CROMWELL — The first PGA Tour stop in Connecticut was 60 years ago with the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield Country Club.
Now called the Travelers Championship, it has gone through some name and sponsor changes through the years.
But for many years its status as the most popular single sporting event in Connecticut has not changed. About 240,000 fans watched the tournament at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell last year. The competition, won by Freddie Jacobson, also was seen around the world on CBS.
Since 1952 when President Harry Truman was in office and gasoline was 20 cents a gallon, familiar golf names and greats such as Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Lee...