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2020 Travelers Championship Round 4 Odds and Betting Preview

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Dustin Johnson is just two shots back entering the final round of the Travelers Championship. Photo from @GolfCentral (Twitter)
  • Brendon Todd leads the Travelers Championship after three rounds following a career best 9-under, 61
  • Many big names in pursuit, including Dustin Johnson, Bryson DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy
  • See the updated live odds at TPC River Highlands heading into Sunday’s final round

Low scores are the norm at the Travelers Championship, and this week is no exception. Brendon Todd took full advantage of moving day in Cromwell, Connecticut with a scintillating career-best round of 9-under 61, which has opened up a two-shot edge heading into Sunday.

If you were to place a bet on Todd at the beginning of the week, you’d be sitting pretty right about now because he was a +25000 long shot before the tournament teed off.

He could become the first three-time winner of the 2019-20 season, but should he stumble Dustin Johnson could take full advantage, as he’s his closest pursuer in second place after his own career low round of 9-under 61.

Live Travelers Championship Odds

Golfer Position Score Odds
Brendon Todd 1st -18 +185
Dustin Johnson 2nd -16 +200
Kevin Streelman 3rd -15 +800
Bryson DeChambeau T-5th -13 +900
Mackenzie Hughes 4th -14 +1400
Kevin Na T-5th -13 +2500
Phil Mickelson T-7th -12 +3300
Abraham Ancer T-7th -12 +4000
Viktor Hovland T-12th -11 +6600
Rory McIlroy T-18th -10 +8000

Odds taken June 27th.

Todd Dominating Tee-To-Green

The reason Brendon Todd was such a crazy darkhorse at the beginning of the week was because he missed the first two cuts since the tour returned to action and hadn’t been that great prior to the hiatus. However, he’s been a machine this week, hitting 41 of 42 fairways, which is absolutely insane.

He won twice to start the season in the fall series at the Bermuda Championship and the Mayakoba Classic, but his best finish in 2020 was a tie for 18th, so it’s not exactly like he’d been setting the world on fire.

He’s playing with Dustin Johnson, which makes his job that much more difficult to close out the event. Todd has just one bogey this week and is first in strokes gained: tee-to-green, but with +185 odds, it’s hard to pull the trigger on a guy who won those two tournaments in 2019 against weak fields.

Dustin Johnson Breaking Out of Funk

By his lofty standards, Johnson hasn’t been firing on all cylinders for a while now, with just two top-10’s in his last 14 PGA Tour events. He hit 12 of 14 fairways Saturday along with 16 greens in regulation.

The only thing to nitpick with the 20-time tour winner is simply that he hasn’t found himself in the hunt for a long time, but because of the name and reputation, you’re getting the +200 odds. I’d much prefer wagering on a prolific winner like DJ than Brendon Todd.

Last Five Travelers Championship Winners

Year Winner
2019 Chez Reavie
2018 Bubba Watson
2017 Jordan Spieth
2016 Russell Knox
2015 Bubba Watson

Best Live Value Picks at Travelers Championship

  1. Kevin Streelman (+800): Winner of this tournament in 2014 with a furious rally when he birdied the last seven holes. Finished second earlier this year at Pebble Beach and he’s three back, which is prime position to fire at flags and be aggressive.
  2. Bryson DeChambeau (+900): No point in switching our pre-tournament pick of DeChambeau now. He’s had five straight top-8 finishes and is fourth in final round scoring average this season with a pair of 66’s in the final round the last two weeks.
  3. Kevin Na (+2500): In a tie for fifth, just five strokes off the lead. Na is fourth in putting, sixth in accuracy and eighth in scrambling this week. Has racked up three wins in the last two years.
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