The PGA Tour is headed just a few miles south from the U.S to Cromwell, CT for The Travelers Championship! This event has been known in history by epic playoffs, surprise winners, and an interesting course. The 2022 Travelers Championship is a fantastic opportunity to play DFS.
This event is very near and dear to my heart as it is the only PGA Tour stop on the East Coast. Just a two-hour drive from my home on Long Island, I will be in attendance Saturday and Sunday. This means I will be motivating my DFS Plays in person for all of us.
As most weeks after a major championship is a letdown, this week will be the opposite of that! We have a stacked field with Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas all teeing it up in search of another win this season.
We have an interesting Pete Dye golf course that has shown that multiple different winners can emerge. One of the shortest courses on The PGA Tour schedule, it has not been one that tour pros can absolutely demolish. This course has played right around tour average and only produced a winning score of -13 last year.
Let’s get into my favorite DFS plays for the 2022 Travelers Championship!
2022 Travelers Championship DFS – $10,000 Range
Justin Thomas $10,800
I’m not sure there is a better bang for your buck in this price range than Justin Thomas is the best iron player in the world, he’s the reigning PGA Champion, and he’s been playing amazing this year.
At the end of the day, he is the player I trust the most and I think his price is very fair. Thomas ranks 1st in this field in SG: Approach in this field over the past 50 rounds and is even better with his wedges. Given the length of this course, golfers are going to have a lot of wedges into the drives. JT ranks 2nd in proximity from 100-125, 1st from 125-150, and 1st from 150-175.
Given his recent success with the putter and overall well-rounded game, I just think he is the safest play at the top of the 2022 Travelers Championship DFS board.
2022 Travelers Championship DFS – $9,000 Range
Seamus Power $9,100
There has been a trend that golfers that popped up the week before the U.S Open go on and win the Travelers. Chez Reavie and Harris English both finished T3 a the U.S Open and went on to win. I think a similar situation is going to happen with Seamus this week.
Power gained 4.8 strokes on approach at the U.S Open on this way to a T12 finish. What I like most about Seamus is just how well he played at Pebble early in the year. Back to back 64’s on another shorter positional course with small greens. He was dialed with his wedges that week and he will have to be again.
Seamus about played great at the Match Play earlier in the year, another Pete Dye track that is shorter. I love Power in DFS at the 2022 Travelers Championship.
2022 Travelers Championship DFS – $8,000 Range
Denny McCarthy $8,300
Everything I said earlier about a random golfer popping the week before and going on to win is probably even more true for Denny. This Maryland native is my official pick to win this week and I really am confident. Denny finished in 7th at the U.S Open, 5th at the Memorial, and has made the cut in the last 12 starts on tour (steve edit this okay).
Denny is an elite putter that has found it with the ball striking recently and is playing some really impressive golf right now. He was two shots off the first-round lead at the Wells Fargo just a few weeks ago. I also love the fact that he finished well at 6th at the Amex (Pete Dye) and 12th at Pebble (shorter positional) earlier this year.
McCarthy will win this week so you might as well play him in your 2022 Travelers Championship DFS lineups.
2022 Travelers Championship DFS – $7,000 Range
K.H Lee $7,600
This is not a bit, you simply play KH Lee at TPC courses. A two-time winner at TPC Craig Ranch. And countless other great finishes, almost always at TPC courses. Lee is in great form as he has already won on the PGA Tour this year, and was flashing for a round or two earlier at the Memorial.
Lee ranks 33rd in proximity from 125-150, and I’m also very impressed with his made cut at the U.S Open last week. He was able to gain over 3 strokes Off-the-tee. Course history hasn’t proved to be vital to winning here, so his average results from this event don’t worry me much.
2022 Travelers Championship DFS – $6,000 Range
Adam Svensson $6,900
I wrote up Svensson at the RBC Canadian Open and he was able to finish 21st, gaining 6.5 strokes from Tee-to-Green. He is now at a cheaper price and I see no reason not to go back to him. Svensson for the first time in his PGA Tour career gained strokes in every single major category. I think he continues his form this week at the Travelers.
The thing that strikes me most about Svenson is that his two best finishes on tour this season have come on shorter, more positional golf courses. A 9th place finishe at the Honda Classic and a 7th place finishes at the Sony Open top his season’s best. Both courses are under 7200 yards and reward accuracy off the tee, this seems to be where he excels.
- Justin Thomas – $10,800
- Seamus Power – $9,100
- Denny McCarthy – $8,300
- K.H. Lee – $7,600
- Mackenzie Hughes – $7,400
- Adam Svensson – $6,800