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Travelers Championship Opens Today

We get a surprisingly star-studded field this week at the Travelers Championship from Cromwell, CT, the week after Brooks Koepka took the U.S. Open. Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jason Day and Jordan Spieth will all play at TPC River Highlands, which makes for a great field anywhere, even more so the week after a major championship.
The last time we saw this course, it was being desecrated by Jim Furyk, who shot a stunning 58 in his final round at the 2016 Travelers Championship. With McIlroy and Day coming in off a missed cut at the U.S. Open, it might at least be threatened.
His U.S. Open missed cut was probably the least disconcerting of all the stars who missed simply because he hasn't played almost at all since the Masters. He seemed encouraged by ending his Friday with birdies in four of his final six holes.
McIlroy and Spieth top the odds to win the tournament at 10-1 while Jason Day is 11-1 favorites to take the tournament. 
Of the past 11 winners of this tournament, six have won their first PGA Tour event here. A lot of that is because stars and superstars mostly don't play the week after a major so that could flip this week, but it's at least worth keeping an eye on when it comes to golfers like Jamie Lovemark, Kevin Tway and Trey Mullinax.

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