- Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, and Bryson DeChambeau hold the shortest odds (+1200) to win this week’s PGA Tour event, the Travelers Championship.
- DeChambeau looks to unleash the Kraken, while Bubba Watson (+2800) tries to continue his momentum onto a familiar course.
- Other names to watch include Abraham Ancer (+3300), who is playing some of the best golf in the world since the hiatus.
CROMWELL, Conn. – Those who have had the privilege of tuning into the PGA Tour over the last couple of weeks have witnessed some of the most captivating and thrilling golf in recent years.
Last week at the RBC Heritage, Webb Simpson rose through an incredible field of talent to win the tournament at 22 under par. Simpson has to fend off the likes of Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, and Justin Rose just to name a few.
These tournaments after the three-month break have been highly-competitive, star-studded affairs and that looks to be no different this week at the Travelers Championship.
When it comes to betting on the PGA there is some incredible value to be found across this crowded field at the Travelers Championship
Bryson DeChambeau – Travelers Championship
- Odds To Win: +1200
- Top 5: +275
- Top 10: +125
It is officially time to release the Kraken.
At least, that is what Bryson DeChambeau would tell you about his long-game strategy for TPC River Highlands.
Last week, Bryson was unable to use his new bodily powers to launch the ball at full throttle due to the narrow fairways and canopying trees of Harbor Town Golf Links. He still managed to finish T-8 and posted a score of 17 under par.
This continues Bryson’s hot streak of high finishes to five, with T-8 being his worst finish since February.
At +1200 and tied for the favorites with McIlory and Thomas, the secret is out on DeChambeau, and it will be a grand event every time he steps into the tee box this weekend.
Bubba Watson – Travelers Championship
- Odds To Win: +2800
- Top 5: +600
- Top 10: +280
Bubba Watson has been rather inconsistent in recent history but has come out of the hiatus playing solid golf.
He has made the cut the last two weeks, even scoring a T-7 finish at Colonial, and is still slightly undervalued due to his lack of high-scoring rounds.
This tournament poses the perfect stage for Bubba to flex his skills on some of these younger upstarts. Bubba has won three times at this course and will be confident stepping into the tee box at every hole.
Abraham Ancer – Travelers Championship
- To Win: +3300
- Top 5: +600
- Top 10: +280
Is it officially time to worry about Abraham Ancer?
The Mexican National by way of the University of Oklahoma has been white-hot since golf made its return.
Ancer shot a first-round 64 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas in lue to a T-14 finish and then completely dominated the course at the RBC Heritage last week.
If not for a near-perfect round of golf from Webb Simpson, Ancer would be looking for back to back wins heading into this week.
Ancer shot four rounds in the 60s in Hilton Head, including three straight rounds of 65 or better. He also hit the most-ever greens at Harbour Town, making 65 of 72 greens in regulation.
Ancer showed terrific poise on Sunday, even when surrounded by a powerful leaderboard. He looks to continue his run this week in Connecticut.
As for the rest of the field, the full oddsboard favors some notable names among the Travelers Championship betting odds.
Odds To Win Travelers Championship
- Bryson DeChambeau +1200
- Justin Thomas +1200
- Rory McIlroy +1200
- John Rahm +1600
- Brooks Koepka +2000
- Webb Simpson +2000
- Dustin Johnson +2500
- Justin Rose +2500
- Patrick Cantlay +2500
- Sungjae Im +2500
- Bubba Watson +2800
- Collin Morikawa +2800
- Xander Schauffele +2800
- Abraham Ancer +3300
- Patrick Reed +3300
- Paul Casey +3300
- Gary Woodland +4000
- Joaquin Niemann +4000
- Jordan Spieth +4000
While the aforementioned golfers should see great action at legal sportsbooks, don’t be surprised if some of golf’s longshots break the bank.
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