Who Won the Travelers Championship ‘Umbrella at 15 1/2’ Challenge?

The Travelers Championship has a unique tradition of challenging players and caddies to a closest to the pin contest with a twist.

The little 85 yard “hole” is between the 15th and 16th holes (where the 15 1/2 comes from) at TPC River Highlands and it’s one of the most difficult “holes” on tour. Mainly because it really isn’t a hole at all. It’s an umbrella; the famous Travelers umbrella logo that floats in the middle of a pond.

On their way through practice rounds on Tuesday, golfers and their caddies stop by the 15 1/2 hole to see if they can get the ball to stick on the 40-foot umbrella shaped green (although it’s red) and get it as close to the pin as possible. Winner of the challenge receives a check for $10,000 made out to the charity of their choice.

Here are highlights from this year’s competition:

Congrats to Brian Gay and more importantly the Bruce Edwards Foundation!

Daniel Knowles

Daniel is Pro Golf Weekly's Content Marketing Manager.


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