Event: Travelers Championship.
Site: Cromwell, Conn.
Course: TPC River Highlands (6,841 yards, par 70).
Purse: $6 million. Winner's share: $1.08 million.
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m., 8:30-11:30 p.m.) and Ch. 4 (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.).
Last year: Kenny Perry won the second of his two 2009 PGA Tour titles, shooting 61-68-66-63 for a tournament-record 258 total. Paul Goydos and David Toms tied for second, three strokes back.
Last week: Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell became the first European in 40 years to win the U.S. Open, beating France's Gregory Havret by a stroke at Pebble Beach. McDowell finished with a 3-over 74 for an even-par 284 total.
Chip shots: The 49-year-old Perry tied for 33rd in the U.S. Open. J.J. Henry won in 2006 to become the first Connecticut winner in tournament history. In 2005, Rhode Island native Brad Faxon matched the course record with a closing 61 and beat Tjaart van der Walt with a birdie on the first hole of a playoff. The AT&T National is next week at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pa.
Event: Dick's Sporting Goods Open.
Course: En-Joie Golf Course (6,974 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.7 million. Winner's share: $255,000.
TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, midnight-2 a.m., 1-4 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2 a.m.).
Last year: Lonnie Nielson won his second Champions Tour title, finishing with a 9-under 63 for a three-stroke victory over Fred Funk and Ronnie Black.
Last event: Nick Price won the Principal Charity Classic on June 6 at Glen Oaks in Iowa, shooting a 4-under 67 to beat Tommy Armour III by four strokes. Price has two Champions Tour victories this year and three overall.
Chip shots: En-Joie was the site of the PGA Tour's now-defunct B.C. Open from 1971-2005. Craig Stadler, in the field this week, won the 2003 B.C. Open to become the first player to win a PGA Tour event while a member of the Champions Tour. He closed with a 63 to overcome an eight-stroke deficit and win by a stroke. Joey Sindelar (1985 and 1987), Jeff Sluman (2001), Wayne Levi (1984) and Mike Hulbert (1989) also are B.C. Open winners. All four grew up in upstate New York. The Montreal Championship is next week at Fontainebleu.
>Local charity events
*The third annual Leon D. Carr Memorial/Redbone Classic Golf and Disc Golf Tournament will be held July 4 at Beaver Island State Park. The event raises money for a yearly Erie Community College scholarship and Upstate New York Transplant Services and other causes. It's a daylong event with food, drinks, raffles and activities for kids. For information or to register for either tournament go to www.leondcarr.com.
*The Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey Club will hold its golf tournament and dinner July 9 at Rothland Golf Course, 1289 Clarence Center Road in Akron. Check-in will start at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per player, which includes golf, a cart, lunch at the turn, a chicken dinner, refreshments and golf contests. A raffle and auction will follow the dinner. Proceeds benefit the Buffalo Stars Junior Hockey program. To download an application visit www.buffalostars.com.
*The National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM-Buffalo) will hold its 69th annual golf outing July 12 at Arrowhead Golf Club with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $115 or $460 for a corporate team package. Team and two-hole sign sponsorships are available for $50 and $75. Proceeds will benefit the American Juvenile Diabetes Association and NAPM-Buffalo Educational Scholarship Fund. Contact Maddie Manganiello (email@example.com or 417-4159) or Nancy Boyd Haley (firstname.lastname@example.org or 648-0972).
*The second annual Tom Borrelli Memorial Tournament will be held July 16 at Holland Hills Country Club. The event benefits the Tom Borrelli Memorial Award and Scholarship Fund. The award, which will go to Western New York's top senior high school lacrosse player, will be presented at the dinner following the tournament. The $100 cost per golfer includes golf (9 a.m. shotgun scramble), cart, chicken and ribs dinner, one-hour open bar and prizes. There will also be raffles and drawings. There are a limited amount of dinner-only spots at $25 per person. To register or to donate, mail a check payable to the Tom Borrelli Memorial Award and Scholarship Fund, along with the names of golfers, dinner guests and a phone number to: Tom Borrelli Memorial Award, Sports Department, The Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240.
*The 15th annual Kenmore Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Tournament will be July 28 at the Sheridan Golf Club beginning at 10 a.m. in a scramble format. Cost is $90 per player and includes a gift on the first tee, snacks on the course, golf, cart and prizes. Additional dinner tickets are available at $15 each. Hole sponsorships begin at $100. Contact Ken-Ton Athletic Director Brett Banker at 874-8411, ext. 4.
>Holes in one
*Mike Banko, on the 163-yard 15th hole at Harvest Hill, with an 8-iron.
*Peter Bartz, on the 159-yard fourth hole at Transit Valley, with a 5-iron
*Carl Carlson, on the 166-yard ninth hole at Greenwood, with a 5-wood.
*Gary Davis, on the 180-yard fourth hole at Hamburg, with a 6-iron.
*Jamie DeGeorge, on the 133-yard eighth hole at Beaver Island, with an 8-iron.
*Joe Dref, on the 120-yard third hole at Bob-O-Link, with a 6-iron.
*Dennis Hoover, on the 154-yard 16th hole at Culbertson Hills CC (Edinboro, Pa.), with an 8-iron.
*John Nazzaro, on the 176-yard seventh hole at International CC (Fort Erie, Ont.), with a 5-wood.
*Florian Olejniczak, on the 221-yard 17th hole at Ironwood, with a driver.
*Charles O'Leary, on the 105-yard sixth hole at Sheridan, with a pitching wedge.
*Robert Peinkofer, on the 294-yard third hole at Lancaster, with a driver.
*Craig Ross, on the 115-yard fourth hole at Bob-O-Link, with a pitching wedge.
*Dave Stupnick, on the 148-yard 12th hole at Shelridge, with an 8-iron.
*Charlie Tasca, on the 105-yard sixth hole at Sheridan, with an 8-iron.