Travelers Championship: What to know for TOUR's stop at TPC River Highlands

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After a magnificent week on the West Coast for the U.S. Open, the PGA TOUR flies across the country to Connecticut for the Travelers Championship from TPC River Highlands.

When: June 24-27
Where: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, Connecticut
Purse: $7.4 million
Winner's prize: $1.332 million

How to watch

Date Channel Time (ET)
Thurs. June 24 Golf Channel 3-6 p.m.
Fri. June 25 Golf Channel 3-6 p.m.
Sat. June 26 Golf Channel 1-3 p.m.
CBS 3-6 p.m.
Sun. June 27 Golf Channel 1-3 p.m.
CBS 3-6 p.m.

Streaming available throughout the week on PGA TOUR Live.

Past winners

2020: Dustin Johnson (-19) over Kevin Streelman
2019: Chez Reavie (-17) over Keegan Bradley, Zack Sucher
2018: Bubba Watson (-17) over four players
2017: Jordan Spieth (-12) over Daniel Berger
2016: Russell Knox (-14) over Jerry Kelly
2015: Bubba Watson (-16) over Paul Casey
2014: Kevin Streelman (-16) over K.J. Choi, Sergio Garcia
2013: Ken Duke (-12) over Chris Stroud
2012: Marc Leishman (-14) over Charley Hoffman, Bubba Watson

The field

Once again, the Travelers Championship, which is often voted as the players' favorite tournament of the year, attracts a very strong field.

Headlined by world No. 2 and defending champion Dustin Johnson, the group in Connecticut will feature nine of the top-20 players in the world, which also includes Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Brooks Koepka, and Patrick Reed.

Abraham Ancer, Cameron Smith, Phil Mickelson, Matthew Wolff, and Joaquin Niemann are some other top-50 players taking on TPC River Highlands.

Featured Groups (all times ET)

Group: Patrick Cantlay, Marc Leishman, Garrick Higgo
Thursday - 7:35 a.m.
Friday - 12:50 p.m.

Group: Bryson DeChambeau, Stewart Cink, Patrick Reed
Thursday - 7:45 a.m.
Friday - 1:00 p.m.

Group: Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Paul Casey
Thursday - 12:50 p.m.
Friday - 7:35 a.m.

Group: Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson, Tony Finau
Thursday - 1:00 p.m.
Friday - 7:45 a.m.

The full list of groups and tee times can be found here.

The course

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TPC River Highlands is a 6,841-yard, par-70 course designed by the late Pete Dye. Though it's one of the shortest courses on the PGA Tour, it's the first venue since the restart that will give players who are long off the tee an advantage. But that doesn't mean shorter hitters don't have a chance. A number of golfers who don't rely on distance have found success at this event, including three of the last five winners.

Betting corner

Bryson DeChambeau +1000
Dustin Johnson +1400
Brooks Koepka +1500
Patrick Cantlay +1600
Paul Casey +1600
Patrick Reed +2000
Scottie Scheffler +2200
Tony Finau +2300
Abraham Ancer +3000
Brian Harman +3000
Harris English +3500
Kevin Streelman +3500
Matthew Wolff +3500
Joaquin Niemann +3800
Cameron Smith +4200
Rickie Fowler +5000

(Odds courtesy of theScoreBet)

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