Notes from the 2015 Travelers Championships.
Jason Day Withdraws from Travelers Championship
One of the top names in golf, Jason Day, announced he was withdrawing from this week’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Ct.
The news isn’t shocking, considering that Day collapsed during last week’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington State, and battled vertigo the entire event. He has been receiving medical treatment for the condition.
Despite the full effects of benign positional vertigo, Day shot a 2-under par 68 on Saturday to tie for the tournament lead. He faded in Sunday's final round, finishing in a tie for ninth with a 74.
Day has been suffering from vertigo symptoms for quite some time. According to the Associated Press, Day's caddie said dizziness was the reason Day had to withdraw during the final round of the World Golf Championship Bridgestone Invitational last August.
Despite undergoing a procedure that was supposed to restore his equilibrium, Day was unable to play in last month's Byron Nelson after becoming dizzy during the pro-am.
Four Make It Into Travelers on Monday
Jean-Philip Cornellier, JunHak Lee, David Pastore and Brad Adamonis qualified for the PGA Tour's Travelers Championship this week Monday at Crestview Country Club.
Cornellier of Quebec fired a 4-under-par 68 to earn medalist honors, while the three other qualifiers were part of a six-player playoff at 69. Each made birdie at the first playoff hole.
The Travelers Championships starts Thursday at the TPC River Highlands course in Cromwell.
The starting field of 153 Monday included five PGA Tour players and 11 from the Web.com Tour. An additional 52 had advanced from a pre-qualifier last Thursday.
Celebrity Pro-Am on Tap in Cromwell
Some of the top names in sports, television, and Hollywood will participate in the 2015 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Wednesday.
This year’s event will include actor/comedian George Lopez; television host Matt Lauer; former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield; professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler; NFL Hall of Famer Andre Tippett; former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie; ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman; NBA All-Star Ray Allen; musical artist and winner of NBC’s The Voice Javier Colon; New England Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski; and NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace. In addition, several prominent members of the University of Connecticut athletic department will be joining the field--Geno Auriemma, Jim Calhoun, Mike Cavanaugh, Warde Manuel, and Chris Dailey.
“We’re thrilled to have such diverse talent in this group of celebrities, along with several prominent members of the UConn athletic department, all of whom are volunteering their time to help raise funds and awareness for the tournament charities by playing in the Pro-Am,” said Andy Bessette, Travelers Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. “This event is always a fan favorite, as they get to see celebrities and PGA Tour pros team up for a great cause.”
Tickets for the 2015 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am are on sale now at TravelersChampionship.com. This year’s Travelers Championship field includes top players Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, and reigning champion Kevin Streelman. Complete details are available on www.TravelersChampionship.com.