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Justin Thomas, Zach Johnson commit to Travelers

March 27, 2017

Rising star Justin Thomas, the No. 8 player in the World, and two-time Zach Johnson have committed to play in the Travelers Championship, June 19-25 at TPC River Highlands in Cromell.

The 23-year-old Thomas successfully defended his title at the 2016 CIMB Classic — his victory there in 2015 marked his first career Tour win — and then pulled off the Hawaiian Slam in January, winning the SBS Tournament of Champions and Sony Open in consecutive weeks. He opened with a 59 at the Sony Open, where he broke the PGA Tour’s 72-hole scoring record.

Johnson won the 2007 Masters and the 2015 British Open in a playoff on the Old Course at St. Andrews. He has 12 PGA Tour victories.

Thomas and Johnson join a player field that includes Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and defending champion Russell Knox.