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Travelers Championship Embracing The Next Level In 2023
January 19, 2023The 2023 Travelers Championship, scheduled for June 19-25, will feature many of the PGA TOUR's best and most popular players, competing for a tournament-record $20 million purse. Connecticut's biggest annual sporting event, which generates millions of dollars for local charities, will be on a brand-new stage, and is the only PGA TOUR event in New England.
"Our fans have seen some of golf's biggest stars in years past, and this year's event will include even more," said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. "We're working hard to make sure that everyone coming to TPC River Highlands will be treated to another unforgettable, world-class experience."
The PGA TOUR announced in October that the Travelers Championship would be a designated event in 2023 offering an increased purse, which is expected to draw the best and deepest field of TOUR players the event has ever seen. This provides golf fans with the opportunity to see the TOUR's top players compete against each other more often.
"This really puts the Travelers Championship on another level," said Andy Bessette, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Travelers. "Over the years we've seen this tournament go from good to great, from better to best, all aimed at helping this community. We appreciate the support of the players over the years, and we're proud that the PGA TOUR felt we earned this opportunity. We intend to show everyone, once again, why the Travelers Championship is one of the top stops on the schedule."
Individual tickets for the 2023 Travelers Championship are expected to go on sale in April; corporate packages and club tickets are already available, with multiple venues expected to sell out on certain days. There will be many enhancements to tournament hospitality venues at TPC River Highlands this year, such as larger Champions and Mohegan Sun clubs.
The Travelers Championship has generated more than $25 million for nearly 900 local charities since Travelers became title sponsor in 2007. The bigger purse and better player field could bring more fans and sponsors, which could increase the amount of money generated for charity this year; in 2022, more than $2.5 million was distributed to over 140 organizations, including The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, The First Tee of Connecticut, animal shelters and local Boys & Girls Clubs.
For tournament updates, ticket information and announcements related to the player field, please visit TravelersChampionship.com. Fans can also follow the tournament's social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok for news and information.
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