HARTFORD – Travelers has reached an agreement with the PGA Tour to extend its title sponsorship of the Travelers Championship through 2024, it was announced on Thursday morning.
The announcement of the 10-year contract was made by PGA Tour Commisioner Tim Finchem Thursday at a press conference at The Connecticut Convention Center.
The previous contract was through the tournament June 19-22 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell. The tournament purse is $6.2 million, a $1.8 million increase since TravelersCompanies, Inc. took over as title sponsor for the 2007 tournament.
Travelers took over the biggest sports event Connecticut has seen since having the Whalers in Hartford and have done a pretty good job with it. The purse is one of the largest for a non-major which brings in the best golfers. Minus Tiger Woods because he needs a weekend of rest after a prior weekend of rest at the U.S Open. Its a total bummer this tourney always falls the weekend after a major. But all in all this is a good thing for the next 10 years. After all, Hartford is the glamorous insurance capitol of the world so it makes sense that Travelers dumps money into it. The only reason I vote no is because in my heart it will always be the GHO.
P.S- Everyone from CT knows that this tournament is really called the Greater Hartford Open. If you think otherwise you are probably mentally insane or under the age of 18. And oh yeah, fuck you Tiger.
And here is Bubba ripping his caddy a new one in Cromwell.