Travelers Championship History: A New Home For the Tournament (1984)

June 07, 2019 - 3:23 pm

The Travelers Championship hasn't always enjoyed its home in Cromwell. Pay a visit to Wethersfield Country Club-- the Tournament's first home-- and learn why it moved in this great moment in Travelers Championship history.

By 1983, the Sammy Davis, Jr. Greater Hartford Open had outgrown cozy Wethersfield Country Club. When the PGA Tour came back to Connecticut in 1984, it came to the Old Edgewood Golf Club in Cromwell, which thanks to Pete Dye had been transformed into the TPC of Connecticut. And that first event in Cromwell featured one of the most popular winners, as Peter Jacobson outlasted Marc O'Mera by two shots to take the title.

With the great history on the golf course comes the great history off the course, as we celebrate the over $40 million that the tournament has generated for our local community since 1952-- like Special Olympics Connecticut, which provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 12 thousand athletes with intellectual disabilities, and Unified Sports® partners. In addition to its traditional sports programs, the Special Olympics Unified Sports Program brings athletes with and without intellectual disabilities together to play sports, gain physical fitness, and develop friendships.

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