Just a week after the US Open, the PGA Tour delivers another notable tournament this weekend. Bettors in the Mountain State can wager on a wide selection of odds at West Virginia sportsbooks for the Travelers Championship.
Despite playing a major last week, most of the top golfers are participating in the event.
The Travelers gets underway on Thursday morning, while betting on the tournament runs through Sunday.
Jon Rahm captured the US Open just a few days ago to earn his first major victory. The Spaniard shot an incredible 67 in the final round to secure a one-stroke win over Louis Oosthuizen.
Rahm won’t play in this week’s event; however, top players like Bryson Dechambeau, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka will. They are all among the favorites to win the Travelers Championship at WV online sportsbooks.
Let’s take a closer look at this weekend’s PGA Tour event and which golfers to keep an eye on.
Travelers Championship odds at WV sportsbooks
Of course, everyone’s favorite way to bet on the PGA Tour is to take a golfer to win the entire tournament. According to DraftKings WV Sportsbook, these are the favorites to earn a win this weekend:
- Bryson Dechambeau +1200
- Dustin Johnson +1300
- Patrick Cantlay +1600
- Paul Casey +1800
- Brooks Koepka +1800
- Brian Harman +2000
- Patrick Reed +2200
- Scottie Scheffler +2500
- Abraham Ancer +2600
- Tony Finau +2800
While DJ didn’t perform his best at the US Open (he finished tied for 19th at +2), there’s good reason to believe he’ll contend this week.
Johnson is the defending champion at the Travelers and was spectacular in doing so last year. He shot 19-under par for the event, including a 61 in the third round.
With this weekend’s tournament taking place at the same course, expect Johnson to at least be in the mix.
The Travelers is held at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
If you think taking Johnson to win is too much to ask, there are alternate options. Bettors could instead put action down on him to finish inside the top 20 at -125 or even the top 30 at -200.
Someone with longer odds to watch is Phil Mickelson. He had a forgettable weekend at Torrey Pines but could make some noise at the Travelers.
Last year, Lefty tied for 24th in this tournament. Despite putting up a 64 and 63 to open the event, he fell short of expectations during the last two days.
If Mickelson can find his groove again in the first couple of rounds, then it’s possible he will compete on Sunday.
DraftKings shows Phil at a favorable +7000 to win this weekend. Bettors can also take him to place in the top five at +1200 or within the top 10 with odds of +600.
If you believe he’ll bounce back from last week just slightly, there are also other markets. Mickelson is available at -114 to both make and miss the cut.
Travelers Championship prop bets
Residents in WV can bet on the Travelers in several other ways, too. WV sportsbooks provide plenty of different props.
One of the more popular is to determine the exact winning margin. Currently, DraftKings lists the following odds:
- One stroke +225
- Two strokes +350
- Three strokes +600
- Four strokes or more +300
- After playoff +400
Another prop that often gets attention is betting on golfers based on nationality.
William Hill WV offers a few different nationality props, including which Australian performs the best. The online sportsbook doesn’t see a huge difference between multiple players and lists the following odds:
- Cameron Smith +300
- Adam Scott +350
- Jason Day +400
- Marc Leishman +400
- Lucas Herbert +600
- Matt Jones +600
This weekend should be a lot more friendly to the players compared to last week’s US Open. In 2020, 14 of this course’s holes played under par.
Naturally, both par 5’s are the easiest scoring holes at the TPC River Highlands. There was a total of 18 eagles recorded at these two holes last year.
If you can pick out which player will notch an eagle in the opening round on Thursday, you can earn yourself a quality payout.
At DraftKings, bettors can wager on whether or not a large group of players get one in the first round. Everyone features fairly decent odds, with the favorites listed around +500.
The online sportsbook provides odds for these players to not produce an eagle as well, but most of them are far too long. Most guys are at least -1115 to not grab an opening-round eagle.