2017 Schedule of Events

Tournament Weeklong Events

MILITARY APPRECIATION PRESENTED BY TRINITY HEALTH OF NEW ENGLAND
Wednesday – Sunday
The tournament is once again proud to support U.S. armed forces with Military Appreciation presented by Trinity Health Of New England. 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. New in 2017, there will be a viewing deck sponsored by Bear’s Smokehouse and BBQ, overlooking the 18th Hole for all Military Service Members, U.S. Veterans and their families to enjoy a view of the finishing hole of TPC River Highlands.

Associate Sponsors of Military Appreciation include Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, ConnectiCare®, the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development, Kaman, Mohegan Sun and Pratt & Whitney. 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
The Travelers Championship expanded its Military Appreciation program to 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 offers 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
Located between holes no. 1 and no. 18, the MetroHartford Alliance Fan Zone will feature interactive activities, the Farmington Bank Kids Zone, concessions, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, the Liberty Bank 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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97.9 ESPN PRESENTS THE ROB DIBBLE SHOW
Monday – Sunday | Big Y Radio Deck
The 97.9 ESPN afternoon show will broadcast live from the Big Y Radio Deck at the Travelers Championship throughout the week.

FAIRWAYS OF LIFE WITH MATT ADAMS
Tuesday – Wednesday | Clubhouse Patio
Thursday – Friday | Big Y Radio Deck
The Sirius XM morning broadcast of Fairways of Life with Matt Adams will broadcast live from the tournament Tuesday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Monday, June 19, 2017

OPENING CEREMONY
9:00 a.m. | Memorial Garden at the TPC River Highlands Practice Facility
The Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Travelers Championship will take place at the Memorial Garden to kick off the tournament week festivities. A special dedication will take place to honor former Travelers Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jay Fishman.

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, June 20, 2017

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

PGA JUNIOR LEAGUE MATCHES
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | The Karl Krapek Family Learning Links
Six local teams compete in PGA Junior league matches.

FARMINGTON BANK FAMILY DAY
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | TPC River Highlands Practice Facility
Join us for a fun-filled day of 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. Kids 15 and under are free with a ticketed adult.

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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 moms with the support of ConnectiCare®. Each of the moms 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
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 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 2017. 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, June 21, 2017

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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KIRK AND CALLAHAN 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.

BIRDIES FOR THE BRAVE MILITARY CADDIE PROGRAM
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. | 17th Hole
Through the support of Trinity Health Of New England, 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 Tim Wakefield, Renee DiNino from iHeart Communities will emcee the event. Special guests will include Dane DeHaan and Tyler Hoechlin. The event 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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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.

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102.9 THE WHALE LIVE BROADCASTS
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Across from the Merchandise Tent

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.

FEDEX JUNIOR BUSINESS CHALLENGE
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | The First Tee of Connecticut David & Geri Epstein Learning Center
A program in conjunction with the PGA TOUR, students ranging from 15-18 years old will pitch their team’s business concept to a panel of judges consisting of a PGA TOUR player and a variety of successful business leaders. The panel will evaluate each team’s business pitch and select one JA Company to move onto the FedEx Junior Business Challenge Finals in September.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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 2017 Travelers Championship begins on Thursday, with PGA TOUR Professionals teeing off in groups of three on holes no. 1 and no. 10.

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WDRC PRESENTS THE BRAD AND DAN SHOW
5:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Patriots’ Outpost
Brad Davis and Dan Lovallo will interview tournament officials, key partners and outpost guests while broadcasting their talk show live from the Patriots’ Outpost.

WOMEN’S DAY PRESENTED BY TRAVELERS
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Pro-Am Tent
The ninth annual Women’s Day presented by Travelers will feature global entrepreneur Tory Burch and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern for a sold out breakfast. The day will also feature tours of the Golf Channel studios, golf clinics geared specifically for women (1:00 p.m. on the practice facility), preferred bleacher seating and discounts in the merchandise tent.

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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 KNOX.

LIBERTY BANK CONCERT SERIES FEATURING DRAKE WHITE AND THE BIG FIRE
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, June 23, 2017

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 2017 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.

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SPORTS INNERVIEW WITH ANN LIGUORI
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Clubhouse Patio
Heard weekly across the region, Ann interviews authors, athletes, coaches, celebrities and experts on all sorts of topics pertaining to sports, fitness and wellness. “Sports Innerview” is the longest-running sports show hosted, owned and produced by a woman.

K9S FOR WARRIORS PRESENTED BY STRYKER
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Patriots’ Outpost
The Travelers Championship will host a special presentation by Stryker. Stryker will continue to give a new leash on life to military heroes by sponsoring service canines and empowering veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence. On Friday, June 23, you’re invited to Stryker’s military appreciation ceremony during the Travelers Championship, where Stryker will present a vest and $20,000 donation for the sponsorship of a service dog to K9s For Warriors.

AFTERNOONS WITH TODD FEINBURG
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Michelob ULTRA 19th Hole Sponsor Club
The WTIC Newstalk 1080 afternoon show will broadcast live from the Michelob Ultra 19th Hole Sponsor Club on Friday of tournament week. Todd talks about everything relevant and relatable to the local community, its residents, and businesses.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP THIRD ROUND
Tee Times | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
During the Third Round of the 2017 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.

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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 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award will also be presented, along with other volunteer awards. Thanks to Hartford HealthCare for supporting the volunteer party!

LIBERTY BANK 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, June 25, 2017

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL ROUND
Tee Times | 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In the Final Round of the 2017 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 2017 Travelers Championship.

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PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH 18-HOLE STROLL
7:30 a.m. – 11:00 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 2017 Travelers Championship will conclude with a ceremony on the 18th green where the champion is awarded the tournament trophy and $1.224 million.