PGA $10,000 TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP
The PGA Tour moves on to Connecticut for the Travelers at TPC River Highlands, a course conducive to (very!) low scores.
The US Open played less difficult than we expected last week and if the best in the business can do that to Pebble Beach, golf gods only know what they will do go TPC River Highlands.
It’s a strong field with a deep second and third tier where a lot of guys are in form so I’m not seeing that much need to get down below 10k here, especially not with some bargain basement guys just above that price.
The first big call is fading Brooks.
Patrick Cantlay ($21,500): It is hard to fade Brooks here but he will be 55-60% owned whilst Cantlay will likely be half that so I’m taking the chance they both finish T5. Cantlay is ranked #1 in Shots Gained in this field (last 50 rounds), #3 in Approach – he has no real weakness. Just needs the putts to drop and he will challenge here.
Jason Day ($18,680): Speaking of challenging, Day actually sets up really well for this course and I suspect we could see him take this down. Hits it a mile and can putt the lights out and on this course that is the combo. People will say it’s a second-shot course but history has shown that the big hitters just disregard the ‘rough’ off the tee and that’s what Day can do here.
Bryson DeChambeau ($17,500): Signs at the US Open pointed to Bryson rounding into some form so i’m taking a chance on him here that he is just about to go bang. Smacks it off the tee, good putter. Well-priced too.
Tony Finau ($17,190): The forgotten man of dfs golf in the last month of Finau, whose around-the-green game has been letting him down badly. He is still one of the best in this field but you get him at a great price and he fits the type we are after – smashes his driver and can putt (kind of).
Matt Jones ($12,660): Jones is always ridiculously well priced on Draftstars for some reason. He has missed 2 of his last 3 cuts but he has also had 7 top 40 finishes in his last 9 starts. Great all round game, putts well, tee to green game is there. His approach game has been off lately which has led to the missed cuts but this course is as easy as they get so i’m expecting him to bounce back and make the weekend.
Dylan Fritelli ($11,660): Didn’t play in the US Open so will be fresh and if you take away the PGA Champs he has made every cut since the Honda in late Feb. Ranked #21 Off The Tee in this field, just has not been able to make a putt to save his life. Could be a huge play down in this range if the putter turns.Latest