Expert picks for the Travelers Championship
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 20:51
Stay away from Day.
Normally you wouldn't see guys like McIlroy, Day and Justin Spieth play the week after a major, but they are in the field. This was despite Day indicating that he felt he prepared so well for the US Open. Rust was to be expected from the Ulsterman at Erin Hills, and rust we saw, particularly with his driving.
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Simpson's success last week was a bit of a surprise to me (even though he has won a U.S. Open previously).
Steady Casey has a quality course history here. He is making his sixth start in the Travelers Championship and has played his best the last two years. He finished 64 at last year's Travelers. He's the top par 4 scorer and birdie-maker as well as ninth in greens in regulation and fourth in strokes gained: tee to green and strokes gained: approach. Fifth in greens in regulation. It's possible to have a player finish top-10 in fantasy points while not finishing anywhere close to the top-10 in the actual event.
Daniel Berger led into the 2nd and 3rd rounds in this event past year before finishing 5th and although he missed the cut at Erin Hills, so did a lot of other good players and he did win in Memphis a week earlier. 32nd in birdies and seventh in scoring average, as well. Reavie has made the cut here in each of his last five appearances with two top 25s. Harman, who claimed his second PGA Tour victory earlier this season in the Wells Fargo Championship by one stroke over top-ranked Dustin Johnson and Pat Perez, has climbed to 10th in the FedExCup standings with six results in the top 10, and 11 in the top 25 this season. Due to easier-than-anticipated conditions, Koepka finished the week -16, tying the U.S. Open record. While the power off the tee certainly didn't hurt the 27-year-old, it was about as complete as a performance as it gets-he finished the week first in the field in strokes gained approaching the green, third in strokes gained off the tee, third in strokes gained putting and third in strokes gained tee to green. Hopefully, the Argentine's ownership will be down after a missed cut at the U.S. Open. Just as he seems to be progressing toward regaining his 2015 and 2016 form, he turns in a disastrous Thursday & Friday at Erin HIlls. A gritty competitor, expect Grillo to bounce back this week.