PGA Betting: Travelers Championship Odds Packed At The Top with These Stars

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Brian McLaughlin Jul 09, 2021, 11.08 AM

If the golf odds were any tighter at the top for this week’s Travelers Championship in Connecticut, a golfer would need a crowbar in the bag this week.

With FedExCup Standings leader Patrick Cantlay (+1400) and No. 3 Bryson DeChambeau (+1200) participating, along with other big names like Dustin Johnson (+1200), it should make for a competitive tournament. One bettor certainly expects it to be a nail-biter, placing an $8,450 specials bet on it having a playoff (+350 betting odds). If they’re right? The individual wins $29,575.

The top six golfers in the PGA betting odds for Travelers have won tournaments in 2021, though Johnson’s victory was the Saudi Invitational, and Paul Casey’s was the Omega Dubai Desert Classic — both European Tour events. Still, for an event nestled so closely between two majors — this past weekend’s U.S. Open and mid-July’s Open Championship — it’s a talented field when so many elite golfers could opt to rest.

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“Coming off a fantastic US Open, the PGA caravan moves to Connecticut and the Travelers Championship,” said Jason Scott, VP Trading at BetMGM. “All eyes will be on Bryson DeChambeau as bettors will wonder whether or not he can bounce back after his horrific back nine cost him a potential win at the US Open.

“DeChambeau has received the second-most tickets (5.8% to Brooks Koepka’s 6.3%) and handle (see below) to win the tournament.”

Overall this has been a pretty balanced season, with only four PGA golfers winning twice in this COVID-19 reworked 2020-21 season. Cantlay, DeChambeau, and Stewart Cink are playing this week, while Jason Kokrak declined. In all, there have been 35 different winners in 2020-21.

Could this tournament feature the season’s 36th different winner in 40 events? Paul Casey (+1600), Scottie Scheffler (+2500), Tony Finau (+2500), and Abraham Ancer (+2500) are tops in the Travelers Championship betting odds who are also seeking their first victory of 2020-21.

The highest betting handle so far for the Travelers has been Dustin Johnson at 9.6%, with DeChambeau coming in at 8.3%. Ancer and Scheffler come in at 7.9%.

Some notable bets so far:

  • $8,450 to win $29,575 on Yes there will be a playoff (at +350).
  • $3,000 to win $9,990 on Doc Redman Top 20 finish (+333).
  • $500 to win $200,000 on JB Holmes winning it all (+40000).

KEY NAMES – TRAVELERS CHAMPIONSHIP ODDS

Odd LeadersOdds (June 23)PGA Standings
Bryson DeChambeau+12003rd
Dustin Johnson+120017th
Patrick Cantlay+14001st
Brooks Koepka+160015th
Paul Casey+160046th
Patrick Reed+220018th
Abraham Ancer+250021st
Brian Harman+250036th
Scottie Scheffler+250019th
Kevin Streelman+300052nd
Tony Finau+300020th
Other NotablesOdds (June 23)PGA Standings
Bubba Watson+400075th
Phil Mickelson+550048th
John RahmDeclined2nd
Jordan SpiethDeclined4th
Justin ThomasDeclined5th
Viktor HovlandAt BMW6th
Xander SchauffeleDeclined7th
Collin MorikawaDeclined8th
Jason KokrakDeclined9th
Louis OosthuizenAt BMW10th
Rory McIlroyDeclined24th
Sergio GarciaAt BMW34th

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Brian McLaughlin

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Brian McLaughlin is a writer for BetMGM. He wrote for The Sporting News, coordinated the PARADE Magazine High School All-America teams, and covered the FCS for HERO Sports.

Brian McLaughlin is a writer for BetMGM. He wrote for The Sporting News, coordinated the PARADE Magazine High School All-America teams, and covered the FCS for HERO Sports.