2015 Travelers Championship Betting Odds - Wagering Available End of Each Day

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2015 Travelers Championship Betting Odds

Carrie Stroup here with your 2015 Travelers Championship betting odds for this week.

Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands – Cromwell, CT

After one of the toughest tests the USGA has set forth for golfers in the U.S. Open last week, the players head to the northeast at TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship; an event first established in 1952 and has been played in Cromwell, CT since 1984. It is typically the next highest in attendance behind the party in the desert (Waste Management Open) and is open to plenty of scoring; a welcome site after last week’s undulating greens and uneven surfaces. The victor here has been in double-digits under par in each installment since 1994 and in that time there have been only two non-American winners (Marc Leishman, Fredrik Jacobson).

In the last eight years, the scoring has been even more impressive with the average score for the winner being 16.25 strokes under par and has even seen two players (Fredrik Jacobson, Kenny Perry) get to at least 20 strokes under par, with Perry’s aggregate score of 258 in 2009 being a course record.

Last year, some fireworks ensued as Kevin Streelman birdied each of the last seven holes and outscored both Sergio Garcia and K.J. Choi by a stroke with his score of 15-under-par. Streelman was able to get a one-putt at each of the last 10 holes and finished the weekend with consecutive 64s on the par-70, 6,841-yard course.

This year the top ranked golfer in the field will be No. 5 golfer in the world, Bubba Watson, as he is joined by No. 9 Sergio Garcia from the top-10 and another six players from the top-30 of the Official World Golf Rankings. This tourney may not always feature the top names, but there are some big ones out there and it is always an exciting event to watch. Let’s now look at a few of the golfers who could dominate the course this week in Connecticut.

Brandt Snedeker: (+1400) Snedeker is putting together another fine season as he’s made 15-of-18 cuts and been in the top-10 seven times; including a victory at Pebble Beach Pro-Am, his seventh career PGA Tour win. He also comes into this one riding a very hot recent stretch, staying competitive at each of his last three tournaments with an eighth or better finish and managed to score a 69 or better in nine of the 12 rounds. Snedeker is one of the best putters in the game as evidenced by his .642 strokes gained putting (6th on TOUR), which has led him to having the 10th-best scoring average on TOUR (69.967).

The 34-year-old has also improved in each of his last three visits to this event, going from a missed cut in 2010, to a 24th in 2011, and finally he fell just outside the top-10 (11th) last year. He hit better than 70% of both GIR and fairways in that solid showing but just didn’t have the firepower to push through, but with his recent string of strong performances he should be able to carry in some momentum and dot the top of the leaderboard all week.

Keegan Bradley: (+3500) Bradley is on pace to have his worst season since joining the TOUR in 2011, but he still possesses some huge talent and has seven top-25s through his 16 events played in 2015. Over his last three tourneys, he has done no worse than 27th and is coming off a strong 69 on Sunday at the U.S. Open. His talents spawn from his big drive (301.9 yards per, 16th on TOUR) and amazing ball striking (1.200 strokes gained tee-to-green, 12th on TOUR) which has led to three career PGA victories. Bradley has made the cut in each of the last four years at the Travelers Championship and has never finished worse than 33rd in the FedEx Cup rankings, so expect him to come through this week after a nice last few tournaments.

Brendan Steele: (+4500) Steele had a tremendous start to the 2015 campaign, making the cut in each of his first 12 tournaments, and while he has failed to make the weekend in three of the past five weeks, he sandwiched a solid ninth at the Wells Fargo Championship in that stretch. He is on pace to have his best season since his rookie year in 2011 thanks to his big drive (303.6 yards per, 12th on TOUR) and GIR (68.2%, 32nd on TOUR). With a field that is less than stellar this week, Steele has a great chance to get back to the weekend and put up a big performance at TPC River Highlands where he placed fifth last year behind a score of 13-under; including a Thursday 62.

Chris Stroud: (+10000) Stroud has been a force on this course over the last five years, making the cut in each season and has three top-18s during that time; including a runner-up finish in 2013 when he posted a score of 12-under-par behind better than 71% of greens and fairways hit and .714 strokes better putting than the field. So far in 2015, he has made just half of his 20 cuts, but still has solid short game with a 56.04% sand save percentage (44th on TOUR) and 60.86% scrambling (60th on TOUR) and should be able to continue his great play on the course.

Colt Knost: (+12000) Knost ranks 209th in the OWGR and 79th in the FedEx Cup standings, but has been on a tear of late, ranking in the top-12 at three of his past four events. He scored a 68 or better in nine of his last 14 rounds and he had his best round of the year when he shot a 64 on Friday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic; eventually finishing in a tie for 12th-place. Knost does not have a victory yet in his PGA Tour career, but does know how to win as evidenced by his two first-place finishes while in the Web.com TOUR. He is one of the most accurate drivers on TOUR (70.38%, 11th on TOUR) and also gives himself plenty of chances while ranking eighth in proximity to hole (33’2”) on 67.97% of greens hit in regulation (38th on TOUR). Look for Knost to continue his strong play this week and put himself in a spot to contend for his first win at this level.

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