HARTFORD - The Travelers Championship secured another big name for its upcoming event.
Bryson DeChambeau, 2020 U.S. Open champion and the world’s 10th-ranked golfer, joins No. 1 Dustin Johnson in committing to play in the 2021 tournament. The Travelers Championship made the announcement on Tuesday.
“Bryson has captivated the golf world by his distance off the tee and his dedication to implementing analytics and science into his golf game,” Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube said in a statement. “He consistently has been part of our field, which we always appreciate, and his results show that he’s getting quite comfortable playing our golf course.”
This will be the sixth straight appearance for DeChambeau at TPC River Highlands, which began in 2016 when he received a sponsor’s exemption. The last three times he has played in Cromwell, DeChambeau has finished in the top 10. He tied for ninth in 2018, tied for eighth in 2019 and tied for sixth last year.
Overall, DeChambeau has won seven times on the PGA Tour: once in 2017, three times in 2018, once in 2019 and twice last year, including the U.S. Open where was the only player to finish under par to secure his first major.
“We’re excited to have Bryson coming back to Connecticut, where he’s played every year since turning professional,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers, in a statement. “It’s important to us that we have the best player field possible, and Bryson gives us another top-10 player who is fun to watch.”
The 2021 Travelers Championship will be held June 21-27 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. For tournament updates, visit TravelersChampionship.com.
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