The PGA Tour stays put in the Northeast with its annual stop in Cromwell, Connecticut for the 2022 Travelers Championship at TPC at River Highlands. The tournament was founded 70 years ago and has been played near or around Hartford since. A favorite amongst Tour pros, the Travelers Championship consistently ranks as one of the top tournaments according to the players.
Harris English is the defending champion after defeating Kramer Hickok on the eighth playoff hole in a wild finish. English shot a 13-under over the four days, the highest finishing total since Jordan Spieth won with a 12-under in 2017. The victory was English’s fourth career PGA Tour win.
The winner of the tournament receives 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.494 million of an $8.3 million purse. It’s time to take a closer look at our Golf Betting analysis so you can get all set to bet against the PGA Tour Odds.
Golf Betting Preview for the 2022 PGA Tour Travelers Championships
TPC at River Highlands
TPC at River Highlands has been around since the original club, known as Middletown Golf Club, was founded in 1928. Since 1984 the property has hosted the Travelers Championship after undergoing a renovation to meet TPC standards at the hands of Pete Dye. Further renovations took place five years later, this time under the eye of Bobby Weed.
The course is one of the shorter tracks on the tour schedule, spanning just over 6,800 yards in length. The par-70 gives yields plenty of birdie opportunities, with the average winning score over the last five years around 16-under par. A large lake hugs holes 15-17, presenting the biggest challenge for golfers off the tee down the stretch.
We had the top four players in the FedEx Cup standings teeing it up this week before Justin Thomas withdrew on Wednesday with a back injury. Highlighting the field is no. 1, Scottie Scheffler, along with Sam Burns and Rory McIlroy.
Last season’s FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay is in the field along with past winner Jordan Spieth. Xander Schauffele and Rickie Fowler add to an exciting list of participants following the US Open.
The field will also include a pair of young stars with Chris Gotterup and Cole Hammer. Gotterup made is professional debut last week at the US Open, making the cut, while Hammer will make his first PGA Tour start this week.
This week the focus will be on players that rank high in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green, total driving, and birdies or better percentage. Low scoring is a mus and to do so players will need to give themselves chances with accurate approach shots. In the past, long hitters have had success at this course.
McIlroy (+890) is the pre-tournament betting favorite over at mybookie.ag. Right behind Rory is Scheffler at +950. Following the top two contenders, Cantlay can be grabbed at +1225 while Burns (+1775) and Schauffele (+1850) round out the top five favorites.
Other players worth a look with the value of their position is Joaquin Niemann (+3000), Seamus Power (+3600), and last year’s winner Harris English (+11000). If you are looking for a darkhorse, don’t be afraid to lay some lunch money on Dlyan McCarthy (+6400).
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