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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Travelers Championship - Round 1

The Travelers Championship leaderboard is only 18 holes in, yet it boasts many of the names on the front page of the leaderboard that we've come to expect at TPC River Highlands. Each of the top three players sit inside the top seven of our Dandy Dozen Power Rankings, so the stage is set for a big fantasy weekend. 

Here are a few thoughts from the opening round:
  • While the top three of Charley Hoffman (-9), Hunter Mahan (-8) and Bubba Watson (-7) were all on our Yahoo! team, we only had the foresight to start Mahan with the morning tee time. While I'm generally a little scared of a guy that goes super-low on one day, I'm breaking my own rule and going with Hoffman, Mahan, Watson and John Rollins in round 2.
  • If things keep up like this, there will be people making big one-and-done moves this week.
  • Justin Rose's 3-under-par 67 was solid given the circumstances. He opened slowly, but rebounded nicely. 
Let's sit back and watch the fireworks in round 2!

4 comments:

  1. Any idea why top 71 + made the cut this weekend? I thought it was top 70 plus ties?

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    1. Yep. Top 70 professionals and ties make the cut. When an amateur makes the cut it can impact the number and that happened this week,

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  2. Thanks that makes sense now. Had not read this anywhere when reading about the cut rules. Learn something everyday.

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    1. There are a few things that are nearly impossible to find in writing and that's one of them. Another is what constitutes a 54-hole cut.

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