Travelers Championship: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 6/25/15
Travelers Championship: Prediction, Odds, Pick
Travelers Championship: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm (TPC at River Highlands)
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After a somewhat underachieving U.S. Open, we now turn our attention to this week’s Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
Here are some of the golfers you should consider throwing on your card this week.
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Louis Oosthuizen - Louis Oosthuizen has been a mixed bag this year, but when he’s good, he’s been great. Oosthuizen finished second at the U.S. Open and now has five top 10 finished in 12 events played this season. In fact, three of the last four times Oosthuizen has made the cut, he’s placed in the top 10. Oosthuizen is 10th in eagles (holes per), top 20 in sand save percentage and 23rd in overall scoring average. Assuming Oosthuizen can continue to string together these top 10 finishes, he’ll certainly give you some major value considering he’s packing odds of +2200 heading into this event. Oosthuizen is getting closer and closer to his second PGA victory and first since 2010.
Harris English - Three of the past four winners at the Travelers Championship did not play in the U.S. Open. Well, that makes Harris English a play with odds of +5000. English has finished in the top 20 in two of his last five tournaments and has six top 25 finishes in 19 events played this season. English has made the cut 14 times and has been in the thick of it for much of this season despite having that major breakthrough. English is 23rd in driving distance, 12th in overall scoring average and 21st in strokes gained (putting). English is one of the long shots I really like this week, as he’s been consistent enough to deserve a look.
Kevin Na - Kevin Na didn’t have the best U.S. Open performance, as he finished in 46th place. However, Na has been arguably the more consistent golfer this season without a victory. In 18 events played, Na has 10 top 25 finishes and six top 10 finishes. In fact, Na has finished no worse than 13th in four of his last six tournaments. Na is 12th in total strokes gained, seventh in sand save percentage and 22nd in all around ranking. Yes, Na has just one PGA victory, which came in 2011, but he’s been pushing hard to break that drought, and I’ll take a chance on it coming this week with odds of +2800.
Steven Bowditch - Another golfer who falls in the not playing the U.S. Open category is Steven Bowditch. Bowditch had a top 25 finish the last time we saw him in the St. Jude Classic, and he did win the AT&T Byron Nelson a couple of weeks ago. Three of Bowditch’s five top 25 finishes have come in his last seven tournaments, and he’s made the cut in six of his last eight appearances. So, while Bowditch has been hit or miss this year overall, he’s been far more consistent as of late. Bowditch is 23rd in driving distance, 11th in sand save percentage and 25th in eagles holes per. With consistency down, you have to throw a little something on Bowditch with odds of +10000.
Bubba Watson - Bubba Watson wasn’t great at the U.S. Open, but he did win the 2010 Travelers Championship and has six top 25 finishes in nine events. Long drivers have done well in this tournament, and Watson is seventh in driving distance. With a field that’s kind of wide open, I like our chances with Watson to bounce back with odds of +800.