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Travelers Championship longshot picks and predictions. Check out our staff's longshot picks for this week's stop on the PGA Tour.

Travelers Championship Expert Picks: Our Staff's Longshot Picks

Every year after the US Open, the Travelers Championship follows. That's what we're up to right now on the PGA Tour and we have our staff of golf handicappers give us their favorite longshot bets. This isn't for the faint of heart, there are no chalk answers, this is a swing for the fences.

Geoff Fienberg, Rick Gehman, Tom Jacobs, and Sam Eaton all share their favorite Travelers Championship longshot picks before the opening round on Thursday. Make sure to tail these picks so you can win big with us here at OddsChecker!

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Travelers Championship Expert Picks

Geoff Fienberg: Aaron Rai @ +15000 (Bet $100 to win $15,000)

While his finishing positions would tell me that my perceptions don't quite meet reality and maybe I'm overrating Aaron's play thus far this season but off a strong finish in Canada (T13) in which he gained 6 strokes with his approach play has me thinking another short course this week will once again have Aaron very comfortable and in position to contend.

-- Geoff Fienberg (@gfienberg17)

Rick Gehman: Davis Riley @ +6000 (Bet $100 to win $6,000)

It's time -- Riley is ready to win and he's been on the verge of a breakthrough for a few months. He's gained over two strokes per round over his last seven starts. He's doing it in a high upside way, like the 6.7 strokes he gained on approach last week at the U.S. Open. He's part of the young talented core on the PGA TOUR and he's about to add a win to his resume.

-- Rick Gehman (@RickRunGood)

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Sam Eaton: Brendan Steele @ +6600 (Bet $100 to win $6,000)

Brendan Steele has a pretty solid record at the Travelers Championship, despite missing the cut last year. Steele has recorded two top tens since 2013, and five top twenty finishes. On a course that demands strong iron play, Steele is coming in hot. He gained five shots on the field in approach at the Memorial, and 7.5 at the PGA Championship.

In the last three months, Steele ranks 14th in SG: App, 21st on P4 400-450, 19th in Opps Gained, 11th SG: OTT and 7th in terms of Eagles. All stats which will be useful this week.

-- Sam Eaton (@SamEaton12)

Tom Jacobs: Seamus Power @ +5000 (Bet $100 to win $5,000)

Seamus Power is as long as +5000 and as short as +2500 in a place, so make sure you are shopping this number via the Oddschecker grid. Power has been somewhat of a revelation since breaking through and winning the Barbasol Championship in 2021, and he looks destined for better things this year. The Irishman was disappointing in contention when he had the chance to win the American Express earlier in the year, but he's been continually solid since.

In the biggest events this season, he has finished T33 at the Players, got to the final eight, losing out eventually to Scottie Scheffler at the WGC Match Play, and then entered major season with a ton of confidence. He finished T27 at Augusta, T9 at the PGA Championship, and T9 last week at the U.S. Open, and in among that was another T7 finish at the Byron Nelson.

It does now feel like he has built his year around the biggest events, as he tries to capitalize on his strong form, but he will look at this week as another opportunity to win, before heading back to Ireland next week for the Irish Open.

In four visits to this golf course, Power missed the cut on debut 36th, 66th and 19th in his three subsequent visits. That may not seem entirely special but when 66th, he opened with a 66 to sit 13th after round 1 and a final-round 75 just saw him fall away, and last year when 19th, he was 9th after Round 1, 4th after round 2, and then shot 71-69 over the weekend to fall away.

Were he to find himself in contention through 36 holes again, I think he would perform a lot better, and given his record on similar layouts, I am going take a chance at +5000 that he breaks through for a second win, and goes to the next level with a win in this level of field, vs the Barbasol victory.

-- Tom Jacobs (@TomJacobs93)

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Known for his vast knowledge and entertaining approach to talking golf, has a documented record picking outright winners on the award winning podcast "The Pat Mayo Experience".


Founder of RickRunGood.com and Golf Host on CBS Sports.


Tom Jacobs is the host of the Lost Fore Words golf podcast and has been writing betting articles on golf for the past decade. Tom also co-hosts the DP World Tour Picks & Bets show on the Mayo Media Network, so has his finger on the pulse on all the major Tours. A long-suffering Nottingham Forest fan, Tom also enjoys watching Soccer at the weekend, and was delighted to see his Forest team win promotion this season!


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