Welcome to the Spooky Express’s weekly golf breakdown, where we dive in head first to this week’s tournament and look for your best options for betting. In this week’s article, we will take a look at the course, course history, recent form and many other variables that we feel will have a bearing on the outcome of this week’s tournament. Without any further delay, let’s take a look at the Travelers Championship.
The pro’s of the PGA head to Cromwell, Connecticut this week for the Travelers Championship. Before we talk about this week, let’s briefly go over last week at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Last week, we came out and nailed our 3rd straight winner with Webb Simpson at +2800! Simpson was in the Top 5 pretty much throughout the tournament and came firing on Sunday, to beat out a handful of other players that were in contention. With that said, let's move on to this week and shoot for our 4th straight winner in golf betting.
Travelers Championship Tournament Details
Current Champion: Chez Reavie
Dates: June 25-28, 2020
Prize Pool: $7,400,000
The Pro’s of the PGA will head north this week for the Travelers Championship. The Travelers Championship is played each year as part of the normal routine of PGA events, following the US Open, however this year, there were some changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Travelers Championship will take place from Thursday, June 25, 2020 and run through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut at TPC River Highlands.
The Travelers Championship has been around since 1952, then known as the Insurance City Open. Since then, the tournament has changed names several times from the Insurance City Open to the Greater Hartford Open to the Buick Championship and now, the Travelers Championship.
The Travelers Championship is played each year in the month of June, with the only exception being in 2016 when the tournament was moved due to the Summer Olympics..
Past Winners (Last 5 Years)
|2000||Notah Begay III||-20|
There have been seven golfers that have won the Travelers Championship on multiple occasions including Billy Casper who holds the record for the most wins with four in 1963, 1965, 1068 and 1978. Bubba Watson has won here three times, in 2010, 2015 and 2018.
There are six golfers that have won this tournament two times including Arnold Palmer in 1956 and 1960, Paul Azinger in 1987 and 1989, Phil Mickelson in 2001 and 2002, Peter Jacobson in 1984 and 2003, Stewart Cink in 1997 and 2008.
The Travelers Championship has a normal cut of the Top 70 plus ties. Due to the fact that this tournament is a smaller tournament because of the invite-only status, that will mean that a larger percentage of the golfers will make it through the cut, making it a bit more difficult to win on the weekend.
TPC River Highlands – Cromwell, Connecticut
Par 70 – 6,844 yards
TPC River Highlands has been the site host of the Travelers Championship since 1991. The course is located in Cromwell, Connecticut and is the only trip to Connecticut that the PGA Tour will make in 2019. The course was originally designed by Robert Ross but redesigned in 1982 by Pete Dye.
The course is a 6,844 yard golf course that plays as a Par 70. There are four Par 3’s, twelve Par 4’s and just two Par 5’s on the golf course. The greens at TPC River Highlands can be tricky, mainly in part due to the fact that there is a mixture of both Bentgrass and Poa Annua on the greens.
The fairways at TPC River Highlands are pretty generous and most golfers will have no issues with hitting them. The problem becomes those that miss the fairways and end up in the rough, will be challenging to get back to a scorable hole.
Travelers Championship System Attributes
TPC River Highlands is a long ball hitter course. Golfers that are long off the tee always seem to do well here. A majority of winners over the past 10 years, have been long ball drivers that have more distance than most other golfers.
You’re also going to want to make sure you look for golfers with decent Strokes Gained: Tee To Green numbers for the Travelers Championship. The fairways aren’t hard to hit but those that miss the fairways are in for a rude awakening with this rough.
The complete list of attributes we are using this week are as follows:
- Strokes Gained: Tee To Green
- Total Driving
- Greens in Reg
- Bogey Avoidance
- Birdie or Better %
|Aaron Baddeley: 400-1||Harry Higgs: 225-1||Patrick Rodgers: 150-1|
|Aaron Wise: 350-1||Henrik Norlander: 500-1||Patton Kizzire: 500-1|
|Abraham Ancer: 35-1||Hudson Swafford: 250-1||Paul Casey: 33-1|
|Adam Long: 350-1||Hunter Mahan: 750-1||Peter Kuest: 500-1|
|Adam Schenk: 350-1||Ian Poulter: 70-1||Peter Malnati: 350-1|
|Austin Cook: 600-1||J.J. Henry: 750-1||Phil Mickelson: 125-1|
|Beau Hossler: 200-1||J.J. Spaun: 500-1||Rafa Cabrera-Bello: 125-1|
|Billy Horschel: 90-1||J.T. Poston: 70-1||Richy Werenski: 350-1|
|Bo Hoag: 500-1||James Hahn: 250-1||Rob Oppenheim: 500-1|
|Bo Van Pelt: 1000-1||Jamie Lovemark: 300-1||Robby Shelton: 350-1|
|Branden Grace: 100-1||Jason Day: 100-1||Roger Sloan: 750-1|
|Brandt Snedeker: 100-1||Jason Kokrak: 90-1||Rory McIlroy: 12-1|
|Brendan Steele: 175-1||Jhonattan Vegas: 175-1||Russell Henley: 150-1|
|Brendon Todd: 250-1||Jim Furyk: 175-1||Russell Knox: 200-1|
|Brian Gay: 500-1||Joaquin Niemann: 50-1||Ryan Armour: 500-1|
|Brian Harman: 80-1||Joel Dahmen: 80-1||Ryan Moore: 125-1|
|Brian Stuard: 300-1||Jon Rahm: 18-1||Ryan Palmer: 100-1|
|Brice Garnett: 200-1||Jordan Spieth: 45-1||Sahith Theegala: 350-1|
|Bronson Burgoon: 400-1||Joseph Bramlett: 175-1||Sam Burns: 300-1|
|Brooks Koepka: 20-1||Justin Rose: 28-1||Sam Ryder: 300-1|
|Bryson DeChambeau: 14-1||Justin Thomas: 12-1||Scott Brown: 500-1|
|Bubba Watson: 33-1||Keegan Bradley: 125-1||Scott Harrington: 500-1|
|Bud Cauley: 150-1||Keith Mitchell: 300-1||Scott Stallings: 225-1|
|Byeong Hun An: 125-1||Kevin Chappell: 350-1||Scottie Scheffler: 70-1|
|C.T. Pan: 300-1||Kevin Kisner: 80-1||Sebastian Munoz: 200-1|
|Cameron Champ: 150-1||Kevin Na: 100-1||Sepp Straka: 300-1|
|Cameron Davis: 300-1||Kevin Streelman: 150-1||Sergio Garcia: 50-1|
|Cameron Percy: 350-1||Kevin Tway: 350-1||Seung-Yul Noh: 500-1|
|Cameron Smith: 200-1||Kyle Stanley: 350-1||Shane Lowry: 100-1|
|Cameron Tringale: 300-1||Kyoung-Hoon. Lee: 350-1||Si Woo Kim: 300-1|
|Carlos Ortiz: 175-1||Lanto Griffin: 300-1||Steve Stricker: 300-1|
|Charl Schwartzel: 175-1||Louis Oosthuizen: 100-1||Stewart Cink: 225-1|
|Charley Hoffman: 175-1||Lucas Bjerregaard: 350-1||Sung Kang: 300-1|
|Chez Reavie: 125-1||Lucas Glover: 125-1||Sungjae Im: 35-1|
|Chris Stroud: 300-1||Luke Donald: 250-1||Talor Gooch: 250-1|
|Collin Morikawa: 33-1||Luke List: 200-1||Ted Potter Jr.: 600-1|
|Corey Conners: 66-1||Mackenzie Hughes: 300-1||Tom Hoge: 225-1|
|Danny Lee: 175-1||Marc Leishman: 45-1||Tony Finau: 55-1|
|Danny Willett: 250-1||Mark Hubbard: 250-1||Troy Merritt: 350-1|
|Davis Love III: 1000-1||Martin Trainer: 1000-1||Tyler Duncan: 250-1|
|Denny McCarthy: 400-1||Matt Every: 500-1||Vaughn Taylor: 200-1|
|Doc Redman: 225-1||Matt Jones: 200-1||Viktor Hovland: 66-1|
|Dustin Johnson: 28-1||Matt Wallace: 200-1||Webb Simpson: 20-1|
|Dylan Frittelli: 150-1||Matthew Fitzpatrick: 45-1||Wesley Bryan: 500-1|
|Emiliano Grillo: 300-1||Matthew NeSmith: 225-1||Will Gordon: 400-1|
|Gary Woodland: 45-1||Matthew Wolff: 175-1||Wyndham Clark: 300-1|
|Graeme McDowell: 200-1||Max Homa: 125-1||Xander Schauffele: 28-1|
|Grayson Murray: 200-1||Michael Thompson: 300-1||Xinjun Zhang: 500-1|
|Greg Chalmers: 1000-1||Nate Lashley: 350-1||Zac Blair: 500-1|
|Hank Lebioda: 500-1||Patrick Cantlay: 25-1||Zach Johnson: 250-1|
|Harold Varner III: 125-1||Patrick Reed: 33-1|
Single Wagers To Win
Bryson DeChambeau +1400 for 2 Units
Bryson is undeniably one of the hottest golfers on tour right now. This year, he put on some muscle to increase his distance and overall health on the courses and it has paid off drastically. In his last 5 tournaments, he has finished inside the Top 8 in all 5 tournaments. Last week, he had a chance to win however he simply couldn’t get past the top groupings and ended up finishing in 8th place in the RBC Heritage. The week prior, he came from behind and landed in 3rd place in the Charles Schwab Challenge. DeChambeau is due for a win and with the way this course plays out, it could be this week. His odds aren’t the best, so we will throw 2 units on him this week.
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