Keegan Bradley looks forward to defending Travelers Championship June 20-23

New England native and admitted Boston sports fanatic Keegan Bradley captured the 2023 Travelers Championship with a blistering 22-under par at TPC River Highlands last June.

CROMWELL, Connecticut – When Boston Red Sox fans attend a game at Fenway Park they are thrilled to catch a foul ball as a souvenir. This week PGA Tour player Keegan Bradley, who was born in Woodstock, Vermont and is a life-long Boston sports fanatic, received his own special memento of Fenway.

The 2024 Travelers Championship media day was held this week at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Keegan Bradley won the 2023 Travelers with a spectacular score of 23-under par and is returning to defend his title June 20-23.

Keegan Bradley celebrates winning the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands, Sunday, June 25, 2023. The 2024 Travelers Championship is a signature event June 20-23, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Many returning champions are unable to make it to a media day and rely on the press conference being televised via Zoom. But Bradley returned to his native New England and discuss his win last year and talk about what makes this event so special.

“Last year representatives of the tournament were in constant contact with the players,” said Bradley. “They wanted to know what we liked and asked us for suggestions on how to make improvements.”

TPC River Highlands in Cromwell (CT) will host the 70-player field, 72-hole, no cut, $20 million 2024 Travelers Championship June 20-23.

“New England sports fans are true fanatics, and when you are leading a tournament, they motivate you to be better,” he added. “Every member of the staff goes the extra mile to make the tournament a special event for the players and the fans.”

At most PGA events cars are provided for the players to get around town. But the 2024 Travelers Championship is a signature tournament with a purse of $20 million. The field is only the 70 top players and for the first time in its history there is no cut. With the reduced field, tournament officials realized there would be extra cars available. So, this year even the caddies will get a car for the week of the tournament.

In addition to Keegan, Rory Mcllroy and Scottie Scheffler will be teeing it up and every top player on the PGA Tour is expected even though the date falls one week after the U.S. Open in Pinehurst over Father’s Day weekend.

Oh, what was the souvenir that was awarded to Bradley at the conclusion of the press conference. It was an actual seat from Fenway Park. Keegan stared in disbelief and said “Holy S— “

Jim got his start in golf writing with a gig at a Connecticut-based golf magazine, where he interviewed Ernie Els, among others. Since then, he’s covered tournaments for the LPGA, PGA Tour, Champions Tour and many amateur events. His work has been published in a number of magazines including GolfBoston Travel & Leisure, Southern New England Golf, New England Golf Monthly and Rhode Island Monthly. Jim ‘s favorite golf courses are Kebo Valley in Bar Harbor, Maine, Pebble Beach and Furry Creek in Vancouver B.C. and almost any Donald Ross course. Jim can be reached by email at

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