Dustin Johnson, a chance to return to the top

After shining at the US Open, also detaching the pass for the Tokyo Games, Guido Migliozzi and Francesco Molinari will be among the 156 protagonists of the Travelers Championship, the PGA Tour tournament scheduled from tomorrow to Sunday (24-27 June) in Cromwell ( USA). In Connecticut there is great expectation for Migliozzi from Vicenza who, after the surprising 4 / o place in the American Major, has earned the opportunity to play this event and has also entered the Top 100 of the world ranking, passing from 103rd to 72nd position . Chicco Molinari is also aiming high, 13 / o in the third 2021 Grand Slam event and with no victories since March 2019 (Arnold Palmer Invitational).

Dustin Johnson, preview

On the path of the TPC River Highlands Dustin Johnson will have the opportunity to return to the top of the world ranking by taking advantage of the absence of the Spaniard Jon Rahm who, with the triumph at the US Open (the first of his career in a Major), put an end to the domination of the American lasted for 43 consecutive weeks. Johnson, who is also the Travelers Championship champion, will try to repeat the feat of 2020. The only (and last) player to win the series consecutively was, in 2002, Phil Mickelson (also in the race) who, at the US Open, he missed a new opportunity to complete the Grand Slam.

The event will offer a total prize pool of $ 7,400,000. World champions such as Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka, Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Reed will also aim for the title. On a field that, in 2016, saw Jim Furyk (captain of the USA at the Ryder Cup 2018), in the final round of the Travelers, score a partial of 58 (-12) strokes becoming the first player to succeed in this feat on the PGA Tour.

The field for this year’s Olympic men’s golf competition has been announced, with newly crowned U.S. Open Champion Jon Rahm among the players set to tee up at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Japan from July 29 – August 1.

Rahm, who is making his first appearance in the Olympics, is one of several Major champions competing in Japan, joining Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari, Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa.

Morikawa, who captured the 2020 PGA Championship, is one of four players competing from the United States, the most of any nation at this year’s games.

“I’m so excited. It’s going to be one of the best things of my life,” said Morikawa after tying for fourth in the U.S. Open on Sunday.

“To think back that I was an amateur two years ago, literally two years ago, and to be on this team and to be heading to Tokyo puts a smile on my face.”

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