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Travelers Championship 2014: Tee Times, Dates, TV Schedule and Prize Money

David Goldman/Associated Press
Tim KeeneyContributor IJune 18, 2014

Featuring a compelling mix of youngsters and established stars, the Travelers Championship kicks off from TPC River Highlands Thursday. 

While it's not a complete field just a week after the U.S. Open, the popular tournament features an array of top-ranked golfers, from past winner Bubba Watson to top-10 machine Matt Kuchar to Keegan Bradley and Jason Day. According to PGATour.com, 80 of the 156 players in the field have won on the PGA Tour. 

On the flip side of things, several players will be making their professional debuts in Cromwell, Connecticut, per the tournament's Twitter feed:

David Goldman/Associated Press

The world's top-ranked amateur, Stanford's Patrick Rodgers, talked about the opportunity: 

Let's take a closer look at everything you need to know. 

 

Dates: Thursday, June 19 - Sunday, June 22, 2014

TV: Golf Channel (Thursday and Friday), CBS (Saturday and Sunday)

Course Info: Par 70, 6,841 yards

FedEx Cup Points: 500

Defending Champion: Ken Duke

Prize Money: Purse: $6.2 million; Winning Share: $1.116 million

 

Notable Tee Times

Note: You can find an entire list of all Round 1 and 2 tee times here, courtesy of PGATour.com.

Ben Crane understands the significance of that first group: 

Travelers Championship: Notable Round 1 Tee Times
Tee Time (ET)GolferGolferGolfer
7:50 a.m.Ben CraneBubba WatsonHunter Mahan
8 a.m.Jason DayKeegan BradleyErik Compton
12:50 p.m.Matt KucharDustin JohnsonKen Duke
12:50 p.m.Harris EnglishRyan MooreMarc Leishman
1 p.m.Patrick ReedZach JohnsonSergio Garcia
PGATour.com

Still, the group teeing it up right after the JT-less 'N Sync is undeniably captivating: two of the top five favorites in Day and Bradley along with Erik Compton, the two-time heart transplant survivor who just finished second at the U.S. Open. 

Yes, please. 

 

Favorites

The list undoubtedly begins with Watson. 

After notching his first PGA Tour title at TPC River Highlands back in 2010, he followed up with a runner-up in 2012 and a fourth-place finish last year. For those who struggle at math, that's three top fours in his last four starts at this tournament. 

He recently talked about the upcoming week, via PGA Tour's Twitter feed:

Still, there won't be a shortage of competition. 

Matt Kuchar, who is third in the FedEx Cup standings, has already amassed nine top 10s this season. Perhaps more impressively, he has 13 top 25s in 16 events. 

From now on, players will no longer be described as consistent. They will be Kuchar

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Jason Day is another one to watch. He struggled a bit earlier in the season with a thumb injury, but a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Open proved he's fully healthy. 

"It's kind of out of my head now," he said of his left thumb injury, via Golf Digest's Alex Myers. "So I'm not really thinking about it."

Those are just a few on a long list of strong candidates, though, and the action in Connecticut at the birdie-friendly course should be highly entertaining.

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