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Travelers Championship 2015: Dates, Tee Times, TV Info, Prize Money

Steven Cook@@stevencookinFeatured Columnist IVJune 24, 2015

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - JUNE 19: Sergio Garcia of Spain hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the second round of the 115th U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay on June 19, 2015 in University Place, Washington.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Less than one week after Jordan Spieth's U.S. Open victory, some of the world's best are again at the forefront of the golf universe at the 2015 Travelers Championship.

With more than $6 million in prize money and a chance to climb the FedEx Cup ranks with 500 points while many of the premier golfers are taking a weekend off following Chambers Bay, there's plenty on the line this weekend. The TPC River Highlands will welcome big names like Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker and Louis Oosthuizen, who aspire to build their confidence prior to July's British Open.

Let's get ready for Thursday by looking at all of the pertinent information.

2015 Travelers Championship

Dates:ย Thursday, June 25, to Sunday, June 28

Prize Money:ย $6.4 million (winning share: $1.152 million)

Thursday-Friday TV Info:ย 3:30-6:30 p.m. ET, Golf Channel

Saturday-Sunday TV Info: 1-2:30 p.m. ET, Golf Channel; 3-6 p.m. ET, CBS

Day 1 Notable Tee Times

Tee #Time (ET)GolferGolferGolfer
107 a.m.Sean O'HairRussell KnoxNicholas Thompson
17:20 a.m.Paul CaseyChris StroudLuke Guthrie
17:40 a.m.Matt JonesLuke DonaldDavid Toms
107:50 a.m.Kevin StreelmanSergio GarciaKeegan Bradley
108 a.m.Brandt SnedekerBilly HorschelErnie Els
109 a.m.Steven AlkerMark HubbardJean-Philip Cornellier
112:55 p.m.Padraig HarringtonHarris EnglishKen Duke
11:05 p.m.Patrick ReedLouis OosthuizenBranden Grace
11:15 p.m.Bubba WatsonHunter MahanZach Johnson
11:45 p.m.Marc LeishmanWill MacKenzieTim Wilkinson
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Apr 12, 2015; Augusta, GA, USA; Kevin Streelman after putting on the 7th green during the final round of The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports
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When Spieth celebrated his U.S. Open title Sunday at Chambers Bay, there were four weeks from that point until the next major would be celebrated. In essence, there's no time to lose your form on the golf course.

Above all else, that's what makes this weekend's Travelers Championship important in the grand scope of things. And that's why, despite coming off a taxing weekend, many of golf's top names are still heading to Cromwell, Connecticut.

But in retrospect, the golfer with the most eyes on him comes in off three weeks of rest.

Kevin Streelman didn't qualify for the U.S. Open, but he comes in off last year's record-breaking performance that included 10 one-putts and seven straight birdies in his final round.ย 

He comes back a legend in 2015, as the tournament's Twitter showed:

TravelersChamp @TravelersChamp

.@Streels54 @Travelers has you covered http://t.co/MBMuNZvPXr

Of course, the interest of Streelman returning to a tournament he recently dominated won't quell the sizzle of a few golfers hoping to turn some U.S. Open ups and downs into something tangible for the rest of the year.

Among them is Patrick Reed, who rose to prominence at Chambers Bay and entered moving day with a share of the lead before fading over the weekend. He's yet to fully grasp the moment on a major stage, but the four-time PGA Tour winner will be a first-ballot favorite for the Travelers.

Sergio Garcia is another name likely to be in the mix Sunday, and he should come in confident after closing his U.S. Open with a final-round 68. He finished just behind Streelman at last year's event and is already preparing for the action:

Sergio Garcia @TheSergioGarcia

Great practice round @TravelersChamp with 2 nice young players @carlosortizGolf and my countryman amateur @littleJRmaza ๐Ÿ‘

The British Open, the year's second-to-last major, begins in three weeks. Time is running out to build confidence on the course and against fellow competitors.

Don't think many of the top golfers in the mix at the Travelers aren't thinking about that in the back of their heads as they gear up for this one.

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