|Stuart Appleby, Billy Mayfair and Chad Campbell commit to Travelers Championship|
HARTFORD, Conn., Thursday, May 22, 2008- The Travelers Championship player field has gained international appeal with the commitment of Australian Stuart Appleby, currently the No. 26 ranked player in the world. Fan favorites Billy Mayfair and Chad Campbell will also return to compete this year, both having finished in the top-25 at the tournament in 2007. The Travelers Championship tees off at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., June 16 - 22.
"Our field continues to become more exciting by the day. We are very pleased to welcome Stuart, Billy and Chad back to Connecticut," said Nathan Grube. "When we combine these three notable PGA TOUR athletes with previously committed players like Vijay Singh, Stewart Cink and our defending champion Hunter Mahan, the tournament is sure to deliver an exciting week for the fans."
Nine-time PGA TOUR winner Stuart Appleby began the year with three consecutive top-10 finishes and has earned a total of five top-10 finishes this season. In 2007, Appleby recorded three top-10 finishes, including a finish of tied for seventh at the Masters, marking his fourth top-10 finish at a major championship. He closed out 2007 ranked No. 30 in the FedExCup rankings, which is the same position he holds for the current year. Appleby has been a member of five President's Cup teams, including the 2007 team, as well as three Dunhill Cup teams and one World Cup team.
Fan favorite Billy Mayfair returns for his 17th appearance at Connecticut's PGA TOUR event, having earned a top-10 finish at the tournament last year when he tied for ninth after posting weekend rounds of 66 and 68. This season, Mayfair has had two top-10 finishes including a tied for second at the PODS Championship, which was his 14th career runner up.
Chad Campbell currently ranks No. 20 in Scoring Averages on the PGA TOUR and is No. 27 on the PGA TOUR money list. Campbell's best finish this season came at the Shell Houston Open, where he finished tied for second. More recently, Campbell also had a great showing at The PLAYERS Championship, finishing tied for 10th and being one of just eight players to break par on Sunday, carding the low round of the day with a 4-under par 68. Campbell earned his fourth PGA TOUR win last year at the Viking Classic, where he was the first player in the past 10 years to win the event after not playing in the final group on Sunday. His additional victories include a 2003 win at The TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola.
The Travelers Championship is the PGA TOUR's only early summer stop in the Northeast. Information about the Travelers Championship player field and event tickets are now available on www.TravelersChampionship.com.
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