The Travelers Championship is one of the most prominent sporting events on the Connecticut sporting calendar and has been a fixture on the PGA Tour since 1952. Over the years, the tournament has been known by a variety of names, beginning as the Insurance City Open, renamed the Greater Hartford Open in 2003 and going through a series of sponsorships before The Travelers Companies picked up the sponsorship in 2007. The stroke play tournament was originally held at the Wethersfield Country Club, but moved to the redesigned TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn., in the early 1990s. The event is played each year during early June and boasts a $6 million purse.The Travelers Championship counts for 500 points in the FedEx Cup rankings and has been the spot where many golfers try to make up for lost ground in the early spring to make a run at summer and fall majors. Over the event's history, the tournament has seen multiple two-time winners, including Arnold Palmer, Paul Azinger, Phil Mickelson, Peter Jacobsen and Stewart Cink, but Billy Casper's amazing four top finishes in the mid-'60s and early '70s keeps him at the top of the rankings. While the event has changed its timing many times over the years, its new position a week after the U.S. Open has allowed the Travelers Championship to garner plenty of buzz after the completion of the early majors and its stunning growth now places it among the most high-profile golf tournaments in the U.S. each year. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Travelers Championship Tickets
2016 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands
The Travelers Championship has been played at TPC River Highlands since the tournaments inception. TPC River Highlands is one of the premier golf courses in New England and features a Par-70 course. The course is known for the maple, oak, and sycamore trees that line the fairways. Holes 15-18 are considered one of the toughest stretches in professional golf, with 15-17 being constructed around a 4-acre lake. The Travelers Championship brings some of the worlds top players to TPC River Highlands and the difficulty of the course provides some stellar golf action.
Travelers Championship Event Guide
What day should I purchase tickets for?
Each day of the Travelers Championship offers fans and spectators something unique. The three practice rounds lets you get a glimpse of the strategy and form of your favorite players, while also getting to walk to ground uninhibited. The four tournament days at the Travelers Championship are always packed with action, with a champion being crowned on the tournament's final day.
Who will be in the field for the 2016 Travelers Championship?
The Travelers Championship is one of the top events on the PGA Calandar. Previous winners of the Travelers Championship include Arnold Palmer, Paul Azinger, Phil Mickelson, Peter Jacobsen and Stewart Cink. The exact field for the 2016 Travelers Championship is released just prior to the event, but always draws many of the top players on the PGA Tour.