travelers championship

It’s the TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP where another high-quality field has been assembled.

A number of players who featured heavily in last week’s US Open make the short journey from neighbouring Massachusetts to Connecticut, along with several who missed out at Brookline.

Travelers Championship

1952 was the year of the first staging of this event, then the Insurance City Open, and the tournament has undergone numerous name changes since then before finally settling on the current title in 2007. This same year also signalled its permanent position in the schedule, after some years of moving around the rota the Travelers Championship came to be held in the week after the US Open. As a result the field isn’t usually top quality… but this year’s renewal boasts a number of big names with several Major winners featuring prominently in the market.

Prizemoney $8.3m ($1.332m to the winner)

Field 156

Highest ranked players: Scheffler (1), McIlroy (2), Thomas (5), Cantlay (6), Burns (9), Spieth (11), Schauffele (15), Johnson (16), Finau (17), Niemann (18).

2021 result
-13 Harris English ($46) won play-off
-13 Kramer Hickok ($401)
-12 Marc Leishman ($91)
-11 Abraham Ancer ($26)
-10 Kevin Kisner ($151)
-10 Brooks Koekpa ($23)
-10 Hank Lebioda ($251)
-10 Brian Harman ($26)
-10 Brice Garnett ($301)

Recent winners
Dustin Johnson (2020)
Chez Reavie (2019)
Bubba Watson (2018)
Jordan Spieth (2017)
Russell Knox (2016)

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Travelers Championship: The Course

TPC River Highlands is in Cromwell, Connecticut and has been the host course since 1984. It’s a par 70 spread over 6,841 yards. Originally opened in 1928, the course was re-designed by Pete Dye in 1982 and then underwent a further upgrade in 1989. But the typical course set-up is the opposite of what has gone on the week before at the US Open, so with generous fairways and more receptive putting surfaces, scoring can be low… as seen by Jim Furyk’s 58 (yes 58!) here a few years ago.

72-Hole Record

258: Kenny Perry (2009)

18-Hole Record

58: Jim Furyk (2016)

Travelers Championship: The Field

A good, dry week is forecast with a daily precipitation forecast of 20%-10%-10%-10% over the course of the tournament. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s, with partial cloud cover during the week. Winds will be light, with maximum speeds reaching just 8-10mph.

Travelers Championship 2022: Value Bets

These are two each-way outright bets from the Golf Insider. Members receive all of his best bets for all markets – win and each-way, Top 10, Top 20, Round 1 Leader and 3-Ball groups. He covers every tournament on the PGA and European Tours.

Joaquin Niemann $26 with TopSport

The 23-year-old was an eye-catching 5th here on debut in 2019. Another who played all four rounds at the US Open without landing a blow (a R3 76 pushing Niemann right down the field), the Chilean has a dynamite game from tee-to-green, and should be well-suited to this week’s test. He’s already a two-time PGA Tour winner, the most recent coming at the Genesis in February – when we backed him. And he’s proven to be a very solid cut-maker and frequent weekend challenger (21 Top 10’s in 111 pro starts) since he joined the tour in 2018. If any of the leading names fail to fire this week, which is highly likely, then Niemann has the game and temperament to take advantage. He’s another easy play for me this week.


Brian Harman $44 with TopSport

Harman makes the staking plan primarily on account of his exceptional course form – he loves it here in Connecticut! His recent results read 5-MC-8-6-35-MC-3, which is as good as anybody in the field. And to back this up, Harman is in pretty decent nick this year, posting a Top 10 in both the Wells Fargo and Valspar Championship, and even last week’s 43rd place in the US Open wasn’t without merit – Harman started 68-69, before fading over the weekend. The 35-year-old is twice a winner on the PGA Tour, and can use his course knowledge to good effect this week. The key will be his iron play, setting up birdie opportunities. If Harman can get this part of his game firing, then he could challenge at the TPC yet again.


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