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Travelers Championship

Updated: Jul 8, 2021

Date: 24 - 27 June 2021

Location: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut

Course: Par 70 Length: 6,255 meters

We are off to Connecticut this week where a star-studded field has assembled at the TPC River Highlands for the 2021 Travelers Championship.

Key Stats

  • Par 4 Scoring

  • Putting Average

  • Strokes Gained: Putting

  • Birdie or Better

  • Strokes Gained: Approach

  • Strokes Gained: Tee To Green

  • Strokes Gained: Ball Striking

  • Proximity

  • Par 4s Gained: 400-450 Yards

  • Bogey Avoidance

  • RBC Heritage Form

  • TPC Louisiana Form

  • Players Championship Form

  • Desert Classic Form

  • Poa Annua Putting

Course Winners 2020 - Dustin Johnson 2019 - Chez Reavie 2018 - Bubba Watson 2016 - Russell Knox 2015 - Bubba Watson 2014 - Kevin Streelman 2012 - Marc Leishman 2010 - Bubba Watson

Winner Profile Debut winners have a great record here but no player enjoys TPC Highlands more than Bubba Watson. Older players have a great record with seven of the last 18 winners over the age of 38. Form through Pete Dye courses is important.

Top Chances

Paul Casey: Englishman who has done everything but win here including blowing a large 54-hole lead in 2018. Played here six times and has four Top 5 finishes. Comes off a very good T-8 in the US Open. Also finished T-5 in The Players this year and has Top 21 finishes in the last two versions of the American Express. Ranks 5th in Strokes Gained: Approach, 7th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green, 14th in Ball Striking and 20th in Proximity.

Patrick Cantlay: Elite-level player who won The Memorial two starts back and has finished Top 15 in his last three starts here. Ranks 3rd in Par 4 Scoring, 4th in Bogey Avoidance, 4th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green and 9th in Par 4 Efficiency: 450-500 Yards. Finished 2nd at The American Express earlier this season.

Mid-Tier Chances Abraham Ancer: Love his profile here. Ranks 2nd in Bogey Avoidance, 4th in Par 4 Scoring and 19th in Ball Striking. Absolutely thrives on the correlation courses. Finished 2nd at both the 2020 RBC Heritage and the 2020 American Express while he has Top 22 finishes in the last two Players, the 2021 American Express ancd the 2021 RBC Heritage. Finished Top 11 here the last two years. Charley Hoffman: Veteran playing some excellent golf. Ranks 6th in Strokes Gained: Approach, 15th in Proximity, 19th in Strokes Gained: Tee To Green and 20th in Bogey Avoidance, Excellent form on the correlation courses with Top 11 finishes in the last two Zurichs , a T17 at the Players this year and a T18 at the RBC Heritage. Top 20 finishes in six of eight starts. Garrick Higgo: In-form South African who won his first regular PGA Tour start when claiming the Palmetto Championship. In his last five non-major starts, Higgo has three wins and two further Top 8 finishes. Justin Rose: Veteran who once loved it here with five Top 20 finishes in eight starts beforeissing the cut in his first start here in seven years last season. Ranks 12th in Strokes Gained: Putting and 14th in Putting Average. Strong form on the correlation courses with Top 15 finishes in the last two Zurichs, the 2019 Players and the 2020 RBC Heritage. Francesco Molinari: Former Open Championship winner who has not played a lot over the last 18 months but certainly showed signs of returning to form with an excellent 13th at Torrey Pines. Has five Top 15s in his last 11 starts. Ranks 10th in Proximity and 12th in Bogey Avoidance.

Outside Chances Chris Kirk: Profiles well here. Ranks 4th in Par 4 Scoring, 7th in Bogey Avoidance, 10th in Proximity and 14th in Par 4 Efficiency: 450-500 Yards. Finished Top 16 in two correlation events this year: the RBC and the American Express. Patton Kizzire: Finished T-6 here last year at big odds. Ranks 3rd in Putting Average, 11th in Par 4 Scoring and 15th in Strokes Gained: Putting. Form strong with three Top 10s in his last eight starts.

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