Travelers Championship Withdrawals & Updated Odds: Brooks Koepka Out After Caddie Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Photo credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images. Pictured: Brooks Koepka and caddie Ricky Elliott

Last week, Nick Watney tested positive for COVID-19 and subsequently withdrew from the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage tournament. This week for the Travelers Championship, the number of golfers forced to withdraw has grown larger.

The current list of golfers who have already withdrawn include:

  • Brooks Koepka
  • Webb Simpson
  • Graeme McDowell
  • Cameron Champ
  • Nate Lashley
  • Steve Stricker
  • Chase Koepka

Of those, only Champ himself tested positive for COVID-19. Brooks Koepka and McDowell both withdrew after their caddies tested positive Wednesday. Chase Koepka and Webb Simpson both withdrew out of an “abundance of caution.”

Stricker and Lashley both bowed out earlier in the week, and the reason hasn’t been reported; it’s likely it’s not due to the coronavirus.

Brooks Koepka, the world’s No. 4 ranked golfer, is definitely a large enough absence to significantly shift the odds this week. He was 20-1 to win, and without him most of the top golfers have seen their odds increase:

  • Rory McIlroy: 12-1 Monday, 10-1 today
  • Justin Thomas: 12-1 Monday, 11-1 today
  • Bryson DeChambeau: 13-1 Monday, 11-1 today
  • Jon Rahm: 20-1 Monday, 18-1 today

See the full odds below, via PointsBet.


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Updated Travelers Championship Odds

Golfer Odds
Rory McIlroy +1000
Justin Thomas +1100
Bryson DeChambeau +1100
Webb Simpson +2000
Jon Rahm +1800
Patrick Cantlay +2500
Justin Rose +2500
Xander Schauffele +2800
Bubba Watson +3000
Dustin Johnson +2500
Paul Casey +3300
Patrick Reed +3300
Abraham Ancer +3000
Collin Morikawa +3300
Sergio Garcia +5000
Tony Finau +5000
Gary Woodland +5000
Jordan Spieth +5000
Matthew Fitzpatrick +5000
Sungjae Im +4000
Marc Leishman +5000
Joaquin Niemann +3300
Viktor Hovland +5000
JT Poston +6600
Brian Harman +6000
Ian Poulter +8000
Kevin Kisner +8000
Corey Conners +7000
Scottie Scheffler +6600
Joel Dahmen +8000
Ryan Palmer +9000
Jason Day +8000
Louis Oosthuizen +10000
Branden Grace +10000
Jason Kokrak +9000
Kevin Na +12500
Brandt Snedeker +12500
Chez Reavie +12500
Kevin Streelman +12500
Shane Lowry +10000
Billy Horschel +9000
Keegan Bradley +10000
Patrick Rodgers +9000
Charley Hoffman +15000
Ryan Moore +12500
Phil Mickelson +12500
Rafael Cabrera Bello +15000
Lucas Glover +15000
Dylan Frittelli +12500
Byeong-Hun An +12500
Russell Henley +15000
Russell Knox +20000
Harold Varner III +15000
Max Homa +10000
Zach Johnson +20000
Cheng-Tsung Pan +20000
Charl Schwartzel +20000
Vaughn Taylor +20000
Jim Furyk +20000
Danny Lee +15000
Luke List +15000
Brendan Steele +20000
Brendon Todd +20000
Bud Cauley +15000
Matthew NeSmith +15000
Cameron Smith +20000
Carlos Ortiz +15000
Sebastian Munoz +9000
Matt Wallace +20000
Doc Redman +20000
Matthew Wolff +15000
Luke Donald +25000
Stewart Cink +20000
Jhonattan Vegas +15000
Michael Thompson +20000
Kevin Tway +25000
Matt Jones +25000
Brice Garnett +20000
Beau Hossler +20000
Chesson Hadley +20000
Mark Hubbard +25000
Harry Higgs +20000
Tyler Duncan +20000
Wyndham Clark +20000
Danny Willett +25000
Kyle Stanley +30000
Brian Stuard +30000
Sung Kang +25000
Cameron Tringale +25000
Tom Hoge +25000
Emiliano Grillo +25000
Mackenzie Hughes +30000
Sam Ryder +30000
Keith Mitchell +25000
Grayson Murray +30000
Talor Gooch +25000
Sam Burns +30000
Sepp Straka +20000
Aaron Wise +30000
Aaron Baddeley +30000
Chris Stroud +30000
Kevin Chappell +30000
Troy Merritt +30000
James Hahn +35000
Scott Stallings +30000
Hudson Swafford +35000
Lanto Griffin +30000
Adam Long +30000
Lucas Bjerregaard +30000
Si Woo Kim +25000
Zac Blair +35000
Sahith Theegala +30000
Jamie Lovemark +35000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee +35000
William Gordon +35000
Seung-yul Noh +50000
Bronson Burgoon +40000
Bo Hoag +40000
Peter Malnati +35000
Austin Cook +40000
Robby Shelton +40000
Richy Werenski +40000
Denny McCarthy +35000
J. J. Spaun +40000
Wesley Bryan +40000
Adam Schenk +40000
Scott Harrington +50000
J.J. Henry +50000
Vijay Singh +50000
Brian Gay +50000
Greg Chalmers +50000
Matt Every +50000
Bo Van Pelt +50000
Ryan Armour +50000
Davis Love III +50000
Hunter Mahan +50000
Henrik Norlander +50000
Patton Kizzire +50000
Xin-Jun Zhang +40000
Scott Brown +50000
Ted Potter Jr. +50000
Roger Sloan +50000
Michael Kim +50000
Martin Trainer +50000
Hank Lebioda +50000
Peter Kuest +50000
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