FGR: Travelers Championship

The RBC Heritage was an extraordinary week that saw us land the winner (Webb), the runner-up (Ancer), and we got six of our players to the weekend, including good ol' Langer at $6,100. How bow dah!?

It's likely all downhill from here as we take a trip over to TPC River Highlands for the Travelers Championship, where, worryingly, I'm more confident in my card for this week than I was at Harbour Town.

One of the reasons for that confidence is because at long last we get to release 'The Kraken' (his expression, not mine).

Big Bad Bryson will finally be able to smash driver off the tee without too many worries this week, and despite being $11,000 on DraftKings, he's leading off this group of warriors. DeChambeau is (in my head at least) a lock to finish in the top-5 this week and the most likely winner.

Pick number two will see our love affair with Abraham Ancer continue - who is now affectionately known between golf fans/degenerates as Honest Abe.

The Mexican's ball striking was so much better than anyone else last week that he's a must-play again, as I don't see him going off the boil all of a sudden in three days. At $9,000, Abe is a perfect DK play this week, and I can't see him finishing outside the top-20.

Next at almost identical prices are two guys that everyone loves to hate, for very different reasons. The first is the mad hatter, golfing genius that is.....BUBBA!

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Bubba owns TPC River Highlands (not literally), winning this event twice in the past five years, and as we know with Watson, he's a real horse for the course type of player. At $8,800 it's a no brainer.

On the other end of the spectrum is golf's great villain - Patrick Reed. The Texan missed the cut last week, and when he found a dodgy lie after missing the fairway at the RBC Heritage, he then found his playing partner Daniel Berger watching him intensely - as clearly Reed's reputation now precedes him...

But Reed is a player who likes this track and his form in 2020 is excellent, with five top-10 finishes including a win in Mexico. Put prejudices aside and play the pantomime villain this week at the Travelers.

At under 8k on DK, how can you ignore Joaquin Niemann? The youngster was phenomenal last week, and he has now gone 15 (FIFTEEN!) events without losing strokes on approach. With that iron play, and with momentum from last week, the Chilean is a strong play at under 8k.

Not going to lie, now we're reaching. If volatility, head-scratching and general stupidity are your things, then come join me on the Keegan train! Bradley's form at this event is excellent, with two top-10 finishes in his last three visits. Also, Keegan gained strokes on the greens last week, which is a great sign (we'll ignore the previous five tournaments).

At $7,400, trust in Bradley's comfort at this course to get at least a made cut from his latest visit to River Highlands.

Last, and certainly least, we're going dumpster diving to try and find another hero like Langer last week.

With six missed cuts in a row, which I'm going to admit, isn't a great sign, I'm punting on Emiliano Grillo. Is the Argentine's form terrible? Yes. Is he worth a risk at $6,300? Maybe.

The reasons against are apparent, but over his last 50 rounds, Grillo is (somehow!?) third in this week's field for Strokes Gained: Approaching the Green, and he is 3/3 for made cuts at this event.

Make us dream Emiliano!

One and Done Pick:

Bubba Watson

Alternate One and Done Pick:

Patrick Reed

7 Best Value Draftkings Picks:

Bryson DeChambeau $11,000

Abraham Ancer $9,000

Bubba Watson $8,800

Patrick Reed $8,700

Joaquin Niemann $7,900

Keegan Bradley $7,400

Emiliano Grillo $6,300

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