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Travelers Championship: Expert Picks

Sung-Jae Im coming in strong to TPC River Highlands

RBC Heritage - Round Two Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Tournament Information

Travelers Championship
Date: June 25th – 28th
Course: TPC at River Highlands
Purse: $7.4MM ($1.3MM to winner)
FedEx points: 500 to winner
OWGR Points: 72
2019 Winner: Chez Reavie (-17)

Course

TPC River Highlands. Designed in 1928 (Robert Ross and Maurice Kearney) and later remodeled by Pete Dye (1982) and Bobby Weed (1989), this 6,841, par 70 course recently went through a makeover with some modifications to bunkers, tee boxes and greens. This might appear as a different course for golfers where they will see bigger greens with more pin positions, improved bank edges and drainage through the course. The course has a mixture of length, short, bunkers, rolling hills and lakes spread throughout, to sum it up, it’s a bit of everything. The final four holes stretch across a four acre lake and serve as the make or break holes for this course.

Travelers Championship - Final Round Photo by Stan Badz/PGA TOUR

My Starting 4

Bryson DeChambeau (1st selection this year) — He had a dominant 3rd place finish at the Charles Schwab Invitational. After finishing 26th here three years ago, he topped it with a 9th place finish in 2018 and an 8th place finish in 2019.

Rory McIlroy (2nd selection this year) — Top 20 finishes here in 2017 and 2018. Rory is one of (if not THE) best on tour right now.

Sung-Jae Im (1st selection this year) — Not a bad start last year with a 21st place finish at TPC River Highlands.

Patrick Reed (1st selection this year) — He had a 77th place finish in 2018 and around that he was 5th in 2017 and 30th last year. Add to that a 7th place finish at the Charles Schwab Invitational.

My Bench 2

Brian Harman (1st selection this year) — He has been in the top 35 here the last three years including back to back top 10 finishes the last two years

Paul Casey (1st selection this year) — His last three years here: 5th, 2nd and 5th.

Fun Fact: This is typically the 2nd most attended PGA Tour annually (behind the Waste Management Open). It would appear all of New England comes out to watch this tournament.


2020 Stats

Starting 4: Avg finish 48th (35th percentile)
Bench 2: Avg finish 66th (48th percentile)