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2020 Travelers Championship: Things to know about the Tournament

The Travelers Championship is considered one of the most professional golf tournaments on the PGA tour in Cromwell, Connecticut, a suburb south of Hartford. Since 1984 the golf tournament has been held at TPC River Highlands. It is overseen by The Greater Hartford Community Foundation. The 69th edition of the Travelers Championship starting from Jun 25 to Jun 28, 2020.

The PGA Tour is rolling. The Charles Schwab Challenge in Week 1 of the return in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic was tremendous, but last week RBC Heritage at wonderful Harbor Town was even better. Major title championship like leaderboards and astonishing golf all somehow accentuated by the sights and sounds we get from not having fans on the course at all.

The current week’s Travelers Championship should be more of an equivalent as the best field in tournament competition history tees it up along with the extremely fun course. How about we take a closer look at prop bets.

TPC River Highlands has delegated bomb-and-gouge (Watson x 2), straight arrows (Reavie) GIR-finders (Knox) and short-game specialists (Spieth) over the most recent five years. One size genuinely fits all. Course horses will confront a special challenge this year because the field, for the third week running, overflowing with premium players. Of the highest 10 Official World Golf Ranking, nine are on board this week with just Adam Scott again being missing. Chez Reavie is a defending champion and defends as a field of 156, including 15 of the best 20 Official World Golf Ranking tee it up for a possibility at $1.332 million (500 FedEx Cup points) for the winner of $7.4 million. Here is the top 10 OWGR players list.

POWER RANKINGS: TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP

10- Abraham Ancer

Hit each of the 18 of Harbor Town’s tiny greens on Sunday Simpson still impeded Ancer’s breakthrough title. Driven field for the week in GIR and proximity and placed T8 here a year ago.

9- Bubba Watson

Even if he hadn’t shown form for a T7 at Colonial, he’d have assumed a squeeze in this Power Rankings. Thrice a winner of the Travelers Championship (2010, 2015, 2018). It also features a T2, a fourth, and a T6.

8 Jon Rahm

Weird week at Harbor Town where he positioned T6 in GIR and drove the field in an average distance of putts holed (with eight conversions of a minimum of 15 feet), however, completed T33 and with a solid end of the week.

7 Webb Simpson

A machine in his prime at 34 years old. Delivered on at Harbor Town with incredible putting. Leads TOUR in balanced scoring. Three Top 15s at the Travelers since 2011.

6 Brooks Koepka

His independent seventh at Harbor Town was his first top 10 anyplace since the 2019 TOUR Championship. Led the sector within the all-around ranking.

5 Rory McIlroy

Off to a moderate restart regardless of six red numbers in eight rounds, however, he has two top 20s in as many appearances with a scoring normal average of 67.88 at TPC River Highlands.

4 Patrick Cantlay

Sat out the initial two events of the restart. T15 in both of the previous two editions of the Travelers Championship. His 60 as a 19-year-old here in 2011 was the course record at that point.

3 Justin Rose

He hasn’t shown up since 2013, however, the Brit once was a staple at TPC River land Highlands, and a dependable one at that. Logged a solo third, a couple of T9s, and another two top 20s. T3-T14 within the restart

2 Bryson DeChambeau

He’s connected five top 10s returning to the Genesis. As of now No. 2 on Tour in the overall. Dynamically improving results in four Travelers, punctuated with a T8 a year ago.

1 Justin Thomas          

Returned with a T10 at Colonial and a T8 at Harbor Town even though one over- par round on each course. Same experience with past beginning at Chapultepec (T6). T3 at the Travelers in 2016.

History of Travelers Championship Winner

2019 Travelers Championship

By shooting final round 69, Chez Reavie completed 17-under-par, four shots before Keegan Bradley (67) and Zack Sucher (67). Reavie tied for third the prior week at the U.S. Open, and persistent with his incredible play at the Travelers Championship to make sure about the victory, with rounds of 65-66- 63-69. His six-shot lead through 54 holes was the most important in tournament history. In the third round, Reavie went from six strokes behind the top to six strokes ahead by shooting a record-tying back-nine 28 including seven birdies.

On Sunday, Bradley made Reavie work for it, cutting the six-shot difference to only one after making a birdie on the 15th hole. After both players, combined together within the final group, made pars at No. 16, Reavie birdied the par-4 17th, whereas, Bradley made a double bogey. The three-shot swing gave Reavie a sign of relief on the last hole.

  • Bubba Watson (2018)
  • Jordan Spieth (2017)
  • Russell Knox (2016)
  • Bubba Watson (2015)
  • Kevin Streelman (2014)
  • Ken Duke (2013)
  • Marc Leishman (2012),
  • Freddie Jacobson (2011),
  • Bubba Watson (2010),
  • Kenny Perry (2009),
  • Stewart Cink (2008, 1997),
  • Hunter Mahan (2007)
  • J.J. Henry (2006)
  • Brad Faxon (2005)
  • Woody Austin (2004)
  • Peter Jacobsen (2003)
  • Phil Mickelson (2001 and 2002)

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