CROMWELL, June 16 – The Travelers Championship announced its final player field for next week’s tournament at the TPC River Highlanders in Cromwell.
Three of the top five ranked players in the world will be in Cromwell along with six of the top 20. Rory McIlroy (No. 2), Jason Day (No. 3) and Jordan Spieth (No. 5) will be playing at the Travelers along with Justin Thomas (No. 13), Paul Casey (No. 14) and Patrick Reed (No. 19).
The field also includes seven former winners of the Travelers Championship, led by defending champion Russell Knox and Bubba Watson, who has won twice, in 2010 and 2015. Other past champions include Kevin Streelman (2014), Ken Duke (2013), Marc Leishman (2012), Hunter Mahan (2007) and J.J. Henry (2006). The field features 13 players who have combined to win 24 major championships.
“No matter how you look at it, whether it is world ranking, PGA Tour wins or major championships, this field is tremendous and we’re all looking forward to watching the competition,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. First round play begins Thursday morning.
Mini-golf on Wednesday
Former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield and actors Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, Amazing Spider Man 2) and Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, Supergirl) will host the Farmington Bank Celebrity Mini-Golf tournament on Wednesday at the Farmington Bank Kids Zone at the TPC River Highlands. Shotgun starts will send off three-player teams at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. The two winning teams will receive $2,500 to donate to a charity of their choice.
Two-time Stanley Cup champion Nick Bonino of the Pittsburgh Penguins is also scheduled to participate. Bonino, a Farmington native who played hockey at Farmington High and Avon Old Farms, won his second Cup with the Penguins earlier this month.