The Tournament has finally begun. The 2019 Travelers Championship opening ceremony kicked off this Monday and Governor Lamont was there to see it started right.
The Tournament Players Club “River Highlands” is the private golf club which is hosting the prestigious event.
Thousands are expected to attend what promises to be a highly competitive tournament.
There are four rounds from Thursday to Sunday where the players have a chance at victory. Florida born Bubba Watson is the defending champion, and he will have to hold true against the likes of Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, and Brooks Koepka.
The Cromwell Championship Director said that this year will be especially competitive. So many big names are making Tournament history — Brooks Koepka is the reigning world number one, Phil Mickelson is trying to make his big comeback, Bubba Watson is trying to win the Tournament for the 4th time… It’s a star-studded event for all golfers, everywhere!
The Professional Golfers’ Association has its fingers crossed, hoping for sunny weather this week. The Director has assured that there are numerous contingency plans for finicky weather, but he is still sure the event will draw in big crowds. He points out that it’s an event that lasts all day, so there should be a crowd throughout the fair weather moments, even if they do dissipate a bit when it’s downcast.
The greens are looking dapper, the fairways are manicured, and everything is ship-shape. There is also a spick and span new clubhouse, brand new for the event.
This is an old tournament, and they are doing everything to keep up with the times and make course improvements that are more fan-friendly. They’ve grown and adapted so much that regular Tournament visitors might not recognize it when compared to 20 years back.
The practice round is on Tuesday, the Celebrity Pro-Am is scheduled for Wednesday, and the first round of the official Travelers Championship starts off on Thursday morning.