PGA Tour’s Largest Names Resting After Thrilling U.S. Open Championship

Jordan Spieth is earning a well-deserved rest after a thrilling U.S. Open Championship that had both the age-old thrill of victory and agony of defeat in three strokes of the club.

After making a birdie on hole No. 18 to go up one stroke on the field, Dustin Johnson responded by reaching the green of the par-5 hole in two shots. After missing an eagle opportunity to win the tournament, Johnson missed his intermediate second putt to gift the second major championship of the season to Spieth, who has now won both.

The PGA Tour heads to Cromwell, Connecticut, where the $6.4 million purse along with 500 FedExCup points is up for grabs at the Travelers Championship. Below is the breakdown of ticket prices for entrance to TPC at River Highlands, according to the event’s website.

Four-Day Pass (Purchased Before 6/21): $85

Any One Day (Valid Monday-Sunday): Before 6/21—$32 | After 6/21—$42

The highest-ranked player in the field will be No. 4-ranked Bubba Watson, who struggled in last week’s U.S. Open Championship. Sergio Garcia (No. 8) and Jason Day (No. 10) are set to join Watson, but Day’s status is up in the air after he fought through vertigo to finish all four rounds of last week’s tournament.

Kevin Streelman won the event in 2014 and will be back to defend his championship. Other notables in the field include Patrick Reed, Hunter Mahan, Kevin Na, Zach Johnson, Branden Grace, Padraig Harrington, Billy Horschel, Ernie Els, Luke Donald and more.

Golf fans’ best route to the course will be booking flights to and from New York City through Hipmunk.com. This will place fans about an hour-and-a-half away from the clubhouse, where Hipmunk has hotels in Hartford starting from $57 that is a 20-minute commute to Cromwell, Connecticut.

With some of the major players sitting out of the Travelers Championship, there’s a wide-open opportunity for some of the other golfers to make up ground in the FedEx Cup points standings. Spieth has a commanding lead with 3,128 points, followed by Jimmy Walker with 1,915 points, Johnson at 1,589 points, Rory McIlroy at 1,510 points and Reed with 1,409 to round out the top-five.

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