- Ludvig Aberg to Win Outright (+12500) at Bet365
- Ludvig Aberg to Finish Top 20 (+400) at Bet365
- Sam Bennett to Win Outright (+25000) at Bet365
- Sam Bennett to Finish Top 20 (+700) at Bet365
- Nick Hardy to Win Outright (+25000) at Bet365
- Nick Hardy to Finish Top 20 (+700) at Bet365
Can Ludvig Aberg Win on Debut?
Here at OddsTrader, we believe Ludvig Aberg can win on debut at the Travelers Championship having opened his professional career with an impressive 25th at the Canadian Open.
The twenty-three-year-old Swede has been sweeping all in front of him during his impressive collegiate career at Texas Tech. When the golfing world ground to a halt during the Covid pandemic of 2020, Aberg found himself some competitive golf in the Nordic Golf League, phenomenally winning two events.
The list of amateur silverware at the highest level goes on and on for Aberg and his long-awaited debut didn’t disappoint. With this week’s Travelers Championship being an elevated PGA Tour event, Aberg’s price is inflated to (+12500) at Bet365, while many of the principals will be fatigued from last week’s US Open.
Golf Pick: Ludvig Aberg To Win Outright (+12500) at Bet365
Golf Pick: Ludvig Aberg To Finish Top 20 (+400) at Bet365
Debutants Can Thrive at TPC River Highlands
Despite the Connecticut track, TPC River Highlands’ strategic demands are seemingly suited to the fairways and greens grinders (Jim Furyk course record holder with 58), it has been the scene of many notable debuts in recent seasons.
Those who have thrived are from last year, Michael Thorbjornsen when finishing 4th at +50000 and Sahith Theegala runner up, albeit on his second start but first as a professional. 2020, saw Will Gordon come 3rd at +75000 on debut to gain temporary PGA Tour membership which further illustrates that possibly, ignorance of the nuances of the Greater Hartford track is a blessing in disguise.
In 2019, I can remember Chase Seiffert Monday qualifying and going on to finish in the top 10, so course experience isn’t a huge issue at the Travelers Championship.
Those nuances include an exciting closing patch of risk-reward holes between 15 and 17 around a four-acre lake so that the fearlessness of youth can flourish.
Sam Bennett Must Be Considered on Course Debut Too
We described how Ludvic Aberg was the finished article with his domination of the amateur scene but new professional Sam Bennett has looked closely at the article since making an outstanding Masters debut as an amateur.
Bennett chose to turn professional at the Canadian Open and debuted impressively for 16th which was a clever move by the twenty-three-year-old from Texas who used his US Open exemption earned as an amateur by winning the US Amateur Championship, for professional status and FedEx points.
After last week’s impressive showing early at the US Open, which was let down only by a poor third round, another strong week at the Travelers Championship will go a long way to locking up his playing privileges on the PGA Tour.
Golf Pick: Sam Bennett to Win Outright (+25000) at Bet365
Golf Pick: Sam Bennett to Finish Top 10 (+700) at Bet365
Is Nick a Hardy Enough Character to Land a PGA Win?
Technically a few weeks ago, Nick Hardy landed his first PGA Tour win when partnering with good friend Davis Riley to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans event.
Getting his playing privileges tied up like that must be a huge help as the season moves forward and possibly if you pardon the pun, Nick is a hardy enough character to win a first PGA Tour singles event now.
The twenty-seven-year-old from Illinois should have good vibes at TPC River Highlands having got a start here in 2018 and making the cut. Hardy built on that debut last season with an impressive 8th-place finish on his very next start at the course.
Noticeably, Nick Hardy was in contention after two rounds at last week’s US Open which is all the notice, I need to follow him this week at a track he appears fond of.
Golf Pick: Nick Hardy To Win Outright (+25000) at Bet365
Golf Pick: Nick Hardy To Finish Top 10 (+700) at Bet365