Travelers Championship 2020: Your course and form guides for TPC River Highlands

Travelers Championship 2020 at TPC River Highlands
TPC River Highlands: A low-scoring, leafy, parkland layout in New England
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Check out our form guides ahead of this week's event at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut. Words and stats compiled by Andy Swales...

"Is a traditionally low-scoring venue, where the average winning 72-hole total since 2005 (last 15 tournaments) is 264.4. Jim Furyk posted a PGA Tour record score of 58 during the final round in 2016."

After two events in the southern states of Texas and South Carolina, the PGA Tour heads north to New England, for this week's Travellers Championship.

TPC River Highlands is once again the venue for the tournament which, despite the on-going Coronavirus pandemic, has retained its slot on the Tour schedule.

The Travellers Championship is one of only two events, between mid-March and the season's end in early September, to have neither had its dates changed nor cancelled altogether.

For more than 25 years, this tournament has usually been staged the week following the US Open which itself has been moved to mid-September - and is now the second stop on the revamped 2020-21 PGA Tour calendar.

The lush and leafy fairways of River Highlands are located in Cromwell, a suburb 10 miles south of Hartford city centre, the capital of Connecticut.

Low scoring location

TPC River Highlands is a gently undulating parkland course which was given a face lift five years ago.

This well-wooded layout has plenty of subtle changes in direction, while water comes into play on five holes - most of these towards the end of the round.

The Travellers Championship is usually one of the best attended events on the annual rota, although this week's instalment will be staged behind closed doors.

Situated approximately 120 miles north-east of New York city, and around 30 miles from the coast, the course gets its name from sitting high above the Connecticut River.

It is a traditionally low-scoring venue, where the average winning 72-hole total since 2005 (last 15 tournaments) is 264.4.

In 2016, Jim Furyk posted a PGA Tour record score of 58 during the final round, en route to finishing fifth.

Five years earlier, while still an amateur, 19-year-old Patrick Cantlay carded 60 to grab the lead after 36 holes - he ended up in a tie-for-24th.

So, with plenty of birdies in the offing, a hot putter will be deemed essential equipment this coming weekend.

The world's leading stars are out in force once again, with 10 of the top-11 ranked pros teeing-up - No 8 Aussie Adam Scott remains an absentee.

Hit the ground running

Since the Tour re-opened its doors in Fort Worth, four players have returned with back-to-back top-10s - Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Daniel Berger and JT Poston.

In fact, DeChambeau and Berger have taken their run of successive top-10s to five, stretching back to February.

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Justin Rose and Abraham Ancer have also performed well, following the enforced break, although world No 1 Rory McIlroy has been slow out of the blocks.

This may have been down to McIlroy's limited knowledge of Colonial and Harbour Town.

However, he knows River Highlands better, having posted a brace of top-20s here in 2017 and 2018.

Course specialists

Among those who play well at River Highlands are DeChambeau, Marc Leishman, Paul Casey, Bubba Watson and Ryan Moore.

DeChambeau, with his new found length, has impressed during 2020, while Watson is a three-time champion in Connecticut.

Ancer, a three-time runner-up on the PGA Tour since mid-August of last year, is a career-high world No 24.

The Mexican is moving ever-closer to a maiden win at this level, and proved last week in South Carolina he is comfortable in a quality field. He tied-for-eighth at River Highlands 12 months ago.

Interesting history

The land on which TPC River Highlands was laid out began life as Edgewood Country Club in 1928.

And this remained the state of play until the early 1980s when Pete Dye was commissioned to re-design the layout, ahead of hosting a PGA Tour event in 1984.

It then became known as TPC Connecticut, which lasted seven years until another less significant re-design took place.

A further name-change occurred ahead of the 1990 Greater Hartford Open at the newly-titled TPC River Highlands.

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MC* - Missed Additional 54-Hole Cut

Note: List Contains Leading Reserves

Position

  • 1–5
  • 6–15
  • 16–25
Player W25 W24 W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3
Rory McIlroy 41 32 5 5 5 3
Jon Rahm 33 MC 3 17 9 2
Justin Thomas 8 10 6 MC 3
Brooks Koepka 7 32 47 MC 43 17 34
Dustin Johnson 17 MC 48 10 32 2
Patrick Reed MC 7 15 1 51 MC 6
Patrick Cantlay 17 11 34
Webb Simpson 1 MC 61 1
Xander Schauffele 64 3 24 14 23 16 MC
Bryson DeChambeau 8 3 4 2 5 52 8 MC
Justin Rose 14 3 MC MC 56 MC 2
Marc Leishman MC 2 42 43 1
Tony Finau 33 23 MC 51 2 6 14
Gary Woodland 62 9 8 12 40 MC
Louis Oosthuizen MC 55 MC 51 23 5
Sung Jae Im MC 10 3 1 29 MC 34 36 10
Shane Lowry MC MC 21 29 13 11 MC
Paul Casey 11 37 64 21
Matthew Fitzpatrick 14 32 9 37 30 60 45 2
Collin Morikawa 64 2 9 42 26 25 21
Abraham Ancer 2 14 56 12 43 6 2
Daniel Berger 3 1 4 5 9 29
Kevin Na MC 36 9 MC 14 MC 17
Danny Willett MC MC 18 42 MC 43 MC
Billy Horschel MC 38 36 42 9 9 68 MC
Kevin Kisner MC 29 MC 18 38 MC
Cameron Smith MC MC 22 MC MC 64
Chez Reavie 74 MC 29 10 25 MC MC
Sergio Garcia 5 MC 37 37 6 23 8
Bubba Watson 52 7 MC 18 MC 3 6
Matt Wallace 64 MC 24 MC 58 44 MC 64
Rafa Cabrera-Bello MC 23 MC 16 17 MC 56 MC 12
Graeme McDowell MC MC 32 69 MC 1 MC
Scottie Scheffler 55 15 26 30 MC MC 3
Brandt Snedeker MC 22 MC MC 3
Byeong Hun An MC 60 56 4 29 9 68 MC
Jason Day MC MC Wd MC 4 16
Sung Kang MC MC 9 71 2 MC 52 16
Jordan Spieth 68 10 58 59 9 MC 55
Viktor Hovland 21 23 42 MC 1 38 MC 23 MC
Brendon Todd MC MC 18 37 56 37
Jason Kokrak MC 3 18 51 MC MC 21 MC
Ian Poulter 14 29 32 27 17 16 MC
Keegan Bradley 32 42 MC MC 49 16
Corey Conners 21 19 MC MC 50 MC 45
JT Poston 8 10 MC 35 30
Phil Mickelson MC MC MC 3 3 MC MC
Joel Dahmen 48 19 5 5 14 Wd 55
Branden Grace 61 19 42 MC MC 9 17
Max Homa 41 MC 24 5 14 6 9 48
Joaquin Niemann 5 32 MC MC MC 49
Cameron Champ 14 MC MC 55 16 21
Nate Lashley MC MC MC MC Wd 3 Wd
Ryan Palmer 8 MC 17 67 MC 21
Jim Furyk MC 49 MC MC MC
Lucas Glover 21 23 MC MC 61 50 49 MC
Lanto Griffin MC MC 36 29 37 9 MC MC
Danny Lee 70 MC 5 47 MC 25 Wd MC
Matt Jones 52 38 47 47 MC 5 MC 73
Kevin Streelman MC MC MC 47 2 MC 45 MC
Sebastian Munoz 28 MC MC 14 26 47 MC 21
Keith Mitchell MC 64 5 MC 32 16 MC
CT Pan 52 MC MC MC MC 63 MC
Vaughn Taylor 52 MC 67 42 13 MC MC 43
Matthew Wolff MC 54 52 58 MC MC 21 61
Adam Long MC MC 24 27 MC MC 8 MC
Ryan Moore MC MC 52 30 MC 6
Dylan Frittelli 8 MC 18 58 MC 63 73
Harold Varner MC 19 36 42 13 MC MC MC MC
Lucas Bjerregaard MC MC MC MC MC
Bud Cauley MC 29 32 42 51 25 MC 4
Brian Harman 28 23 MC 47 47 49 21
Russell Knox MC MC MC MC MC MC 16 21 37
Harry Higgs 52 38 42 58 18 25 9 MC
Tom Hoge MC MC 15 MC 60 25 5 6
Carlos Ortiz 33 MC MC 16 26 25 MC 48
Emiliano Grillo MC MC Dq MC 3 MC MC MC
Luke List MC 1 MC 30 25 36 MC
Si Woo Kim MC MC MC MC 37 MC MC Wd
Xin Jun Zhang 37 MC 52 MC 14 64 25 55 MC
Talor Gooch MC 43 13 38 10 61 36 17
Brendan Steele MC MC 4 MC MC 43
Brian Stuard 52 43 MC 66 23 MC MC 72
Kyle Stanley MC MC 3 64 MC MC MC
Wyndham Clark 64 MC 68 11 17 18 34 MC MC
Mackenzie Hughes 70 MC 2 MC MC MC MC
Aaron Wise MC 35 MC 62 MC MC
Troy Merritt 70 MC 24 MC 25 MC 68
Charley Hoffman MC MC 13 MC MC 40 9 61
Kevin Tway MC MC MC MC MC 37 30
Mark Hubbard 33 43 MC 11 MC 9 43
Jhonattan Vegas 17 60 27 9 MC 17 30 55
Scott Brown MC MC 56 MC 67 2 MC MC MC
Doc Redman 21 58 62 MC 50 34 64 29
Robby Shelton MC 56 11 52 MC 36 MC
Tyler Duncan 28 38 MC MC 64 MC MC 64
Denny McCarthy MC 66 MC MC 37 59 64 48
Sepp Straka 33 MC MC 27 MC MC MC 4
Sam Burns MC 36 64 23 MC 49 6
Matthew NeSmith 33 49 MC 38 6 11 30 17
Cameron Tringale 27 30 64 MC 49 43
Zac Blair 55 36 MC MC 18 21 55
Patrick Rodgers MC 14 24 21 35 30 MC 16 9 64
Beau Hossler MC 24 38 35 38 66 9 MC
Chesson Hadley 58 23 MC MC 18 59 MC 29
Russell Henley MC 8 17 MC MC
Adam Schenk MC 43 MC 14 47 50 MC 14
Charl Schwartzel 41 MC 17 5 MC MC
Cameron Davis MC 8 27 38 36 29
Kyoung-Hoon Lee MC MC 42 38 14 13 MC MC 21
Bronson Burgoon MC 38 Wd MC MC 43
Brice Garnett 17 MC 11 20 MC 52 MC
Brian Gay MC MC 62 MC MC 38 MC MC
Henrik Norlander MC MC MC 44 25 MC 68
Scott Harrington MC 47 MC MC MC MC MC
Zach Johnson MC 43 32 67 MC MC
Sam Ryder 41 MC MC 53 3 MC 55 MC 29
Stewart Cink 62 47 53 38 55 MC
Ryan Armour 74 MC MC MC MC MC
Peter Malnati 70 MC MC 11 MC MC MC
Richy Werenski 78 58 17 MC MC 73 MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC 25 40 64 MC
Michael Thompson 8 MC 57 MC MC MC MC
Fabian Gomez 66 MC 64 52 MC MC 55
Ted Potter MC MC MC 6 MC MC MC 37
Bo Hoag 49 MC 35 MC MC Wd
Joseph Bramlett 3 2 MC 9 51 18 45 MC
Robert Streb 37 59 MC 27 MC MC MC
Roger Sloan MC MC 60 MC MC MC MC
Chris Stroud 28 MC MC MC MC MC MC
Matt Every MC MC MC MC 32 MC 74
Cameron Percy 61 44 36 MC
Hudson Swafford MC 21 9 MC
Scott Stallings 48 53 MC MC 49 55
Hank Lebioda 37 56 MC MC MC MC MC 17
Sebastian Cappelen MC MC MC 58 MC MC 21 6
JJ Spaun MC 63
DJ Trahan Wd MC 52 MC MC 68
Austin Cook MC 61 44 MC MC MC MC
Luke Donald MC 11 55 MC
Patton Kizzire MC MC 68 61 MC MC
Tim Wilkinson 54 56 MC 20 25 MC 21
Martin Trainer MC MC MC 47 MC MC MC MC
Grayson Murray Wd 53 MC 55 55 10
David Hearn MC MC MC MC MC 37
Rob Oppenheim MC 44 69 MC 9 38 MC MC
Kevin Chappell MC 52 MC 25 MC MC
James Hahn 58 13 MC 25 MC
Will Gordon 20 21
Jamie Lovemark MC 27 17 MC 36
Greg Chalmers MC MC MC MC
Steve Stricker MC 42 56 MC MC MC
Hunter Mahan MC Wd MC
Davis Love MC 66 MC
Vijay Singh MC MC MC
Michael Kim MC
JJ Henry MC 60 MC
Seung-Yul Noh MC MC MC MC
Wesley Bryan 68 29 MC
Sahith Theegala
Bo Van Pelt MC MC 60 MC MC MC
Peter Kuest
Player `19 `18 `17 `16 `15 `14 `13 `12 `11 `10
Rory McIlroy 12 17
Jon Rahm 25 64
Justin Thomas 36 56 MC 3 MC 30
Brooks Koepka 57 19 9 51
Dustin Johnson 31
Patrick Reed 30 MC 5 11 MC MC 18 47
Patrick Cantlay 15 15 MC MC 24
Webb Simpson MC 8 34 5 29 13 57
Xander Schauffele MC 14
Bryson DeChambeau 8 9 26 47
Justin Rose 13 9
Marc Leishman 21 MC 17 9 39 11 30 1
Tony Finau MC 17 25 25
Gary Woodland 38 20 Wd
Louis Oosthuizen 36 17 MC Wd 47
Sung Jae Im 21
Shane Lowry MC
Paul Casey 5 2 5 17 2
Matthew Fitzpatrick
Collin Morikawa 36
Abraham Ancer 8 MC 56
Daniel Berger MC 67 2 5
Kevin Na 57 MC MC
Danny Willett
Billy Horschel MC 25 24 MC
Kevin Kisner 15 MC MC
Cameron Smith MC 34 39
Chez Reavie 1 MC 43 47 25 43 11
Sergio Garcia 25 2
Bubba Watson 54 1 MC 25 1 31 4 2 38 1
Matt Wallace
Rafa Cabrera-Bello
Graeme McDowell MC
Scottie Scheffler
Brandt Snedeker 43 MC 14 10 11 24 MC
Byeong Hun An MC 66
Jason Day 8 12 MC 18
Sung Kang MC* MC MC* 70 MC MC
Jordan Spieth MC 42 1
Viktor Hovland 54
Brendon Todd MC 15 MC
Jason Kokrak MC MC 26 34 48 MC*
Ian Poulter 43 62 24
Keegan Bradley 2 47 8 25 39 31 18 29 63
Corey Conners MC
JT Poston MC MC MC
Phil Mickelson MC
Joel Dahmen 43 MC 62
Branden Grace MC MC
Max Homa MC MC
Joaquin Niemann 5
Cameron Champ MC
Nate Lashley
Ryan Palmer MC 53
Jim Furyk MC 26 5 MC
Lucas Glover MC MC MC MC 47 MC
Lanto Griffin 38
Danny Lee MC 15 3 25 MC MC*
Matt Jones MC* 19 64 MC 46 MC MC 13
Kevin Streelman 15 33 8 MC MC 1 MC 47 6 42
Sebastian Munoz MC MC*
Keith Mitchell 56
CT Pan 36 MC 8 25
Vaughn Taylor 4 47 57 38 61 MC 11 33 9
Matthew Wolff MC*
Adam Long 21
Ryan Moore 15 MC 17 5 7 47 2 13
Dylan Frittelli MC
Harold Varner 21 MC MC
Lucas Bjerregaard
Bud Cauley MC 35 70 11 MC MC 24
Brian Harman 8 6 35 MC 3 42 51 24
Russell Knox 21 38 62 1 Wd 61 13 MC
Harry Higgs
Tom Hoge MC* MC 35 MC 64
Carlos Ortiz MC 17 MC
Emiliano Grillo 60 19 43
Luke List MC MC MC MC
Si Woo Kim MC 26 25
Xin Jun Zhang MC
Talor Gooch MC
Brendan Steele 21 MC 14 17 25 5 13 MC 13
Brian Stuard MC MC MC 38 25 MC MC 47
Kyle Stanley 36 15 57 MC 20 MC MC 60 MC
Wyndham Clark 15 MC
Mackenzie Hughes 51 42 17
Aaron Wise
Troy Merritt MC* MC 8 MC MC 67 MC MC
Charley Hoffman MC 15 3 25 26 7 2 43 27
Kevin Tway 5 6 43 26 MC
Mark Hubbard 43 71
Jhonattan Vegas MC MC 54 31 MC 33
Scott Brown 60 47 25 54 MC MC
Doc Redman
Robby Shelton MC
Tyler Duncan 43 33
Denny McCarthy MC 47
Sepp Straka MC
Sam Burns 43
Matthew NeSmith
Cameron Tringale MC* 69 MC 15 MC MC
Zac Blair MC 62 MC
Patrick Rodgers 26 35 3 39 46 MC
Beau Hossler MC* 2 53
Chesson Hadley MC MC MC MC
Russell Henley MC 6 11
Adam Schenk MC MC
Charl Schwartzel
Cameron Davis 43
Kyoung-Hoon Lee 13
Bronson Burgoon 60 MC MC
Brice Garnett MC MC 20 75
Brian Gay MC MC MC 71 51 MC* MC
Henrik Norlander 25 MC*
Scott Harrington
Zach Johnson 19 MC 47 6 MC 58 64 24
Sam Ryder 51 26
Stewart Cink 2 MC MC* 47
Ryan Armour 54 56 MC MC
Peter Malnati 30 26 MC* MC MC
Richy Werenski 60 26 MC
Aaron Baddeley MC MC 34 48 4 MC 37 24 27
Michael Thompson MC MC MC MC MC MC 4
Fabian Gomez MC 19 53 MC MC
Ted Potter MC MC MC MC
Bo Hoag
Joseph Bramlett 52
Robert Streb 21 MC 57 MC 58
Roger Sloan MC MC
Chris Stroud MC MC 38 10 18 2 37 17 42
Matt Every MC 35 MC MC 34
Cameron Percy MC* 47 54 30 MC
Hudson Swafford 66 38 MC 24
Scott Stallings MC 38 MC MC MC
Hank Lebioda 51
Sebastian Cappelen
JJ Spaun 30 47
DJ Trahan 30 MC* 17
Austin Cook MC MC
Luke Donald MC MC 7
Patton Kizzire MC MC 53
Tim Wilkinson 43 MC MC 18
Martin Trainer MC
Grayson Murray 26
David Hearn 8 38
Rob Oppenheim MC MC
Kevin Chappell MC MC MC
James Hahn 36 MC 77
Will Gordon
Jamie Lovemark 19 MC* MC 31 69
Greg Chalmers 66 47 MC MC MC 37 MC 64
Steve Stricker
Hunter Mahan MC 56 17 70 MC MC 24 11 43 MC
Davis Love MC MC
Vijay Singh MC 56 MC 31 43 37 43 13
Michael Kim MC MC 69 MC
JJ Henry MC 42 69 MC 60 MC 5 47 24 42
Seung-Yul Noh MC 38 20 61 58 18
Wesley Bryan 47 74
Sahith Theegala
Bo Van Pelt 7 67 43 24 13 34
Peter Kuest

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