What a crazy-ass golf tournament. Almost nothing went to plan. And yet, it was both incredibly exciting to watch and padded the bankroll at the same time. Cannot ask for anything else while you watch four rounds of golf.
We got off to a nice start on day one 3-balls, going 4-1 with a net of +3.74 units. Cantlay came through +115 vs. Leishman and Higgo. Lashley cashed +220, Rose hit at +178 and Scheffler cashed at -129. The only losing 3-ball play was Cameron Smith who lost out to Brice Garnett.
Initially, I said I was going to stay away from the outrights this week. I wish I had, but it was probably worth the 0.55 total units to sweat out Russell Henley potentially bringing in a big win.
Net after 3-balls and outrights: +3.19
Top 10 was not kind. Brooks hit at +190, but Casey and Cantlay cancelled out that gain.
Net after top 10, 3-ball and outright: +3.14
Top 20 bets were net winners. Cantlay finished T13, Henley T19 and Brooks T5. Hoffman just missed at T30, while Casey finished T36. Overall top 20 bets gained +1.65 units for a new net of +4.79.
Three top 30 bets were placed, with Henley and Hoffman both hitting at +120. Si Woo Kim was a losing bet at +150. Net gain on top 30 was +1.4 units. New net of +5.29.
Finally, the one head-to-head I played was a -1u loser, with Justin Rose (-4) losing out in a much closer match than it appeared to be with Bubba Watson (-7).
Total Travelers Championship Net Outcome: +4.29 units
On to the Rocket Mortgage Classic. We’ll have a new preview up tomorrow with best bets to come on Wednesday. Phil Mickelson will be making his tournament debut at the Rocket Mortgage this week. It will mark the first time he has played in Michigan since 2008.