Back to the PGA Tour grind! Historically, the Travelers has yielded plentiful birdies and low scores. Expect to see more of that this year. Here are a few picks that might be flying under the radar that can help differentiate your lineup from others.
Jon Rahm - $9,800
After his t2nd performance at the Canadian Open, rookie Jon Rahm earned enough money to receive special membership status on the PGA Tour for the remainder of this season and next. There is not much to dislike about Rahm’s game, whose combination of power and deft touch have led to zero missed cuts since turning professional.
Tyrrell Hatton - $7,700
An unknown commodity to most American golf fans, the 24-year-old Hatton is an up-and-coming star on the European Tour. Hatton finished in the top 10 in both the Open Championship and PGA Championship and has only finished outside the top 20 twice in his past 10 starts. I expect Hatton to have low ownership because of his anonymity with Americans.
Chris Stroud - $6,300
Here’s a low-priced option that will allow you to stock up on some pricier players. Stroud hasn’t had the best year, but he seems to be finding some form having made 4 of his last 5 cuts. The reason I like Stroud is his course history. In his last 5 appearances at the Travelers and TPC River Highlands, Stroud has 4 top 20’s, including a t10th last year and a solo 2nd in 2013.
Gary Woodland - $9,100
Gary burned a lot of people with his MC at last week’s PGA Championship, so I expect his ownership to be lower than it should be. Woodland has been rock solid this year making 15/18 cuts and registering three top 25’s in his past 5 starts. Last year, in his first-ever Traveler’s appearance, the long hitting Woodland finished t20th.