The Travelers are still one of the best-organized events on the PGA Tour roster, and its position on the calendar – the week after a major championship – is unfortunate as the pitch would be even better than it already is. ‘he was elsewhere. on a crowded slate. Still, it’ll make for a good post-US Open viewing this weekend. Let’s take a closer look at this week’s contest with odds provided via William Hill Sportsbook.
Event: Travelers’ Championship | Appointment: June 24-27
Location: TPC River Highlands — Cromwell, Connecticut
Through: 70 | Bourse: $ 7.4 million
Three things to know
1. Bryson rebond : In case you missed the final two hours of last week’s US Open, you missed one of the craziest nine-hole stretches of Bryson DeChambeau’s recent years. He shot a 44 (a 44!) On the back nine for a closing 77, after which he said he was just fine because, “I don’t care. I’ve changed a lot, in terms of attitude and everything. It’s frustrating by the time this happens, but after that for me now, I really don’t care that much. I already won it. ”
The question for me is how he bounces back in the midst of a very busy time in which he has the US Open, Travelers, will be the reigning Rocket Mortgage Classic champion and then have a week off before the Open. DeChambeau traditionally doesn’t play as much, and I’m curious to see if he brings it back a bit because of that or if there are any side effects from this 77. I guess the answer to both questions is: ” No ”, but it’s something to watch out for throughout the week.
2. Can the DJ find it? Johnson passed out at the US Open last week and has just two total top 10s on the PGA Tour since winning the Masters last November. That’s a tiny number for a player of his caliber, but a win at this course last year kicked off one of the best runs we’ve seen from him in a career of really good runs. . After winning this tournament in 2020, he also finished first or second in five of his following 10 events; although sandwiched there was an 80-80 MC and a WD after a 78. Still, it needs a little nudge before the last major of the year and a summer of lucrative opportunities at the end. FedEx Cup the Ryder Cup in September).
3. Pays des cow-boys : There are two pretty interesting stories developing this summer, both of former Oklahoma state golfers. The first is Rickie Fowler, who recently announced that he and his wife Allison will have their first child later this year. Fowler has really played solid golf over the past month with a T8 at the PGA Championship and a T11 at the Memorial Tournament a few weeks later. He missed the US Open, but there is real excitement around him to participate in an event for the first time in a long time.
The second is Matthew Wolff, who was in contention for most of the first three rounds last week at Torrey Pines and is one of the most talented ball forwards in the world. He spoke at length last week about his growth and his battle to enter good mental and emotional space in a world so new to him. He sort of became even easier to take root than he already was, and it was great to see his golf evolve a bit too.
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It’s an excellent field with half of the world top 10 as well as names like Wolff, Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Scottie Scheffler and Phil Mickelson joining Johnson, Koepka, DeChambeau, Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay. This is not surprising for the Travelers Championship as they quietly host one of the big events of the PGA Tour season and are often rewarded with a huge field. Note : A
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