Quick Look at the 2018 Travelers Championship
This week the PGA Tour will be playing the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highland in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Travelers Championship History
The founding of The Travelers Championship was in 1952 as the Insurance City Open. In 1967 it was renamed the Greater Hartford Open, and it retained that name that until 2003 when The Travelers Companies took over as title sponsor in 2007. From 1973 to 1988 the event also used Sammy Davis Jr.’s name as the entertainer often played in the pro-am during the week leading up to the tournament.
For the first 30 years, Wethersfield Country Club hosted the event. In 1984, the PGA Tour bought and redesigned Edgewood Country Club, renaming the property TPC of Connecticut. Then, in 1991, the course went through a large redesign project including a complete rebuild of the front nine. Following completion of the rebuild, the course was renamed TPC River Highland. This was the 3rd PGA Tour-owned/managed club. By 2010 the PGA owned and operated over 30 clubs.
The event’s position on the PGA schedule has varied. In 2005 it was played in late August, but in 2006 it moved to June. Since 2007 the Travelers Championship the week after the U.S. Open. On average this is the second-most attended PGA Tour event with over 240,000 fans for the week and 70,000 fans on Sunday alone in 2011!
TPC River Highland History
TPC River Highlands is a private golf club located in Cromwell, Connecticut. It is part of the Tournament Players Club (TPC) which are owned and operated by the PGA Tour. It has been the host of the Travelers Championship since 1984.
Golf Digest named TPC River Highlands as “One of the Top 10 Golf Courses in the State” and the “Best Private Course in the State” by Connecticut Golfer Online for six consecutive years! As recently as 2012, TPC River Highlands was ranked #25 by PGA Tour pros in Golf World’s PGA Tour Course Rankings.
Travelers Championship Viewers Guide
Round 1 Thursday (6/21/18) Pairings
- 7:30 a.m.: Billy Horschel, Jonas Blixt, Vaughn Taylor (Off #1)
- 7:50 a.m.: Jason Day, Xander Schauffele, Daniel Berger (Off #10)
- 8 a.m.: Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson, Patrick Reed (Off #10)
- 8:30 a.m.: Hunter Mahan, Ryan Palmer, Cameron Tringale (Off #1)
- 1 p.m.: Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas (Off #1)
Thursday – Golf Channel 3:30 – 6:30 p.m EST
Friday – Golf Channel 3:30 – 6:30 p.m EST
Saturday – Golf Channel 1:00 – 2:45 p.m EST / CBS 3:00 – 6:00 p.m EST
Sunday – Golf Channel 1:00 – 2:45 p.m EST / CBS 3:00 – 6:00 p.m EST