(WTNH)–Travelers executive chairman Jay Fishman has lost his battle with ALS. He was 63 years old.
Fishman was a big part of the Travelers Championship, held at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell each summer.
He was beloved by those involved with the tournament and became a source of inspiration for players, like Bubba Watson, who donated $100,000 to help fight ALS at a dinner held in Fishman’s honor during Travelers week.
That dinner raised nearly $3 million towards the cause. Fishman was very visible during the tournament, congratulating Jim Furyk for his PGA Tour record-breaking 58 on Sunday.
Fishman was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. He stepped down as CEO of Travlers in 2015.