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DraftKings Golf Picks – Travelers Championship

The PGA TOUR travels to Cromwell, CT this week to the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. This tour stop consistently draws a strong field as the players hold it in very high regard. This week is not different even after moving into the stop immediately following the US travelers_championshipOpen.

One of the most significant story lines to follow this week is the pro debuts for the 2 top ranked amateurs in the world and Oklahoma State stand outs Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff.

TPC River Highlands is a course that does not really favor one particular style. Another reason why it is one of the tours best stops that’s not a major. I hope the information you read below will be helpful with your DraftKings golf picks. On with the show!

Key Statistics

These statistics are key to success at TPC River Highlands

  • Strokes Gained: Tee to Green
  • Strokes Gained: Approach
  • Par 4 Scoring Average (There are 8 par 4 holes between 400-450 yards, those are all birdie chances)
  • Birdies or Better %

Horses For The Course

  • Bubba Watson – Defending champ has won here 3 times. Everyone
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    knows Bubba only plays well on tracks he likes so he’ll probably be in a lot of lineups this week. He is the all-time leading money winner at this event by over $2.1 million.

  • Charley Hoffman – 26th or better in his four tries in the last five years. At $8,100 it’s a pretty good value pick so probably a lot of play on him as well.
  • Brandt Snedeker – Always a favorite on short ballparks and poa annua greens. MC last year but 3 top 15s in the prior 4 additions.
  • Paul Casey – Two runner-up finishes in last 4 years along with a T5 and T17. Only problem is, he can’t seem to get over the hump to win here. Does have a win earlier in the year at The Valspar lessening the concerns about his closing woes.
  • Russell Henley – Has only played twice in the last 5 years. Finishes were T6 and T11 with only one round over par.

Top Tier Picks

  • Justin Thomas ($9,800) – Admittedly, JT’s form has not been very good
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    since coming back from the wrist injury. He’s way too talented for that to last. He ranks inside the top 10 in the 4 key stats for The Travelers and for a player normally well into 6 digit salary great value. Taking JT will probably leave you enough salary for another top tier player.

  • Jason Day ($10,000) – Top 20s in two of last three starts here. Right on the verge of putting four good rounds together.
  • Tony Finau ($9,000) – Similar to Thomas, not in great form, but a Top 25 machine at Travelers. Ripped off four in a row from 2014-2017. Another really good value leaving you plenty of salary to add another top tier player.

Other Options: Patrick Cantlay ($11,300), Tommy Fleetwood ($10,000), Bryson DeChambeau ($9,200)

Mid Tier Picks

  • Jason Kokrak ($8,300) – Riding current tour high of 23 straight cuts made. Ranks inside the top 33 in all four of key statistical categories.
  • Keegan Bradley ($7,700) – 20th in SGT2G and 2nd in Strokes Gained:
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    Emiliano Grillo

    Approach. Has made 8 straight cuts at the Travelers.

  • Emiliano Grillo ($7,900) – 15th in SGT2G and 6th in Strokes Gained: Approach. Has made 17 of 18 cuts this season with 2 top 10s.

Other Options: Sungjae Im ($7,800), Russell Knox ($7,700) Lucas Glover ($7,500)

Low Tier Picks

  • Troy Merritt ($7,100) – Finished T8 at the Travelers in 2017 and has 2
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    top 20s in his last 4 starts. 19th on tour in Birdie or Better %. Has made 9 of 12 cuts with 2 top 10s during the wrap around season.

  • Beau Hossler ($7,200) – Missed cut in last start at Memorial but had made 4 straight previously. T2 last year and is 2/2 in cuts made here.

Other Options: Cam Smith ($7,200), Nick Taylor ($6,900), Harris English ($7,00)

Super Sleepers

These aren’t just value picks, these are guys that could make a run and finish high on the leader board.

  • Danny Lee ($7,500)
  • Aaron Baddeley ($7,000)
  • Anirban Lahiri ($6,900)
  • Sebastion Munoz ($7,200)
  • Jose de Jesus Rodriguez ($6,300)

The Golf Geek’s Picks

Every week you can visit here and get tips for your DraftKings golf picks. I will also share my lineup for each week. Follow along or as always, throw comment below on your picks, teams, advice or strategy.

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Cheers,

Doc Mulligan

docmulligan@mygolfgeek.com

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