HARTFORD - The Travelers Championship continues to add top-tier golfers to its field.
The tournament announced Monday Tommy Fleetwood and Patrick Cantlay, two players currently in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Rankings, have committed to play in this year’s event. This will be Fleetwood’s first appearance at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell and Cantlay’s fifth.
“Adding two more top-20 players further strengthens and adds to the competitiveness of our player field,” Travelers Championship tournament director Nathan Grube said in a statement. “Tommy and Patrick have been playing well and there’s a good chance we’ll see them in the mix on Sunday of tournament week at TPC River Highlands.”
Fleetwood and Cantlay join several other highly-ranked players who gave early commitments to the 2019 Travelers Championship, including Brooks Koepka (No. 3), Justin Thomas (No. 5), Francesco Molinari (No. 7), Bryson DeChambeau (No. 8), Paul Casey (No. 12), Tony Finau (No. 14), Jason Day (No. 15), defending champion Bubba Watson (No. 18), Patrick Reed (No. 19) and Marc Leishman (No. 22).
Fleetwood, a 28-year-old from England, is currently ranked No. 16 in the world.
He owns four victories on the European Tour, most recently the 2018 Abu Dhabi Championship and became a PGA Tour member in 2018, when he finished second at the U.S. Open to Brooke Koepka, his best finish in a major championship. He later went 4-1 at the 2018 Ryder Cup. In 10 Tour starts this season, Fleetwood has four top-10 finishes, including a tie for second in New Orleans and a tie for third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Cantlay hold the world’s 17th ranking.
He tied for 15th at TPC River Highlands last year, his best finish in four tournament starts. Cantlay’s best finish this season came at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, where he placed second. He also tied for ninth at this year’s Masters Tournament.
The 2019 Travelers Championship will be held June 17-23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. For tickets and more information on this year’s tournament, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com .
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