Travelers Championship preview and predictions
by: Jonathon Warriner Twitter: @Bracketologist3
TPC River Highlands
Par 70 6,841 yards
TPC River Highlands is known for its final four hole stretch that creates a dramatic finish. The 15th is a drivable par-4 that potentially gives players a chance at an eagle, the 16th is a short Par-3 over water that has given some birdies and bogeys in the past. The 17th has water along side the entire hole and is usually one of the toughest holes on the golf course. The 18th is a hole that has produced great drama, from birdies to win the tournament to bogeys to lose it, the 18th has all the drama you could want.
This years field is headlined by Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth. Other notable players playing include Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson.
Five to watch:
Jordan Spieth: The course is short and usually doesn’t require driver for most players, which sets up well for him. If Spieth is able to make putts he will be very dangerous this week.
Justin Thomas: Last week Thomas shot a 63 to move into the last group before fading into a tied for ninth finish. Finished tied for third last year at the Travelers.
Bubba Watson: No one plays better than Bubba at this course, he won in 2010 and in 2015, if he were to win this week it would not surprise me.
Brian Harman: Finished tied for second in the US Open last week and has a win last month at the Wells Fargo Invitational.
Daniel Berger: Last year he lead entering the Final Round but shot 74 on Sunday to finish fifth, won two weeks ago at the St. Jude Classic.