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A little hard to follow on the heels of the U.S. Open (or any major event for that matter) but The Travelers, originally founded 69 years ago as the Insurance City Open, does a pretty solid job of keeping us fans energized. Travelers and the Greater Hartford Community Foundation have amassed a whopping $44M in donations over the years. I always find it fascinating to learn about the behind the scenes, positive impact the PGA events and their sponsors make across an array of special needs.  As a Travelers customer, this helps ease the sting of those insurance premiums... a wee bit 🙂.  

A par 70 and a bit shorter than many stops, we can expect the winning score to be pushing the 20 under mark. Will DJ hold serve and defend last years victory? Will Bubba notch his 4th win here?  A few of the big names took the week off but still a solid field.  I'm a little surprised Speith is not attending given he won here in 2017.  Who's on your radar for the win?

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I’m thinking Finau will finally break the curse!  

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I know that this Tournament is not that popular due to its place in the lineup but it’s one of my favorites.  We were lucky enough to Volunteer @ this Tournament every year.

Located 15 minutes from my former CT home and played the course often with friends who lived on the course.  

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On 6/20/2021 at 10:21 AM, blackngold_blood said:

I’m thinking Finau will finally break the curse!  

That would be a great story.  It's hard to believe he has only 1 win (Puerto Rico Open, 2016) but the $23M in earnings is likely helping soften the disappointment 🙂

 

21 hours ago, Rickp said:

I know that this Tournament is not that popular due to its place in the lineup but it’s one of my favorites.  We were lucky enough to Volunteer @ this Tournament every year.

Located 15 minutes from my former CT home and played the course often with friends who lived on the course.  

Do you ever miss being in CT?  One would think the folks of CT would/should get some great deals on insurance policies but I suspect that's not the case 🙂

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5 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

That would be a great story.  It's hard to believe he has only 1 win (Puerto Rico Open, 2016) but the $23M in earnings is likely helping soften the disappointment 🙂

 

Do you ever miss being in CT?  One would think the folks of CT would/should get some great deals on insurance policies but I suspect that's not the case 🙂

Insurance breaks ummmmm no.

I do miss a lot about New England in general, great place to grow up in late 40’s thru 60’s.  It’s definitely not the same today.

Miss going to the Tournament and Whalers,  OOPS they gone…..

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Insurance breaks ummmmm no.

I do miss a lot about New England in general, great place to grow up in late 40’s thru 60’s.  It’s definitely not the same today.

Miss going to the Tournament and Whalers,  OOPS they gone…..

Yea, that is a common response from a good many folks about a good many places... age and point of reference has a way of influencing that.  I visited CT a couple of times on business (aerospace) and both times were in fall... amazing colors.

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2 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Yea, that is a common response from a good many folks about a good many places... age and point of reference has a way of influencing that.  I visited CT a couple of times on business (aerospace) and both times were in fall... amazing colors.

Yup, beautiful area!!  Great hunting, fishing and GOLF!

TPC Cromwell may not be a classic golf course I always loved playing there.

 

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On 6/20/2021 at 9:21 AM, blackngold_blood said:

I’m thinking Finau will finally break the curse!  

I would love to see Finau take this one.  I think when he finally wins, he will win many more.

He is in the bomber's group:  Finau, DJ, and Koepka.  That group should be fun to watch.

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10 minutes ago, Kenny B said:
On 6/20/2021 at 11:21 AM, blackngold_blood said:

 

I would love to see Finau take this one.  I think when he finally wins, he will win many more

I agree but I thought the same thing after the first win. 

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51 minutes ago, blackngold_blood said:

I agree but I thought the same thing after the first win. 

It is simple Tony ranks 100 in strokes gained putting!

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1 hour ago, daviddvm said:

It is simple Tony ranks 100 in strokes gained putting!

Maybe Tony should try Armlock putting.  I heard somewhere that Xander thinks it's an advantage and should be banned... but he is giving it a try.

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While I would love to pick Finau, I can't pick him for fear of my track record for jinxing players.

For some reason I have 3 players that I think might do well.

Paul Casey-  Played well at the US Open
Patrick Reed- Keeps hanging around and he's due for another win
Garrick Higgo- Longshot, I like this kid after watching him on the EU Tour.

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52 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

While I would love to pick Finau, I can't pick him for fear of my track record for jinxing players.

For some reason I have 3 players that I think might do well.

Paul Casey-  Played well at the US Open
Patrick Reed- Keeps hanging around and he's due for another win
Garrick Higgo- Longshot, I like this kid after watching him on the EU Tour.

Ditto on Higgo. I’m gonna miss watching him at 6am on the golf channel

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Picks to win:

Favorite - Bryson. He played 63 holes like a champ at the US Open. Takes that momentum to this week.

Now that I picked Bryson, he’ll miss the cut, so my backup favorite will be Cantlay.

Mid tier - Doc Redman. Looked great at Palmetto

Longshot - Sebastian Munoz. 
 

The last 4 holes are always exciting to watch with a driveable par 4, par 3 over water, unique hole layout on 17, and then finishing on 18.

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7 hours ago, Kenny B said:

While I would love to pick Finau, I can't pick him for fear of my track record for jinxing players.

For some reason I have 3 players that I think might do well.

Paul Casey-  Played well at the US Open
Patrick Reed- Keeps hanging around and he's due for another win
Garrick Higgo- Longshot, I like this kid after watching him on the EU Tour.

Higgo an interesting choice.  Travelers has a way of starting careers with many 1st wins. 

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I like a bunch of guys this week. Always seems like the big names spend such effort on the Majors the week after is sometimes a let down. 

My DFS lineups are filled with Casey, Henley and Anser. I think Poulter, Fowler and English will have a good week too. Fingers crossed... 🤞

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2 hours ago, Rickp said:

Higgo an interesting choice.  Travelers has a way of starting careers with many 1st wins. 

Rory was really impressed with this guy... off the tee... which says a lot. Move over Louie, Brendan, Retief and Ernie 🙂.

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Since you guys are picking winners, I want to ask a Fantasy question.  Do you guys, do as I do and look at the leaderboard and realize a lot of players you have let go are in the Top 10? 😂😂🤣🤣

 

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4 hours ago, gobama84 said:

Since you guys are picking winners, I want to ask a Fantasy question.  Do you guys, do as I do and look at the leaderboard and realize a lot of players you have let go are in the Top 10? 😂😂🤣🤣

More like a handful I could have picked up fur-nuttin are at the top. I think this is what makes watching tour golf so appealing for me... quite a bit of parity and new names pop up at the top every week.

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Well, Tony just hit out of a fairway bunker, bladed it across the fairway and into the water.  Hell, I can do that.

The Koepka, DJ, Finau group didn't do very well.  I congratulate Koepka for hanging tough.

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