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Updated 2022 Travelers Championship Odds & Picks for Davis Riley, Aaron Wise, More

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2022 Travelers Championship Odds

Rory McIlroy+1000
Scottie Scheffler+1000
Justin Thomas+1200
Patrick Cantlay+1400
Sam Burns+1800
Xander Schauffele+2000
Jordan Spieth+2500
Joaquin Niemann+2800
Sungjae Im+2800
Keegan Bradley+3300
Tony Finau+3300
Aaron Wise+4000
Davis Riley+4000
Mito Pereira+4000
Tommy Fleetwood+4000
Brendan Steele+5000
Brian Harman+5000
Marc Leishman+5000
Seamus Power+5000
Webb Simpson+5000
Harold Varner III+5000
Brendon Todd+6600
Denny McCarthy+6600
Jason Day+6600
Christiaan Bezuidenhout+6600
Keith Mitchell+6600
Cameron Tringale+8000
Jason Kokrak+8000
Joel Dahmen+8000
Maverick McNealy+8000
Si Woo Kim+8000
Aaron Rai+10000
Harris English+10000
K.H. Lee+10000
Kevin Kisner+10000
Tom Hoge+10000
Adam Long+12500
Alex Smalley+12500
C.T. Pan+12500
Cam Davis+12500
Doug Ghim+12500
Jhonattan Vegas+12500
Kevin Streelman+12500
Luke List+12500
Mackenzie Hughes+12500
Russell Knox+12500
Sahith Theegala+12500
Anirban Lahiri+15000
Cameron Champ+15000
Charles Howell III+15000
Chez Reavie+15000
David Lipsky+15000
Emiliano Grillo+15000
Hank Lebioda+15000
James Hahn+15000
Lanto Griffin+15000
Lucas Glover+15000
Matthew NeSmith+15000
Nick Hardy+15000
Rickie Fowler+15000
Ryan Palmer+15000
Sepp Straka+15000
Dylan Frittelli+15000
Adam Schenk+20000
Adam Svensson+20000
Andrew Putnam+20000
Austin Smotherman+20000
Danny Willett+20000
Garrick Higgo+20000
J.J. Spaun+20000
J.T. Poston+20000
John Huh+20000
Matt Wallace+20000
Matthew Wolff+20000
Scott Stallings+20000
Stewart Cink+20000
Troy Merritt+20000
Wyndham Clark+20000
Zach Johnson+20000
Brandt Snedeker+25000
Brice Garnett+25000
Callum Tarren+25000
Carlos Ortiz+25000
Chad Ramey+25000
Charley Hoffman+25000
Danny Lee+25000
Greyson Sigg+25000
Joseph Bramlett+25000
Kelly Kraft+25000
Kramer Hickok+25000
Martin Laird+25000
Matthias Schwab+25000
Nate Lashley+25000
Patton Kizzire+25000
Rory Sabbatini+25000
Scott Piercy+25000
Stephan Jaeger+25000
Tyler Duncan+25000
Austin Cook+30000
Christopher Gotterup+30000
Doc Redman+30000
Hayden Buckley+30000
Justin Lower+30000
Lee Hodges+30000
Vince Whaley+30000
Brandon Wu+35000
Brian Stuard+35000
Taylor Moore+35000
Ben Kohles+40000
Bill Haas+40000
Harry Higgs+40000
Henrik Norlander+40000
Kiradech Aphibarnrat+40000
Luke Donald+40000
Michael Gligic+40000
Peter Malnati+40000
Robert Streb+40000
Trey Mullinax+40000
Andrew Landry+50000
Andrew Novak+50000
Brandon Hagy+50000
David Skinns+50000
Dylan Wu+50000
Jared Wolfe+50000
Kevin Tway+50000
Max McGreevy+50000
Nick Watney+50000
Paul Barjon+50000
Richy Werenski+50000
Roger Sloan+50000
Ryan Brehm+50000
Scott Gutschewski+50000
Sung Kang+50000
Jim Herman+60000
Seth Reeves+60000
Benjamin James+75000
Chesson Hadley+75000
Cole Hammer+75000
Curtis Thompson+75000
Dawie van der Walt+75000
Martin Trainer+75000
Morgan Hoffmann+75000
William McGirt+75000
Brett Drewitt+75000
Joshua Creel+75000
Patrick Flavin+75000
Bo Hoag+75000
Conrad Shindler+75000
Ben Silverman+75000
Adam D’Amario+100000
J.J. Henry+100000
Jonas Blixt+100000
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CROMWELL, Conn. — Never let it be said that The Country Club can be overcome by modern technology.

I’m not even talking about golf equipment.

I never mind pulling back the curtain and giving you guys a peek at what this job is like, but I’m about to open the whole damn window.

On Saturday, as I was co-hosting live coverage on U.S. Open Radio from our perch down the left side of the driving range, I was perusing the leaderboard when my laptop suddenly offered the infamous Blue Screen of Death and never returned to life. Talk about tough conditions.

This was right around the time USGA CEO Mike Whan had joined us in the booth for a conversation and he may or may not have witnessed me mockingly attempt to throw the dying computer onto the practice facility below us.

Anyway, I’m certainly not asking for sympathy — or even empathy. It comes with the territory.

I’m also not asking for suggestions. “Why didn’t you just borrow someone else’s laptop?” Because everyone else was using theirs. “Why didn’t you go get it fixed?” That seems counterproductive to covering the tournament. “Why are you still whining about it?” Ah, now that’s a good question.

The answer serves as an explanation for the preview you’re about to read.

These are always a bit truncated on weeks after major championships anyway, but following the final round, I made the 90-minute drive to this week’s Travelers Championship. More shows, more pods, more content. No time (yet) to fix my laptop issues.

Again, no sympathy needed. Just explaining that you’re about to read a preview typed out on a phone after covering a major and driving to the next venue.

Let’s get right to one of my favorite tournaments of the year — and one that’s endeared itself to plenty of superstars, as this week’s field list includes Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, Sam Burns, Jordan Spieth and Xander Schauffele.

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Outright Winner

One player to win the tournament.

Davis Riley (+4000)

As you’ve probably already noticed, he’s on the same trajectory as his buddy Will Zalatoris and some of the game’s other young twenty-something up-and-comers, just a year or so behind on the timeline. Maybe less.

Riley’s results in his last six starts suggest a lofty ceiling/floor combination: 31st-13th-4th-13th-9th-5th — and that doesn’t even include a playoff loss at the Valspar Championship a few months ago.

It’ll be a tall task taking down those big names, but in a small sample size, Riley has shown a propensity for playing his best golf when birdies are readily available, as they will be this week. I love taking a shot at this price.

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Potential selections for one-and-done options.

Jordan Spieth (+2000)

Some might look at this event and decide against “wasting” one of the top players. The truth is, though, that the win equity — not to mention the contention probability— is higher here than at a major championship or other big event.

Spieth has obviously won here in the past, so he knows how to play this track. Presumably fully over last week’s pre-tourney illness, I like the idea of getting a guy who’s seemingly on his second wind in the aftermath.

Joel Dahmen (+6000)/Denny McCarthy (+6600)

For the most part, I’m not chasing too many guys who were in serious contention at the U.S. Open this past weekend. Most of ‘em will need to recharge the batteries before getting back out there.

That said, I don’t mind taking a shot on either of these Country Club contenders, whose games should fit TPC River Highlands nicely. If I had to pick one, I’d probably lean toward McCarthy, but both are viable.

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One player to finish top-five.

Webb Simpson

He hasn’t quite proven it, but I still think big things are coming this summer for Simpson. There’s an intriguing pattern of players who were injured for part of the early portion of the year later having more gas in the tank than their peers once we hit the dog days. At 80-1 on DraftKings, I don’t mind taking a chance for him to win the tournament either.


One player to finish top-10.

Aaron Wise (+450)/Keith Mitchell (+500)

I should have each of these names saved as a copy/paste option, considering how many times I’ve written about them this year. They’re no longer completely undervalued — now just slightly undervalued — but remain two of my favorite plays to pick off a victory soon. I’ll go a bit conservative for top-10s here, though I don’t mind a more aggressive ticket.


One player to finish top-20.

Brendan Steele (+200)

Horses for courses, but especially for course horses. OK, that sentence might not make sense, but I’ll explain: There are some players who fare well at the same tracks every year and Steele is near the top of that list. Throw in the fact that he chased his best career major finish, a T9 at the PGA Championship, with a T10 at the Memorial, and I like him in all formats this week.


One player to finish top-30.

David Lipsky/Aaron Rai

Once again, I’m lumping these Zurich Classic partners together. They play similar games and tend to thrive on shorter courses, so the 6,800-yard TPC River Highlands setup should be right up their respective alleys.


One player to finish top-40.

Max McGreevy (+500)

I’m never going to list a massive favorite for a top-40 play. That’s no fun. This is a spot for taking a conservative chance on a plus-money play.

Even though McGreevy hasn’t cashed a top-40 in his last eight starts, he’s actually had some periods of really nice golf during that time. Here’s hoping he can finally put four rounds together again.

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Patrick Cantlay

Look, if you really like Rory or Scottie or JT this week, I’m certainly not going to talk you out of them — and I’ll probably have a few lineups with each, too.

Cantlay, though, has been tremendous in non-majors recently and owns a solid track record at this course. With those other big names in the field, I’m thinking (or just hoping) ownership might be a bit lower here and we can gain some leverage.

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Emiliano Grillo

After missing the cut in seven of his first nine starts in 2022, Grillo is finally starting to play better, reaching the weekend in five straight. None of those have resulted in anything better than a T28, but if he’s on, he’s an above-average ball-striker who just needs one or two hot rounds with the putter in order to get himself into contention.

First-Round Leader

One player to post the low score Thursday.

Patrick Rodgers (+10000)

I was tempted to go back to the well and use Harold Varner III again — and he’s still a fine play for FRLs, too — but I think Rodgers is starting to find his groove and this should be a good spot for him. He hasn’t quite shown the ability to remain in serious contention for an entire weekend, though, so I’ll make the investment for just Thursday instead.

Matchup Man

One player who should beat comparable players.

Brian Harman (+5000)

Nice combo here of a guy who plays well on short courses and one who doesn’t miss many cuts, something I always like for H2H plays since it essentially gives us two chances at cashing. Harman has been trending in the right direction with his performances for a while, but hasn’t really gotten the desired results. This should be one he’s had circled on his calendar for a while.

Also Receiving Votes

Other players who should provide value.

Scottie Scheffler (+1000), Christiaan Bezuidenhout (+7000), Maverick McNealy (+7000), Cameron Tringale (+8000), K.H. Lee (+9000), C.T. Pan (+10000), Kevin Streelman (+10000), Doug Ghim (+12500), Patton Kizzire (+25000)

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