Congratulations to our 2021 Winners!
6:50 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Tee Times
First Place: -14
Professional – Kevin Na
Second Place: -13
Professional – Brooks Koepka
Third Place (Playoff): -11
Professional – Harris English
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tee Times
First Place: -15
Professional – Bryson DeChambeau
Second Place (Playoff): -15
Professional – Chez Reavie
Third Place (Playoff): -14
Professional – Brendan Steele
Congratulations to our 15 1/2 Closest to the Pin Winner, William Suneson, with a distance of 7′ 5″ from the pin!
2021 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am Recap
Wednesday marked the return of spectators – and the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am – to the Travelers Championship. One day before the 72-hole tournament begins, perfect weather greeted visitors as excitement builds toward the 70th playing of Connecticut’s PGA TOUR event.
Fans streamed into TPC River Highlands, one year after COVID-19 restrictions turned the tournament into a TV-only event. The morning wave at the Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am featured Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Tony Finau and defending Travelers Championship winner Dustin Johnson. The morning wave was won by the team of Kevin Na, who was joined by amateurs Matthew Bell, Jens Bolleyer and Matt Meinert.
Prior to the start of the afternoon wave, Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube officially welcomed fans back in a ceremony at the first tee. Javier Colon sang the National Anthem, and a pair of C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby, Connecticut performed a flyover.
The afternoon wave of the pro-am included celebrities such as Chris Berman, Dan Orlovsky, Tim Wakefield, Doug Flutie, Christopher Jackson and UConn coaches Randy Edsall, Chris Dailey, Mike Cavanaugh and Nancy Stevens. The winning pro-am team from the afternoon wave was Bryson DeChambeau, along with amateurs Andrew Crumbie, Jeffrey Flaks and Kola Olofinboba.
Scott Stallings, who won Tuesday’s The Umbrella at 15 ½ Challenge, was presented with the winner’s oversized check on Wednesday by Grube and Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. The title sponsor donated $10,000 to Stallings’s designated charity, the Tennessee Golf Foundation Kids Play Free initiative. Stallings’s shot during Tuesday’s practice round finished 10 inches away from the pin on Hole 15 1/2, the red floating green in the shape of the Travelers umbrella logo.
The first round of competition is scheduled for Thursday, with Golf Channel providing live coverage from 3 to 6 p.m. EDT.