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Expert PGA Betting Picks: Travelers Championship

Look, predicting a pre-tournament winner in golf isn’t easy. While it’s true sports bettors can find fantastic value, it’s incredibly frustrating when one of your picks doesn’t even make the cut. That’s why I’m here to help.

Every week I’ll highlight three golfers who have a good chance to win the hardware for the upcoming weekend. This week it’s the Travelers Championship.

For a full breakdown of the tournament, click here.

Odds courtesy of Bovada.

Bubba Watson (+3000)

Watson is far from the most consistent man in professional golf right now, but recent trends are pointing to a bounce-back weekend from the American. In his last seven tournaments, he’s finished 34th at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, ninth at the WGC-Dell Technologies, missed the cut at the Masters, fifth at the Zurich Classic, missed the cut at The PLAYERS, sixth at the Memorial Tournament and missed the cut at the U.S. Open.

Watson also has a solid track record at this tournament, placing 25th a year ago, winning it all in 2015, 31st in 2014 and fourth in 2013. It’s risky, but they call it gambling for a reason.

Brendan Steele (+3300)

Steele has quietly become a force on the PGA Tour and is an absolute beast when it comes to making the cut. After finishing T-13 at Erin Hills, Steele has now played into the weekend in 20 straight events. One of the shortest courses on the tour, TPC River Highlands sets itself up perfectly for Steele to excel in Hartford.

The 34-year-old is an excellent scrambler, topping the rest of the tour in that department. He’s also never placed worse than 25th at this tournament. There’s a surprising amount of talent in the field for a tournament the weekend after a major, but don’t let that scare you off. Take Steele all day.

Keegan Bradley (+10000)

Commonly referred to as the "people's golfer," Bradley has fallen off the map a bit over the years. He hasn’t won a tour title in nearly five years and hasn’t ranked inside the top 95 in the world golf rankings for a year and a half. He’s an absolute beast at this event, however, and I’m picking him as a sleeper in Connecticut.

Bradley has made the cut in each of his six appearances at the Travelers Championship with a pair of top 25s and a scoring average of 68.58. He’s starting to turn things around too, rankings in a tie for fifth in total driving and 32nd in greens in regulation.

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