World's top four amateurs to compete in Travelers Championship

Published on Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:02


HARTFORD - The top four players in the current World Amateur Golf Rankings will be playing in the Travelers Championship.

Viktor Hovland, Justin Suh, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff, ranked No. 1-4, have accepted exemptions to play in the tournament June 17-23 at TPC River Highlands. Hovland and Wolff will be making their professional debuts, while Suh and Morikawa recently turned pro.

“Giving some of the best young players in golf an opportunity to play in our event has helped us build a relationship with them as they wrap up their amateur careers and turn pro,” said Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship tournament director. “What Viktor, Justin, Collin and Matthew have been able to accomplish at the amateur level is impressive, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do as professionals.”

Hovland is the reigning U.S. Amateur champion and recently won the Ben Hogan Award as the top men’s college golfer. Suh was named a first-team All-American for the second straight year after leading USC to an NCAA Championship.

Morikawa was a four-time All-American at Cal and was the Pac-12 Player of the Year as a senior.

Wolff won the individual title at the NCAA Championship last week. He was named the Jack Nicklaus National Player of the Year and was a first-team All-American as a freshman and sophomore.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports on Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:02. Updated: Thursday, 6 June 2019 20:04.