Travelers Championship 2018, Betting Preview

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After the drama of the US Open the PGA tour moves on to the TPC River Highlands Course in Cromwell, Connecticut for this week’s event, the Travelers Championship.

TPC River Highlands is a par 70 layout which was revamped a couple of years ago to toughen things up a bit and fairways were narrowed. As evidenced by the winning scores though it is playing much the same as it did in previous years.  The greens are slower than we usually find on tour which does bring a couple of different players into the equation and ultimately it is form with the putter in hand that usually determines who our winner is.

The betting has a very open look to it with Justin Thomas a narrow favourite at 12/1 ahead of 14/1 Brooks Koepka who won the US Open, McIlroy and Spieth are at 16/1 and both missed the cut last week.  Spieth is the defending champion here.  You can get 20/1 and better the field including Patrick Reed who contended last week.

 

Past Winners

2017 – Jordan Spieth -12*

2016 – Russell Knox -14

2015 – Bubba Watson -16 *

2014 – Kevin Streelman -15

2013 – Ken Duke -12 *

*Playoff

 

Outright Betting

Justin Thomas 12/1

Brooks Koepka 14/1

Rory Mcilroy 16/1

Jordan Spieth 16/1

Jason Day 20/1

Patrick Reed 20/1

Webb Simpson 20/1

Paul Casey 22/1

 

30/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but subject to change

 

Selections

Daniel Berger each way at 30/1

Berger played in the final group at the US Open and while he didn’t click on to win the event he held his game well and finished just outside the top 5.  He has played this event twice finishing runner-up last year and in the top 5 on debut in 2016.

 

Marc Leishman each way at 33/1

Leishman is a past winner year back in 2012 and he has been very consistent at the course with 3 top 20’s in his last 4 starts.  He has a recent runner-up finish on tour to his credit and given question marks around some of the favourites could be a big contender this week.

 

Russell Henley each way at 50/1

Henley had a solid US Open finishing T25 and he was 11th here in his only appearance on the course 2 years ago.  His recent form is solid but not spectacular and it won’t take much improvement for him to contend.

 

72 Hole Match Bet, Thomas over Spieth at 17/20click here for 72 hole matches

Thomas has been very consistent of late and while he didn’t contend in the US Open he did finish in the Top 25.  Spieth, the defending champion here is really struggling with his putter at the moment and given how crucial that is on this course I make Thomas a confident selection to beat him.

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