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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thomas, DeChambeau among latest coming to play Travelers Championship

The Travelers Championship secured four more commitments with just over a week remaining before its deadline. All four could be an important part of the PGA Tour’s future.

Justin Thomas’s first tournament as a professional was the 2013 Travelers Championship,. Where he tied for 30th place. He is now currently ranked 39th in the world rankings thanks to four top-10 finishes this season, including his first PGA Tour victory at the 2015 CIMB Classic last fall.

Patrick Rodgers made his pro debut at the 2014 Travelers Championship, tying for 46th place. He missed the cut as an amateur in the 2012 event. Rodgers has seven top-25 finishes on tour this season.

Bryson DeChambeau won the U.S. Amateur and NCAA Division I championship in 2015, then tied for 21st at the Masters in April, his final event as an amateur. DeChambeau, who is making his first appearance at the Travelers, tied for 15th at the U.S. Open last month.

Jon Rahm tied for 64th as an amateur at last year’s Travelers. A native of Spain, Rahm turned professional after finishing tied for 23rd at the U.S. Open. His first event as a pro, he tied for third at the Quicken Loans Invitational. He is the only person to win the Ben Hogan Award twice as an amateur.

Golfers have until July 29 to decide if they will play in this year’s Travelers Championship, which will be held Aug. 4-7 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell.

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