Travelers ChampionshipTees Off: Thursday, June 20
TPC River Highlands – Cromwell, CT
Odds to Win Tournament(For the latest Odds, connect to Sportsbook.ag)
|Bo Van Pelt||40-to-1|
|Brendon de Jonge||40-to-1|
|FIELD (Any other golfer)||5-to-2|
After a wet and wild week in Philadelphia, the Tour moves north to Connecticut for what’s traditionally a shootout at TPC River Highlands. With a relatively weak field and a history of surprise winners, it should be a wide-open week…
Freddie Jacobson (40/1): Jacobson has faded after a strong start to 2013, missing cuts each of the past two weeks. But purely on talent, he’s one of the best in this field. He won in Cromwell two years ago and was in the hunt last year, when he finished three strokes off the pace and took home a T8.
Bubba Watson (20/1): The 2010 champ and 2012 runner-up here, Watson’s track record at River Highlands is excellent. He went T6 in 2008, T14 in 2009, and even in finishing just T38 in 2011, he still broke 70 in all four rounds. It’s enough to overshadow the fact that he hasn’t won since his 2012 Masters title.
Padraig Harrington (40/1): Harrington is one of the talents that stands out in a weak field. Worldwide, he’s gone top-10 five time this year, and he’s coming off a solid T21 at Merion. Among his four starts in Cromwell were a T5 in 2010 and a T11 last year, when he shot a third-round 65.
Webb Simpson (25/1): He’s shown signs of recapturing his 2011 form, as Simpson has gone top-10 four times this year, and top-5 three times. He had a streak of eight straight sub-70 rounds in Cromwell until a final-round 71 last year.