2022 Travelers Golf Championship to Get Underway in Connecticut for Charities

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The 2022 Travelers Championship tournament will run from June 23 to 26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.

The Travelers Championship, sponsored by The Travelers Companies, donates all net proceeds to local charities. Since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007, the event has generated more than $22.5 million for more than 800 nonprofits throughout New England, including more than $2.2 million for 125 charities in 2021. This year’s primary charitable beneficiary will once again be The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Connecticut.

This year’s tournament features many of the PGA Tour’s top players including six of the top 10 players in the world ranking. The field is led by Scottie Scheffler, winner of the 2022 Masters and the No. 1-ranked player in the world. The field also includes 2022 PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, reigning PGA Player of the Year Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth and defending Travelers Championship winner Harris English, among others.

This year’s field of 156 players includes eight past Travelers Championship winners: Defending champion Harris English, Chez Reavie (2019), Jordan Spieth (2017), Russell Knox (2016), Kevin Streelman (2014), Marc Leishman (2012), Stewart Cink (1997 and 2008) and J.J. Henry (2006).

“We’re proud to sponsor the Travelers Championship and to continue the tradition of bringing great golf to the region. From the economic boost for the local economy to funds raised for hundreds of worthy causes, the tournament’s impact extends far beyond the course,” Alan Schnitzer, chairman and chief executive officer at Travelers, said.

This year’s activities will include a special golf outing in memory of Charlie Sifford, the first Black player on the PGA Tour, at the Wethersfield Country Club, where he had his first PGA victory.

Wednesday’s Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am will feature actors Dane DeHaan, Christopher Jackson and Bill Murray; sports personalities Chris Berman, Doug Flutie, Dan Orlovsky, Andre Tippett and Tim Wakefield; and coaching legends Geno Auriemma, Chris Dailey and Jim Mora, among others.

Thursday’s Women’s Day Breakfast will feature two-time Emmy Award winner and “Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville, as well as UConn Huskies women’s basketball guard Paige Bueckers.

Golf Channel will provide live tournament coverage from 3 to 6 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday, and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. ET. CBS will provide coverage from 3 to 6 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday. PGA TOUR Live on ESPN+ will offer expanded coverage Thursday through Sunday, providing live access to marquee and featured groups, as well as certain holes.

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