Rule, perks lure Day and co. to PGA event

Of course, this takes nothing away from the golfers listed below because this is entirely about fantasy strategy and not some sort of popularity contest, but it's still pretty incredible that not even one of the three heavyweights cracked the top 10.

Rory McIlroy, also playing for the first time at TPC River Highlands, had a 67.

Its a 6,841-yard, par 70 that allows players to shoot for the pins, with the victor usually in the high teens under par.

Par 4 Scoring is a stat you must consider when building your DraftKings lineup this week.

"This is one of my favorite courses on the PGA Tour", Knox said.

Hit greens....and lots of them: that's how you will win the Travelers Championship. The problems have been around the grenes: he's 167th in strokes-gained putting, 85th in scrambling and 90th in putts made from 10 feet and closer.

Typically a week after a major features a watered-down field, but that's three players in the World Top 6 and four in the Top 12. While 2017 hasn't been a good year for him, as he has missed five cuts in 12 events, Watson should still do well this week. He has climbed 55 spots in SG:App over the last eight weeks and 33 spots in T2G. He then dropped another 15-footer at No. 8 and once again stuck his second shot to about a foot on the ninth for his fourth consecutive birdie to go out in 8-under 27. Throw in nine more players who finished Top 20 at the US Open-Brian Harman, Xander Schauffele, Charley Hoffman, Trey Mullinax, Brandt Snedeker, Brendan Steele, Patrick Reed, Si Woo Kim, Chez Reavie-and we have a compelling tournament on tap. Steele has been moved back into the $9,000 salary zone on DraftKings.

Only one CT native has ever won this championship. One was a win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Short is very much sweeter here at River Highlands.

Charley and the Chocolate Factory is back to his old ways, making cuts and being in contention before ejecting in the chocolate river.

"I just haven't played the week after the U.S. Open, and thought, 'Why don't I?'" Spieth said.

However, rather than dwell on the dismal display, the Australian was keen to focus on the Travelers at TPC River Highlands, which begins on Thursday. He is 34th in BoB% and 36th in T2G. There are big world ranking points but there are also bragging points. While 2017 hasn't been a great year for him, Johnson seems to be on an upswing.

This price just isn't right here.

McIlroy told reporters on Wednesday that he needed a bit more practice and would have liked to have shaken off the rust elsewhere instead of returning to golf at a big U.S. Open venue. Adding to that the fact he hasn't finished worse than 34th here in his last four starts (including a 5th and 13th). When Florida qualified for the NCAA Regionals, a tournament held at Yale, he struggled, finishing 15-over par and 68th overall. 2012 was the first year I played here and missed the cut.

Not even Spieth's assault of birdie-happy River Highlands could detract from the kind of day Stegmaier dreamed about as a kid growing up 30 minutes down the road on the CT shore.

The strong field has resulted in a 30 percent increase in advance ticket sales from a year ago. Not reliable over the long haul but has two top-6 finishes this year.

  • Zachary Reyes