Travelers Championship History: New Name, Amazing Final Round (1967)

June 07, 2019 - 3:22 pm

A name change for the PGA Tour stop that would become Travelers Championship in 1967 couldn't hold a candle to the incredible final round of play that year. Hear the whole story as we visit another great moment in Travelers Champ history.

After 15 years as the Insurance City Open, the local PGA Tour stop changed its name in 1967 to the Greater Hartford Open, but that name would become a footnote to the history that was set the third week of August. Entering the final round, Terry Dill held the lead, but a veteran out of Charlotte took the lead on number 16 and then held on for his first Pro win. Charlie Sifford shot 64 on that last day and became the first African-American to win a standard PGA Tour event.

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 the Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, which is dedicated to providing "a different kind of healing" to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. This community celebrates the fun, friendship, and spirit of childhood, where every kid can "raise a little hell."

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