Paul Krishnamurty has a trio of golfers to back at three-figure odds this week, one in Europe and a pair in the US...
"Like the St Jude, the Travellers is played on a par 70 but the yardage is significantly reduced and scoring should be low. That will suit Merritt who averages 3.96 birdies per round last three months. An eighth in this event last year confirms his liking for the test."
Accurate Austrian can go close at BMW
This young Austrian talent is rising fast up the rankings, going from outside the top 500 to inside the top 300 in 2018, and looks worth a trade in an event that's suited to his talents. Greens-in-regulation has been Schwab's forte throughout this first full season on tour, ranking sixth for that stat against this field in the last three months, and winners of this tournament have always performed well from the fairways. A top-10s and two top 20s in 2018 show Schwab to be capable at the level and should feel at home in continental Europe where he has made four of five cuts this season.
A pair of birdie machines on the PGA Tour
Birdie machine Troy Merritt comes into the tournament on a fine run of form with cuts made in his last seven events including a top 10 at the Zurich Classic and a tie for 12th when a tip in this column for the St Jude Classic. Like the St Jude, the Travellers is played on a par 70 but the yardage is significantly reduced and scoring should be low. That will suit Merritt who averages 3.96 birdies per round last three months. An eighth in this event last year confirms his liking for the test and this quick starter can hopefully get out of the blocks fast to at least secure our first trade at the very least.
Unlike Merritt, Garrigus offers no sort of consistency - he comes into the event having finished 18th at the St Jude, withdrew from the Fort Worth Invitational in the event preceding, was just outside the top 20 at the AT&T Byron Nelson but missed four straight cuts before that. This looks being one of his good weeks, however. Fifth here in 2016 shows he can go well at River Highlands and the rain-softened greens will be a handy equaliser for one of the more average putters on tour. Like Merritt, Garrigus can score - averaging 3.83 birdies per round in the last three months - and with his greens-in-reg stats high at the moment he looks to be an outsider worth following this week.