Nine of the world’s top 10 golfers have descended on Cromwell, Conn., for the 2020 Travelers Championship, which starts Thursday. Played at TPC River Highlands for a $7.4 million purse, the Travelers Championship 2020 is the first event on the revised PGA schedule taking place in its original spot on the calendar. Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau are 12-1 co-favorites in the latest 2020 Travelers Championship odds from William Hill, followed by world No. 1 Rory McIlroy (14-1), Jon Rahm (18-1), Brooks Koepka (20-1) and last week’s winner, Webb Simpson (22-1). But are they the best favorites to target in your 2020 Travelers Championship Fantasy golf rankings?
DeChambeau is drawing heavy action after posting consecutive top-10 finishes since the PGA Tour restarted a little over two weeks ago. The 26-year-old American ranks third in scoring average this season. Fantasy golf sleepers like Jason Day, who finished eighth at last year’s Travelers Championship and was 12th the year before, could return better value. Before finalizing any 2020 Travelers Championship Fantasy golf picks, check out the latest Fantasy golf rankings from data scientist Rick Gehman.
Gehman is the analyst who called 50-1 long shot Reavie winning the Travelers Championship last year. In fact, Gehman’s model produced 10 outright winners in the last year, including 40-1 Patrick Reed at the Northern Trust.
At this year’s WGC-Mexico Championship, four of Gehman’s top six golfers finished tied for sixth or better. Last week at the RBC Heritage, Gehman featured long shots Tyrell Hatton (17th) and Abraham Ancer (23rd) in his Fantasy golf rankings. The result: Hatton (-20) tied for third and Ancer (-21) finished second, and anyone who followed his golf picks saw huge returns.
Now Gehman, co-host of “The First Cut” podcast on CBS Sports, has revealed his top 30 players for the 2020 Travelers Championship over at SportsLine so you can crush your Fantasy golf leagues.
2020 Travelers Championship Fantasy golf picks
For the Travelers Championship 2020, Gehman loves Patrick Cantlay even though he hasn’t played since mid-February due to surgery to fix a deviated septum. Cantlay, 28, is famous at TPC River Highlands for shooting a 60, the lowest score by an amateur in PGA Tour history, while playing on a sponsor’s exemption as a 19-year-old. Cantlay enters the 2020 Travelers Championship field ninth in the world rankings and has 23 top-10 finishes since the start of the 2017 season.
Another shocker: Jordan Spieth, who won the Travelers Championship three years ago in dramatic fashion, isn’t even among Gehman’s top 25 picks. Spieth has no top-five finishes in the past year and 12 times he’s finished 20th or worse, including last week when he finished 68th. He’s one player in the 2020 Travelers Championship field to fade in your Fantasy golf lineups.
How to set your 2020 Travelers Championship Fantasy golf rankings
Strikingly, Gehman is high on a budding superstar who missed the cut last week amid a terrible putting performance. This international player is set up for a huge bounce-back performance. Gehman is sharing who it is, and his top 30 golfers in order, right here.
Who wins the 2020 Travelers Championship? Who are the top golfers to target? And which overlooked player can help you win your league this week? Visit SportsLine now to get Rick Gehman’s Fantasy golf power rankings for the Travelers Championship, all from the data scientist who called Chez Reavie winning last year’s Travelers Championship at 50-1.