Patrick Cantlay Joins Travelers Championship Field

Patrick Cantlay, who set a PGA TOUR scoring record at the Travelers Championship and is currently No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, has committed to play at TPC River Highlands June 22-25.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Patrick Cantlay is the latest Top-10 player to commit to the Travelers Championship.

Cantlay, ranked fourth in the Official World Golf Ranking, will make his ninth tournament appearance at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell on June 22-25. An eight-time winner on the PGA Tour, a 19-year-old Cantlay shot a 10-under-par 60 in the second round at TPC River Highlands in 2011 that remains the lowest score ever by an amateur.

“Having played in our tournament several times, Patrick is always an exciting addition to the field,” tournament director Nathan Grube said in a release. “He seems to be in contention every time he plays and will fit in perfectly with the other elite golfers who have already committed.”

This year’s Travelers Championship is one of the PGA Tour’s new “elevated” events that will feature many of the game’s best and most popular players competing for a tournament-record purse of $20 million. Cantlay joins a field that already includes Scottie Scheffler (No. 2), Rory McIlroy (No. 3) and defending champion Xander Schauffele (No. 6). Cantlay has finished tied for 15th or better in each of his past five starts in Cromwell.

Cantlay’s best PGA Tour season was 2021, when he was named Player of the Year and won the FedExCup points title. His most recent Tour victory came at last year’s BMW Championship, and he has a pair of Top-3 finishes this season, a tie for second at the Shriners Children’s Open and third at the Genesis Invitational.

“We’ve known Patrick really well ever since giving him a sponsor’s exemption when he was a student at UCLA, and he’s turned into one of the best golfers in the world,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “His continued support the Travelers Championship and what we stand for as a community partner is greatly appreciated.”

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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