Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fantasy Golf: Travelers Championship

After the excitement of the finish to the U.S. Open last week we return to normal PGA Tour action in Connecticut for the Travelers Championship. The field, as you'd expect is not as laden with star names as the U.S. Open was, but it is made even weaker when a number of big names have travelled to Germany for this weeks BMW International Open.

One big name that does tee up at River Highlands is Bubba Watson. He won here in 2010 and is currently the most selected player in Yahoo Fantasy Golf on 46%. In the AVIS PGA Fantasy game Watson has been selected by a massive 71% of players. Other big names are popular too; Sergio Garcia is the second most selected in AVIS at 61%, and he is the third most selected in Yahoo, behind Brandt Snedeker (42%) on 39%.

Some people might be thinking, but Bubba missed the cut last weekend, how can you rely on him here? And while I agree Watson can be unpredictable at times, an extra few days rest is never a bad thing. Plus if you look at this event from 2007, since it has been played the week after the U.S. Open, no winner has come from any player who finished in the Top 10 the previous week. A strange stat that will surely be bested someday.

With that in mind, it's best to have a team of inform players, a few big names and a few outsiders. As usual the recommendations list is broken down in three sections according to Yahoo Fantasy Golf groupings. Also this is the last tournament of the Spring section in Yahoo, so good luck to all those in contention at the top of the leaderboards. As always Official PGA Fantasy Golf lets you choose any four golfers and only takes their final finishing position into account. While AVIS PGA Fantasy Golf lets you choose six golfers, four of which score you points each day. Picks for AVIS are given at the bottom of the post. You can only use any golfer three times in AVIS, so you really have to have faith in your selections ability to perform in Connecticut this week.

Group A
Sergio Garcia
Matt Jones
Bubba Watson
Seung-yul Noh

Group B
Zach Johnson
Brandt Snedeker
Billy Horschel
Patrick Rodgers
Nick Watney
Graham DeLaet

Group C
Kevin Na
Patrick Reed
Brendon DeJonge
Branden Grace
John Peterson
Jason Bohn
Justin Thomas
Jim Herman
Sean O'Hair
Chez Reavie
Russell Knox
Morgan Hoffman
Jerry Kelly

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