Updated: Jan 14
We saw John Rahm get his redemption last week at the U.S. Open for his first career Major win. Now, the PGA Tour travels to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship. The field is not nearly as deep as last week’s major, but we still have five of the top ten and about half of the top fifty golfers in the world competing this week.
The course itself will also be relatively easier this week, with relatively easy greens to hit. We have adjusted our model accordingly and will focus more on strokes gained on approach and birder or better scoring. The weather is expected to be warm, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s. We also expect little wind and absolutely no rain. Weather should not be a factor this week. In this post, we use our full set of metrics and highlight some of our favorite golfers in the competition:
Patrick Cantlay ($10,400-DK; +1600 to win)
Cantlay has shown solid form recently, with three consecutive top 30 finishes including a win at the Memorial earlier this month and a top 15 last week at the U.S. Open. Cantlay is a golfer who stands out in our model this week, especially on Draft Kings where he price does not properly align with his odds.
Paul Casey ($9,900-DK; +1800 to win)
We expect Casey to be highly owned this week, but with good reason. He has finished in the top 5 here four times in the last six years, with two second place finishes. Casey is another golfer we will target heavily in our DK lineups.
Abraham Ancer ($9,100-DK; +2600 to win)
Ancer missed the cut last week, which should help keep his ownership on DK down. Ancer, who finished inside the top 11 in each of the last two years, would be a solid cash play this week.
Brian Harman ($8,800-DK; +2000 to win)
Harman is another golfer we will be all over in cash formats. He has finished top 20 in seven of his last eight events. Harman stands out across our models and should benefit from playing on this shorter Pete Dye course.
Guido Migliozzi ($7,200-DK; +10000 to win)
Migliozzio, the Italian future star, stood out last week as he finished fourth at the U.S. Open. This week, he is way too cheap on DK playing at a course and in an event that has historically provided breakout wins to multiple top golfers. Even if you do not like to bet him to win outright, we are interested in taking Migliozzi to finish inside the top ten at +1100.
*This preview does not represent our final picks for this event. For our full set of picks, check out our Game Picks section!
**Odds accurate at time of posting.