CROMWELL, June 8 – The Travelers Championship golf tournament has added their third top 10 player. Jordan Spieth, a two-time major champion who is ranked No. 6 in the world, has committed to play in Cromwell, the tournament said Thursday.
Spieth, 23, joins No. 2 Rory McIlroy and No. 3 Jason Day in the field along with Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk and Russell Knox, the 2016 Travelers Championship winner.
“Having Jordan here for the first time definitely adds a level of excitement to our tournament,” said Nathan Grube, the Travelers Championship tournament director. It will be Spieth’s first appearance here in Cromwell.
Spieth is a nine-time winner on the PGA Tour and was named the player of the year in 2015. He won five times in 2015, including at the Masters and the U.S. Open. At the British Open, he was fourth and one shot shy of qualifying for a playoff. A month later, he was second at the PGA Championship.
The 2017 Travelers Championship will be held June 19-25 at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
Day, 29, is from Australia and has won nine times since the start of the 2014 season including the 2015 PGA Championship and the 2016 Players Championship. It will be his third appearance here at the Travelers.
McIlroy is a four-time major champion with victories at the U.S. Open (2011, 2014) and the PGA Championship (2012, 2014). He is one of just three men to win four major championships by the age of 25 along with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. It is McIlroy’s first appearance in the tournament, too.