PGA Tour Travelers Championship Tournament Preview

TPC River Highlands will give everyone a chance this week but players with a dialled iron and short game well suited to strike here. The 2 par-fives – 6th and 13th) are not overly long or difficult and typically play well under par. The 15th is also a super reachable par 4 while the 4th, 10th, 16th and 17th the harder holes on the course. 

Date: 23-26 June, 2022
Course: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT
Length: 6,265 meters
Par: 70 (two par-fives; 12 par-fours; four par-threes)
Greens: Bent/Poa blend
Defending Champion: Harris English
Course Winners: Stewart Cink (twice), JJ Henry, Marc Leishman, Kevin Streelman, Russell Knox, Jordan Spieth, Chez Reavie

 

Key Course Stats

  • Putting Average
  • Strokes Gained: Putting
  • Birdie or Better
  • Par 4 Scoring
  • Strokes Gained: Approach
  • Ball Striking
  • Proximity
  • Bogey Avoidance
  • Par 4: 400-450

Key Correlation Courses

  • Riviera
  • Copperhead
  • TPC Scottsdale

Our Thoughts

Sam Burns: Won the last two Valspars, an incredible push for here with the likes of Paul Casey dominating at both. Ranks Top 10 in Putting Average, Strokes Gained: Putting, Birdie or Better, Par 4 Scoring, Strokes Gained: Approach, Ball Striking and Bogey Avoidance.  

Joaquin Niemann: Won the Genesis this year. Ranks 3rd in Putting Average and 13th in Birdie or Better. Also has a  Top 10 at the Valspar in 2021.  

Seamus Power: Irishman in good form with three Top 17 finishes in his last four starts. Ranks Top 15 in Par 4 Scoring, Bogey Avoidance, Ball Striking and Birdie or Better.

Denny McCarthy: Outstanding putter coming off a very good weekend at the US Open. Ranks 4th in Strokes Gained: Putting while he ranks Top 15 in Par 4 Scoring and Bogey Avoidance.  

Tom Hoge: Outstanding iron player who is out to a big price. Ranks Top 13 in Proximity, Strokes Gained: Approach and Bogey Avoidance.