The Travelers Championship always boasts a formidable field, but 2022’s tournament is particularly formidable. Five world’s top ten golfers will compete in the 2022 Travelers Championship.
This is due to the proximity of Hartford to Brookline, where the US Open was held last weekend. Rory McIlroy is the 10-1 favorite at Caesars Sportsbook to win the 2022 Travelers Championship.
This is due to his top-ten finish at the US Open. Scottie Scheffler’s golf odds are 11-1, while those of PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas are 12-1.
Travelers Championship Preview
The PGA Tour hosts the TPC River Highlands 2022 Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. Even though it has been a week since the US Open, Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth are all competing.
We examine the 2022 Travelers Championship odds to identify the most valuable prop bets. Below are also our PGA Tour picks and predictions.
Travelers Championship Course
TPC River Highlands, one of the shorter courses on the PGA TOUR, is just under 6,900 yards long and has a par of 70. Throughout the past decade, those with shorter bats have performed better.
Watson, who has won three times in this location, will not be the sole victor on Sunday. Ken Duke, Jordan Spieth, Chez Reavie, and Kevin Streelman will also take the trophy.
The course has a few water hazards, but it’s not too difficult for these guys, as their scores are typically in the high teens. If the wind dies, very few numbers will be in play at TPC River Highlands. In 2016, Jim Furyk shot only 58 in the PGA TOUR’s history.
2022 Travelers Championship Player and Parlay Props
Best Bet to Finish Top 20: Harris English (+330)
In addition to Wise, who is at +180 on the Travelers Championship Odds, Harris English, who won the 2021 Travelers, is at +330 and a solid bet to finish among the top 20. Last year, the tall Georgian made waves in the Travelers because of his skill around the green and putting ability.
Expect English to win again on a short course like TPC River, where his game appears to shine.
Player Prop Parlay: Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas Both Finish Top 5 (+900)
We, like everyone else, already stated how much we like Thomas this weekend, so getting +900 for him and the TOUR’s best player to finish in the top five seems too good to be true.
Scheffler appears to be the best player in the world because he excels at everything and is unfazed by anything. This type of wager carries a high risk, so limit your wagers to between $50 and $75.
2022 Travelers Championship Top Nationality Prop: Rory McIlroy Top European (+125)
Similar to Scheffler, McIlroy has been playing well as of late. Tiger Woods has never been surpassed from the tee to the green (1.888 SG) or Shot Gains: Total (2.282).
His approach shots and shots around the green have been excellent, and his putting continues to be solid. Consider McIlroy’s accomplishments, beginning with his most recent: fifth at the US Open, first at the RBC Canadian Open, eighth at the PGA Championship, fifth at the Wells Fargo Championship, and second at the Masters.
Simply put, McIlroy is the best bet among all nationality props, particularly on a course where he will be playing for the fourth time (his last Travelers was 2020 when he finished 11th).
Americans have performed best at TPC River in the past, so this could be an excellent way to wager on McIlroy if you don’t want to wager +225 top-five and +100 top ten.
Travelers Championship Odds
Sungjae Im (28-1)
It would help if you stopped focusing on the golfers near the top of the leaderboard because we believe some are taking a week off after a particularly hectic stretch. That brings us to Im, who arrived after missing the cut by one shot at the US Open.
Before last week, Im had competed in three SG: Tee-to-Green tournaments, placing thirteenth, sixth, and second. He could be in the winner’s circle if he performed better on the field.
Brian Harman (40-1)
The second half of 2021 was challenging for Harman, but he has turned things around and finished in the top ten three times in 2022.
This is good news, as he is about to return to a location where he has performed well three times since 2015. This week, numerous individuals will select Harman in one-and-done contests.
Si Woo Kim (100-1)
We cannot pass Kim up at this price, especially considering that he has finished in the top 30 in his last eight rounds, and his driving has improved by 0.92 strokes. Kim’s putting is inconsistent, but the three-time Tour champion could win if he finds his putting form.
Head to Head Wagers
Aaron Wise (-105) over Davis Riley
Riley has performed well over the past few months. Still, we are concerned about his fatigue because he has participated in all but two tournaments since The Masters and has played the weekend in seven consecutive tournaments.
Wise, who has previously been exposed to fire, will test him. Wise is an excellent opponent for a one-on-one wager because he has made the cut in seven consecutive tournaments and has never finished worse than T-27.
On this point, there is consensus, as Wise’s odds have gotten much closer to Riley’s.
Adam Long (-120) over Jhonattan Vegas
We’ll wager on Long because he’s finished in the top 25 at this tournament twice in the last three years, and his actual game should be a better fit for the course than Vegas’ long-hitting style.
Long’s opponent has more significant potential, but it isn’t easy to trust him in this format, given that he has not finished better than T37 in any of his last four starts.
Top 10 Wagers
Cameron Tringale (5-1)
Because he has never won on the PGA Tour and is most effective around the green, Tringale will never be the most exciting choice. More people will utilize the River Highlands area, and he has done nothing wrong.
In two of his most recent six races, Tringale placed in the top ten, and he just ran a strong race at Brookline.
Webb Simpson (6-1)
Simpson is participating in this competition for the first time since 2018, but he should be familiar with it given his top-ten finishes in 2013 and 2017. He is currently ranked 60th in the OWGR, his lowest position since 2017, making it difficult for him to win.
However, he still has a good chance of finishing in the top 10, as most golf picks predict; a few courses are better suited to his game.
Sahith Theegala (12-1)
Theegala’s check-in price is significantly lower than a few weeks ago. He finished T53 in Canada and did not qualify for the US Open. Despite this, he has cut into the last nine consecutive rounds and placed in the top 10 twice.
He appears to be the next rookie from this talented group to break through.