HARTFORD, Connecticut – Yet another Top-10 player committed to the Travelers Championship this week.
Patrick Reed, the 2018 Masters champion whose victory in the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship two weeks ago gave him eight PGA Tour titles, added his name to the field for Connecticut’s biggest sporting event June 25-28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
Reed, No. 9 in the Official World Golf Ranking, joins three other players in the Top 10 – No. 1 Rory McIlroy, No. 4 Justin Thomas and No. 6 Patrick Cantlay. Other marquee players already committed to the $7.2 million tournament are No. 14 Bryson DeChambeau and No. 48 Bubba Watson, who will try to tie Hall of Famer Billy Casper for most tournament wins (four).
“With multiple PGA Tour wins, a major championship and appearances on the United States Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams, Patrick’s record speaks for itself,” Travelers Championship tournament director Nathan Grube said. “We’ve loved having him in our field over the years, and we’re excited that his 2020 schedule will include a stop in Connecticut.”
Reed has played in the Travelers Championship every year since making his debut in 2012. His best finish in eight starts at TPC River Highlands was a tie for fifth in 2017. Last year, Reed tied for 30th at 5-under-par 275, 12 strokes behind Chez Reavie, who ended an 11-year victory drought with a four-stroke win over Zach Sucher and Vermont native Keegan Bradley.
With at least one PGA Tour victory in seven of the past eight seasons, Reed has established himself as one of golf’s most consistent players. He has qualified for the season-ending Tour Championship for the Top 30 in the FedExCup points standings each of the past six years. That includes 2018, when Reed won the Masters for his only major championship title and also captured two WGC events and two PGA Tour playoff tournaments.
Reed also has been a mainstay for the United States in team competition, having played in the past three Ryder Cups and past three Presidents Cups. He also competed in the 2016 Olympics for Team USA and earned the nickname “Captain America” from 2017 Travelers Championship winner Jordan Spieth for his clutch play in the Ryder and Presidents Cups.
“Patrick is a passionate player striving to be the best in the world,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “He’s been good to us over the years by playing at TPC River Highlands, and I know he’ll be coming to win the tournament in June.”