Despite being just a week after the US Open, the Travelers Championship is blessed with an absolutely stacked field this week. Many of the game’s best are in the field this week including stars like Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, and Jon Rahm.
However, every week on tour it seems as though someone always flies under the radar and ends up contending. So who are the 5 guys low on the odds board that could do that this week at the 2023 Travelers Championship?
5 Surprising Longshots Who Would Be Unsurprising Winners at Travelers
1. Justin Suh
Suh has had himself a heater of a summer. Making his last four cuts, including a T26 at the PGA earlier this summer at Oak Hill. Earlier this season, Suh made headlines at the Players with a T6 and made waves by contending early at the Memorial Tournament before eventually fading back. The top finisher on the Korn Ferry Tour last year has shown that he can contend with the big boys and make cuts so expect a low finish from Suh this week.
2. Eric Cole
Cole is another PGA Tour rookie who has had a great start to his career. Cole made headlines with his great showing and playoff loss at the Honda Classic; where he lost to eventual winner Chris Kirk in February. Eric continued his good play by making the cut at both the PGA and US Open, not to mention a spectacular final round to finish T6 at the RBC Canadian Open a couple of weeks ago.
3. Austin Eckroat
Eckroat is setting himself up for a big year on TOUR. Currently ranked 62nd in the FedEx Cup Rankings, he has registered 3 top 10s this season. Eckroat has also moved up 142 spots in the world rankings just this year.
The Oklahoma State product is fresh off a T-10 finish at the US Open and has made the cut in six of his last seven starts on the PGA Tour.
4. Ludvig Aberg
Aberg was no doubt disappointed to have not gotten to play at the US Open last week, but that absence also gave the freshly-turned pro out of Texas Tech University a welcome week of rest. The former number-one-ranked amateur in the world has not missed a cut in any of his PGA Tour starts this year, so do not expect him to start that this week. Fresh off a T25 in his professional debut at the RBC Canadian Open, expect the young Swede to continue his strong play and really contend this week.
5. Sam Bennett
Another recently turned professional, Bennett is fresh off making headlines at yet another major. Bennett has made the cut in each of his four PGA Tour starts this year. It certainly wouldn’t be surprising to see that great play continue this week at the Travelers Championship.
The fact that the Travelers has a pretty stellar field this week might give Bennett even more motivation to play well as he has shown a tendency to shine on the big stage early on his career.