Top golfers who have committed to the 2021 Travelers Championship – CTPost

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The world’s top-ranked golfers and former major championship winners are among the headliners who have committed to the 2021 Travelers Championship to be held June 21-27 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy after winning the Travelers Championship in 2020 in Cromwell.
World top-ranked golfer Dustin Johnson has committed to play in the Travelers Championship in June, the tournament announced.
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Bryson DeChambeau chips on the 10th green during the first round of the Travelers Championship golf tournament at TPC River Highlands, Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Cromwell, Conn. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Reigning U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau becomes the second golfer ranked in the top 10 in the world rankings to commit to the Travelers Championship.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 25: Patrick Reed of the United States stands on the 18th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Former Masters champion Patrick Reed will be making his 10th consecutive appearance at the Travelers Championship this June.
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Bubba Watson plays a shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell in 2020.
Bubba Watson won his first PGA Tour event at the Travelers Championship in 2010, then won it again in 2015 and 2018.
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Brooks Koepka hits a tee shot during the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.
Brooks Koepka will be competing in the Travelers Championship for the fifth time this coming June.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 27: Marc Leishman of Australia plays his shot from the 18th tee during the third round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 27, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
2012 Travelers Championship winner Marc Leishman has committed to play in June’s Travelers Championship, the tournament announced. 
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 26: Justin Rose of England plays his shot from the 18th tee during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 26, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose has committed to play in June’s Travelers Championship, the tournament announced. 
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This will be Paul Casey’s seventh straight appearance playing at TPC River Highlands, after most recently finishing top five in 2019 and 2017, while tying for second in 2018.
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Jason Day’s best finish at TPC River Highlands was in 2019 when he tied for eighth. This year’s Travelers will be his seventh time competing at the course. 
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 28: Abraham Ancer of Mexico plays his shot from the seventh tee during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Abraham Ancer, ranked 19th in the world, is still in search of his first PGA Tour victory. He has five top-10 finishes this season, including his last three starts. Ancer was second at the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this month and tied for eighth at the PGA Championship this past weekend.
This will be Ancer’s fifth appearance at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, tying for eighth and 11th the last two years.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 26: Cameron Smith of Australia walks on the 14th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 26, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Cameron Smith teamed with fellow Australian Marc Leishman to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans in April. It was his third PGA Tour victory. He took a month off before tying for 59th at the PGA Championship.
Smith stands at No. 7 in the FedExCup standings and 26th in the world rankings. His best finish in four previous appearances at the Travelers Championship is a tie for 34th in 2016.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 25: Max Homa of the United States plays a shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Among Max Homa’s four top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season was a victory at February’s Genesis Invitational. It was his second overall. Homa is 42nd in the world rankings.
Homa has missed the cut in all three of his previous appearances at the Travelers Championships.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 25: Patrick Cantlay of the United States plays a shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Patrick Cantlay, 29, has three PGA Tour victories. His last win came in October at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Cantlay’s had some success at TPC River Highlands before. In 2011, he carded a 60 playing on a sponsor’s exemption as a 19-year-old. It was the lowest score by an amateur in PGA Tour history.
He finished tied for 11th last year in Cromwell, shooting 13-under par.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 21: Keegan Bradley of the United States celebrates making an eagle on the 15th hole during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 21, 2019 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Bradley, 34, won the 2011 PGA Championship and has four career PGA Tour victories.
The Woodstock, Vt., native has been playing well of late. He placed second at the Valspar Championship in Palm Harbor Fla., last month, finishing 14-under. Before that, he tied for fourth at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
This will be Bradley’s 11th consecutive appearance in Cromwell. He tied for second in 2019.
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CROMWELL, CT – JUNE 25: Rickie Fowler hits a shot during the second round of the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2010 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)
Rickie Fowler has five victories on the PGA Tour, most recently at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 2019. His best two finishes this season were his last two starts: at the PGA Championship, where he tied for eighth with Finau, and at last week’s Memorial, where he tied for 11th. Fowler is currently 87th in the World Golf Rankings and failed to qualify for next week’s U.S. Open.
Fowler also won the 2012 Wells Fargo Championship, both The Players Championship and Deutsche Bank Championship in 2015, and the 2017 Honda Classic. Fowler was a 2016 Olympian and has competed in four Ryder Cups and three Presidents Cups.
This will be his fourth appearance in Cromwell since debuting as an amateur in 2009, but his first since 2013. His best finish was a tie for 13th in 2010.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 21: Tony Finau of the United States plays his shot from the 15th tee during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 21, 2019 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)
Tony Finau, ranked 14th in the world, has had two second-place finishes this season, most recently at the Genesis Invitational in February. He tied for eighth at the PGA Championship last month, his 10th top-10 finish in a major championship. Finau’s lone PGA Tour victory came in the Puerto Rico Open in 2016.
This will be Finau’s sixth appearance at TPC River Highlands, his best finish a tie for 17th in 2017. He missed the cut the last two years.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 26: Phil Mickelson of the United States reacts after making a putt for birdie on the 18th green during the second round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 26, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson last won the Cromwell tournament when it was known as the Greater Hartford Open. After playing the tournament in 2003, Mickelson didn’t return to TPC River Highlands again until 2019.
Mickelson missed the cut that year. He then shot rounds of 64 and 63 to hold the lead at last year’s Travelers, which did not have any spectators in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mickelson finished in a tie for 24th place.
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CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 28: Dustin Johnson of the United States lines up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 28: Phil Mickelson of the United States putts on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 28: A general view as Dustin Johnson of the United States lines up a putt on the 18th green during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 28: The clubhouse is seen during the final round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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