A strong PGA Tour field makes its way to TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, for this week’s Travelers Championship. On the heels of Jon Rahm’s victory at the 2021 U.S. Open. Below, we look at the fantasy golf power rankings and odds for the 2021 Travelers Championship, with PGA Tour picks and predictions.
The field is surprisingly strong considering the cross-country travel from Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California. The main reason is tournament organizers always arrange charter flights from West Coast U.S. Open sites to get players and caddies there quickly.
Bryson DeChambeau, Brooks Koepka and defending Travelers champion Dustin Johnson are the biggest names making the trip and are the top-three betting favorites this week. Rahm, No. 1 in the World and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, is not in the field.
TPC River Highlands, a long-time PGA Tour venue, measures a conservative 6,841 yards and plays to a par of 70. The course puts an emphasis on accuracy off the tee but low scores should be expected with Johnson winning by a single stroke at 19-under par in 2020.
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20. Ryan Moore (+12500)
The course history pick of the week, Moore has 46 career rounds played at TPC River Highlands with an average of 1.69 strokes gained on the field per round. He has never won the Travelers but was a runner-up in 2011 and 2006. He more recently tied for 15th in 2019 before a missed cut last year.
19. Kevin Na (+5500)
The winner of the Sony Open in Hawaii has a top finish of T-11 at the WGC-Workday Championship in 13 events since and is coming off a missed cut at the U.S. Open. He has still been strong in the short game and is 35th on Tour in driving accuracy.
18. Cameron Tringale (+8000)
Tied for third at the Valspar Championship which was played at the highly comparable Copperhead. Averaged 1.58 SG: Tee-to-Green that week and has three top-10 finishes in 2021.
17. Brendon Todd (+7500)
The most accurate driver on Tour this season will benefit from the shorter venue this week. He missed the cut in the difficult U.S. Open conditions, but he’s just four weeks removed from a T-8 finish at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
16. Russell Henley (+5500)
Tumbled down the leaderboard in the final round of the US Open to finish T-13, but he averaged 1.63 SG: Tee-to-Green and 1.60 SG: Approach per round for the week. He has averaged 1.18 strokes gained on the field over 14 career rounds at TPC River Highlands.
By: Esten McLaren
Title: Travelers Championship fantasy golf power rankings
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2021/06/22/travelers-championship-fantasy-golf-power-rankings-2/
Published Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 16:18:29 +0000