Golf: Travelers Championship 2022 Preview, Predictions, Odds Guide – JT To Prove A Point

Justin ThomasThe tournament that follows a Major can often be a subdued affair but that’s not the case this week. Many of the world’s top golfers, including the Number One ranked player, remain on the circuit for the Travelers Championship 2022.

It has been a part of the Tour since 1952 and it tends to draw a strong field at an iconic venue. TPC River Highlands offers a tough test, and we should be in for another thrilling four days of golf.

Last week, we claimed a +275 return on Will Zalatoris in the top 10 finish market. It wasn’t quite enough for an overall profit, but it continues a decent run. So let’s see if we can maintain those returns as we cross to Cromwell, Connecticut with our 2022 Travelers Championship predictions and betting picks for this preview.

Three men share the favorites’ berth with Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Justin Thomas all available at 10/1 in places. Both Rory and Scottie showed good form at the US Open while JT struggled across the four days. None of those three has a particularly good record in the Travelers Championship: Thomas has one top 25 finish in seven starts while McIlroy has made it into the top 20 on three occasions without ever breaching the top ten. Form is the better indicator here and all three players are in good touch coming into Thursday.

Behind the top three, Patrick Cantlay and Sam Burns follow at 16/1 with the best of the odds setters for American citizens. Burns mounted an early challenge at Brookline last week before fading in the final stages. Cantlay was solid throughout the four days, and he has finished inside the top 15 in each of his last four visits to TPC River Highlands.

Xander Schauffele is next up at 20/1 while Jordan Spieth is further back at 25/1. Spieth is our first former champion and he claimed the victory here over Daniel Berger in a playoff in 2017. We keep seeing glimpses of his best form, but consistency has been missing.

Also in the chasing pack are Joaquin Niemann, Sungjae Im and Keegan Bradley who are all on offer at 28/1. Niemann tied for fifth in this event in 2019 and has made the cut in each of his three visits.

At the head of the outside bunch is Brooks Koepka who can be found at best industry odds of 40/1. Brooks hasn’t been the same since a series of injuries but maybe he can rise through a slightly weaker field this time.

Also listed at a top price of 40/1 is Tony Finau and that may be a surprise. The short course isn’t set up for his long game, but Finau has the form to make a challenge. Moving through the outside bunch, Davis Riley and Aaron Wise are quoted at 45/1, Seamus Power and Tommy Fleetwood are available at 50/1 while Brian Harman is further back at 55/1.

Also at 55/1 is Marc Leishman and there is some interest in the Australian this week. He is a former champion and, while his breakthrough Travelers Championship victory came back in 2012, it is one of six Top 25 finishes in this event.

Other names to mention from within this section include Harold Varner III at 60/1, Webb Simpson at 80/1, Jason Day at 80/1 and Cameron Tringale at 100/1.

Our Golf Preview’s 2022 Travelers Championship Predictions & Picks Verdict with Course & Betting Trends

TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut is the regular venue for the Travelers Championship. It’s a par 70 at just 6,844 yards but, as a TPC course it’s bound to offer some tough challenges. Four inches of Bluegrass rough line the fairways while smaller greens are set to reach 12 on the Stimpmeter. With soft conditions expected following some midweek rain, there will be scope for low scoring.

Last year’s winner Harris English returned mixed statistics. Accuracy has generally been the key to success but he didn’t rank inside the top 10 for either Fairways Hit or Greens in Regulation. English did tie for second in terms of Scrambling, but all three categories should prove vital across the four days.

There haven’t been too many upsets in recent weeks, and we think that this preview should be looking at the top of the market. Justin Thomas is a perfect fit and it’s all about how he responds to a disappointing week at the US Open.

JT has the form and the stats and we hope he goes into Thursday looking to prove a point. Take Justin Thomas for the win plus go with our three other top 10 finish betting picks, as we aim for a profitable four days in Connecticut. These are the Travelers golf selections for this preview:

  • Justin Thomas to win at +1200 (12/1) with Bovada. He is +1100 (11/1) with EveryGame and BetOnline.
  • Top 10 Finish Betting Picks (all odds from BetOnline who are best prices on all these players): JT (+150), Brooks Koepka (+400), Tony Finau (+350) and Marc Leishman (+600).