We get a surprisingly star-studded margin this week during a Travelers Championship in a week after Brooks Koepka took a U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth will all play during TPC River Highlands, that creates for a ruin of a margin anywhere, even some-more so a week after a vital championship.
Let’s take a demeanour during this week’s contest.
What: Travelers Championship | Where: Cromwell, Connecticut | When: Jun 22-25
Participants and odds
- Jordan Spieth: 10-1
- Rory McIlroy: 10-1
- Jason Day: 11-1
- Justin Thomas: 12-1
- Paul Casey: 20-1
- Brandt Snedeker: 25-1
- Patrick Reed: 25-1
- Marc Leishman: 28-1
Field strength: A-
Like we said, this is a overwhelming field. Normally we get somebody like Bubba Watson or Paul Casey as a favorite here. This time, those guys aren’t even in a top
Three stories to watch
1. Another 58 watch? The final time we saw this course, it was being foul by Jim Furyk, who shot a overwhelming 58 in his final turn during a 2016 Travelers Championship. It would be intolerable if we saw that again, though we during slightest know that series is out there. With McIlroy and Day entrance in off a missed cut during a U.S. Open, it competence during slightest be threatened.
2. Rory’s rebound: Speaking of McIlroy, I’m substantially many extraordinary about what he does this week. His U.S. Open missed cut was substantially a slightest disconcerting of all a stars who missed simply given he hasn’t played roughly during all given a Masters. He seemed speedy by finale his Friday with birdies in 4 of his final 6 holes.
3. First-time winner: Of a past 11 winners of this tournament, 6 have won their initial PGA Tour eventuality here. A lot of that is given stars and superstars mostly don’t play a week after a vital so that could flip this week, though it’s during slightest value gripping an eye on when it comes to golfers like Jamie Lovemark, Kevin Tway and Trey Mullinax.
- 2016: Russell Knox
- 2015: Bubba Watson
- 2014: Kevin Streelman
- 2013: Ken Duke
2012: Marc Leishman
That’s a flattering heterogeneous organisation of golfers. Leishman and Watson are large hitters, though a other 3 unequivocally aren’t. we consider we’re going to get a some-more achieved champ this time around than in a new past.
Let’s demeanour during a picks this week.
Travelers Championship picks
Winner: Graham DeLaet has finished in a tip 5 during this contest in dual of a past 4 years. He missed out on a U.S. Open (which competence play to his advantage), though he has dual tip 10s in his past 6 events including a final one he played during a Memorial. Odds: 50-1
Top 10: Jordan Spieth has never played this contest before, though he’s a No. 1 ball-striker on a PGA Tour, and he only grinded out a T35 during Erin Hills when he could have simply missed a weekend. I’ll float here with a best-performing tip actor in a field. Odds: 9-1
Sleeper: Jamie Lovemark has 3 true tip 30s and played in one of a final pairings on Saturday during a U.S. Open. He’s a ball-striking spectacular watchful to reveal and is still looking for win No. 1. Lovemark has 3 tip 10s on a deteriorate and has been drifting underneath a radar for a final few years. Odds: 66-1