Travelers Championship 2015: A quartet of selections from the opening round 3-balls

Will Kevin Streelman deliver the good for Dan in his opening round 3-ball?
Will Kevin Streelman deliver the good for Dan in his opening round 3-ball?

Dan Geraghty remains in fine form with his three-ball selections and boasts a very tidy profit for the season. Can our man add more cash to the coffers with these four recommended bets for Thursday's opening round at the Travelers?

Recommended Bets

Back Chris Stroud @ 3.185/40 (12:20)

Back Martin Laird @ 3.185/40 (12:40)

Back Kevin Streelman @ 3.613/5 (12:50)

Back Ernie Els @ 4.67/2 (13:00)

Chris Stroud was second at the Travelers in 2013 and has 29 competitive rounds at TPC River Highlands under his belt, with a 68.48 stroke average; whereas three-ball favourite Paul Casey is making his Travelers debut this week, following a gruelling four rounds at the US Open. As such underrated American Stroud looks the call at a nice price 3.185/40. Luke Guthrie makes up the trio, he missed the cut here on debut last year.

Martin Laird (68.63) has the best stroke average of his three-ball (with Brian Harman (69.44) and Angel Cabrera (68.73)) at TPC River Highlands and is also having the best season of the trio. Laird sits 68th in the FedEx Cup points list while his competitors are 96th and 158th respectively. The Scotsman has a strong case for being favourite here and looks a nice price at 3.185/40.

There are plenty of happy memories for Kevin Streelman of this tournament, the likeable American remarkably finished with seven birdies to take the title last year and a plaque has been installed on the 12th tee to honour his achievement. He's been priced up as the outsider here but given his fine victory last year and forced absence from the US Open field last week (which may prove to be a blessing in disguise), he looks a big price to triumph over Sergio Garcia and Keegan Bradley on day one.

Pick four is a tentative one but at the price I can't resist backing Ernie Els, 4.67/2, to outscore Brandt Snedeker and Billy Horschel. Els last played this tournament in 2002 and finished 10th, signing for a 64 on Sunday. Els has struggled for consistency this year but is till capable of high class golf on his day, as evidenced by his first round 67 at the Masters in April; the South African made the cut at last week's US Open and believes his best golf is not far away.


Recommended Bets

Back Chris Stroud @ 3.185/40 (12:20)
Back Martin Laird @ 3.185/40 (12:40)
Back Kevin Streelman @ 3.613/5 (12:50)
Back Ernie Els @ 4.67/2 (13:00)


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2015 Two/Three-Ball P&L

+29.08pts

*Based on one point per selection

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