2011 Travelers Championship Picks

Pick 1: Bubba Watson E/W @ 20/1 (general) Had some personal success with Watson here last year where he pretty much over powered the golf course with his driving ability. Started the US Open last week looking good only to fade but shows his game is close to peaking again. His record at the Travelers Championship is top notch and I expect the defending champion to be the man to beat again this week.

Pick 2: Zach Johnson E/W @ 25/1 (general) Expect plenty of birdies this week at the Travelers where the scoring is generally very low. Putting will be a key stat and Johnson is 1 of the best putters on tour. 3 top 25's here to his name and the TPC River Highlands plays under 7,000 yards which will suit Johnson. Return to form last week at Congressional.

Pick 3: Bo Van Pelt E/W @ 30/1 (general) Fantastic current and course form and another who's driving ability can over power the golf course. Regular feature on the leaderboard at the Travelers Championship down the years and can't be ignored at that price...



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Pick 4: Brandt Snedeker E/W @ 28/1 (general) In fine form but most notably ranks 3rd on the tour in the putting stats which as mentioned will be key at the Travelers Championship, especially from the 15-20' range.

Pick 5: Aaron Baddeley @ 50/1 (general) A lot of my own favs this week have been priced up as the actual favourites, leaving big value further down the market list for the likes of Baddeley, Ogilvy and Poulter. Baddeley is the standout for me. When on form (which he is this season so far) he usually sits high up on the putting and birdie making stats and could be well suited to the TPC River Highlands course this week.

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Travelers Championship Sleeper Pick
Pick 6: Brandt Jobe E/W @ 60/1 (general) Came out of nowhere this year to feature regularly on the leaderboards in some big events in recent weeks. Confidence flying and leads the tour in both total driving and total birdies and on a short and relatively easy course at the Travelers Championship, I can't ignore those stats.

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