I've been to the Travelers Championship and it's pretty damn impressive sight to see.

I've come to the game of golf later in life. My mother-in-law is an avid golfer, and on a visit a few years ago, she convinced me to give it a try. While I'm not particularly good at it, I do enjoy it, and, of course, all the outfits and shoes I have to buy!

Because she's such a fanatic for the sport, I've gotten tickets numerous times for us all to go to one of the biggest sporting events to hit Connecticut every year. I used to say watching golf was like watching paint dry, until I went to the Travelers Championship for the first time. The crowds really are electric, and to watch the play in person is a great experience. Two of the best moments I had was watching Greg Norman win in 1995 and Phil Mickelson in 2001, just a few of the pieces of history at the TPC.

History is ready to be made again in Cromwell, Connecticut as The Travelers Championship PGA golf tournament  starts at TPC River Highlands today with the celebrity pro-am. The main event gets underway Thursday and runs through Sunday, with returning champion Bubba Watson, Retief Goosen, Padrig Harrington, to name just a few of the 160 players.

The Travelers Championship also is so meaningful to our state as it's an annual charity event. As you can read in this article from courant.com, the  ALS Clinic at the Hospital for Special Care, in New Britain, which treats 250 patients with the neuromuscular condition, Lou Gehrig's disease, is the largest charity focus of this year's tournament,