4 Prop Betting Picks for the 2020 Travelers Championship
Kevin C. Cox, Getty Images. Pictured: Joel Dahmen
- Our team breaks down their top four prop betting picks for the 2020 Travelers Championship in Connecticut.
- Find out why they like Joel Dahmen to finish in the top 20 (+350), Phil Mickelson to miss the cut (-120) and more.
The PGA TOUR heads north to Cromwell, Conn. for this week’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands.
We’ve been treated to two delightful tournaments the past couple of weeks and the betting buzz ahead of The Travelers is palpable. Bookmakers around the country have taken notice and the offerings at sportsbooks continue to get better each week.
Here are our favorite prop bets for the 2020 Travelers Championship:
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Joel Dahmen Top-20 Finish (+350)
In four of his last five starts, Dahmen cashed top-20 bets, finishing 14th-5th-5th-19th until last week’s T-48. That might sound like he’s moving in the wrong direction, but it was only a final-round 75 which dropped him from a share of fifth place through 54 holes.
I’m willing to call that an outlier and believe that he’s ready to contend once again — and I love this price for a leaderboard spot he’s been reaching consistently.
Paul Casey Top-20 Finish (+175)
Normally I hate backing a guy off a break like this, but Casey really isn’t someone who grinds it out and tries to maintain his form each week.
Casey picks and chooses his spots and has no problem showing up after three or four weeks without missing a beat. We talk about this being a Bubba course, but few have been more consistent here than Casey.
He finished inside the top-20 in all five of his trips to TPC River Highlands, including four top-5 finishes during that stretch.
Phil Mickelson to miss cut (-120)
Sorry Phil, I got to take the value here this week.
Phil just isn’t in form, if the Charles Schwab was any indication. He missed the cut in that one, hitting 58.3% of his greens (terrible) and 39.3% of the fairways (atrocious). You know what the most important thing is at River Highlands? Oh yeah … hitting fairways and greens.
He also doesn’t often play this course. He did last year, which was his first visit since 2003. He missed the cut and posted very poor numbers.
AND … the dude just turned 50! Phil is a legend; it hurts to do this. But even money on him to miss the cut given his form and this loaded field — that’s silly.
Albatross in the tournament: Yes (+1600)
The eagles should be flying at TPC River Highlands. After watching the PGA TOUR go birdie-crazy after the weather delay at Harbour Town, it is worth asking if that form will carry over to the Travelers.
The weather forecast calls for winds under 10 MPH with chances of rain. Damp greens may allow the players to take direct aim at the pins.
Now, the albatross rate at TPC River Highlands does not scream value here, so this will be a small, for-fun investment as the +1600 number does not offer proper value considering how few double-eagles we’ve seen at this course.
Trevor Immelman recorded the first-ever double-eagle at TPC River Highlands with a 246-yard second shot on the 13th hole here in 2014. Troy Merritt also accomplished the feat on the 15th hole.
Those two holes will be the targets for the double-eagle as the bombers will have the chance to pull off the rare feat.