HARTFORD, January 31 — Rory McIlroy, a four-time major champion with 13 PGA Tour wins, will be coming back to the Travelers Championship in June at the Tournament Players Club in Cromwell. The tournament announced Wednesday that McIlroyhas committed to play this year.
“I made the comment after last year’s tournament that I would definitely be back, and I’m delighted that my 2018 schedule will allow me to do that,” McIlroy said. “I love everything about the Travelers Championship: the golf course, the positive impact it has on the community and the support we receive from the fans.”
McIlroy finished tied for 17th place last year in his first appearance in Cromwell. His 64 on Sunday was his best score of the week.
McIlroy, 28, has become one of the biggest draws in golf. After a remarkable amateur career, he turned professional in 2007 and has since won 22 tournaments around the world. Included in that total is one U.S. Open (2011), one British Open (2014) and two PGA Championships (2012, 2014).
He will attempt to complete the career Grand Slam at this year’s Masters. McIlroy was named PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2012 and 2014, and in 2016 he won the season-long FedExCup points title. McIlroy has held the world’s No. 1 ranking for 95 weeks, and is currently ranked No. 8.
“We loved having Rory play in last year’s Travelers Championship, and we’re so thankful and excited that he’s decided to come back,” said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers.
The 2018 Travelers Championship will be held June 18-24 at TPC River Highlands. For more information on this year’s tournament, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com.