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The Travelers Fast Facts. By John Torsiello.

POSTED June 17, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


The Travelers Championship Fast Facts

Where: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Ct.

When: June 22-28.

Purse: $6.4 million.

Winner’s Share: $1.152 million.

FedEx Cup Points: 500 to the winner.

Defending Champion: Kevin Streelman.

Early 2014 Field: Bubba Watson, Hunter Mahan, Kevin Streelman, Keegan Bradley, Jason Day, Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Louis Oosthuizen, Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els.

Tickets: www.TravelersChampionship.com.

The Skinny: Streelman shot a stunning 28 on the back nine on Sunday and closed with a PGA Tour record seven consecutive birdies to earn his second career win….The Travelers Championship donates 100 percent of net proceeds to charity every year. Since 1952, the tournament has generated more than $32 million for charity and in 2013, the Travelers Championship generated $1 million for more than 130 charities throughout the region….The popular Fan Zone, located in the center of the course on the grounds of the former practice range, will be back this year. The Fan Zone includes concessions, merchandise tents, a Kids Zone, expo displays, and an event concert series Friday and Saturday nights….TPC River Highlands, a par-70, 6,841-yard course is a well-balanced golf test with a mixture of long and short holes. The most notable stretch is holes 15 through 17, which play around a four-acre lake….A celebrity pro-am will be played the Wednesday of tournament week.

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