After a thrilling second week back for the PGA Tour at the RBC Heritage, which also saw us here at The Duel suggesting the ultimate winner in Webb Simpson for your fantasy lineup, we head to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.
Let's take a look at golfers to watch out for when putting together your fantasy lineup this week.
Fantasy Golf Picks for Travelers Championship
It's pretty tough not to include Bubba Watson here. Winner of this event three times, he clearly knows this course just as well as anyone on tour. With his No. 4 rank on tour in driving distance and No. 8 ranking in strokes gained off the tee, he should be set up beautifully on this short course, as he has in the past. And when you pair that with his No. 7 ranking in strokes gained (SG) putting, you understand why his strengths have made his efforts so fruitful on this course in the past. Already grabbing three top-10 finishes this season, Watson could be in for another strong showing here too.
Justin Thomas has come out of quarantine playing some great golf, grabbing two top-10 finishes at the Charles Schwab Challenge and RBC Heritage in back-to-back weeks, there's a good reason he's the betting favorite at +1100 odds heading into the Travelers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Though his best finish here was 3rd in 2016, Thomas' stats point to success here this season. He's No. 17 in SG tee to green, No. 8 in SG approach to the green, and No. 5 in total SG. His No. 12 ranking in greens in regulation (GIR) will also be crucial here. With seven top-10 finishes this season, including two wins, Thomas might be the hottest golfer on tour heading into this event, and for that, he cannot be ignored.
Bryson DeChambeau makes this list for the second straight week and it's easy to see why. He's No. 1 on tour in SG off-the-tee, No. 7 in SG tee-to-green and No. 2 in SG total. His No. 2 driving distance, like Watson, will help him here as well. DeChambeau also ranks in the top-10 in birdie average, scoring average and sand save percentage. With six top1-0 finishes already this season and a T-3 at the Charles Schwab Challenge two weeks ago, DeChambeau's game plays perfectly for another week near the top of the leaderboard.
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