Travelers Championship 2017 odds, field, picks: Stars uncover adult week after US Open

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.

Event information

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.

Past winners

  • 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

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