2015 Travelers Championship Odds and Predictions
With the 2015 U.S. Open in the books, golf fans can turn their focus to the next tournament, the 2015 Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.
There’s no doubt that Jordan Spieth is the man of the hour after claiming the 2015 U.S. Open (as well as the Masters) but this year’s Travelers Championship should open the door for a different golfer to have their moment in the sun.
Kevin Streelman (35/1 odds) returns to the Travelers Championship after claiming it a year ago, and he has a decent chance at emerging as a back-to-back champion. Streelman has two top-20 finishes in his last three tries and will come in knowing the course.
While Streelman has a slight leg up, he’s not necessarily the favorite, as many experts are looking for Bubba Watson (12/1 odds) to snap out of his funk. Sergio Garcia (18/1 odds) is another name to watch, as he gave Streelman a run for his money along with K.J. Choi at last year’s Travelers Championship tourney, and Garcia could do just that again.
Patrick Reed and Brandt Snedeker are two sleepers gaining steam, as both have a win under their belt in 2015 and Reed specifically has three top-10 finishes on the year.
As good as those two have been, the interesting guy to watch may be the talented Zach Johnson. Johnson has an insane amount of experience at the Travelers Championship (10 tournaments) and has crushed it on big stages before (2007 Masters champ).
Long-toothed veteran Ernie Els may be the deepest of sleepers, as he makes a return to the Travelers Championship for the first time in 13 years. He hasn’t exactly been crushing it on the green, but perhaps the long stay away will have him entering with a fresh mind.
Watson leads the way with the best odds (12/1) to win this year’s Travelers Championship. It’s not the easiest call we’ve seen all year, but it certainly makes a good amount of sense. The aforementioned Garcia and Johnson both stick inside the top-10 when it comes to odds, while Keegan Bradley (33/1), Kevin Na (33/1) and Harris English (33/1) round out the top-10.
Last year’s champ (Streelman) sits just outside the top-10 with 35/1 odds to win again, while Nick Watney (50/1) and Brendan Steele (40/1) are two key names that have interesting odds that golf bettors may want to play with. Bettors looking for a deep sleeper worth chasing should look no further than the aforementioned Els, who carries 125/1 odds into the tourney.
Jason Day may have been the easy pick for a lot of golf fans going into this event, but he’s withdrawn and may have opened things up completely. Despite not playing his best golf this year, that arguably makes this Bubba Watson’s tournament to lose. Watson certainly has the ability to rise up to the challenge, while this would be the perfect warmup outing to help get him ready for the rest of the year.
Expect Zach Johnson and possibly even Streelman to be in the mix, but Watson has the best odds going into the Travelers Championship and we’ll take him to win it.
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