIlroy, who finished second in the Masters; No. 11 Xander Schauffele, the Olympic gold medalist; No. 13 Dustin Johnson, the 2020 Travelers champion; No. 14 Will Zalatoris, who lost a playoff to Thomas in the PGA Championship; No.18 Joaquin Niemann; No. 19 Brooks Koepka; No. 21 Abraham Ancer; No. 26 Harris English, the defending champion; No. 36 Harold Varner III and fan favorite and major tournament supporter Bubba Watson, who will try to tie Hall of Famer Billy Casper for most tournament titles (four) if he has recovered from a torn meniscus in his knee that will sideline him 4-to-6 weeks.

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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