Golf Betting Tips: Joaquin set to fly at the Travelers Championship

Simmering Niemann a very strong course fit for TPC River Highlands

The major type fields continue this week for the Travelers Championship and the first thing that strikes me is that many of the front end of the market look decent value EW bets. The RBC Heritage continues in the same vein of little shots separating the top 30 or so in the market and realising your equity on bets is proving harder and harder. I tweeted at one stage that I was sweating a top 20 bet on JT Poston, and he was -15 at the time. This will settle down a little as the fields become less stacked.

Another thing that hit me at Harbour Town was just how much the no fans affected stray balls. This was obviously going to be the case but the likes of Patrick Reed last week was really punished for being slightly errant and in hindsight my selections were maybe a little off the temporary profile.

The Travelers Championship is an event I enjoy betting on and TPC River Highlands is a track that will suit a lot of the players, which is why numerous big names that don't usually travel there will enjoy the week. The main variable to note is the run offs and shortsides here are quite simply a no go area. I've noted in the past the likes of Justin Thomas was far too aggressive at short side flags on the tiered surfaces with run offs and just couldn't get up and down when he missed. The depth of the rough here is variable and may dictate the scoring.

Travelers championship Target player profile

Strong driver, accurate with approaches and short irons. Decent course management needed as firing at some pins will leave you short sided and dead. Par breakers.

The course: TPC River Highlands: (Par 70, 6,841 yards)

Key Features

Thick rough - Water - Good lines off the markers - tiered greens with run offs - mound surround - elevation changes - short par 4s

Greens: Mainly Poa (look like a bent texture)
Fibre: (mix - very thick and lush in 2019)

Premium on (key metric weightings)

Total driving efficiency (3)
Proximity to the hole (approach) (3)
Irons (2)
Holing out (1 )
Par breakers (2)
Scrambling (1 )

note: you can insert these ratings in the course fit model at the bottom of the webpage..

Travelers Championship TIPS:

The weekly selections are bred from my progressive form ratings and
2020 course fit profiling manual

Please note there is an interactive model and a course fit / player profile section at the bottom of this website to check out. You can see my Travelers Championship Odds Chart here, equipped with course fit numbers and different ratings such as overall bet strength

Tip 1: Abraham Ancer 35/1 EW / FRL

Player ability: 7.78 (manual rating)
Price value: 7.5
Progressive form rating: 9
Course fit-o-meter: 7.78
Overall value bet strength: 8

Tip 2: Sergio Garcia 50/1 EW / FRL
(see fig 1b below)

Player ability: 8.55 (manual rating)
Price value: 8.5
Progressive form rating: 8
Course fit-o-meter: 8.88
Overall value bet strength: 8.5

Tip 3: Joaquin Niemann 50/1 EW / FRL
(see fig 1a below)

Player ability: 8.04 (manual rating)
Price value: 7.5
Progressive form rating: 8.3
Course fit-o-meter: 8.6
Overall value bet strength: 8.11

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fig 1a: example screenshot above shows Joaquin Niemann's rating from the interactive course fit profiling model at the bottom of the website - try it out yourself by scrolling down

fig 1b: example screenshot above shows Sergio Garcia's Profile from my course fit profiling manual - see player profiles on site
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