2021 Travelers Championship Picks: Our Best Prop Bets at TPC River Highlands
Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images. Pictured: Harris English
After a riveting U.S. Open, the PGA TOUR shifts its focus to TPC River Highlands for the 2021 Travelers Championship. And you gotta admit, it’s a pretty fun change of pace to go from the rugged scoring conditions at Torrey Pines to the short, score-able confines we will see this week in Connecticut.
Check out below for our favorite prop bets for the Travelers:
Rickie Fowler Top-10 Finish (+600)
I considered burning my whole damn preview to the ground this week and picking Rickie to win outright, but uncommon sense won out in the end.
Like Rose, Fowler is a guy I’ve written about recently and have targeted for improving results, even after finishes of 8th-11th in his last two starts. If he can’t get motivated coming off a week in which he failed to qualify for a major, that’ll be a surprise. I think he’ll be a factor on Sunday afternoon, but I’ll cautiously play him here for a top-10.
Harris English Top-5 Finish (+700)
After a rough few months, Harris English has been stringing together some very promising results of late. He most recently posted a 14th-place finish at Congaree followed by a third-place finish at the U.S. Open last week.
TPC River Highlands is a course where approach play will be the most important factor, and English was brilliant in that category at Torrey Pines; gaining 4.6 strokes on the field.
I am expecting the resurgent English to get into contention for the third consecutive week.
Rickie Fowler Top-5 Finish (+1400)
In recent interviews, Rickie has pointed to the resurgence he’s had with the putter as the reason for his recent success. The numbers back up the claim, as he’s gained 8.3 strokes putting in just his last two events. His finishes in those events… 8th at the PGA Championship and 11th at Memorial. He gained over 6 strokes on approach in those two events as well.
If the Rickie of old truly is back on the greens, I love this number for a top-5 finish.