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Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am tees off today

Travelers Championship Celebrity Pro-Am tees off today

What's stands out when looking at the DraftKings fantasy golf picks for the Travelers Championship and the options at hand is how the top-tier and high-priced players are risky.

Although competitive play doesn't begin until Thursday, the event kicks off Monday morning at the TPC River Highlands course with a special dedication honoring former Travelers Chief Executive Officer Jay Fisherman. There's so many great memories, including that putt I made on the last hole and getting to re-live that was cool when I came back for the media day a few months back.

Following the U.S. Open, the PGA Tour heads back to regular action this week with the Travelers Championship. 22/1) - Casey is on a tear of late, having made 15 of 16 cuts on the season and 12 straight. But you do have to play well. However, he closed with a 69 and finished solo third, one stroke out of the playoff in which Bubba Watson defeated Paul Casey of England. An adept iron player, McIlroy is the top-tier play this week. Webb took 16th in The Players and 35th in the U.S. Open, with a fifth-place finish between those events. Situated on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River about 10 miles south of Hartford in Cromwell, Connecticut, the TPC River Highlands is a pure shot-making examination that has stood the test of time. 2012 was the first year I played here and missed the cut. In his last six starts at TOC River Highlands, Steele has reeled off five top 25s including two 13ths and a 5th. On the way to victory in 1995, Greg Norman attempted to drive the green, landed in the bunker, but then splashed out and into the cup for an eagle.

Also like: Marc Leishman, Brendan Steele and Tony Finau.

The Scotsman captured the only two PGA Tour titles of his career last season and started the 2016-17 campaign with top-10 finishes in Malaysia, China, and Mayakoba. This week, he's hoping to bounce back from a missed cut at Erin Hills.




Finally, I'm going to target players who make a lot of birdies.

Spieth leads the Tour in strokes gained: approach and is 10th in strokes gained: tee-to-green. And he's doing it through scrambling (1st) and Par 4 scoring from the key range of 400-450 yards (1st in the field).

For now, he's concentrating on his title defense this week at TPC River Highlands, where he came from three strokes behind 54-hole leader Daniel Berger to win a year ago. Not reliable over the long haul but has two top-6 finishes this year. He's made five of his last six cuts and wasn't terrible at the U.S. Open. Fentanyl, I assumed. But then I got a glimpse of the field making the trek to Hartford, something usually said with similar enthusiasm as Wayne and Garth's uneventful voyage to DE, and frankly, I was shocked.

See above. Like Stanley, Cauley has three top 10s in his last six starts and is merely a balky putter away from contending for wins.


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