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Travelers Championship Winning Formula

TPC River Highlands is one of the shortest courses on the schedule. It is a Par 70 and the fairways and greens on the are among the easiest to hit on Tour.

To win at the Travelers Championship you need to finish in double digits under par. Veterans tend to do well and first time winners are not uncommon. This week is all about avoiding unforced errors

The following is a breakdown of the strokes gained for the last three winners of the Travelers Championship;

2017 | Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth
Strokes Gained Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT-1.03256th
SGAPR4.9667th
SGARG6.0422nd
SGP2.30230th
SGT2G9.9781st

Despite Spieth having a negative Strokes Gained Off-The-Tee he still managed to top the field in the Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green category. This was thanks to a stellar game on approach and around the green. Tee-to-green he gained almost 10 strokes on the field average for the week which accounted for 81% of his overall gain. Other stats for the week include T41 for Driving Accuracy, T52 for Driving Distance, T42 for GIR and 30th in Strokes Gained Putting.

2018 | Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson
Strokes Gained Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT4.0674
SGAPR3.58818
SGARG3.8610
SGP3.22822
SGT2G11.5162

Bubba finished the week 2nd in the Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green category. This equated to a gain of 11.516 strokes on the field or 78.12% of his overall gain. All elements of his tee-to-green game were on point form off-the-tee to approach to around-the-green. Other stats for the week include T70 for Driving Accuracy, 7th for Driving Distance, T7 for GIR and 22nd in Strokes Gained Putting.

2019 | Chez Reavie

Chez Reavie
Strokes Gained Category
Strokes GainedFinishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT2.89310
SGAPR6.7381
SGARG1.82724
SGP4.92210
SGT2G11.4581

Chez Reavie topped the pile for the week in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green. In particular, his approach play was sublime. He gained 6.738 strokes on the field in the Strokes Gained Approach-The-Green, putting him at the head of the field for this stat. He also finished 10th in Strokes Gained Putting which delivered almost 5 strokes on the field average. Other stats for the week include T3 for Driving Accuracy, 55th for Driving Distance, T7 for GIR and 10th in Putts per GIR.

Travelers Championship Winning Formula

Taking the average strokes gained for the past three winners in each of the strokes gained categories yields the following “winning formula”.

SG CategoryWinner’s Average Strokes
Gained
Average Finishing Position
(SG Category)
SGOTT1.97623rd
SGAPR5.0979th
SGARG3.91012th
SGP3.48421st
SGT2G10.9841st
Strokes Gained breakdown for the last three winners of the Travelers Championship

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