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No. 1 player in the world, Jon Rahm, commits to play Travelers

Spain’s Jon Rahm, the No. 1 player in the world, has committed to play at the Travelers Championship in June. (Photo courtesy PGA Tour)

The No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, Jon Rahm, has committed to play in the 2023 Travelers Championship. Rahm, who has won PGA Tour victories this season including The Masters, joins a field that includes eight players currently ranked in the top 20.

“We’ll have an impressive player field for fans to watch and root for, and I know a number of them will be pulling hard for Jon,” said Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director. “We want the best in the world coming to Connecticut, and Jon has established himself at No. 1 by having an incredible year so far.”

No. 2 Scottie Scheffler is in the field along with four-time major champion Rory McIlroy (No. 3), 2021 PGA Tour Player of the Year Patrick Cantlay (No. 4) and defending Travelers champion Xander Schauffele (No. 5).

Other top 20 players committed to play in Cromwell at TPC River Highlands on June 19-25, including six-time PGA Tour winner Max Homa (No. 6), recent Mexico Open champion Tony Finau (No. 11), and a pair of two-time major champions in Justin Thomas (No. 14) and Collin Morikawa (No. 16).

Rahm’s victories this year have come at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express, The Genesis Invitational and the Masters. He won by four shots at Augusta National to secure his second major championship. He won the U.S. Open in 2021.

This will be Rahm’s fourth appearance at the Travelers Championship. In addition to 2015, when he made the cut as an amateur, he also played in 2016 (when he tied for 25th) and 2020 (T37).

In 12 PGA Tour tournaments this year, Rahm has eight top-10 finishes, including second at the Mexico Open in his most recent start. Internationally, Rahm represented his native Spain at the 2016 World Cup and was a member of Team Europe at the 2018 and 2021 Ryder Cups.

The 2023 Travelers Championship will be held June 19-25 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tournament updates, ticket information and announcements related to the player field, please visit

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 40 years. He was inducted into the New England High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2018.

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