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McIlroy already commits to 2020 Travelers Championship

Rory McIlroy has already committed to playing in the 2020 Travelers Championship in Cromwell. (Photo courtesy Travelers Championship)

HARTFORD, August 28 – The golf season isn’t over yet and plans are already being made for next summer. Rory McIlroy, who just won the Tour Championship on Sunday to capture the 2018-19 FedExCup title, announced he will coming to Cromwell next June to play in the Travelers Championship.

McIlroy will be making his third appearance at the Travelers. Only the second player to win the FedExCup points championship twice, McIlroy is currently ranked No. 2 in the world.

“I really missed playing at TPC River Highlands this year, so I’m looking forward to coming back in 2020,” McIlroy said. “The Travelers Championship is one of the best events on the PGA Tour, with a tremendous atmosphere, great fans, an awesome practice facility and now a new clubhouse that I can’t wait to see.”

McIlroy is coming off one of his best PGA Tour seasons, with 14 top 10 finishes in 19 starts. He took home trophies at The Players Championship, the RBC Canadian Open and the Tour Championship. He has 17 PGA Tour victories, including four major titles – the 2011 U.S. Open, the 2014 British Open and the 2012 and 2014 PGA Championship. His average of 69.06 was the best on the tour this year.

“Rory had an outstanding season this year and his victory last weekend adds to his legacy on the PGA Tour,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “We appreciate his early commitment as we continue our focus on making next year’s Travelers Championship our best tournament yet.”

McIlroy made his Travelers Championship debut in 2017, when he tied for 17th. He then tied for 12th at TPC River Highlands in 2018. A 30-year-old from Northern Ireland, McIlroy turned professional in 2007.

The 2020 Travelers Championship will be held June 22–28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tickets or for more information, visit www.TravelersChampionship.com

Gerry deSimas, Jr., is the editor and founder of The Collinsville Press. He is an award-winning writer and has been covering sports in Connecticut and New England for more than 30 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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