Memories of the 2008 Travelers Championship won by Stewart Cink

DSC01658The Travelers Championship has a storied history dating back to 1952 as the Insurance City Open. The modern era of the Travelers began in 2007 when the Travelers Companies took over title sponsorship. After Hunter Mahan won in 2007 and the Travelers purchased back the rights to the famous red umbrella in April 2008 I showed up to see a great tournament won by Stewart Cink. Since then Bubba Watson has won twice in 2010 and 2015 and in between won six other times including two Masters. Amazing holed bunker shot by Jordan Spieth to win a one-hole playoff over Daniel Berger in 2017. _2008 Travelers 10.2 Bubba WatsonAfter watching Tiger Woods beat Rocco Mediate in that Monday playoff at Torrey Pines I headed east to the Travelers. Always a fun and interesting tournament, 2008 was special in that Fred Funk and his wife Sharon along with Joe Theismann participated in a Men's Health Clinic. I also met a guy after the pro-am who invited me along to the Mohegan Sun to see the Stevie Wonder concert. Quite amazing, especially when he performed with his daughter Aisha.   My memories of the 2008 Travelers in pictures: