2015 Travelers Championship Prediction and Preview
2015 Travelers Championship Prediction
Formerly known as the Insurance City Open, the Travelers Championship is in it’s 64th year and will be staged at TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut.
The defending champion is Kevin Streelman, who won with a score of 265 in 2014. Other winners in the past include Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Stewart Cink and Bubba Watson.
Recently, the course has favoured those who have been accurate off the tee and putting has proved to be crucial. Last year, Streelman made 26 birdies and was the fifth winner in nine years to finish with more birdies than any other player. In-fact, Streelman finished the competition with seven straight birdies.
So who could be in contention at the 2015 Travelers Championship? Well, considering the demands of the US Open, it could be wise to stay clear of anyone who played the last two days. With that in mind and considering previous winners, not only at TPC River Highlands but also recent PGA Tour events, it may be wise to look at an outsider. This event generally favours American players but two of the last four winners have been Swedish and Australian.
Russell Knox – 40/1 SkyBet – Sill looking for his first PGA Tour victory, Knox is fresh and a very good putter. With three top-10 finishes this season, Knox also finished T13 on this course 2 years ago and therefore knows his way around TPC River Highlands.
Brendan Steele – 40/1 Bet365 – Steele also has three top-10 finishes to his name on the PGA Tour this season. The American also has previous form at this tournament, finishing T5 in 2014 and T13 on two other occasions. With a week off behind him, Steele should be ready to challenge at the Travelers Championship.
Zach Johnson – 33/1 SkyBet – Although Johnson did play the weekend at the US Open, he was never really in contention. That being said, he ranked third for putting and a good putting performance here, could really make the difference.