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I’ve got to be honest, I’m struggling this week. I’m on a US Open comedown and I imagine a few of the players will be as well. So this week I will keep the stakes fairly conservative and throw a few points in the direction of opposing some of the US Open set at the Travellers Championship.
Webb Simpson came from nowhere to win his first Major last week. His short game certainly looked in fine fettle, however, composing yourself so soon after a Major win is no picnic as one of Simpson’s playing partners, Bubba Watson, found out earlier in the year. Watson also struggled at the US Open on a course that didn’t suit at all but this week he faces the one where he broke his PGA Tour duck in 2010. A better week is surely on the cards. Keegan Bradley makes up the threesome and rates a live danger.
After his final round last Sunday, Padraig Harrington said he finds the Majors easier than standard tour events because it’s a marathon not a sprint. Well this event is likely to be a sprint not a marathon so we may well see a different Padraig Harrington. He’s favourite in his Thursday threeball with Louis Oosthuizen and Justin Leonard and is worth a lay.
Patrick Cantlay has finally given up his Amateur status and turned professional this week. It’s likely he’s made a wise decision in picking the Travelers as his first professional outing. This is where he introduced himself as a contender on tour by shooting a magnificent second round 60 at last year’s event. Cantlay can outscore Ryo Ishikawa and John Peterson (who’s mind may still be at the US Open) on day one.
Matt Kuchar and Johnson Wagner have their work cut out to beat Hunter Mahan around TPC River Highlands. Sure, he’s disappointed the last two years here but Mahan has been in fantastic form this season and has a wonderful record on this course. He battled on well at the US Open and is the man to beat.
2pts Lay Webb Simpson @ 2.4
2pts Lay Padraig Harrington @ 2.25
1pt Back Patrick Cantlay @ 2.7
1pt Back Hunter Mahan @ 2.4