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Last Updated Jun 23, 2022, 18:04 PM

Travelers Championship Picks, Predictions, Odds

Golfers will be happy to head to a more forgiving course this week after the US Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts last week. Only nine golfers finished under par at the third major of the year, but TPC River Highlands is a much easier course to manage. The winner of the Travelers Championship has finished at least 10 under par in every year since 1993.

The Travelers Championship is one of the oldest tournaments on the PGA Tour. This tournament was established all the way back in 1952, and TPC River Highlands south of Hartford, Connecticut has been the site of the event since 1984. Big hitters tend to do well at this event as the par-70 course is just 6,852 yards long.

TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: June 23 - June 26, 2022
  • Venue: TPC River Highlands
  • Location: Cromwell, Connecticut
  • Course Length: 6,844 yards
  • Course Par: 70
  • Defending Champion: Harris English
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TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP BEST BETS

  • Sam Burns to Win the Travelers Championship (+1800)
  • Rory McIlroy and Sam Burns Both Top 5 Finish (+1500)
  • Scottie Scheffler Top 10 Finish (+150)

SAM BURNS TO WIN THE EVENT (+1800)

Although he didn’t finish well at the US Open last week, Sam Burns was in the mix after the first three days. Burns was sitting at -1 heading into the action on Sunday before faltering with a 76 to stumble to a T27 finish. Still, he has been one of the best golfers on the PGA Tour over the last three months with wins at the Valspar Championship and Charles Schwab Challenge, a T2 at the Zurich Classic, and a T4 at the RBC Canadian Open.

Burns has made the cut in all three of his previous trips to TPC River Highlands. He has improved every year, finishing 43rd in 2019, 24th in 2020, and 13th in 2021. This is a course that he should perform very well at considering he ranks 24th in driving distance and 5th in GIR on the PGA Tour, and he won’t be punished for his inaccuracy as we see at the majors.

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RORY MCILROY AND SAM BURNS TOP 5 FINISH (+1500)

This is a bit of a risk, but the 15-1 payoff is very enticing. I already made the case for Burns above, and it’s a little bit of an easier sell with Rory McIlroy. He has yet to win this tournament, but he is playing some of the best golf of his career and ranks 3rd on the PGA Tour in driving distance. McIlroy has four T5 finishes in his last six events too, and he won the RBC Canadian Open just two weeks ago.

In his three previous trips to the Travelers Championship, McIlroy finished 17th, 12th, and 11th. He has made a habit of starting well and finishing well here, he just needs to play better on Friday and Saturday.

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER TOP 10 FINISH (+150)

The hottest golfer on the PGA Tour continues to be Scottie Scheffler. He won four events in six appearances from February to April, and he finished T2 at the Charles Schwab Challenge and the US Open in the last month. Scheffler is another big hitter, ranking 16th on the PGA Tour in driving distance, and he is currently 2nd in GIR.

Scheffler’s hot streak will eventually come to an end, but this is a course where he should perform well. He has not been at his best the last two times he has played at TPC River Highlands, but this should be different.

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