CROMWELL, CT (WFSB) -- Travelers Championship week continues on Thursday as the world-class pro golfers are expected to tee off.

Hundreds of thousands of people will be in Cromwell at the TPC River Highlands this week to see their favorites play in the Travelers Championship.

In addition to the first day of tournament play, Thursday is ‘Women’s Day’ at the TPC.

The event, which is sold out, is all about empowering women, and will feature guests Margaret Brennan, “Face the Nation” moderator, and Tony Award winning actress Kelly O’Hara.

“For many of us, we’re seeing people we don’t see all the time," said Anne Elvgren, of Farmington.

She's been involved with Women's Day since the very beginning.

To kick the day off, there was a breakfast where women spoke about their life lessons that they've learned along the way.

Women who attended the event also said they look forward to it every year.

“There’s a wonderful energy here every year, we’ve got 700 women from the community. They’re here for empowerment, career advice. It brings everyone together for a great cause," said Marlene Ibsen, vice president of Community Relations at Travelers.

Throughout the day there are activities and promotions for women to take advantage of.

“Any woman on course today receives preferred seating throughout the course, 10% off in the merchandise tent, and they get a free golf clinic with a PGA pro," said Courtney Garro, of Travelers.

For anyone interested in attending next year, officials say to jump on tickets early.

Golfers teed off at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday.

The Travelers Championship has a total purse of $7.2 million, and the winner will received nearly $1.3 million.

Keep tabs on everything happening at the Travelers Championship in Channel 3's special website section here.

Follow along with tournament play on the PGA website here.

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