2023 PGA Picks: Travelers Championship Odds and Expert Betting Predictions
The third major of the year did not disappoint, as Wyndham Clark held off the competition en route to a U.S. Open title and his first career major victory. This week, the PGA Tour rolls up to Cromwell, Connecticut, where the 2023 Travelers Championship will be played at TPC River Highlands. This is another “designated event” that features a ton of super star power competing for the $20 million prize pool. Scottie Scheffler headlines this weekend as the favorite at +600 odds. He is then followed by Patrick Cantlay, Jon Rahm, Rory Mcllroy, amongst others, as they try to capture the title on Sunday. We will look below at the best bets for the Travelers Championship.
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A Look at the Field
Here is a look at the Top 12 and ties with the lowest golf odds to win it all at online sportsbooks
Scottie Scheffler +600 – Patrick Cantlay +1100 – Jon Rahm +1100 – Rory Mcllroy +1200
Xander Schauffele +1400 – Viktor Hovland +1800 – Collin Morikawa +2200 – Tony Finau +3000
Tommy Fleetwood +3300 – Russell Henley +3500 – Tom Kim +3500 – Si Woo Kim +4000
Course Characteristics of Those Who Can Win or Secure Winning Golf Bets
Golfers can expect a short course this week. In fact, TPC River Highlands is the second shortest course on the PGA Tour, measuring at 6,841 yards. Distance off the tee has its advantages this week, leaving players with short iron shots into the green. There are several holes that will force players to lay up as well. Two par-4s measure under 350 yards, and ten of them measure under 450 yards. There are also two very scorable par-5s. The 15th hole may be the most entertaining this week, as it is a 296-yard par-4 with water on the left and a massive hill on the right. The rough is also difficult due to thickness and has proved to be penal here. Driving accuracy and greens in regulation will be key this week.
Patrick Cantlay +1100
Cantlay is having a very solid 2023 heading into the Travelers Championship. He ranks fourth in this week’s field in Strokes Gained: Total, fourth in SG: Tee to Green, and third in SG: Off the Tee. He also has nine top-20 finishes and six top-10 finishes since February. Cantlay has also registered five straight top-15 finishes at the Travelers Championship. He is more than capable to hold his own in this star-studded field, and it feels like he is right on the cusp of a victory.
Tony Finau +3000
Finau finished T13 at last year's Travelers Championship and is an interesting choice at 30-1 odds. He currently is ranked seventh in the FedEx points and has two victories on the season. He also has four top-10 finishes in 2023. He ranks sixth in the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green and fifth in SG: Approach. Tony’s coming off a T32 at the U.S. Open and is worth a play at +3000.
Tommy Fleetwood +3300
I was very surprised to see Tommy Fleetwood at 33-1 odds after the past few weeks. However, fields that are guaranteed to include Scheffler, Rory, and Rahm will push the odds up for everyone else. Fleetwood finished T5 last week in the U.S. Open and lost in a playoff the week prior at the RBC Canadian Open. He also has two additional top-5 finishes since March. His putting has been above average lately and he is seventh in strokes gained: total on the Tour. Tommy has registered a T13 at this event in 2019, and you just cannot ignore his current momentum at 33-1 odds.
Harris English +7500
English is another interesting play at these odds after a top-10 finish at last week’s U.S. Open and a past champion of the Travelers Championship. He took time off before the season due to injury and rehab and has looked great so far. He also has two top-3 finishes since March. He heads to Connecticut ranked 13th in putting average. Back Harris as a top-10 play and potential winner.
Golf Picks: Who to Consider This Week:
Picks to win: Cantlay, Fleetwood, Finau, English
Picks for Top-5: Fleetwood +650, Finau +600
Picks Top-10: English +550