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JIM FURYK, KEVIN CHAPPELL, VIJAY SINGH AND LUKE DONALD COMMIT TO 2016 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP COMMIT TO 2016 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP
July 24, 2016The Travelers Championship today announced that Jim Furyk, Kevin Chappell, Vijay Singh and Luke Donald will all play the 2016 Travelers Championship, August 1-7. With these commitments, five players ranked in the top 20 in the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) are coming to the tournament.
"We are pleased to announce this great group of players as our field continues to take shape," said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. "Jim and Kevin are having great seasons on TOUR, and Vijay and Luke, both formerly ranked #1 in the world, are two of the most recognizable players in golf. Our fans will definitely be excited to see all of them in Connecticut."
Jim Furyk will be making his first appearance at the Travelers Championship since 2011. He has been dominant on the PGA TOUR throughout his career, as evidenced by his 17 TOUR victories and his win at the 2003 U.S. Open. Furyk battled an injury earlier this year, but has come back strong, notching a tie for second at the U.S. Open and a top-25 finish at the Quicken Loans National last month. He's currently No. 19 in the OWGR.
Coming to the Travelers Championship for the third time, Kevin Chappell has had a strong season thus far, ranking No. 6 in the FedExCup and No. 32 in the OWGR. He has six top-10 finishes this season, including three second-place finishes in the RSM Classic, the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard and THE PLAYERS Championship. His performance has netted him nearly $10 million in TOUR earnings since 2008.
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