2016 Schedule of Events

Tournament Weeklong Events

MILITARY APPRECIATION PRESENTED BY SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL AND MEDICAL CENTER
Monday – Sunday

The Tournament is once again proud to support U.S. armed forces with Military Appreciation presented by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. This weeklong salute will give military personnel and their families a chance to see some of the best golfers compete at the Travelers

Championship. All active, reserve and retired Military Service Members and United States Veterans are invited into the Patriots’ Outpost, a complimentary hospitality venue that will offer free food and beverage, Wednesday–Sunday. The venue will be fully climate-controlled thanks to the support from our sponsors.

Associate Sponsors of Military Appreciation include Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, ConnectiCare®, the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development and Mohegan Sun. Media Partners include New Haven Register, 102.9 The Whale and WDRC AM 1360. Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ will provide complimentary lunch Wednesday – Sunday of tournament week in the Patriots’ Outpost, in addition to snacks provided by Entenmann’s and Frito-Lay and coffee provided by Dunkin’ Donuts.

Hours of Operation for the Patriots’ Outpost are 10:00 a.m. to 30 minutes post play Wednesday – Sunday.

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VETERANS FREE ADMISSION PROGRAM PRESENTED BY BEAR’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ
Monday – Sunday
New this year, the Travelers Championship is expanding its Military Appreciation program to now include free admission for all U.S. veterans and their immediate family members, sponsored by Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ. This is in addition to free admission the tournament has offered to all active, reserve and retired U.S. service members and their dependents.

FARMINGTON BANK KIDS ZONE
Tuesday – Sunday
Visit the Farmington Bank Kids Zone featuring a rock wall, obstacle course and the mini golf course.

METROHARTFORD ALLIANCE FAN ZONE
Wednesday – Sunday
The MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone will feature interactive activities, the Farmington Bank Kids Zone, concessions, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, Powerstation Events Concert Series and more. The MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone is the interactive destination for fans and families at the Travelers Championship.

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OPERATION BIRDIES PRESENTED BY KAMAN
Thursday – Sunday | 17th Hole
For the 2016 Travelers Championship, Operation Birdies presented by Kaman will take place on the 17th hole at TPC River Highlands. Throughout the competition rounds, Thursday – Sunday, a minimum of a $100 donation will be made for every birdie the PGA TOUR professionals make on this Military Appreciation Hole. The funds generated from this program will be donated to Birdies for the Brave Homefront Groups that will activate in the local Connecticut market.

97.9 ESPN PRESENTS THE ROB DIBBLE SHOW
Monday – Sunday | Big Y Radio Deck
The 97.9 ESPN afternoon live broadcast will be live from the Big Y Radio Deck at the Travelers Championship throughout the week.

Monday, August 1, 2016

OPENING CEREMONY
9:00 a.m. | 1st Tee Box
The Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Travelers Championship will take place on the 1st tee box to kick off the tournament week festivities. The ceremony will include participation from several military branches including a color guard and the Coast Guard band.

OPENING CEREMONY RECEPTION and OPERATION HOMEFRONT BACK TO SCHOOL BRIGADE PRESENTED BY CONNECTICARE®
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Patriots’ Outpost
Following the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Travelers Championship, all ceremony attendees are invited to a networking reception in the Patriots’ Outpost.

Thanks to support from ConnectiCare®, this year the Travelers Championship will partner with Operation Homefront to host a Back to School Brigade on Monday, August 1. A backpack packing station will be set up with backpacks and school supplies during our Opening Ceremony Reception in the Patriots’ Outpost. This event will provide 200 Groton, CT military children with backpacks stuffed with supplies, helping relieve families of this cost and enabling them to use their income for other household expenses.

AETNA TOURNAMENT PLAYERS PRO-AM
12:30 p.m. | Shotgun Start
The Aetna Tournament Players Pro-Am offers an exclusive opportunity to take on TPC River Highlands during tournament week alongside PGA TOUR professionals. The event provides an unforgettable experience for the golf enthusiast.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

PRACTICE ROUND FOR PGA TOUR PROFESSIONALS
All Day | TPC River Highlands

THE UMBRELLA AT 15 ½ – CLOSEST TO THE PIN CONTEST: PROFESSIONALS AND CADDIES
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | The Umbrella at 15 ½
During the practice round on Tuesday, PGA TOUR Professionals and caddies are given a chance to hit at the famous Travelers floating umbrella. The hole is known as The Umbrella at 15 ½, which is located in the pond between the 15th, 16th, and 17th holes at TPC River Highlands. The hole is 86 yards long and the target is a 40-foot umbrella. The winning player will receive $10,000 to the charity of his choice. The professional caddies will each take a shot at the umbrella for a gift from Travelers.

DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT LOCAL QUALIFYING
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | The Karl Krapek Family Learning Links & TPC River Highlands Practice Facility
Youth from across the region will be traveling to the Travelers Championship to compete in one of this year’s Drive, Chip and Putt Local Qualifying Events. This nation-wide competition culminates at the 2017 Masters.

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FARMINGTON BANK FAMILY DAY
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | TPC River Highlands Practice Facility
Join us for a fun-filled day of free golf activities during the Farmington Bank Family Day. Family Day will once again feature a variety of golf vendors brought to you by Chris Cote’s Golf Shop and free golf lessons from CT Section PGA Professionals.

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WEBWISE SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP BY WEB.COM
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Pro-Am Tent
On Tuesday of tournament week, Web.com will host a FREE Small Business Workshop at the Travelers Championship. This interactive workshop will focus on helping local small businesses learn how to successfully market themselves online. The day will include a light breakfast and networking, followed by an interactive workshop.

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OPERATION SHOWER PRESENTED BY CONNECTICARE®
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | The First Tee of Connecticut David & Geri Epstein Learning Center
The Travelers Championship will host a special baby shower for 40 expectant military wives with the support of Operation Shower and ConnectiCare®. Each of the wives will be showered with gifts from local and national sponsors. Travelers is also a supporting sponsor of this event. The event will feature celebrity host, Rosie Pope. *Invitation Required.

EVERSOURCE PGA TOUR PLAYER EXPERIENCE FOR JUNIOR GOLFERS
3:30 p.m. – 6:35 p.m. | The Karl Krapek Family Learning Links & TPC River Highlands Practice Facility
We are pleased to announce that the Eversource PGA TOUR Player Experience for Junior Golfers is back for 2016. This experience will again include an enhanced schedule and greater opportunity for junior golfers to interact with PGA TOUR professionals.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

TRAVELERS CELEBRITY PRO-AM
Morning Tee Times | 6:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. and Afternoon Tee Times | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am features PGA TOUR professionals and celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment along with amateur golfers, providing a unique experience for all.

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WEEI PRESENTS THE DENNIS & CALLAHAN MORNING SHOW
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Travelers Championship Radio Deck
WEEI’s morning talk show from Boston will broadcast LIVE from TPC River Highlands on WEEI. The show will feature interviews from PGA TOUR professionals, tournament officials and celebrities.

CHAZ AND AJ IN THE MORNING FROM 102.9 THE WHALE / 99.1 PLR / 95.9 THE FOX
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Adjacent to the Merchandise Tent
Hartford’s hit morning talk show with hosts Chaz and AJ will broadcast LIVE from TPC River Highlands on 102.9 the Whale / 99.1 PLR / 95.9 the FOX.

OFF-SITE PRO-AM
10:00 a.m. | GreatHorse, Hampden MA
This off-site Pro-Am is an exclusive event where guests will be playing with a PGA TOUR professional during Travelers Championship week at dramatic GreatHorse. Participating in this unique experience will ultimately provide guests with an inside look at what it takes to play on the PGA TOUR. In addition to a day of golf, participants will enjoy a post-play reception at the GreatHorse Clubhouse.

BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE MILITARY CADDIE PROGRAM
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 17th Hole
Through the support of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, the Travelers Championship will offer a special Military Caddie Program on Wednesday for active duty military. Military Service Members will have the opportunity to go inside the ropes and caddie for a PGA TOUR professional on the 17th hole during the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am. All caddies will wear Birdies for the Brave branded camouflage caddie bibs and get to experience a PGA TOUR event “inside the ropes.”

FARMINGTON BANK CELEBRITY MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT
9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. | MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone/Farmington Bank Kids Zone
The Farmington Bank Celebrity Mini Golf Tournament will take place on the Mini Golf Course in the Farmington Bank Kids Zone.  Hosted by Luke Wilson and Tim Wakefield, Renee DiNino will emcee the event, which will consist of two waves: 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. On-air personalities from the local and national media and special guests are invited to compete for a chance to designate a donation to the charity of their choice. $2,500 will be donated to the winning teams’ charity for each shotgun.

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WFAN 660 PRESENTS THE JOE & EVAN SHOW
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Clubhouse Patio
WFAN’s Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts will broadcast LIVE from TPC River Highlands.

INROADS AND TRAVELERS EDGE INTERN ICE CREAM SOCIAL
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Webster Bank Corporate Row Tent
Travelers will host an ice cream social to celebrate INROADS & Travelers EDGE Intern Volunteer Day at the Travelers Championship.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND
Morning Tee Times | 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and Afternoon Tee Times | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The First Round of the 2016 Travelers Championship begins on Thursday, with PGA TOUR Professionals teeing off in groups of three on holes no. 1 and no. 10. Check back during tournament week for the official tee times and pairings.

CADDIE APPRECIATION DAY
All Day | Caddie Tent
Sponsored by Travelers, Caddie Appreciation Day will be held throughout the day on Thursday in the Caddie Tent.

WDRC PRESENTS THE BRAD DAVIS SHOW
6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Patriots’ Outpost
Iconic local radio legend will interview tournament officials, key partners and outpost guests while broadcasting his talk show LIVE from the Patriots’ Outpost.

WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTED BY TRAVELERS
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Pro-Am Tent
The eighth annual Women’s Day presented by Travelers will feature influential television journalist Cynthia McFadden and celebrity chef Ming Tsai.  The day will also feature tours of the Golf Channel studios, golf clinics geared specifically for women (12:30 p.m. on the practice facility), preferred bleacher seating and discounts in the merchandise tent. Special tickets are needed for the breakfast event.

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HYPE’S TEE IT UP FOR CHARITY
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Pro-Am Tent
Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) will host a special reception at the Travelers Championship, which will raise money for local charities including First Tee of Connecticut, Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and Hartford’s Camp Courant.

POWERSTATION EVENTS CONCERT SERIES FEATURING BIG & RICH
Approx. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone
Live Music After Play! After the last putt drops, stay for the live concert and enjoy great music to end the day.

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Friday, August 5, 2015

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND
Morning Tee Times | 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and Afternoon Tee Times | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
During the Second Round of the 2016 Travelers Championship, PGA TOUR Professionals will tee off in groups of three on holes no. 1 and no. 10. Check back during tournament week for the official tee times and pairings.

WTIC NEWSTALK 1080 PRESENTS THE JOE D AND GRESH SHOW
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Michelob ULTRA 19th Hole Sponsor Club
Hartford’s hit afternoon sports talk show with hosts Joe D’Ambrosio and Andy Gresh will broadcast LIVE from TPC River Highlands on WTIC NewsTalk 1080.

BRUCE EDWARDS FOUNDATION BENEFIT DINNER
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Connecticut Convention Center
To raise funds for ALS research, the Travelers Championship is hosting the Bruce Edwards Foundation Benefit Dinner, featuring legendary golfer Tom Watson, award-winning sports columnist John Feinstein, and Travelers Chairman Jay Fishman, who announced last August that he was diagnosed with the disease.  *Ticket required.

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP THIRD ROUND
Tee Times | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
During the Third Round of the 2016 Travelers Championship, PGA TOUR Professionals will tee off in groups of two on hole no. 1 and their tee time is based on their current place on the leaderboard heading into the weekend. The tee times are structured with the leaders teeing off last on Saturday and each group before them being the closest in position to the lead.

THE FIRST TEE OF CONNECTICUT PATRON’S BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | The First Tee of Connecticut David & Geri Epstein Learning Center
Registration opens at 8:30a.m.  | Program runs from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The First Tee of Connecticut will hold a private event on Saturday morning in The First Tee of Connecticut David & Geri Epstein Learning Center. This event will honor past and current donors of The First Tee of Connecticut and showcase The First Tee facilities.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION PARTY SPONSORED BY HARTFORD HEALTHCARE
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Pro-Am Tent
This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Party will take place on Saturday evening and will feature Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ and NoRA Cupcake Company.  In show of appreciation for the volunteers, door prizes will be given away. The 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award will also be presented, along with other volunteer awards. Thanks to Hartford HealthCare for supporting the volunteer party!

POWERSTATION EVENTS CONCERT SERIES FEATURING GIN BLOSSOMS
Approx. 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone
Live Music After Play! After the last putt drops, stay for the live concert and enjoy great music to end the day.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ROUND
Tee Times | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In the Final Round of the 2016 Travelers Championship, PGA TOUR Professionals will tee off in groups of two on hole no. 1 and their tee time is based on their current place on the leaderboard after the Third Round. The leader at the end of the round will be crowned the champion of the 2016 Travelers Championship.

PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH 18-HOLE STROLL
7:30 a.m. | Pro-Am Tent
The Pancreatic Cancer Research 18-Hole Stroll will take place on Sunday around the golf course at TPC River Highlands. This event raises money for the Lustgarten Foundation’s pancreatic cancer research.

CLOSING CEREMONY
Approx. 6:00 p.m. | 18th Green
The 2016 Travelers Championship will conclude with a ceremony on the 18th green where the champion is awarded the tournament trophy and $1.188 million.