The U.S. Open has concluded, with Gary Woodland capturing his first major championship. If Woodland was playing in this week’s Traveler’s Championship, he would probably be among the favorites. However, Woodland is taking this week off. This week’s favorites do include Brooks Koepka, who nearly won last week and ended up finishing second. Who else is among the featured golfers that we’re going to follow this week? Keep reading to find out.
Travelers Championship 2019 Favorites
Brooks Koepka +800
Brooks Koepka is the #1 golfer in the world, so it’s no surprise to see him listed as the favorite to win the Traveler’s Championship. As mentioned above, he also contended last week and came very close to winning. When he’s in this kind of form, he can look nearly unstoppable at times. SugarHouse puts his odds to win the tournament this week at +800.
Patrick Cantlay +900
Patrick Cantlay is one of the most underrated golfers in the world. He’s ranked in the top 10 in the world, but it seems like no one ever talks about him. He won the Memorial a few weeks ago, and finished 3rd last week at Pebble Beach. He is finally getting some love from the oddsmakers this week. SugarHouse puts his current odds of winning the Traveler’s Championship at +900, which makes him second favorite behind only Koepka.
Travelers Championship 2019 Underdogs
Brandt Snedeker +5000
A few years ago, it seemed like Snedeker was on the first page of the leaderboard in every tournament he played in. He hasn’t reached that level recently, but he has had some strong finishes this year. In fact, he has finished in the top 5 three times. However, he is still a long shot this week. SugarHouse puts his odds right now at +5000.
I know, I know. It seems crazy to pick a kid playing in his first pro tournament. Hovland is definitely a very long shot. However, he played very well last week, finishing the US Open with low amateur honors. He also has what looks like a complete skill set, with the ability to hit it long and straight, to create shots, and to score with his short game. Keep an eye on Hovland, starting with this week’s tournament.