When Travelers stepped in to save the annual PGA Tour event in Connecticut as its title sponsor, Chairman and CEO Jay Fishman told Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem: "I promise you we will make this event right."'
Fishman was right.
More than $9 million has been generated for area charities since the first Travelers Championship in 2007. The purse, which was $4.4 million in '06, was $6.4 million for the event in late June.
The spirit, determination and accomplishments of those involved with the tournament at Travelers have been impressive. Fishman credits a collaborative effort that has helped the tournament be a mainstay on the tour.
Fishman merits major...