It’s the Travelers Championship this week where, like several recent editions, another high-quality field has been assembled.
A number of players who featured heavily in last week’s US Open make the journey coast-to-coast, along with several who missed out at Torrey Pines.
Travelers Championship 2021: The Tournament
1952 saw 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 rotation, 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 again boasts a number of big names with several Major winners featuring prominently in the market.
Travelers Championship 2021: 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.
258, Kenny Perry (2009)
58, Jim Furyk (2016)
Travelers Championship: Past Winners
2020: Dustin Johnson
2019: Chez Reavie
2018: Bubba Watson
2017: Jordan Spieth
2016: Russell Knox
Travelers Championship 2021: The Field
There’s a standard 156 players lining-up in Cromwell this week. There are four players tied for favourtism at $15 with TopSport: Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay and Paul Casey.
Travelers Championship 2021: The Weather
It looks like a good week. Rain isn’t expected to feature at all during the four days, and temperatures will hit the 80s on Sunday. And with the wind speeds peaking at just 10-12mph, there should be minimal interference to the players.
Travelers Championship 2021: Value Bets
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