Golf: Red-Hot Burns Headlines PGA Travelers Championship

It’s a Star-Studded Field in Connecticut

We are loving the quality field at the Golf PGA Travelers Championship, which features Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, and Sam Burns.

There has been a surge in popularity for tournaments like the Travelers Championship and it’s evident with the number of high-quality betting chances.

Scheffler is gunning for his fifth win this season and Burns for his fourth, so records could be broken when it’s all said and done on Sunday afternoon.

Burns is Heating Up

With three wins to his name already in the wraparound season, Sam Burns is a man bettors should be following.

The 25-year-old American is a golfer to watch after winning the Sanderson Farms Championship, Valspar Championship, and Charles Schwab Challenge, so if Scheffler wasn’t winning everything, Burns would be the star of the PGA Tour.

Last Sunday, he finished T27 after shooting +6 in the final round of the U.S. Open, but he was still in contention after three rounds.

Burns was disappointed with the way he finished but there weren’t many players breaking par on Sunday.

He beat Scheffler in a playoff at Colonial, which is a story he’ll tell for years.

“I can assure you, he wanted to beat me more than anybody else and I wanted to beat him more than anybody else,” Burns told Sports Illustrated. “It’s going to be a fun story that we’ll get to have for the rest of our careers, and fortunately I got the better end of it this time. But hopefully we’re at the beginning of these situations.”

The PGA golf tournament schedule has been busy for Burns but the +1800 odds are worth snapping up.

Sticking with Scheffler

If Burns is hot, Scottie Scheffler is even hotter. The Master’s Tournament is shooting for his fifth win of the season and it’s hard not to be impressed.

He is breaking records and he’s making the most of his hot streak. We don’t think it’ll be temporary either, so he’s worth backing on a consistent basis.

Last week, the American had a chance to win the U.S. Open, but he fell one stroke short of England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick. Despite another strong finish, he’s not the current favorite to win the PGA Travelers Championship. That honor goes to Rory McIlroy, but our money is on Scheffler to win the head-to-head.

Scheffler has been ultra-consistent and he’s currently the record-setter for prize money, and there are still 10 tournaments left. It’s an incredible record and those who bet on golf have been cashing in.

He’s paying +1000 to win the PGA Travelers Championship and those odds are likely to firm closer to tee-off time.

Riley Nearing First Win

The PGA Travelers Championship has been won by many up-and-coming stars and Davis Riley could be the next.

Riley has had flashes of brilliance in his young career, notably losing the Valspar Championship in a playoff to Sam Burns. Despite losing, it showed he’s good enough to compete with the very best on the PGA Tour.

On the Korn Ferry Tour, the former Alabama representative had two victories. He parlayed that into good finishes at the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open. He finished T13 at the PGA, and he’s coming off a solid T31 result at The Country Club.

He’s paying generous odds with bookmakers at +3300 and those odds are worth snapping up. We don’t think he’ll take long to break through for his first win, and although the field is hot, he represents value in top 10 and top 20 markets.

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