Monday, April 26, 2010

Some Quick Numbers from the Travelers Championship

Between 1955 and 1976, Billy Casper competed 13 times in what was either the Insurance City Open or the Greater Hartford Open, and is now called the Travelers Championship. He is the only player to win the event three times. He never missed a cut and was victorious in 1963 ($6,400), 1965 ($20,000) and 1973 ($40,000). Casper's career earnings for the tournament is $100,205.84.

At the 2009 event, held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. -- where Tom DeGrandi does a fantastic job as superintendent -- Bubba Watson, D.J. Trahan and Boo Weekley tied for 14th and made more money from the tournament than Casper did, each earning $105,000. Kenny Perry took home $1,080,000 for first.

(The photo is of the green on the fantastic drivable par-4 15th hole designed by architect Bobby Weed.)

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