2018 Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am

The Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT is an annual event for me (Lora here). I totally love the one day you can bring a camera (no surprise there), which is the Celebrity Pro-Am (June 20th). There’s nothing like a sunny day, gorgeous grounds, getting lots of steps in, and watching the best golfers having fun with celebs. The interaction is great – the players are much more relaxed and stop to chat, take pics and sign autographs. So fun to see packs of little kids running around with their swag, trying to get all the players to sign!

Check out some of my shots from the day…

Jordan Spieth
Rory McIlroy
Me and Chris Berman – I get a shot with him every year and he’s always so friendly!
Quite a comical moment when George Lopez was asked to show his credentials. G took off his badge and put it around the security guard’s neck.
Mike Tirico, a sportscaster with ESPN and NBC Sports taking selfies with Patrick Reed (and wife looking on)
George Lopez (we love the pants), with Ken Duke and Boomer Esiason looking on.
Dan Orlovsky, former Detroit Lions QB
Paul Casey and his caddy, “Johnny Longsocks” having a little fun. I’m not allowed to say what they were discussing 😉 (it’s all fun). And his foursome came in first place!
Keegan Bradley
Boomer Esiason was rather funny!
JJ Henry and Randy Edsall (UCONN football coach)
Justin Thomas
Ken Duke (2013 Champion) and Dan Orlovsky
Coach Jim Calhoun
We love George!

Championship Quick Facts

(from the Travelers Media Guide)

Dates: June 18-24, 2018
Player Field: 156
Format: 72-Hole Stroke Play. The field will be cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes.
Purse: $7 million
Winner’s Share: $1.26 million
FedExCup Points: 500 to the winner
Defending Champion: Jordan Spieth
Recent Champions: Russell Knox (2016), Bubba Watson (2015), Kevin Streelman (2014), Ken Duke (2013),
Marc Leishman (2012), Fredrik Jacobson (2011), Bubba Watson (2010), Kenny Perry (2009), Stewart Cink (2008),
Hunter Mahan (2007), J.J. Henry (2006), Brad Faxon (2005), Woody Austin (2004), Peter Jacobsen (2003),
Phil Mickelson (2002 & 2001)
Course: TPC River Highlands
Par 35-35—70
6,841 yards
Charities: 100% of tournament net proceeds donated to regional charities

Photos by Lora Karam

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