Travelers Championship: Insider's take

TPC River Highlands
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TPC River Highlands hosts the Travelers Championship this week.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 | 10:22 a.m.

The PGA Tour is in Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. It’s the largest annual sporting event held in the state of Connecticut, and first-year head golf professional Larry Antinozzi took time this week to share his take on the course setup and more with PGA.com.

PGA.com: What will golfers have to do this week to be successful playing the TPC River Highlands setup?

Antinozzi: The course setup at TPC River Highlands forces players to think smart off the tee. It is a shorter golf course, but the long rough and tricky greens force players to be accurate off the tee shot so they can be precise with their approach shots. 

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PGA.com: Where is the most popular spot on the course for spectators to catch the action?

Antinozzi: The most popular spot on the course for spectators are the 15th through 18th holes. All four holes offer a variety of different options depending on how aggressive you want to be. This final stretch provides one of the most exciting finishes on the PGA Tour. 

PGA.com: What are the most popular concession items for fans?

Antinozzi: One of the favorite concession items amongt fans are the Ben and Jerry ice cream bars served throughout the property. It’s a taste of New England that fans take full advantage of.