Travelers Championship Golf Preview and Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 7:33 AM UTC

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 7:33 AM UTC

Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the Travelers Championship for oddsmarket.com delivering his best betting tips.

<div><h2><strong>Travelers Championship </strong></h2><p><strong>June 20-23</strong></p><p><strong>TPC River Highlands</strong></p><p><strong>Cromwell, Connecticut</strong></p><p><strong>Par 70, 6844 yards</strong></p><p>In 1952 this tournament was founded some sixty-seven years ago and since 1984 the TPC at River Highlands has been the home. The course was the third PGA owned in a succession of thirty owned/managed Championship courses now called TPCs by the tour. It was named the Greater Hartford Open from 1967 through to 2003 as Cromwell, Connecticut is a suburb of the Hartford area.</p><p>The course is located on the Connecticut River on a bluff of land with tree lined fairways. Holes fifteen to eighteen are located around a four-acre lake making one of the most exciting climaxes in golf. The event always attracts huge crowds that brings a raucous atmosphere to the player's like the Phoenix Open.</p><h2><strong>Contenders</strong></h2><p>The usual suspects are at the top of the market this week but let’s not forget many had a tough week at last week’s US Open. If Patrick Cantlay had been a bigger price, I would have considered him after an off the pace effort at Pebble Beach.</p><p>Last year’s champion <strong>Bubba Watson</strong> is the best place to start and the most likely contender. Three times the champion, three other times in the top six Bubba has similar course form only at Augusta (Masters) and Riviera (Genesis). Any prices 20/1 plus for the Travellers about Bubba can often be taken blind each way despite last week’s abject performance at the US Open.</p><p>Another player who missed last week’s cut, <strong>C T Pan</strong> could find it a blessing in disguise now back at a course he has excelled in the past. Already a winner this season at the Heritage Classic and third at the Charles Schwab Challenge. He is great each way value at a generous 100/1 and still underrated by the bookmakers.</p><p>Englishman Paul Casey is already a winner on the PGA tour this season at the Valspar Championship and has three top 5 finishes in the last four seasons at River Highlands. He does find winning difficult despite his considerable consistency, so we overlook him.</p><p>The 2014 champion <strong>Kevin</strong> <strong>Streelman</strong> is a very good horse for this particular course with four top 10 finishes. He has been in solid form all year with top 10 finishes at Pebble Beach Pro Am, Texas Open, Heritage and Memorial Tournament.</p><p>Australian <strong>Mark</strong> <strong>Leishman</strong> was the 2012 champion amongst several top finishes at River Highlands. A model of consistency this PGA tour season he is high on list of the principals most weeks with the recent 5<sup>th</sup> at the Memorial Tournament his seventh top 10 in his last fourteen events.</p><p>Jordan Spieth won the 2017 Travelers Championship is currently playing himself back into form and the limelight he craves. The more weeks he contends we know a tournament victory cannot be far away.</p><p>Phil Mickelson was back to back champion in 2001 and 2002 but the Travelers Championship has been missing from his schedule so nice to see him back this year teeing it up.</p><p>As many of my readers know I’ve been taking the view that Kevin Tway is close to playing well and sixth here last year proves his liking for the venue.</p><p>Seasoned professionals that hold good solid form here but can be difficult to win with are Brian Harman, Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele, Ryan Moore, J J Henry, <strong>Chris Stroud</strong> and Russell Henley.</p><p>Daniel Berger who has two top 5 finishes in the last three seasons here would have been considered but appears badly out of form. Similar sentiments apply to former winner Hunter Mahan who was the prolific here a decade ago.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Bubba Watson - each way @ 35/1 (36.00) Paddy Power</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Mark Leishman - each way @ 30/1 (31.00) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>C T Pan - each way @ 100/1 (101.00) Unibet</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Kevin Streelman - Top 20 @ 5/2 (3.50) Unibet </strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds"><em><strong>Chris Stroud - Top 20 @ 16/1 (17.00) Unibet </strong></em></a></p></div>
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