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CROMWELL — PGA tournament play kicks off Thursday with a field of 156 players.

Bubba Watson is in the field to defend his title at the Travelers Championship, which is underway. Watson is joined in the field by Matt Kuchar and Patrick Reed, who will all represent the United States in golf’s return to the Olympics.

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.



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