Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Travelers Championship - Round 1 Round-Up

My takeaway from round one of The Travelers Championship? That I'm pretty terrible at picking out who to avoid. I had suggested avoiding Harris English and Scott Langley, and while one round does not make a trend, it's looking like I could be eating crow come Sunday night. I'd feel better about it if I had Brendan Steele (-8) on the radar at all for this tournament, since he was picking up birdies like they were 90 percent off for the Steam summer sale.



Here's how my rankings and subjective picks stacked up today. All in all, a good start, though the players at Even and +1 are on the bubble tomorrow. Tell me how your team stacked up in the comments!

Power Rankings


  • Marc Leishman - Tied for 76th at Even 
  • Sergio Garcia - Tied for 9th at -5
  • Charley Hoffman - Tied for 27th at -3
  • Matt Kuchar - Tied for 16th at -4
  • Dustin Johnson - Tied for 16th at -4
  • Retief Goosen - Tied for 41st at -2
  • Brendon de Jonge - Tied for 76th at Even
  • Bubba Watson - Tied for 27th at -3
  • Keegan Bradley - Tied for 16th at -4
  • Ryan Moore - Tied for 2nd at -7
  • Bo Van Pelt - Tied for 62nd at -1
  • Brian Davis - Tied for 62nd at -1
  • Zach Johnson - Tied for 103rd at +1
  • K.J. Choi - Tied for 9th at -5
  • Billy Hurley III - Tied for 103rd at +1

Risk and Reward

  • Hunter Mahan - Tied for 41st at -2
  • Jason Day - Tied for 76th at Even
  • Brandt Snedeker - Tied for 9th at -5
  • Kevin Chappell - Tied for 16th at -4
  • Louis Oosthuizen - Withdrew - Back Injury
  • Graham DeLaet - Tied for 76th at Even
  • Scott Langley - Tied for 4th at -6
  • Tim Clark - Tied for 133rd +3
  • Harris English - Tied for 16th at -4

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