With our outright wagers placed, we now turn our attention to the prop market for our expert selections for the 2022 Travelers Championship. It is always important to search for value in the top finishing markets, so remember to shop around for the best lines for your 2022 Travelers Championship prop bets as they typically differ from sportsbook to sportsbook.
It was a memorable U.S. Open as we were able to continue our hot streak at the Country Club. The third of the four major championships was extremely kind to us as we cashed Matt Fitzpatrick as the low Englishman as well as Jon Rahm as the low former U.S. Open champion.
The prop bets have been fantastic the last two weeks as we also hit three of four at the RBC Canadian Open with Alex Smalley, Danny Lee and Wyndham Clark all finishing inside the top 20 for a massive payday.
This week’s field at the Travelers Championship appears to be a bit stronger on paper with names such as Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Sam Burns leading the pack.
They are joined by Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele as players looking to add yet another PGA Tour victory to their mantel this season.
It will be interesting to see if any of those players experience a major championship hangover as McIlroy and Scheffler were firmly in contention on the back nine in the U.S. Open. Burns was also in the mix before falling off early and must always be considered given his skill level.
Both Scheffler and McIlroy are -250 at Bovada to finish inside the top 20 this week at the Travelers Championship after close calls at the U.S. Open.
Our odds calculator gives them each a 71.43 percent chance to do so. Needing to lay $250 to profit $100 at those odds, we will instead look to other options in the prop market for our Travelers Championship selections.
2022 Travelers Championship Prop Bets
Scottie Scheffler Top-10 Finish +150
The world No. 1 has finishes of CUT and T-47 in his Travelers Championship career but he has never arrived in this type of form. Scheffler is coming in off a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open and with four PGA Tour titles under his belt.
At the Country Club, he posted +2.33 strokes gained approach and +1.17 strokes gained off the tee per round. It marked his best iron performance of the season, which is difficult to fathom given just how amazing he has been in 2022.
He fell off around the green, but when this happens, he has a way of clawing his way back in his next outing. The same thing happened at the PGA Championship and he finished as the runner-up in his following start at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
I expect Scheffler to be firmly in the conversation come Sunday afternoon, making him my first Travelers Championship prop bet.
Sungjae Im Top-10 Finish +300
He missed the cut at the U.S. Open but most of his game appeared to be in a nice spot. Im posted +0.22 strokes gained putting, +0.71 strokes gained around the green and +0.08 strokes gained off the tee.
The Korean was just a poor iron performance away from making his way into the weekend where anything could have been possible.
We are now receiving a much more favorable price as Im had been fantastic before his slip-up at the Country Club. He commanded the first-round lead at the Masters and ultimately finished in a tie for eighth, kick-starting an extremely strong start to his summer.
Im has results of T-21 at the RBC Heritage, T-15 at the Charles Schwab Challenge and T-10 at the Memorial Tournament. In this span, he has been terrific from tee to green with the occasional help from his putter.
He putted well at the U.S. Open and having posted +1.39 strokes gained putting per round in the 2019 Travelers, I believe he will once again.
Seamus Power Top-10 Finish +550
The Irishman has experienced a volatile spring and summer but his performance at the U.S. Open is encouraging. Power posted +1.23 strokes gained approach per round at the Country Club and was even more impressive on the green, gaining nearly 1.50 strokes per round with the putter.
He finished in a tie for 12th and should come to TPC River Highlands confident and recharged.
This marked the second consecutive major championship in which Power contended as he also finished in a tie for ninth at the PGA Championship. With an additional top-20 finish under his belt at the AT&T Byron Nelson, it is clear he is a force to be reckoned with.
He will be making his fifth career start at the Travelers Championship and has improved after missing the cut in his debut in 2017. Power has finishes of T-36, T-66 and most recently T-19.
He has performed well from tee to green in those instances, but fell flat on the greens. If he is able to perform similarly to last week with his putter, the results should follow suit.
K.H. Lee Top-10 Finish +1000
Lee has been sneaky consistent in 2022, making five of his last six cuts on the PGA Tour. He won the AT&T Byron Nelson, fending off some of the biggest names in golf in Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Scottie Scheffler.
Since then, he has made the cut at the last two major championships as well as at the Memorial Tournament.
The reason for Lee’s success is simple: he is beginning to strike his irons extremely well. He has now gained strokes on approach in six consecutive starts and the rest of his tee-to-green game looked sharp at the Country Club.
He posted +1.02 strokes gained off the tee and +0.64 strokes gained around the green per round at the U.S. Open.
Lee will be making his fourth start at the Travelers Championship and has had some success around TPC River Highlands. He finished in a tie for 13th in his debut appearance in 2019 and has since missed the cut and finished in a tie for 73th.
The last start is extremely misleading as he was on the first page of the leaderboard heading into the final round last year before carding a 10-over 80 and falling off the pace.
Tom Hoge Top-10 Finish +1100
The winner of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has become a boom-or-bust option on the PGA Tour. Hoge was once considered one of the more consistent players, but he has since been unable to find his game on a regular basis.
He has missed his last three cuts and five of his last seven. However, when he does make his way into the weekend, he tends to play a factor. Hoge finished in a tie for 17th at the AT&T Byron Nelson and in a tie for ninth at the PGA Championship.
While he did post –2.06 strokes gained approach per round at the U.S. Open, Hoge has been terrific bouncing back after a poor week with his irons.
The North Dakota native remains in the top tier of ball-strikers and during this poor stretch of play, his putter has been the club to keep him afloat.
He will be making his eighth appearance in the Travelers Championship and despite never playing too well here – his best result is a T-35 in 2017 – Hoge’s statistical profile is a perfect fit and worth the gamble that he finishes inside the top 10.
2022 Travelers Championship: What To Look For
The finishing stretch at TPC River Highlands is one of the best quartet of holes on the PGA Tour all season. Beginning with a drivable par-4 15th, players will be faced with a difficult approach as water borders the entire left side of the green.
It is surely a birdie opportunity, but it may be the last for competitors as the par-3 16th features an extremely undulated green with water in front. A par would be a fantastic score just as it will be on the difficult par-4 17th that has water in play both off the tee and on approach.
Wrapping up this stretch is the par-4 18th that has featured numerous memorable moments. Bubba Watson made a dramatic birdie here in his first career victory on the PGA Tour and Jordan Spieth holed out from a greenside bunker to win in a playoff over Daniel Berger on a hole that makes for the perfect stage for Sunday theatrics.
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