HARTFORD: The 2017 Travelers Championship received the“Tournament of the Year” award from the PGA Tour The tournament also won awards for “Most Fan-Friendly Event,” “Best Sales” and the inaugural “Players Choice.”
“On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I am pleased to congratulate the Travelers Championship for being named the best among its peers on TOUR,” said Andy Pazder, the PGA TOUR’s Executive Vice President and Chief Tournaments and Competitions Officer. “The tournament team worked tirelessly with its title sponsor on new and innovative ways of improving the tournament experience, and this award is a testament to that.”
“We are incredibly honored and humbled to be named ‘Tournament of the Year,’ which reflects the selfless work by our volunteers and the support of the TOUR, its players, our sponsors and fans,” said Travelers Championship Tournament Director Nathan Grube. “What took place at TPC River Highlands this year will go down as one of the most exciting in tournament history.”
This year’s Travelers Championship was won by Jordan Spieth, who holed out from a greenside bunker on the 18th hole to beat Daniel Berger on the first playoff hole.