Opening ceremonies for Travelers Championship

In this May 10, 2014, file photo, Sergio Garcia of Spain, follows his shot from the 16th fairway during the third round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP/WTNH) — Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman helped kick off this week’s Travelers Championship golf tournament.

Wyman was one of the dignitaries taking part in the opening ceremony Monday morning at the TPC River Highlands course in Cromwell. The tournament begins Thursday, but there are many events scheduled throughout the week.

The Aetna Tournament Players Pro-Am is set for Monday afternoon, and a family day at the golf course will be held Tuesday.

The Travelers Celebrity Pro-Am is slated for Wednesday and is expected to include actors George Lopez, Donnie Wahlberg and James Naughton, as well as UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie and former coach Jim Calhoun.

Many of the world’s top players are set to compete in this year’s tournament including Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Day and Sergio Garcia.

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