Action Report: Scottie Scheffler, Patrick Cantlay Popular Picks Ahead of Travelers Championship

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Scottie Scheffler watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Los Angeles Country Club on Saturday, June 17, 2023, in Los Angeles.
(AP Photo/Marcio J. Sanchez)
Ryan Hannable @RyanHannable Jun 19, 2024, 10:38 AM

Last week’s U.S. Open marked the first time Scottie Scheffler didn’t finish inside the top 10 at a PGA Tour event since January.

Scheffler is back in action this week at the Travelers Championship, a PGA Tour signature event, and bettors at the BetMGM online sportsbook aren’t shying away following a T-41 finish at Pinehurst No. 2. 

As of Wednesday, Scheffler is drawing the most tickets (10.4%) on the highest handle (19.2%). He has the best odds to win at +400.

Scheffler does have some decent results at TPC River Highlands to fall back on, as he finished T-4 a year ago and T-13 in 2022. Prior to last week, Scheffler recorded 11 straight top 10s, including five wins. 

Another player drawing significant action is Patrick Cantlay, who is coming off a T-3 finish at the U.S. Open. 

Cantlay, who is +2000 this week, has six straight top-15 finishes at this event, including a T-4 last year. His success at TPC River Highlands dates back to 2011 when he was an amateur, as he shot a second round 60. 

He is drawing the second-most tickets (8.3%) and the second-most handle (8.4%).

His T-3 finish last week was his third top-5 finish of the season.

Cantlay, Scheffler and Tony Finau (+2800) are BetMGM’s biggest liabilities. 

Current Handle & Tickets

Handle

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 19.2%
  2. Patrick Cantlay – 8.4%
  3. Ludvig Aberg – 7.1%
  4. Viktor Hovland – 6.7%
  5. Sahith Theegala – 5.6%

Tickets

  1. Scottie Scheffler – 10.4%
  2. Patrick Cantlay – 8.3%
  3. Ludvig Aberg – 7.3%
  4. Collin Morikawa – 5.5%
  5. Tony Finau – 5.5%

Aberg (+1400) finished T-24 in his only appearance at this event last year. He is coming off a T-12 finish at the U.S. Open.

New England native Keegan Bradley (+5000) is the defending champion and is pulling in 2.6% of the tickets and 1.4% of the handle.

Be sure to check out BetMGM for additional betting markets this week, including additional players to hit fairway on the first hole, fairways/greens (over/under), group betting – most greens in regulation hit per round and group betting – most fairways hit per round.

BetMGM First Bet Offer $1,500
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Ryan Hannable

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Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”

Ryan Hannable is a Content Managing Editor on the Web Content Team for BetMGM. Previously, he was a New England Patriots beat writer for WEEI in Boston. He also has published a golf book, “The Ultimate Book of Golf Trivia: 600 Questions and Answers.”