The following is a list of the prize money up for grabs for professional golfers on the PGA Tour at the 2014 Travelers Championship, which is being played from June 19th to June 22nd, 2014, on the TPC River Highlands private golf course located in Cromwell, Connecticut.
The Travelers Championship has been played annually since 1952. It has been known by a few different names over the years like the Greater Insurance Open and the Greater Hartford Open.
There are a lot of rabid golf fans in Connecticut, as the Travelers Championship is usually one of the most attended events on the PGA Tour annually. Billy Casper (1963, 1965, 1968, 1973) holds the record for most wins in the Travelers Championship with four.
Arnold Palmer (1956, 1960), Paul Azinger (1987, 1989), Peter Jacobsen (1984, 2003), Stewart Cink (1997, 2008), and Phil Mickelson (2001, 2002) are all tied for the second most wins in the Travelers Championship with two each. Phil Mickelson is not playing this year, so he will no be adding to his total.
Did you see the low TV ratings for the U.S. Open last week? Golf really needs Tiger Woods to come back, and thankfully Tiger Woods is now swinging with all his clubs as he recovers from back surgery to fix a pinched nerve. Tiger Woods has never won this tournament.
The total prize money up for grabs this week at the Travelers Championship is $6.2 million. That is up 1.6% from the $6.1 million prize money from last year.
Golf prize money up for grabs at 2014 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands
- Winner - $1.116 million
The winner of the 2014 Travelers Championship will earn a very cool $1.116 million. That is up 1.6% from the $1.098 million that Ken Duke earned last year when he won the Travelers Championship.
- Second Place - $669,600
Second place at the 2014 Travelers Championship is worth $669,600. That is up 1.6% from the $658,800 that Chris Stroud earned last year with his second place finish.
- Third Place - $421,600
Third place is worth $421,600. Up 1.6% from the $414,800 that Graham DeLaet earned with his third place finish in 2013.
- Fourth Place - $297,600
Fourth place is worth $297,600. Up 1.6% from the $292,800 that Bubba Watson earned when he finished in fourth place at the Travelers Championship last year.
- Fifth Place - $248,000
Fifth place is worth $248,000. In 2013, Webb Simpson and J.J. Henry split $463,600, with each player earning $231,800, when they tied for fifth place at the Travelers Championship.