Golf Rankings for Travelers Championship
Justin Rose [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #5
Following his first career major victory in last week’s U.S. Open Championship, Rose remains committed to playing TPC River Highlands for the first time since a T9 showing back in 2010. He was a regular at Cromwell from 2004-10 with three top-10s and four top-20s. Rose is now first in total driving, second in both scoring average and All-Around Ranking and sixth in greens in regulation percentage.
Hunter Mahan [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #22
Mahan is coming off a T4 in last week’s U.S. Open and has played TPC River Highlands every year since 2003. His win in 2007 sparked a three-year streak of finishing inside the top five. Last year Mahan finished T11 thanks to a career-low round of 61 on Sunday.
Lee Westwood [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #11
With a T15 in last week’s U.S. Open, Westwood has now finished 15th or better in six of his last seven worldwide events. He’s currently 14th in scoring average and 18th in total driving. Westwood’s only trip to Cromwell came back in 2005.
Bubba Watson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #13
A return to Cromwell could be exactly what Watson needs right now. He’s made seven of his last eight cuts this season, but is without a top-10 during that time. Bubba won at TPC River Highlands in 2010 and earned a share of second a year ago.
Keegan Bradley [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #14
Bradley looked like he was back to form despite losing the lead at the Byron Nelson to finish as the runner-up. However, he has since finished T50 at the Memorial and is coming off a missed cut at the U.S. Open. Bradley finished T29 at Cromwell last year. He’s currently fourth in total driving and seventh in All-Around Ranking.
In his last two starts Rollins has finished T4 at Colonial and solo sixth at TPC Southwind. Rollins has also been extremely sharp at Cromwell each of the last two years. He earned a share of second in 2011 and finished inside the top five again last year.
Fredrik Jacobson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #47
Jacobson has missed two consecutive cuts, but still ranks fifth in scoring average. He won this event back in 2011 and placed T8 a year ago.
Webb Simpson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #19
Simpson has played Cromwell each of the last five years and has yet to miss the cut. He finished T13 in 2011 and entered last year’s final round T16, but tumbled to finish T29. Simpson has finished 32nd or better in four of his last five starts this season.
Jason Dufner [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #18
Last week’s T4 at the U.S. Open is Dufner’s best finish of the season and first top-10 in 13 stroke play events. He hasn’t played Cromwell since missing the cut in 2008.
In his most recent start, English won at TPC Southwind. He played Cromwell during last year’s rookie campaign to a disappointing T62.
Bo Van Pelt [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #25
Since 2004 Van Pelt has played Cromwell eight times with six top-25 finishes. He’s overcome an early season slide by making seven straight cuts with five finishes of 31st or better.
Padraig Harrington [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #54
Harrington has played Cromwell each of the last three years, highlighted by a T5 in 2010 and a T11 last year. The month of June has been friendly to Harrington thus far with a T10 at TPC Southwind and a T21 in last week’s U.S. Open.