Hunter Mahan has had tremendous success at the Travelers Championship. (Condon/PGA TOUR)
By Rob Bolton, PGATOUR.COM Fantasy Insider
Once upon a time, Hunter Mahan was your lock for the Travelers Championship. From 2006-2009, he won once, finished second twice and added a T4. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that he's the all-time money leader of the event with over $2.4 million.
If he's dropped on your short list at TPC River Highlands, it's with good reason since he has failed to add a top 10 since. However, he capped a T11 last year with a career-low 61. He's also coming off a share of fourth place at the U.S. Open. That's good for his best finish in a stroke-play event all year. That's also good enough for me. Mahan is my play.
This is also a fine site for 2010 champ Bubba Watson. He's third on the tournament's money list with five cuts made. His record includes a T6 in 2008 and a co-runner-up last year. If Mahan weren't available to me, I'd burn the lefty right now.
Stewart Cink (fourth in all-time money) and Ryan Moore (fifth) are solid complements in two-man formats. Moore will rise into focus again later.
If you wanted to swing for the fences, pencil in John Rollins, who sits sixth in my Power Rankings. He's in tip-top form and has a pair of top fives at the Travelers Championship the last two years.
Last week: Lee Westwood; T15; $132,453.00
Overall Record: 23-for-25
Top 5s: 6
Top 10s: 11
Top 25s: 16
Missed Cuts: 2