Celebrities Tee Off at the Travelers Championship

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    Comedian George Lopez signs autographs at the Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am Day.

    Wednesday was a day for star-gazing at the Travelers Championship.

    The traditional Celebrity Pro-Am got underway at the TPC at River Highlands in Cromwell just before 7 a.m. and thousands of spectators came out to enjoy the day despite the scorching heat.

    Actor and comedian George Lopez entertained the crowds and signed autographs after teeing off this afternoon. He played alongside celebrity chef Ming Tsai and PGA Tour pro Trevor Immelman.

    Also present were NFL great Ahmad Rashad and former Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. ESPN's Chris Berman was joined by former New England Patriots stars Doug Flutie and Andre Tippett.

    UConn fans headed to the course early on Wednesday as Hall-of-Famer and three-time national champion Jim Calhoun started his round at 8:20 a.m. Two groups later, coach of the 2014 national champion UConn Huskies, Kevin Ollie, hit the course at 8:40 a.m.

    UConn women's associate head coach Chris Dailey was joined by Connecticut-born actor James Naughton at 1 p.m.

    Actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg was scheduled to play, but pulled out of the Pro-Am, according to tournament officials.