Last year’s Travelers Championship had a weak field as far as PGA Tour events go, but was still all over the news when Jim Furyk shot a final round 58 in the Cromwell, Connecticut event. This year, the tournament has been moved back to the week after the U.S. Open, which has led to much more pre-event news.
The next piece: world No. 6 Jordan Spieth has entered the tournament, another addition to a now strong field.
- Big Names: The Travelers Championship, back in its post-US Open slot on the schedule (it was moved last year as part of scheduling for The Olympics), and bigger names have been committing. Jordan Spieth is the newest big-name to announce that he will play. Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will also be in the field.
- Redistribute the Stars: The PGA Tour established a new rule this year where players with fewer than 25 starts in a season have to add an event in their next season that they have not played in the past four. This will be Spieth’s tournament, as he has never played the Travelers Championship.
- Spieth-Strong: The 23-year-old Dallas native is in the midst of another strong season with a win, a runner-up, and two third place finishes. After missing two consecutive recent cuts, Speith has bounced back the past two weeks with a T2 and a T13.
— TravelersChamp (@TravelersChamp) June 8, 2017
“Jordan has quickly become one of golf’s biggest stars. With the leadership and direction of Travelers, we’re committed to bringing the best players in the world to Connecticut. Having Jordan here for the first time definitely adds a level of excitement to our tournament.”
–Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director
This content first appeared in the Daily Rundown.