Travelers Championship Preview
After a grueling week at the U.S. Open, the Tour heads across country to the friendlier confines of TPC River Highlands. While the Olympic Club proved to be one of the most difficult courses on the schedule, River Highlands should be just the opposite. The scores should go low once again on the short par 70. Here’s a look at the best bets to come out on top…
Ryan Moore (25/1): Moore has fallen off after a fast start to 2012, but he had two weeks off to prepare for another big showing in Connecticut. He’s been the runner-up twice at River Highlands, including last year.
Matt Kuchar (12/1): Kuchar is arguably the best player in a typically underwhelming field. He’s finished in the top-30 in each of his past five starts and 10 of his past 11, including a win at The Players Championship a month ago.
Padraig Harrington (20/1): He finished strong at the U.S. Open, shooting a final round 68 to move into fourth place. Harrington finished fifth in Connecticut two years ago.
Bubba Watson (20/1): Watson has done a whole lot of nothing since winning the Masters, missing back-to-back cuts at the Memorial and U.S. Open. But he’s always played well in Connecticut, where he won in 2010.
Webb Simpson (15/1): A breakout star a year ago, Simpson might be ready for another big run after capturing his first major at the U.S. Open last week. With the rest of the field struggling to break par, he shot 68-68 on the weekend at Olympic Club.
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