Travelers Championship 2023: Betting preview & best bets for this weekend

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Tommy Fleetwood watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Los Angeles Country Club on Thursday, June 15, 2023, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/George Walker IV)

Travelers Championship: PGA Tour betting preview & Predictions

A thrilling climax to the U.S Open saw Wyndham Clark ascend to stardom, claiming his second PGA Tour win since May and his first ever Major. The PGA Tour now rolls into TPC River Highlands with a stacked field. From a betting perspective, there’s a lot of value to be found this week.

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Travelers Championship: TPC River Highlands Course Preview

TPC River Highlands is a Pete Dye-designed course with plenty of trickery. It’s a par-70 that measures a little over 6,800 yards with a healthy dose of water hazards that will try to lure in risk-takers. It’s a shorter course, but one that provides plenty of scoring opportunities for those participating in the Travellers Championship. Longer hitters who can put themselves in advantageous spots and can creatively attack tricky pins will thrive here.

Travelers Championship: Betting odds

Scottie Scheffler+650
Rory McIlroy+1200
Patrick Cantlay+1200
John Rahm+1200
Xander Schauffele+1800
Viktor Hovland+2000
Colin Morikawa+2200
Tony Finau+3000
Tommy Fleetwood+3500
Tom Kim+3500

Travelers Championship betting analysis

Scottie Scheffler comes into this week as the heavy favorite and unsurprisingly so. He’s finished inside the top-3 in three consecutive events and this is despite what has been a worrying few tournaments with the putter. If Scheffler can figure out the flatstick, he’d be dominating every tournament with ease. However, at just +650, there is definitely value to find elsewhere.

It’s hard to look past Rory McIlroy, who came up just short of a Major for what felt like the 100th time. It’s been 9 long years since McIlroy has won a Major and he’ll want to stay in hot form ahead of the British Open.

Viktor Hovland is undoubtedly going to be a popular name at the Travelers Championship. After winning the Memorial Tournament, Hovland has gone on to continue his strong run of form by placing 19th at the U.S Open. He ranks 5th in scoring average on the PGA Tour and ranks 4th in Driving (Per CBS Sports). With Ball-striking and length off the tee being at a premium, it’s not hard to fall in love with the Norwegian here.

Tommy Fleetwood is also likely to be a heavily bet name this week. The Englishman was oh-so-close to winning the Canadian Open and rallied like a madman on the Sunday of the US Open to finish inside the top-10. He’s finished inside the top-20 on seven occasions this year now and has been absolutely exceptional around the greens. Could the Travelers Championship be the tournament he finally gets it all together?

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Scottie Scheffler hits from the gallery onto the second green during the third round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, May 27, 2023. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Tom Kim is in a similar boat to Fleetwood. An explosive round at the US Open secured him a top-10 spot, but that’s just the latest in a long line of PGA Tour successes over the last 12 months. he’s not the biggest hitter, but per Rick Run Good, ranks 2nd in approaches from 125-150 yards, which is exactly what is needed around a course like this. He’s chasing a third PGA Tour win and this is a course that fits his skillset perfectly.

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