2024 Travelers Championship Picks: 4 Outright Bets for Wyndham Clark & More

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Via Getty Images/Action Network Design. Pictured: Wyndham Clark (left) and Sahith Theegala (right).

The PGA Tour heads to TPC River Highlands following an epic U.S. Open, and our golf analysts have their 2024 Travelers Championship Picks ready.

Our golf betting experts have already peppered the 2024 Travelers Championship outright betting board on Monday, and they have bets for four different golfers to win in Cromwell, Connecticut, including Wyndham Clark and Sahith Theegala in this 72-man field.

Find our favorite 2024 Travelers Championship Picks for this week's PGA Tour signature event below.

2024 Travelers Championship Picks

Spencer Aguiar: Wyndham Clark 70-1 (BetRivers)

I always find these limited-field, no-cut events to be challenging because of how they compress the outright betting board.

My numbers found a ton of intrigue near the top when diving into Xander Schauffele, Ludvig Åberg and Collin Morikawa. Any of those routes would make for an optimal start to a card, but I will kick off my week with two long-shot wagers before adding once the event begins.

If you want additional thoughts on why I am taking this route, you can tune into the Links + Locks Betting Preview on Tuesday evening.

One of the reasons I liked Wyndham Clark this week is because it feels as if the market has overcorrected itself because of his recent form. I get that the struggles are real throughout different portions of his game, but the American flashed some life at the U.S. Open en route to what became a disastrous final-round 77 to dive down the board.

Clark won't be for the faint of heart since his floor is lower than most will feel comfortable backing, but outright betting is all about shooting for upside, which he displays with par-5 scoring potential and overall birdie-making skills to make a run up this board.

Via Gregory Shamus/Getty Images. Pictured: Wyndham Clark of the United States plays his shot from the 11th tee during a practice round prior to the U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort on June 10, 2024 in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

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Greg Waddell: Patrick Cantlay +2200 (DraftKings)

I'm taking a stab at Patrick Cantlay this week after he tied for third at the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 over the weekend. Cantlay is still looking for his first win in 2024, but given his form this past week, he may not have to wait long.

Cantlay loves TPC River Highlands, as evidenced by his finishes in his last six appearances here – he has finished within the top 15 in six straight seasons, placing in 15th, 15th, 11th, 13th and 13th in successive years before a fourth-place finish in 2023.

Overall, Cantlay has the best average finish at TPC River Highlands out of every golfer in the field this week.

He is second in the field in Strokes Gained: Total in his career at this course at 2.02 strokes gained per round, which falls just short of Xander Schauffele at 2.03. Schauffele is +800 this week, making Cantlay at +2200 one of the best values on the board.

Matt Gannon: Sahith Theegala 35-1 (Widely Available)

After speaking with Theegala's caddie Carl Smith ahead of the event, I quickly realized that Theegala's aggression would be a detriment around Pinehurst. Simply put, golfers who fire at too many pins at Pinehurst No. 2 are in for a long week.

On the other hand, his aggressive nature can surely lead him to success on a Pete Dye golf course like TPC River Highlands where the winning score will likely be lower than -20. That is what Theegala does best, and he has shown it on this course before when he tied for second here in 2022, which was sort of a coming-out party for him.

Theegala's ball-striking has been so much more consistent this season, which has been a major improvement compared to past years. As he gets older, he gets a lot sharper, and this is a great spot for Theegala to pick up his second win.

Tony Sartori: Viktor Hovland +2200 (FanDuel)

Despite the missed cut at last week’s U.S. Open, Viktor Hovland is trending in the right direction, and I believe we will see him in the winner’s circle once again soon. Yes, Pinehurst No. 2 smacked him around on Thursday, but that course can do that to anybody.

Hovland rebounded with a two-under 68 on Friday, which was one of the lowest rounds of the day. As a result, I think he is already right back in the solid form he displayed before missing the cut on the number. He has been trending in the right direction with a 15th-place finish at the Memorial Tournament and a third-place finish at the PGA Championship.

He has arguably been a top-five iron player on Tour over the past month, and that will reward him sooner rather than later. Last season, each of the top-six finishers at TPC River Highlands ranked in the top 22 among the field in Strokes Gained: Approach the Green, the only statistic in which such a trend occurred.

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