2021 Travelers Championship odds: Surprising PGA picks, golf predictions from model that called Rahm’s win

Bubba Watson has been absolutely dominant at the Travelers Championship over the years. In fact, Watson has finished on top of the Travelers Championship leaderboard three times in his career, the most recent being in 2018. Watson is expected to be in the mix again this week when the 2021 Travelers Championship gets underway from TPC River Highlands on Thursday, June 24.

Watson, a 12-time PGA Tour champion, is listed as a 45-1 long shot in the 2021 Travelers Championship odds from William Hill Sportsbook. Bryson DeChambeau and defending champion Dustin Johnson are listed as the 12-1 co-favorites. Before locking in your Travelers Championship 2021 picks, be sure to see the 2021 Travelers Championship predictions and projected leaderboard from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Our proprietary model, built by DFS pro Mike McClure, has been red-hot since the PGA Tour resumed last June. In fact, it’s up over $9,000 on its best bets since the restart, nailing tournament after tournament.

At the 2021 U.S. Open, McClure’s model was all over Jon Rahm’s first career major championship victory at 10-1 from the start. Rahm was two strokes off the lead heading into the weekend, but the model also projected him as the winner at that point. And at the 2021 Masters, McClure nailed Rahm’s (+250) top-five finish in his best bets, as well as Corey Conners’ (+550) top-10 showing. McClure’s best bets netted over $450 at the Masters.

In addition, McClure was all over Daniel Berger’s win at +1400 in his best bets at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in February. McClure also nailed Viktor Hovland’s (+2500) victory in the Mayakoba Golf Classic in December. That was one of many huge calls he’s made in the past several months.

This same model has also nailed a whopping seven majors entering the weekend. Anyone who has followed it has seen massive returns.

Now that the 2021 Travelers Championship field is taking shape, SportsLine simulated the event 10,000 times, and the results were surprising. Head to SportsLine now to see the projected 2021 Travelers Championship leaderboard and Travelers Championship 2021 expert picks.

The model’s top 2021 Travelers Championship predictions 

One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2021 Travelers Championship: Koepka, who is coming off a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Open and is one of the top favorites, doesn’t even crack the top five. Koepka has missed six cuts this season, which is already the most of his career. While he’s performed well at recent majors, he hasn’t played a weekend at a non-major tournament since February as he’s missed the cut each time.

The four-time major winner has played TPC River Highlands four times in his career and ninth place is his best finish. He’s finished outside the top 50 twice, including his last appearance when he placed 57th in 2019. Koepka’s inconsistent putter won’t do him any favors on the course this year as he ranks 100th in overall putting average (1.602) and 190th in three-putt avoidance (3.91 percent). 

Another surprise: Abraham Ancer, a 33-1 long shot, makes a strong run at the title. He has a much better chance to win it all than his odds imply, so he’s a target for anyone looking for a huge payday.

Ancer enters this week’s event full of confidence. That’s because the 30-year-old has finished inside the top-10 in three of his last five starts, which includes a runner-up finish at the Wells Fargo Championship in May. 

Ancer has been able to secure those positive results thanks in large part to his sensational accuracy. In fact, Ancer enters this week’s event ranked sixth in driving accuracy percentage (70.93) and 11th in greens in regulation percentage (68.99). He also ranks 29th in strokes gained: tee-to-green (.850) and 14th in scrambling (63.44). Those impressive stats, plus his long odds, make him a strong value pick in 2021 Travelers Championship bets this week.

How to make 2021 Travelers Championship picks

The model is targeting three other golfers with 2021 Travelers Championship odds of 25-1 or higher to make a strong run at the title. Its best bets also include a massive long shot higher than 40-1 that would net any bettor an epic payday. Anyone who backs these underdogs could hit it big. You can only see them here.

So who will win the Travelers Championship 2021? And which long shots stun the golfing world? Check out the odds below and then visit SportsLine to see the projected 2021 Travelers Championship leaderboard, all from the model that’s nailed seven golf majors and is up over $9,000 since the restart.

2021 Travelers Championship odds

Dustin Johnson 12-1
Bryson DeChambeau 12-1
Brooks Koepka 14-1
Paul Casey 16-1
Patrick Cantlay 16-1
Scottie Scheffler 22-1
Patrick Reed 25-1
Tony Finau 28-1
Brian Harman 30-1
Abraham Ancer 33-1
Kevin Streelman 33-1
Harris English 35-1
Joaquin Niemann 35-1
Matthew Wolff 40-1
Charley Hoffman 40-1
Sam Burns 45-1
Cameron Smith 45-1
Bubba Watson 45-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Rickie Fowler 50-1
Russell Henley 50-1
Garrick Higgo 50-1
Adam Scott 50-1
Keegan Bradley 55-1
Jason Day 60-1
Si-Woo Kim 50-1
Emiliano Grillo 66-1
Marc Leishman 60-1
Max Homa 66-1
Ian Poulter 66-1
Phil Mickelson 66-1
Kevin Na 66-1
Cameron Tringale 70-1
Francesco Molinari 70-1
Russell Knox 100-1
Aaron Wise 70-1
Talor Gooch 100-1
Stewart Cink 80-1
Carlos Ortiz 80-1
Doc Redman 66-1
Brandt Snedeker 100-1
Matt Jones 125-1
Kevin Kisner 100-1
Zach Johnson 100-1
Chris Kirk 100-1
Patton Kizzire 100-1
Brendan Steele 100-1
Brendon Todd 90-1
Harold Varner 80-1
Guido Migliozzi 100-1
Keith Mitchell 125-1
C.T. Pan 125-1
Chez Reavie 125-1
Mackenzie Hughes 100-1
Pat Perez 125-1
Joel Dahmen 150-1
Doug Ghim 125-1
Adam Hadwin 125-1
Troy Merritt 125-1
Lanto Griffin 100-1
Erik Van Rooyen 125-1
Maverick McNealy 125-1
David Lipsky 150-1
Luke List 150-1
Joseph Bramlett 150-1
Dylan Frittelli 150-1
Steve Stricker 150-1
Patrick Rodgers 150-1
Kyle Stanley 125-1
Scott Stallings 150-1
Matthew NeSmith 150-1
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 150-1
Ryan Moore 150-1
Harry Higgs 200-1
Scott Piercy 200-1
Satoshi Kodaira 150-1
Sebastian Munoz 150-1
Danny Lee 175-1
Hank Lebioda 200-1
Michael Thompson 200-1
Kevin Chappell 250-1
Rory Sabbatini 250-1
Adam Long 200-1
Vaughn Taylor 200-1
Will Gordon 200-1
Chesson Hadley 150-1
Nick Taylor 200-1
Denny McCarthy 250-1
Vincent Whaley 200-1
Ryan Armour 200-1
Wyndham Clark 200-1
Henrik Norlander 200-1
Adam Schenk 200-1
Richy Werenski 150-1
Bronson Burgoon 200-1
Byeong Hun An 250-1
Sepp Straka 250-1
Brice Garnett 250-1
Nate Lashley 250-1
Chase Seiffert 200-1
Beau Hossler 250-1
Andrew Putnam 250-1
Tom Lewis 250-1
Kramer Hickok 250-1
Tom Hoge 250-1
Roger Sloan 250-1
Mark Hubbard 250-1
Hudson Swafford 300-1
Brian Stuard 300-1
Bo Van Pelt 300-1
Davis Thompson 300-1
Anirban Lahiri 300-1
Jason Dufner 300-1
Brandon Hagy 300-1
Tyler Duncan 300-1
Cameron Percy 350-1
Sam Ryder 300-1
Robert Streb 350-1
J.B. Holmes 350-1
Sung-Hoon Kang 400-1
Austin Eckroat 200-1
Rob Oppenheim 400-1
Michael Gligic 400-1
Scott Brown 400-1
Luke Donald 400-1
David Hearn 500-1
John Pak 400-1
Tyler McCumber 400-1
Peter Malnati 400-1
Austin Cook 400-1
Kris Ventura 400-1
Robby Shelton 500-1
Jim Herman 500-1
Chase Koepka 500-1
Sean O’Hair 500-1
Kevin Tway 500-1
Ted Potter 500-1
Brian Gay 500-1
Rafael Campos 500-1
Brian Keiser 500-1
Scott Harrington 500-1
Nick Watney 750-1
William McGirt 750-1
Jonas Blixt 750-1
Hunter Mahan 750-1
Kevin Stadler 1000-1
Martin Trainer 1000-1
J.J. Henry 1000-1
Michael Kim 1000-1
Alex Beach 1000-1 

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