CROMWELL — Bubba Watson is in town! He’s back to defend his title at the 2016 Travelers Championship after winning the tournament last year.
The celebrity pro-am kicked off at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday with Watson and his team: Bobby Bean, Justin DelVecchio, and Mike Whitecraft. Other big names joining the pro-am include Luke Wilson, Tim Wakefield, Doug Flutie, Ray Allen, Ray Lamontagne, Javier Colon, and Jim Calhoun.
Also on Wednesday, some local celebrities including FOX 61’s own Erika Arias, Joe Furey, and Tim Lammers will take part in a charity mini golf tournament.
PGA tournament play kicks of Thursday with a field of 156 players.
Money raised at the Travelers tournament benefits ALS in honor of the companies former CEO Jay Fishman who is battling the disease.
As of mid-July, the tournament had already raised an additional $1 million for ALS research by selling tables to a dinner featuring golfing legend Tom Watson, whose longtime caddy, Bruce Edwards, died of the disease. That event will be held Friday, August 5.
It’s all happening at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Stay with FOX 61 all week for continuing coverage of the Travelers Championship.