NCG form expert Barry Plummer assesses the field ahead of the Travelers Championship...
As we recuperate after a thrilling final round at the US Open, we have plenty of great golf to look forward to including the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. With a relatively strong field for a tournament following a major championship, I have picked out three players who I fancy to get the job done.
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Travelers Championship details
Venue: TPC River Highlands, Connecticut, USA
Date: June 24-27, 2021
Course stats: Par 70; 6,841 yards
Course summary: The third shortest course on the PGA Tour, River Highlands is a traditional-style test. Tree-lined bent grass corridors skirt around multiple water hazards, requiring accuracy off the tee and strong approach play.
Purse: $7.4 million
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson (-19)
Travelers Championship TV times
Thursday: Sky Sports Golf (Red Button) from 11.45am and Sky Sports Golf from 8pm
Friday: Sky Sports Golf (Red Button) from 11.45am and Sky Sports Golf from 8pm
Saturday: Sky Sports Golf (Red Button) from 1pm; Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event from 9pm
Sunday: Sky Sports Golf (Red Button) from 5pm and Sky Sports Golf from 7pm
Travelers Championship betting tips
As usual I am joined by Steve Carroll on the Dialled In podcast to discuss my top tips for the Travelers Championship, where I outline three players I think have a great chance to win this week.
Bazza’s Banker: Scottie Scheffler @ 22/1 with Bet365
Scottie Scheffler has been on fire recently, finishing in the top 10 in half of his last ten starts. A missed cut in last year’s event doesn’t worry me too much, mainly because he is a much better and more experienced player at this point. His first PGA Tour win is not far away, and when you consider that he ranks 15th for SG: Off-the-tee this season and 1st for SG: Putting last week at the US Open, it could come sooner rather than later.
The outsider: Kevin Streelman @ 33/1 with Bet365
Streelman can perhaps feel slightly unlucky not to have won this event last year, just running into a resurgent Dustin Johnson on his way to victory. Still, after a recent run of solid form, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him give this another good go this week. Streelman has a handful of top-20 finishes this year and has won this event before back in 2014. At a big price, there’s a lot to like about his chances.
The long shot: Brian Harman @ 50/1 with Bet365
Harman is another player with great TPC River Highlands form, having finished in the top-10 three times in his last six visits. His recent form is also strong, with eight top-20 finishes in 2021, half of which were top 10. The two-time PGA Tour winner has the stats to suit this course, ranking 3rd for SG: Around-the-Green and 9th for SG: Putting in the last three months. His accuracy off the tee and improving approach play make him an interesting contender at this price.
For more prices visit Bet365.
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