Welcome to the 2019 Travelers Championship Fantasy Golf Picks and Pro-Tip
News and Notes
The Travelers Championship is played at TPC River Highlands which is set up again to play as a Par 70 that will play at just 6841 yards long. It is one of the shortest courses on tour, both outright and in terms of par adjusted distance, and features middle of the road fairways that pinch at 275 but are wide before that. Overall, the course conditions have it middle of the road in terms of difficulty and with a stronger field at this event over the past few seasons it should continue to generate fantasy friendly performances.
By nature as a Par 70, the course features fewer shots on approach and slightly more emphasis on off-the-tee (OTT) and around the green (ARG) play relative to a traditional tour event. The view below shows what percentage of variation in scores is driven from each statistical category via DataGolf.
DataGolf has also suggested that accuracy players may get a boost at this event relative to a baseline course.
Every single year from 2005-2018 there has been a negative correlation between driving distance and OTT performance relative-to-baseline at TPC River Highlands. In other words, bombers tend to gain fewer strokes off-the-tee here than they do elsewhere.https://t.co/7elw2YNc1C pic.twitter.com/TTTAmULWIb
— data golf (@DataGolf) June 18, 2019
DataGolf has a course history tool that helps track which players have performed best here relative to their baselines. A few of the notable player names who receive baseline boosts based on their course history would include Ryan Moore (+0.23 strokes per round), Bubba Watson (+0.18), Charley Hoffman (+0.17), and the trio of Brian Harman, Kevin Streelman and Paul Casey all fluctuating around +0.10. You can customize the projections using the course history toggle or by bumping a few of these players manually.