The way the PGA Tour is set up means that there is little time between tournaments to either lick your wounds or rest on the laurels of what you achieved the previous week. This coming weekend will see the pros head to Connecticut for the Traveler’s Championship at the 6,841 yard Par 70 TPC River Highland course in Cromwell. US Open Champion Jordan Spieth will sit this one out, but there are set to be 35+ players who competed at Chambers Bay last weekend in this field. So we won’t lack any golf betting excitement for sure!
Closer Look at the 2015 Traveler’s Championship Golf Betting Preview
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Predicted Golf Betting Lines for the Tournament
Bubba Watson will be the highest ranked player in the tournament, but we will not see Jason Day, who was scheduled to play this weekend. There is a pretty solid chance that he is taking the break to get over the bout of vertigo that saw him collapse on the course during the Open. His skipping the tournament pretty much makes Watson the favorite to steal the crown from last year’s winner Kevin Streelman, but make no mistake, this is a pretty talented bunch playing in this one, so winning will be no easy task.
The golfers will be competing for a total purse of $6.4 million, with the winner walking away with a cool $1.125 million. The winner will also get 500 FedEx Cup points to add to their total, which is always a nice little bonus, given the financial riches that winning delivers. Those who played on the widely criticized Chambers Bay course last weekend will probably relish playing on a course with lush greens that are a whole lot more forgiving that what they were forced to experience at the US Open.
The guys who played last weekend may well be considered among the favorites at the Travelers Championship, as they will all be looking to erase the memory of what many considered to be the worst course they had ever played on. The TPC River Highland Course is relatively short, and will be considered an oasis when compared to the sand pit that was last week. The shorter distance of this one means that accuracy will be key. As always, putting may well be what separates the contenders from the pretenders, and there are indeed a few players who might be able to make a run at the trophy if that is the case.
We will get into who the potential winners might be tomorrow, as we will take a look at a few of the guys who should be hanging around with a shot to win it all this coming Sunday.