The PGA Tour heads back to Connecticut for the Travelers Open, June 20-23, at the TPC River Highlands. As the golfing world recoups from last week’s dramatic U.S. Open, a strong field looks to improve their season. Leading the pack is defending champion Bubba Watson, now 1 win behind Billy Caspar’s haul of 4 Travelers Championship titles. Other contenders include U.S. Open runner up Brooks Koepka as well as English professional Tommy Fleetwood. Phil Mickelson is looking to put a disappointing display at Pebble Beach behind him as he tees off this weekend. The tournament is a favorite among fans and seldomn disappoints.
The tournament dates back to 1952 as the Insurance City Open, but was known for most of its history as the Greater Hartford Open. It is one of the best attended events on the PGA Tour with only the raucous Waste Management Phoenix Open having a higher average attendance. The Travelers Championship has remained at the TPC River Highlands since 1991, a course that tends to favor long-hitters. The event has seen many notable champions including 2-time winners Arnold Palmer and Phil Mickelson, as well as Sam Snead, Lee Trevino, Greg Norman and Jordan Spieth. The tournament was also the site of Jim Furyk’s final round 58, or -12, a first on the PGA Tour.
Jim Furyk after shooting a 58. photo courtesy Michael Cohen/Getty Images
Daily grounds tickets range between $19-$51, with weekly grounds tickets costing $185. There are also free grounds admission for kids 15 and under. There are numerous hospitality options, starting with Daily Event Lawn tickets for $65-$90. Located between the 18th green and the 1st tee, this ticket includes access to climate controlled areas, upgraded food options and a full bar, along with outdoor seating. Tickets to the Mohegan Sun Club, is a climate-controlled venue with patio seating overlooking the 16th and 17th holes, costs $75-$115. Casual food and soft drinks are complementary at this hospitality venue with a full bar available for purchase. Last, the Champions Club is the most luxurious and all-inclusive option and is located on the 18th green. The Champions Club offers a complimentary buffet and full-service bar that has both open air stadium seating and a climate controlled venue. Tickets for the Champions Club range from $175-$295.
Television coverage is provided by the Golf Channel and CBS, starting Thursday and Friday, 3-6pm ET. Coverage on Saturday and Sunday starts on Golf Channel 1-2:45pm ET before switching to CBS 3-6pm ET. Radio coverage is provided by PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM satellite radio and PGATour.com with internet streaming of select groups and holes on PGA Tour Live.