After a week of grinding through the US Open’s tough set up, inconsistent greens, and annual slugfest of international heavyweights, the Travelers Championship has a tough act to follow. The short par 70 TPC River Highlands lends itself to low scores and an entirely different approach than a US Open track. Scoring will be, and always is low, and is often referred to as a ‘shootout’ – a category the US Open would rarely fall into. Many of the contenders from last week are scheduled to play this week in CT, so it should be interesting to see how they follow up their performances at Chambers Bay.


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How it works:

  • My Guy: If I’m picking in a one-golfer league, and had to just pick one…he’s the guy.
  • Stripes: “Man, I was striping it today” as the big guy (TW) likes to say. Call these guys my “favorites” each week.
  • Wildcard: All in the name. Enough said.
  • Shank: I hate to even say this word, especially on a golf course, so as you can imagine these are guys to avoid.


My Guy:

Brandt Snedeker

  • Had a solid US Open (8th), particularly his late run on Sunday
  • His putter returned to form which is always his most dangerous weapon
  • Looked to be having fun last week (something which he seemed to have lost during the past year), so keep an eye on him throughout the weekend on a course where he’s already had success



Louis Oosthuizen

  • Almost literally caught fire with his streak of birdies on the back nine on Sunday
  • Hasn’t been healthy for parts of the season, which could be concerning, but when his game gets going he’s a threat on any track
  • Top 10 in several scrambling stats and ranks 17 in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green.

Bubba Watson

  • Positive stats reinforce his solid year to date: 4th in driving distance (shocker), 4th in Stroked Gained: Total, 10th in birdie average, 13th in scoring average
  • Has plenty of success at TPC River Highlands – hard not to play this week

Russell Knox

  • Top 25’s in last 3 starts, and hasn’t missed a cut since March
  • 9th in GIR % is positive, but 101st in Strokes Gained: Putting is scary
  • He should have plenty of looks on the greens, if he starts making some in streaks, he’ll give himself a great chance over the weekend

Francesco Molinari

  • Great run of international golf over the past few months (7 consecutive cuts with 3 top 5’s)
  • Many may not consider him since he’s not necessarily a regular on Tour, but he’ll have plenty of looks this week and likely in the mix on Sunday



Kevin Na

  • Fell off the radar thanks to a mediocre showing at Chambers Bay, but still riding an impressive run of golf and seemingly due for a victory



Gary Woodland                                    

  • His length won’t be as much of an advantage this week, and his game has been up and down all year
  • A made cut would be a positive for him this week