Travelers Championship

‘Super Strange': Dustin Johnson Recalls Fanless Win at 2020 Travelers Championship

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Dustin Johnson is used to winning on the PGA Tour. He has 24 career victories, including several majors and has at least one victory in each of the last 14 years.

What he wasn't used to, was winning the 2020 Travelers Championship without fans at the course thanks to COVID-19 restrictions.

"Super strange. Obviously, used to winning and having huge crowds there, lots of media, lots of pictures," Johnson said during the tournament's virtual media briefing Monday.

Tournament officials counted 38 people around the green last year when Johnson made his winning put on the 18th hole.

"It was a completely different vibe after winning. It felt like junior golf almost -- like a couple of parents standing around clapping for you," he said.

Johnson, the current top-ranked golfer in the world, said he is looking forward to returning this year with fans at the course.

"It's a fun course to play, you can make a lot of birdies but if you're just a little off, you can make a lot of bogeys pretty much on any hole," Johnson said.

The Travelers Championship plans to have fans return to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell for this year's tournament.

On Monday, tournament director Nathan Grube said they were planning on allowing 10,000 fans per day at the event.

Tickets will go on sale May 25.

All tickets this year will be digital and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate.

The tournament will also be following PGA Tour health and safety guidelines this year. Fans must practice social distancing and masks must be worn at all times unless actively eating or drinking.

No cash will be accepted at the tournament. All concessions and retail tents will accept cashless forms of payment only.

Additional health and safety measures might be put into place as the tournament nears. Those updates will be communicated to fans before the tournament begins.

There is no word if there will be a lowered cap on the number of fans allowed to attend each day.

Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, and Patrick Reed are just some of the big names who have already committed to this year's Travelers Championship.

Tournament week begins June 21 and continues through the final round on June 27.

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