16 Jun

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY PRO-AM FIELD

HARTFORD, Conn., June 16, 2022 – The Travelers Championship today announced the celebrity player field for the 2022 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am, taking place Wednesday, June 22, at TPC River Highlands. Participants include those from Hollywood, television, Broadway and the sports world. The event marks the first day that ticketed spectators will have access to the grounds for this year’s tournament.

The 2022 Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am field includes:

  • Geno Auriemma has been the UConn women’s basketball head coach since 1985 and has led the Huskies to 11 national championships. With a record of 1,149-150, he has the highest winning percentage in women’s basketball history and the second-most wins. He also won two Olympic gold medals as coach of the U.S. women’s basketball team and was inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • Chris Berman is an ESPN broadcaster who has won 10 Emmy Awards and been named National Sportscaster of the Year six times.
  • Mike Cavanaugh became the UConn men’s hockey coach in 2013, and recently finished his ninth season with the team. He led this year’s Huskies to the program’s first and second playoff wins ever in Hockey East.
  • Javier Colon is a Connecticut native who won the inaugural season of NBC’s “The Voice” in 2011. He has released four albums and frequently appears on “The Voice” as a guest judge.
  • Chris Dailey has been the associate head women’s basketball coach at UConn since 1988, a span that has seen the Huskies win 11 national championships and appear in 12. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018.
  • Dane DeHaan is an actor and model best known for his roles starring in the HBO series “Zero Zero Zero” and the feature film “The Kid.” He has had prominent roles in popular movies such as “Chronicle,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” and “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”
  • Michael Eaves has been a broadcaster with ESPN since 2015. He anchors the network’s “SportsCenter” shows and has been part of the coverage team reporting from the Masters.
  • Doug Flutie won the 1984 Heisman Trophy while a quarterback at Boston College, and then spent 21 seasons as a professional football player, including 12 in the NFL with Chicago, Buffalo, San Diego and New England.
  • Christopher Jackson is a singer and actor who recently starred in the CBS drama “Bull” and played George Washington in the original cast of “Hamilton” on Broadway, for which he earned a Tony Award nomination. He has also won a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award for his singing and songwriting.
  • Jim Mora was hired in November to be the head football coach for the UConn Huskies. Before UConn, he coached in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks, and was most recently the UCLA head coach from 2012 to 2017.
  • Bill Murray was a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1977 to 1980 and has starred in numerous popular movies, including “Caddyshack,” “Groundhog Day,” “Ghostbusters,” “What About Bob” and “Lost in Translation,” for which he received an Academy Award nomination in 2003.
  • Dan Orlovsky is a football analyst for ESPN. He spent 12 seasons in the NFL as a quarterback with the Lions, Texans, Colts and Buccaneers, and he is UConn’s career leader in passing yards and touchdowns.
  • Nancy Stevens is regarded as the best field hockey coach in college history. She finished her 43-year career with a record of 700-189-24, and is the only coach to have won 700 games. She spent 30 seasons at UConn, where she led the program to national championships in 2013, 2014 and 2017.
  • Andre Tippett played in the NFL for 11 seasons, all with the New England Patriots. He made five Pro Bowl teams during his career, and in 2008 was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Tim Wakefield won 200 games as a knuckleball pitcher in a 19-year Major League Baseball career. He spent 17 of those seasons with the Red Sox and won World Series titles in 2004 and 2007. 

“We’re excited to provide the fans with an opportunity to be entertained and enjoy themselves with this year’s Celebrity Pro-Am,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “The event is always a fun part of tournament week, which is pivotal in helping local charities, with all net proceeds being donated.”

The Travelers Championship will take place June 22–26 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. For tickets and tournament updates, visit TravelersChampionship.com.

About the Travelers Championship
The Travelers Championship, held in Cromwell, Connecticut, is one of the premier events on the PGA TOUR and part of the FedExCup series. The tournament proudly supports the TOUR’s Tradition of Giving Back by donating 100% of net proceeds to charities. Travelers, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance for auto, home and business, is the Official Property Casualty Insurance Provider of the PGA TOUR. The company became the tournament’s title sponsor in 2007. Travelers has been doing business in the Hartford community for more than 160 years and has been a corporate sponsor of this event each year since its inception in 1952. Complete details are available at TravelersChampionship.com.

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CONTACT:
Tara Gerber, Travelers Championship
860.502.6815, tgerber@travelerschampionship.com

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