PGA DFS Coverage for the Travelers Championship
The PGA Tour leaves the 123rd U.S. Open in Los Angeles, California and travels nearly 3,000 miles west to Hartford, Connecticut for this week’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands. This course has played host to this PGA Tour stop every year since 1984. It is consistently voted as one of the best tournaments from their services, to the hospitality, to the attendance and quality of the course. Let’s get into detail as to why this is a great event on the PGA Tour schedule.
The Field: Travelers Championship
Typically the tournament after a major championship has a weak field because guys take the week off to rest and recover. It’s a different ballgame in 2023 with these designated events on the PGA Tour. We’ve got a terrific field with the Top 8 players in the world all in attendance this weekend in Connecticut. We will see 6 former Travelers champions teeing it up this weekend including defending champ Xander Schauffele and 2021 champ Harris English. Sahith Theegala will be out to avenge last year’s performance when he let his first PGA Tour victory slip through his fingers when he double bogeyed the 72nd hole. It should be a great week of competition with top tier players.
The Course: TPC River Highlands
This course is the fourth shortest course on the regular PGA Tour schedule. It stretches out just 6,841 yards playing as a Par 70. This course was designed by Pete Dye who knows how to mess with players' mentality. He has been known for giving players lots of risk and reward decisions to make throughout their round. The course got a face-lift a few years ago when it removed 50 bunkers but upgraded the remaining 69. There were trees removed, the fairways were narrowed and the greens were completely remade. When you look over the course history, lots of course managers and shorter hitters have had success like Harris English, Chez Reavie, Jordan Spieth and Russell Knox have all won in the last 10 years.
Weather: Hartford, Connecticut
It looks like it’s going to be a wet weekend in Connecticut for the Travelers. It’ll start nice on Thursday with temperatures in the upper 70s but by Friday afternoon, the showers begin. Those showers will turn into thunderstorms when the weekend rolls around which could delay this tournament multiple times. The one positive at this point is the forecast says it’s a 50/50 chance we will see all that rain. Keep your eye on the forecast as we get closer to the start of the tournament..
Betting Odds (via DraftKings): Travelers Championship
Here are a few of the early outright winner bets I like for this weekend …
Patrick Cantlay +1000
Tommy Fleetwood +2200
Russell Henley +3500
Harris English +4500
Shane Lowry +5500
Austin Eckroat +7500
Eric Cole +13000
Tom Hoge +18000
How To Watch the Travelers Championship
It will be very simple to follow the Travelers Championship this weekend. Thursday and Friday coverage will be exclusively on Golf Channel from 3-6pm ET. The weekend coverage will start on Golf Channel from 1-3pm ET and then shift to CBS from 3-6pm ET.
Coverage from Fantasy Alarm
The PGA DFS Playbook will be available on FantasyAlarm.com Wednesday morning at 10am ET. We will also have PGA DFS example lineups available beginning at 2:30pm ET. You can get help with your DFS lineup construction with our usual tools like our PGA DFS Lineup Generator and a run of PGA DFS projections. Don’t forget about our Value Finder tool! That’s available as well!
I look forward to getting more in-depth in my PGA DFS Playbook. As always, I wish you nothing but the best of luck in your games.