2024 Travelers Championship: Top 10 power rankings at TPC River Highlands

A power ranking of the top 10 golfers set to compete at the 2024 Travelers Championship, a PGA Tour event at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut.
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It’s rare to see the PGA Tour’s best all compete three weeks in a row. That’s the opportunity we’ve got this year going from a Signature Event (Memorial Tournament) to a major (U.S. Open) and now to another Signature Event (Travelers Championship).

There’s a field of 72 teeing it up this week at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, outside of Hartford. This tournament began in 1967 and has been a middle-of-the-pack quality tournament through much of its tenure.

Tournament officials have ramped things up in recent years, putting on the ritz as far as hospitality and player accommodations go. In turn, it’s led to much deeper fields and now Signature Event status beginning in 2023.

TPC River Highlands is one of the longest-standing venues on the PGA Tour, hosting this event since 1984. It’s a Pete Dye design that’s also one of the shortest on the schedule, measuring at a meager 6,884 yards for a par of 70.

Seven of the 12 par-4s are listed at 410-450 yards on the card. It leads to a lot of approaches of 100-160 yards, so good short-iron players are ones to watch this week.

There can be some daunting visuals off the tee and on approach with blind shots a factor.

This is one of Dye’s more docile designs as far as challenges go.

The greens are bentgrass/poa annua. They tend to run fairly fast and can be tough to hold under the right conditions.

Expect low scores. Double digits under par has won every year since 1993. It’s usually closer to 15-under that results in a trophy.

Weather for the week will be scorching hot with high temperatures expected into the 90s Fahrenheit with a chance for rain every day beginning Friday. Wind doesn’t appear as if it’ll be a factor.

PGA Tour members are eligible to skip one Signature Event per season without sacrificing any potential Player Impact Performance (PIP) dollars awarded after the completion of the season. This seems like a time guys would want to use that up. Unsurprisingly, Rory McIlroy withdrew from this event on Monday after last weekend's heartbreaking loss at the U.S. Open. At time of writing, everyone else who is eligible for the Travelers is in the field.

Where their motivation levels are at after a grueling week at Pinehurst No. 2, however, is another story. I’ll look to parse out who’s primed to play well in New England in this week’s power rankings:

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