What a WYN! Wyndham Clark The Shark cashes at 85/1 at The US Open! Let’s go back to back at The Travelers, one of my favorite tournaments on the PGA TOUR calendar. 

TPC River Highlands, a lovely Par 70, 6,852 yard course nestled in Cromwell, Connecticut once again hosts The Travelers Championship. This is an elevated event, meaning all the top stars will be teeing it up and seeking the $3.6M winners share. 

Tournament Overview:

Dates: June 22-25, 2023 

Golf Course: TPC River Highlands in CT 

Course Notes: Par 70 / 6,852 Yards 

Prize Money / 1st: $20M / $3.6M

Defending Champ: Xander Schauffele (+2000)

We’ve got our eyes on 2 ball-strikers to contend in Connecticut. Both of these young aces are coming off strong performances at the US Open, and are due to get back in the winner’s circle very soon (hopefully this weekend). 

Collin Morikawa +2500 (BetMGM) — After a sudden WD while in the mix to win before the final round at The Memorial (back spasms), Morikawa was showing signs of returning to his championship ways. The 2-time major champ is coming off a T14 at The US Open, and is quietly putting together a strong 2nd half to his season. Sitting at #29 in the FedEx Cup standings, Collin is #2 on TOUR in “Strokes Gained – Approach To Green”, #6 in “Driving Accuracy”, and #8th in “Greens in Regulation %”. TPC River Highlands rewards great iron player, it’s not a long course, making Morikawa a dangerous man on this property. If he can get his putter to cooperate, and simply be average in “Strokes Gained Putting”, Morikawa could be in for a big time weekend in Connecticut. 

Tom Kim +5000 (Pointsbet) — The Travelers is a fitting name for young Tom Kim, who’s trekked much of the world playing golf on a high level. The #18 player in the FedEx Cup standings tees it up in Cromwell brimming with confidence. Off the heels of a T8th at the US Open, Kim makes his maiden voyage to TPC River Highlands in very good form. Ranked #8th on TOUR in “Strokes Gained – Approach to Green”,  #4 in “Driving Accuracy”, and #7 in “Greens in Regulation %”, Kim’s game sets up well at one of the shorter courses we play all season. Similarly to Morikawa, it’s all about the flat stick for Tom Kim. Pinpoint accuracy is the name of the game in Cromwell, and Kim could light up this property by peppering fairways and greens. 

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