Golf Preview – Travelers Championship & BMW International

A week after the US Open – and both the American and European tours return with high-profile events.

In Connecticut, the Travelers Championship takes place the TPC River Highlands which was re-branded in the 1990s and is owned by the PGA Tour.

World number two and three, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day will be heading the field, with five or the top 15 in-line to play in Cromwell with Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Paul Casey also lining-up.

Jim Furyk will also be on the field and he loves the course and the Championship, as it is where he shot a 58 in August 2016 – the lowest score in PGA Tour history.

Defending champion is Scot Russell Knox and he is looking forward to defending his crown against come high calibre opponents.

“It’s a great field,” he said. “There are big world ranking points but there are also bragging points. If you win this week you can say ‘hey, I beat Rory, Jason and others’.”

In Europe, and they have one of their best fields of the season as they head to Munich for Germany’s only PGA event as the Golfclub Munchen Eichenried hosts the event.

Heading the field and undoubted favourite to win the title is defending champion Henrik Stenson – who is looking to land this prize for a third time.

Masters champion Sergio Garcia takes his place, along with in-form Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and home favourite Martin Kaymer.

The pro’s point of view…

Our resident golf expert is Cliff Jackson. Cliff is a leading youth coach and PGA professional at the famed Seaton Carew Links – one of the oldest courses in the world.

Two good fields – in America I think Rory could discover some form, whilst Tommy Fleetwood could easily be one to watch in Germany.

We say…’s Graeme Bailey brings you his golfing opinion

I think home boy Martin Kaymer will go close in Munich and someone like Marcel Siem could feature. In America I think that Paul Casey could show up well, and maybe Si-woo Kim.





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