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Exciting Field: Spieth, McIlroy, Day Help Boost Interest, Surge In Ticket Sales

Exciting Field: Spieth, McIlroy, Day Help Boost Interest, Surge In Ticket Sales

Jordan Spieth is followed about as closely as any professional athlete, so anything he does at a golf course — arrive, practice, play — comes with the curious stare of still onlookers. Whether finishing off a bucket of balls at the range, the last of a few putts on the practice green or the latest round of any PGA Tour event, his next job is typically set.

Sign autographs.

Such has been the scene many times already this week at TPC River Highlands, where the Travelers Championship has gathered one of the best fields in the tournament's 66-year history. Spieth arrived Tuesday afternoon, hit balls for a while, signed autographs, chipped and putted for a while, signed autographs,...

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