PGA Tour Brunch | R-1 | The Travelers
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CROMWELL - Fifty-five players who competed in the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. will take part in the 2022 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. The courses are only about 1.5 hour drive apart, each in the suburbs - The Country Club west of Boston and River Highlands in Cromwell, just east of Hartford.
Since winning the Travelers in 2017, Jordan Spieth will seek his first Top 10 in Cromwell since winning in his Travelers Championship debut … His recent history: Won/2017, T-42/2018, MC/2019, T-54/2020
Sponsor exemption and University of Texas standout Cole Hammer is making his first professional start on Tour after making one cut in seven starts as an amateur when he finished T-61/2019 at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open. Other sponsor exemptions include: Chris Gotterup, Ben James (amateur) and Michael Thorbjornsen (amateur). Players who competed on sponsor exemptions at past Travelers Championships include: Webb Simpson (2008), Rickie Fowler (2009), Patrick Cantlay (2011), Justin Thomas (2013), Jon Rahm (2015), Matthew Wolff (2019), Viktor Hovland (2019), Collin Morikawa (2019) and Sahith Theegala (2020). … That’s a pretty good prospect list which bodes well for Gotterup, James and Thorbjornsen.
After missing the Pro-Am, Sungjae Im (WD) which opened a space for Ryan Armour.
Travelers Championship | Tournament Facts
COURSE: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT
YARDS/PAR: 6,852 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECTS: Robert J. Ross and Maurice Kearney
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $8,300,000/$1,494,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Harris English
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: The first two rounds (today and June 24) are scheduled for TV coverage from 3:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 1:00pm to 3:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 3:00 to 6:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING: Live streaming coverage will run from 6:45am to 6:00pm (ET) today and Friday. Weekend streaming on PGA TOUR Live from 7:30am to 6:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of The Travelers beginning at 12:00pm to 6:00pm (ET) today and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage will air 1:00pm to 6:00pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
The Travelers | The Basics
The Tee Times at TPC River Highlands start at 6:45am (ET) and go to 2:00pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies with temperatures around 66-degrees. There’s a 20% chance of rain. Low humidity and 9 mph winds expected.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 6:30am (ET) on Friday.
The Travelers - Field, Tee Times and Leaderboard
The Field: (link)
Will Zalatoris (WD) - Scott Gutschewski comes off the sponsor exemption list and gets in the field; Dawie van der Walt becomes sponsor exemption
Russell Henley (WD); Kiradech Aphibarnrat comes off sponsor exemption list and gets in the field; Brett Drewitt replaced Aphibarnrat as sponsor exemption.
Patrick Rodgers (WD) replaced by Joshua Creel (IN)
Erik van Rooyen (WD) replaced by Beau Hossler (IN)
Brooks Koepka (WD to LIV) replaced by Mark Hubbard (IN)
Sungjae Im (WD) / Ryan Armour (IN)
Tee Times: (link)
Full Leaderboard: (link)
What They’re Saying
How The Travelers Overcame Turmoil to be a PGA Tour Gem (Golf Channel)
Draws and Fades for The Travelers (PGATourCom)
Horses for the Course at TPC River Highlands (PGATourCom)
FedEx Cup Standings (PGATourCom)
Sports Gambling, Daily Fantasy & Industry News
Expert Picks for The Travelers - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks for The Travelers - (PGATourCom)
Looking Ahead: Candidates for Rookie of the Year (PGATourCom)
PGA Tour Commish: “LIV is an ‘irrational’ threat (ESPNCom)
Five Take-Aways from Commissioner Monahan’s Presser (Golf Week/USA Today)
On This Day in Golf History
June 23, 2002 - Phil Mickelson came from five strokes back to shoot a six under par (64) and became the first repeat winner in the 51-year history of the Greater Hartford Open (now The Travelers Championship). - Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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