Travelers Championship Round 1 3-ball bets (Bet on Tommy Fleetwood)

Jun 18, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Tommy Fleetwood prepares to putt on the seventeenth hole
Jun 18, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Tommy Fleetwood prepares to putt on the seventeenth hole / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

The first round of the Travelers Championship is 12 hours away from teeing off, so it's time to place some last second bets.

I've already given you my best bets for the week, but let's take a look at some first round 3-ball bets.

3-ball bets are a bet on a golfer to finish with the lowest score amongst the group that he's playing in that day. For example, if Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, and Rory McIlroy are playing in a group together, you can bet on any of the three to finish the round with the lowest score.

These bets are for the first round only, so you don't have to wait until the end of the tournament to find out if you've won.

Let's dive into my top three 3-ball bets for the opening round.

Travelers Championship Round 1 3-ball bets

  • Aaron Rai +120 vs. Hall/Piercy
  • Tommy Fleetwood +150 vs. Day/Im
  • Brendon Todd +190 vs. Lowry/Stallings

Aaron Rai +120 vs. Hall/Piercy

Aaron Rai enters this week in great forming, finishing T3 at the Canadian Open. He also ranks in the top 30 in proximity from 125-150 and 150-175 yards out, which are the key approach distances at TPC River Highlands.

Harry Hall is still being overvalued in the betting market after his T3 finish at the Charles Schwab Challenge. His game is trending in the wrong direction now after a T34 place at the Canadian Open. Scott Piercy should be a nonfactor in this group, as he has just one top 20 finish since the Houston Open in November.

Tommy Fleetwood +150 vs. Day/Im

He still hasn't secured a win on North American soil, but Tommy Fleetwood has been playing some of the best golf of his career. He has three top five finishes in his last five events, including a T5 finish at last week's U.S. Open.

Meanwhile, Jason Day and Sungjae Im have been in terrible form. Day has missed the cut in four of his last five starts and Im has missed it in three of his last four.

Brendon Todd +190 vs. Lowry/Stallings

Brendon Todd ranks 186th in driving distance, which means we should only bet on him at short courses. Luckily for us, TPC River Highlands is the second shortest course on the PGA Tour's schedule. This should be a great spot for Todd.

Shane Lowry has finished in 60th and missed the cut in his two starts at this event and Scott Stalling has missed the cut in six straight cuts.

Todd is a great bet here at +190.

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