Bubba Watson returns to the scene of some of his greatest successes
The 2019 Travelers Championship is set for June 20-23 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. That means it's time to pick your optimal DraftKings fantasy golf lineup. Fortunately, our fantasy golf experts are ready to help.
Here's what our best 2019 Travelers lineup looks like:
Paul Casey ($9,500)
Coming right on the heels of the U.S. Open, the Travelers has a surprisingly deep and talented field, including major maven Brooks Koepka. But while Brooks cools his heels and waits for the British, we'll go with River Highlands thoroughbred and all-around stud Paul Casey. This event owes him one after last year's T2 and 2015's playoff loss. Also has a T5 and a T17 in his four starts here for an average finish of 6.5. That'll play.
Bubba Watson ($8,900)
TPC River Highlands looks like just the cure for what ails Watson, who missed the cut at the U.S. Open and PGA. Bubba's awfully comfy in Connecticut, with wins here in 2010, 2015 and last year, when he went 70-63-67-63 to overtake Paul Casey. His normally crafty short game has deserted him this season, but he's second in SG: Off-the-Tee and 29th in SG: Tee-to-Green. A mediocre week with the putter will put him in contention at a track where he's earned a fourth of his 12 career wins.
Brandt Snedeker ($8,600)
Sneds scuffled at Pebble aside from a second-round 69, but he's been good-to-very-good at River Highlands with three top-15 showings in his last four starts, and he's two weeks removed from contending in Canada. One of his patented out-of-nowhere flirtations with 59 would do nicely this week.
Chez Reavie ($8,400)
Nestled among the big names at Pebble was Reavie, who made a name for himself with a T3 (although I kept getting him confused with Chesson Hadley; those guys should wear name tags). Has four top-20 finishes in his last five outings, two of them majors. He's right at home in a solid field.
Lucas Glover ($7,500)
I know I keep going to the Glover well, with mixed results, but I like the year he's crafting. He's struggled a bit since three straight top 10s in late Feb.-early March, but 11 top 20s in his last 17 starts are hard to ignore, especially at this price.
Aaron Baddeley ($7,000)
Badds has been pretty good at River Highlands — he finished fourth in 2014 — and he's been great with the putter this year (9th in SG: Putting). Sadly, Connecticut's not an island; he finished T2 in Puerto Rico and T7 in the Dominican earlier this year.