The Longshots Report: Travelers Championship

The Longshots Report is your guide to high-priced golfers that can earn us profits in some of the less popular markets without winning the Tournament – First Round Leader, Top 10, 20, Make Cut etc

We found a couple of Top 20s among our Longshots at last week’s US Open with Riley ($67) and Bradley ($101) giving us a great run for our money after Aaron Wise ($101) was in the Top 10 for most of the tournament but dropped out badly in the final round.

This week we’re off to the Travelers Championship in Connecticut which is only a 2-hour drive from Boston. As a result several of the top players are playing when they would normally take the week off to freshen up.

Played at TPC River Highlands, this is a short course which means many players get a chance here. Accuracy off the tee and a good short game is where the strokes should be gained.

This Week’s Longshots :bomb::bomb::bomb:

Joel Dahmen @ $85 :us:

Has been very consistent, making the cut in 11 of last 13 tournaments (with a WD) since the Farmers back in February. Finished Top 10 at the US Open after leading at 36-hole mark and ranked super high for Driving Accuracy and Strokes Gained on Approach. Has played here 4 times for 62-MC-43-20. His last appearance in 2020 yielded 4 rounds in the 60s with a final round 65 which is his best score on this track. Since then he’s won on the PGA Tour and should be full of confidence on this “plotters” course this week.

Brendon Todd @ $85 :us:

Two weeks ago we liked him at the RBC Canadian Open and he duly provided, finishing 13th. This is another Par 70 test and his accuracy off the tee should give him several more good “looks” birdie. His price is better than 2 weeks ago and after not playing the US Open, he will fancy his chances against those who took on the brutal Brookline challenge.

Cam Davis @ $141 :flag-au:

This will be his 3rd visit to TPC River Highlands where he’s finished 43-MC. That doesn’t sound great but he has shot 3 of those 6 rounds in the 60’s which makes him worth a deeper dive. Wouldn’t be normally thought of as an accurate driver which is why we’re getting such a big price. Finished 3rd at the Heritage and 7th at the Charles Schwab in his last 5 tournaments. That’s very decent form for this after a couple of weeks off.

Maverick McNealy @ $95 :flag-ca:

Made his debut here last season with a very respectable 30th with rounds of 65-70-70-70. Has made 16 of 19 cuts this season with 6 Top 25s. Does well on the shorter courses with high finishes at the Heritage and Pebble Beach over the last 3 seasons to illustrate the point.

Aaron Rai @ $171 :flag-england:

Another excellent driver of the ball coming into this fresh as didn’t play at Brookline last week. Has made 12 of 15 Cuts since missing at the Sony Open in January, with 6 Top 30 finishes. With that consistency he’s been threatening to crunch a decent result this season which coincides with moving to the PGA Tour away from the DP World Tour.

The Golf Insider is a GUN. Look at these winners, all since the start of 2020…

Martin Laird $201, Rasmus Hojgaard $151, Mark Hubbard $126, Marc Warren $101, Sam Burns $67, Tyrell Hatton $51, Peter Malnati $46, John Catlin $46, Talor Gooch $41, Harold Varner $36, Harris English $34, Robert Macintyre $31, Adri Arnaus $26, Connor Syme $26, Scott Jamieson $24, JB Holmes $21, Seamus Power $21, Dustin Johnson $21