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Bradley to profit from US Open absence in Travelers Championship

| 23.06.2011

With the US Open only just over, numerous players may be mentally drained from their excursions at Congressional and this could play into the hands of Keegan Bradley as he attempts to win his second PGA Tour event in a month at the Travelers Championship.

Bradley burst onto the PGA Tour scene when defeating Ryan Palmer in a play-off to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship and is 66/1 in the golf odds to follow up in the Travelers Championship.

The 25-year-old will arrive for his debut at TPC River Highlands relatively fresh having not played in the US Open and has enjoyed a solid start to the year on the PGA Tour.

Bradley has already claimed seven top-25 finishes this season and has made the cut in 11 of his 18 PGA Tour starts.

Furthermore, three of the last five winners of the Travelers Championship were playing in the event for the first time – JJ Henry (2006), Hunter Mahan (2007) and Bubba Watson last year.

Of those that did play in the US Open, Brandt Snedeker and Heath Slocum are perhaps two of the more likely players to shine at the Travelers Championship.

Scoring is expected to be low at TPC River Highlands, with the biggest problem area for players likely to be reading the undulations on the greens.

Snedeker has not only finished in the top 20 in his last three starts, but also ranks third in the PGA Tour statistics in terms of putting and seventh in adjusted scoring, which could be significant.

It is 25/1 in the PGA Tour odds that Snedeker wins the Travelers Championship.

Meanwhile, Slocum shot no worse than level-par in any of his four rounds at the US Open and should therefore have no troubles emulating this feat in the Travelers Championship.

Slocum is 50/1 to claim what would be a fifth PGA Tour triumph.



Craig Kemp

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