Well this year... after a particularly cold, snowy winter... we're literally longing for it... collectively yearning for warm, sunny days and green fairways.
The Travelers Championship, our state's biggest sporting event has practically become synonymous with summer in CT. For almost two decades the tournament once known as the GHO... and the festivities surrounding it... have been a big part of summer in the nutmeg state. And yesterday some awesome early commitments for the 2010 Travelers were announced.
Awesome as in the tournament's past three winners: Hunter Mahan, Stewart Cink and Kenny Perry... Awesome as in some "promising young guns": Rickie Fowler and Anthony Kim... Awesome as in eternal CT fan favorite: Stuart Appleby.
And that's just the beginning. Vijay Singh loves CT and when I spoke to Sergio Garcia in Cromwell last year, he had great things to say about the Connecticut fans. And I just started a "Bring Camillo to CT" movement. It would definitely be fun to welcome the "Hombre Araña" to our state.
Players clearly enjoy being at TPC River Highlands. The practice area, which was totally rebuilt two years ago is state-of-the-art and one of the largest on the PGA Tour. Gently sloping fairways, numerous water features and natural amphitheaters make the course a pleasure to play and create a stellar spectator experience.
I'll keep you updated on additional commitments and upcoming Travelers Championship activities. You can also follow the tournament on Facebook and Twitter. Hey, and why not plan a trip to CT to see the tournament yourself? It takes place from June 21, through June 27. Hope to see you there.
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