Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT

A surprisingly strong field headlined by Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler will convene at TPC River Highlands this week to contest this year’s Travelers Championship.

Who should win? – Scottie Sheffler 10/1

Rory is playing great right now but he is also playing his fourth tournament in a row. He’s still young and in great shape but that’s a lot of golf and mental fatigue. Scheffler has also been playing a lot and playing very well and was one stroke away from a U.S. Open playoff on Sunday. He seems to be able to handle any type of golf course he encounters. The question is whether he is able to get up for this non-major with St. Andrew’s just weeks away.

Who could win? – Rory McIlroy 9/1, Patrick Cantlay 12/1, Keegan Bradley 30/1, Mito Pereira 45/1

Rory has shown the ability to always put his best foot forward regardless of the tournament status. If he’s not too tired, he could easily dominate this field. Cantlay has been putting up great results lately and had a T14 last week. Considering his lacklustre performances in majors to date, that’s actually not a bad result for him. Bradley’s game is in much better form this season and is riding a high from his strong performance at his hometown Open. Yes, Pereira blew the PGA but he is not a flash in the pan. He had been putting up strong results prior to and following the PGA despite his MC at last week’s U.S. Open.

Longer shots to consider – Denny McCarthy 66/1, Beau Hossler 125/1

McCarthy is known for his sublime putting but following a T5 at the Memorial and a T7 at last week’s Open, he could break through on a easier track. Hossler often loses his swing when he gets in contention but he has had good results on this course and may be due to avoid the weekend yips.

Who will win? – Patrick Cantlay 12/1

Of the favourites this week, Cantlay is easily the most rested. He has played this tournament many times with decent results and should find this week much less of a grind.

Odds courtesy of bet365.com

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