2014 Travelers Championship - Vegas Odds, Free Picks, + Tee Times
After players tackle Pinehurst No.2 at the 2014 U.S. Open, the PGA Tour will go up to the northeast. The 2014 Travelers Championship from TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut will get underway on Thursday, June 19th.
TPC River Highlands is a Par-70 layout which tops out at about 6,900 yards depending on how the Tour sees fit to set the golf course up for the week. Regardless of the distance, it will be about accuracy and those who hit fairways will be able to come into the small greens at a higher efficiency. The longer hitters don't really have an advantage here, because most players will be hitting mid and short irons into the greens.
Full coverage of the 2014 Travelers Championship can be expected. Golf Channel will be the home of the weekday coverage beginning on Thursday and extending to Friday. For the final 36 holes, Golf Channel will have coverage of the players out first on the weekend, with CBS coming into takeover in the afternoon.
Live Network Television Coverage:
- Thursday: 3pm - 6pm ET
- Friday: 3pm - 6pm ET
- Saturday: 1pm - 2:30pm ET 3pm - 6pm ET
- Sunday: 1pm - 2:30pm ET 3pm - 6pm ET
TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT
Since 1984, pro golfers have flocked to Cromwell, Connecticut, for the Travelers Championship. The original tournament dates back to TPC River Highlands' founding in 1928. It is another Pete Dye designed course and underwent remodeling in the late 1980s by Bobby Weed and golf pros Roger Maltbie and Howard Twitty.
The course overlooks the Connecticut River and is nestled on a high bluff for breathtaking views and torrents of challenging wind. It features a state-of-the-art training facility staffed by pros.
The tournament tees are only 6,841 yards, though this par-70 challenges golfers in every aspect of the sport. The Travelers Championship is one of the most attended events in golf because of its accessible location and facilities. Tim Norris set a course tournament record of 25-under in 1982, and since then pros have attempted to topple the amazing score. Patrick Cantlay, an amateur, 19-year-old golfer from UCLA, set the course single-round record in 2011 with a score of 60.
The playing of the 2014 U.S. Open caused the initial odds to win the 2014 Travelers Championship to be delayed simply because the field was not set following professional golf's 2nd Major Championship of the 2014 PGA season. But now we do not need to worry about that as oddsmakers have gotten it all sorted out and have now issued odds for over 140+ golfers to win this weekend.
Atop the list of favorites is 2014 Masters Champion Bubba Watson who is currently sporting a 12 to 1 (+1200) payout should he come out on top of the heap. Also sharing the limelight with Watson is Matt Kuchar who is more than capable of putting all the shots together to compete for that beautiful silver cup; Kooch is listed with a 12/1 (+1200) payout just like Bubba Watson.
Behind Watson + Kuchar are two extremely talented players in Jason Day and Dustin Johnson. At 14 to 1 (+1400) a bet on either Day or Johnson is going to return a nice profit should either win but let's not forget about the guys further down this list (shown below)...last year Ken Duke walked away with the trophy after starting the week with 150/1 (+15000) payout!!!
Beyond just the odds to win this week are several others including top-5 / top-10 finish betting lines in addition to all the normal PGA golf props and head-to-head odds between the game's top players. As usual Bovada is our best choice for wagering on golf this week + it is the same betting site referenced for all the golf betting odds on this page as they are highly recommended!
PGABettingOdds.com Pick To Win 2014 Travelers - Coming off of a Major Championship can be tough to pick. Players that decide to tee it up can suffer fatigue putting it all on the line to contend for the U.S. Open. Having said that, there are a few players to pay attention to. One is Brandt Snedeker. After struggling to find his game, Snedeker played well at the 2014 U.S. Open, and if he continues that he will be in contention. At 33/1, a wager on Snedeker is paying out a solid margin for a top-10 favorite.
Don't Be Surprised If... - At 100/1 this week Aaron Baddeley could be a great pick. We know that he is one of the best putters on the PGA Tour, but he hit it well at Pinehurst last week. Ultimately he finished T23, but he showed signs that he can get back to the winner's circle.
2013 Travelers Championship
It was a playoff to decide the 2013 Travelers Championship, between Ken Duke and Chris Stroud. To get into a playoff, Stroud made a 51-foot chip from off the green on No.18 to tie Duke atop the leader board. That momentum didn't carry over into the playoff though, with Duke capturing the Travelers Championship on the second sudden-death hole after a fantastic approach shot that left him less than three feet for birdie.
Duke was playing in his 187th PGA Tour event, and this was his first victory. The win was very impressive, because Duke had to collect himself after the unlikely chip-in by Stroud on the 72nd hole. To refocus and come out firing precision iron shots was something that not many would have been able to do.
2013 Travelers Championship - Leaderboard
- Ken Duke -12 (268)*
- Chris Stroud -12 (268)
- Graham DeLaet -11 (269)
- Bubba Watson -10 (270)
- Webb Simpson -9 (271)