The top five players in the World Golf Ranking will all be at TPC River Highlands
The Travelers Championship is set for June 25-28 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. 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 Travelers Championship lineup looks like in this week's golfer predictions:
Paul Casey ($8,900)
We keep waiting for Casey to make the transition from very good to truly elite, and at 42, he may never quite get there. But there's no shame in 20 professional wins and a legit claim to the Best Player Without a Major moniker. This week, he's cheaper than the heavy hitters, and a better play, too — he finished T5 here last year, his third straight finish of 5th or better at the event, and he lost in a playoff here to Bubba Watson in 2015, so the course owes him one.
Bubba Watson ($8,800)
Bubba at TPC River Highlands ain't quite Tiger at Bay Hill, but he's getting there. The three-time Travelers champion (2010, 2015, 2018) will be looking to join Billy Casper as a four-time champion, although that 2018 title was his most recent win. Still, he's played some solid under-the-radar golf in 2020, with a couple of top-6 finishes in January/February and a T7 in the Tour's return to action at the Charles Schwab.
Sungjae Im ($8,600)
The current FedExCup leader is a relative bargain this week thanks to a rare MC at the RBC Heritage, but he's as reliable as they come. Since the 2019 British Open, Im has two wins and 11 top-15 finishes in 21 appearances and has risen from 63rd to 20th in the World Golf Ranking. Jump aboard the Im train while tickets are cheap.
Sergio Garcia ($8,500)
Sergio's coming off a T5 at the RBC Heritage, where his impeccable ball striking (first in the field tee-to-green) almost made up for some shaky (San Andreas fault-level shaky) putting. TPC River Highlands is a ball striker's course, and Garcia has a history of success on Pete Dye tracks. If a couple more putts drop, he could win this week.
Marc Leishman ($8,000)
The pandemic interrupted what was shaping up to be a brilliant season for Leishman, who had finishes of 1st (Farmers), 2nd (Arnold Palmer) and 3rd (Safeway) on his ledger before the shutdown. He won here in 2012 on the strength of a final-round 62 that allowed him to erase a six-shot deficit, and he keeps climbing the "Best Player Without a Major" power rankings.
Phil Mickelson ($6,900)
Never thought we'd see Lefty come this cheap, but that's what happens to you when you miss five of your last seven cuts and then celebrate your 50th birthday. Of course, sandwiched between those MCs were a couple of thirds, and we don't expect any sort of permanent free-fall from this remarkably fit half-centenarian, who can still show the kids what's up.