Travelers Championship opening round tees off in Cromwell

The first round of the Travelers Championship got underway on Thursday morning.
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 6:47 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 12:36 PM EDT
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CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) – The Travelers Championship officially teed off in Cromwell on Thursday morning.

Many of the world’s top golfers hit the links starting at 6:45 a.m. at the TPC River Highlands.

Players warmed up at the practice range during the early morning hours, ahead of their early tee times.

Jason Day teed off at 7:15 a.m. Tony Finau and Xander Schauffele followed at 7:25 a.m. The number 2 ranked player in the world, Rory McIlroy teed it up at 7:45 a.m.

The tournament posted that McIlroy was the leader as of 12:30 p.m.

Top player in the world Scottie Sheffler tees off at 1 p .m.

Wednesday was all about fun as celebrities like retired pro athletes Doug Flutie, Andre Tippet, actor Chris Jackson and others played in a pro-am. Rain didn’t spoil the fun.

Channel 3 forecasted better weather for the professionals on Thursday.

Also, Thursday is Travelers Women’s Day.

At 8 a.m., University of Connecticut basketball star Paige Bueckers, and broadcasters Deborah Norville and Amanda Renner, headline an event at Travelers Plaza in downtown Hartford.

For more information on the Travelers Championship, including ticket sales, head to its website here.

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The opening round of the Travelers Championship tees off on Thursday morning.