Since I’ve been reporting on all the gloom-and-doom possibilities facing the PGA Tour, I thought it only fair to pass on a bit of really good news: The Travelers has renewed through 2014 its sponsorship of the Hartford, Connecticut PGA Tour stop. The tournament has been running continuously since 1952, and was originally known as the Greater Hartford Open.
Central to that decision was that the tournament was moved from golf purgatory in the Fall series to the week after the US Open. They’re still not going to get Tiger, though.
This is the first of 20 tournaments that have title sponsor contracts expire after this year.