Scottie Scheffler commits to Travelers Championship June 22-25

Scottie Scheffler, reigning PGA Tour Player of the Year and Masters champion, will be making his fourth appearance at the Travelers Championship June 22-25 at TPC River Highlands.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Travelers Championship landed yet another marquee player this week with a commitment from the reigning Masters champion and PGA Tour Player of the Year Scottie Scheffler.

Scheffler regained No. 1 status in the Official World Golf Ranking with a repeat victory in the WM Phoenix Open on Feb. 12 before dropping to No. 2 when Jon Rahm captured the Genesis Invitational on Feb. 19. Scheffler will make his fourth consecutive start at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell on June 22-25, joining other early entries No. 3 Rory McIlroy and No. 6 Xander Schauffele, the defending champion.

“It’s exciting to welcome Scottie back to the Travelers Championship, coming off such an amazing season that’s carried into this year,” tournament director Nathan Grube said in a release. “The fans can expect to continue to see top players like Scottie joining our field in the weeks to come.”

The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell (CT) is scheduled June 22-25.

Scheffler won PGA Tour Player of the Year honors last season after a three-stroke victory at the Masters, his first major title, and three other PGA Tour victories in his next six starts, as well as four second-place finishes among 11 Top-10s. This season, he already has four Top-10s in seven starts, including the win in Phoenix, the fifth in his PGA Tour career.

“Scottie is a great player and an even better person, it’s been great seeing him have so much success,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. “I’m excited that Scottie will be joining us as we build the best field that this event and our fans have ever seen.”

As one of the PGA Tour’s new “elevated” tournaments, the biggest sporting event in Connecticut will another strong field in its 72-year history. The event will have a record $20 million purse and at least 19 of the top 20 players in the PGA Tour’s Player Impact Program, which ranks golfers by success and popularity.

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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