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Travelers Championship Has A Red, White And Blue Feel

CROMWELL — The annual tournament week in Connecticut for many of the top professional golfers in the world starts for the 65th time on Monday with opening ceremonies and a pro-am at TPC River Highlands. Here are five things to know about the Travelers Championship, which starts with Round 1 on Thursday:

Rio and the red, white and blue: Three of the four American players on the Olympic team are scheduled to tee it up: reigning Travelers Championship winner Bubba Watson, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar.

Watson, who also won at TPC River Highlands in 2010, is the No. 1 ranked player in the Olympic field. The four-round, stroke-play event begins Aug. 11 in Rio de Janeiro....