> PGA Tour
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: Bubba Watson won his first PGA Tour title, overcoming a six-stroke deficit and beating Scott Verplank with a par on the second hole of playoff. Corey Pavin was eliminated on the first extra hole.
Last week: Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open at Congressional for his first major title, smashing the tournament scoring records at 16-under 268. The 22-year-old star from Northern Ireland shot 65-66-68-69 for an eight-stroke victory over Jason Day.
Chip shots: Watson won the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in January and the Zurich Classic in New Orleans in May. Kenny Perry won the 2009 tournament, shooting 61-68-66-63 for a tournament-record 258 total. The Champions Tour player is in the field. J.J. Henry won in 2006 to become the first Connecticut winner in tournament history. The AT&T National is next week at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pa.
> Champions Tour
Event: Dick's Sporting Goods Open
Site: Endicott, N.Y.
Course: En-Joie Golf Course (6,974 yards, par 72).
Purse: $1.75 million.
Winner's share: $262,500.
TV: Golf Channel (Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, midnight-2 a.m., 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Monday, midnight-2 a.m.).
Last year: Loren Roberts birdied the final hole for a 7-under 65 and a one-stroke victory over Fred Funk.
Last event: Mark Wiebe won the Greater Hickory Classic on June 12, beating James Mason with a par on the third hole of a playoff.
Chip shots: Tom Watson is coming off a playoff victory May 29 in the Senior PGA Championship. 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) and Wayne Levi (1984) also are B.C. Open winners. They grew up in upstate New York.
> Area holes-in-one
Pat Cahill, on 105-yard sixth hole at Sheridan, with a pitching wedge.
Paul Campbell, on the 146-yard 13th hole at Grover, with a 6-iron.
Vito Cinfio, on 158-yard sixth hole at Brierwood, with a 7-iron.
Brian Cook, on the 143-yard 13th hole at Chautauqua, with a 7-iron.
Greg Croce, on 141-yard 13th hole at Ironwood, with a 4-iron.
Loren Eastmer, on 145-yard 15th hole at Rolling Acres, with a 4-iron.
Dr. Carl Eisenhard, on 181-yard fourth hole at Gowanda, with a 4-hybrid.
John Garvey, on 152-yard eighth at Sheridan Park, with a 7-iron.
Tony Geraci, on 182-yard 12th hole at Ivy Ridge, with a hybrid.
Jack Haxton, on 115-yard seventh hole at Crag Burn, with a 7-iron.
Ken Karmazyn, on 123-yard, fifth hole at Harris Hill, with a 9-iron.
Tom Krantz, on 115-yard fourth hole at Bob-O-Link, with a 7-iron.
Bob Lugen, on 172-yard 16th hole at Concord Crest, with a 5-iron.
Joe Majewski, on 113-yard second hole at Ironwood, with a sand wedge.
Tom Menchini, on 146-yard 13th hole at Grover, with a 6-iron.
Steve Palmeri, on 156-yard 17th at Chestnut Hill, with a wedge.
Ron Perry, on 141-yard 16th hole at Dande Farms, with a 4-iron.
Louise Runk, on 106-yard 16th hole at Willowbrook, with a 7-wood.
Edmund Sabatino, on fifth hole at Locust Hill, with a 6-iron.
Howard Schnaufer, on 150-yard 12th hole at Willowbrook, with a 7-iron.
Gregory Smith, on 116-yard second hole at Ironwood, with a 52-degree gap wedge.
William Sporney, on 200-yard seventh hole at Harvest Hill, with a 5-iron.