Fantasy Golf Rankings For 2013 Travelers Championship
Fantasy Rankings For Travelers Championship
Tournament: Travelers Championship
Date: June 20-23, 2013
Location: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT
Past Winners: Marc Leisham (2012), Freddie Jacobson (2011), Bubba Watson (2010), Kenny Perry (2009), Stewart Cink (2008), Hunter Mahan (2007), J.J. Henry (2006), Brad Faxon (2005), Woody Austin (2004), Peter Jacobsen (2003), Phil Mickelson (2002), Phil Mickelson (2001), Notah Begay III (2000)
2012 Results: 1. Marc Leishman (-14) 2. Bubba Watson (-13) T2. Charley Hoffman (-13) T4. Tim Clark (-12) T4. John Rollins (-12) T4. Roland Thatcher (-12) T4. Brian Davis (-12) T8. Brendon de Jonge (-11) T8. Freddie Jacobson (-11) T8. Matt Kuchar (-11) T11. Hunter Mahan (-10) T11. Vayghn Taylor (-10) T11. Chez Reavie (-10) T11. Padraig Harrington (-10) T15. Cameron Tringale (-9) T15. Heath Slocum (-9) T15. Will Claxton (-9) T18. Gary Christain (-8) T18. Rory Sabbatini (-8) T18. Tommy Gainey (-8) T18. Seung-yul Noh T18. Stuart Appelby (-8) T18. James Driscoll (-8)
Since the tournament has been called the Travelers Championship, it has always been one of the best tournaments for fantasy golf fans. Over the last six years, the winner of this event has averaged an amazing score of 17.2 strokes under par, so don’t expect much putting this week.
To help you draft this week, here are the top-20 fantasy golfers for the 2013 Travelers Championship.
20. Brendon de Jonge
Brendon de Jonge – BDJ was 11 under here last year and has averaged 67.8 strokes over his last six rounds in Cromwell.
19. Tim Clark
Tim Clark – Clark finished fourth in 2012 after a six-year break from TPC River Highlands.
18. Lee Westwood
Lee Westwood – Westwood may not have much experience playing at the TPC Highlands, but his last five stateside finishes have all been inside the top-15.
17. Stewart Cink
Stewart Cink – Cink won the Travelers Championship in 2008 and in 1997. Consider the veteran a reliable sleeper pick this week.
16. Harris English
Harris English – English won the FedEx St. Jude Classic and has now cracked the top-17 in three of his last five tournament appearances.
15. Matt Kuchar
Matt Kuchar – Kuchar has eight top-10 finishes on the year and the 34-year-old has made every cut.
14. Webb Simpson
Webb Simpson – Simpson looked simply lost last week at the U.S. Open, as he shot four rounds over 71. He has never missed a cut at TPC Highlands; so expect him to bounce back this week.
13. Freddie Jacobson
Freddie Jacobson – Jacobson won the Travelers Championship in 2011 and the Swede has averaged 66.1 strokes per round at TPC Highlands over his last eight rounds.
12. Bo Van Pelt
Bo Van Pelt – BVP has finished inside the top-13 in three of the last four years at the Travelers.
11. Jason Dufner
Jason Dufner – Dufner’s fourth place finish last week at the U.S. Open was his best performance of the year. He is ranked 29th on the tour in driving accuracy (65.9%) and the heavy hitter will get plenty of chances to crush the ball in Cromwell this week.
10. Charley Hoffman
Charley Hoffman – Hoffman was all set to win last year’s Travelers Championship until he shot a double bogey on hole 17 and a bogey on hole 18. He ended up shooting a 66 in the final round and settled for second place. He showed that he could contend at Cromwell, so don’t overlook the California boy this week.
9. Marc Leishman
Marc Leishman – Leishman’s victory in Cromwell was his only career PGA win. The Australian loves the long holes here and will be a menace out of the tee box all week long.
8. Padraig Harrington
Padraig Harrington – Harrington has made the cut in all four of his appearances at Cromwell, including finishing in the top-11 in two of the last three years.
7. Ryan Moore
Ryan Moore – Moore always plays strong at TPC Highlands. He finished second here in 2006, fourth in 2009, 13th in 2010, and second in 2011. Expect another couple strong rounds from Moore this week.
6. Brian Davis
Brian Davis – Davis finished fourth at TPC Highlands in 2012 and ninth in 2011.
5. John Rollins
John Rollins – Rollins finished fourth at the Travelers in 2012 and second in 2011.
4. Rickie Fowler
Rickie Fowler – Fowler has four top-10 finishes on the year, including 10th place last week at the U.S. Open.
3. Bubba Watson
Bubba Watson – Watson won his first PGA tour event at the TPC Highlands in 2010. He also finished second here last year with a score of 13 strokes under par.
2. Hunter Mahan
Hunter Mahan – Mahan has always fared well at the TPC Highlands. He finished second here in 2006, first in 2007, second in 2008, fourth in 2009, and 11th in 2012.
1. Justin Rose
Justin Rose – Rose is coming off a magical win at the U.S. Open. Rose has also cracked the top-17 in seven of his nine appearances this season and will be the safest pick heading into Cromwell this week.