The PGA Tour’s most consistent golfer isn’t Rory McIlroy or Brooks Koepka, but Dustin Johnson, and he proved it by winning the Travelers Championship on Sunday. Johnson, who was 28/1 to win, has now won at least one tour event every year for the past 13 seasons. He told reporters on Sunday his latest victory was a long time coming.
“I’m definitely proud of myself for continuing the streak and I want to keep it going,” Johnson said. “It was a long time between wins, though and so, hopefully, it won’t be that long for the next one.”
Travelers Championship Results/Odds
1.Dustin Johnson 28/1
2.Kevin Streelman 150/1
T3. Will Gordon 500/1
T3. Mackenzie Hughes 300/1
5. Kevin Na 125/1
T6. Ryan Armour 500/1
T6. Brendan Steele 200/1
T6. Patton Kizzire 500/1
T6. Scott Stallings 300/1
T6. Bryson DeChambeau 9/1
Does Sunday’s result make the 36-year-old worth betting on every time he tees it up? Johnson might have won on Sunday at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, but the last time he was victorious was back in February 2019 at the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.
Johnson Confident After Win
Johnson’s 2019 victory in Mexico was his only win that year. Before that, however, he won multiple events from 2015-2018. Will Johnson win again in 2020 after the Travelers Championship? He certainly believes so.
“I put in the work, so I feel like I’ve put in enough hard work to where my game should be spot on all the time,” Johnson said.
Part of Johnson’s struggle last year was due to a knee injury. Johnson had eight top-10 finishes to begin the season, but limped in down the stretch, finishing no higher than a tie for 20th in his last eight events. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee immediately after the season.
Johnson said there have been a couple of factors that have affected his 2020 season.
“Obviously, coming off of an injury or surgery last fall, and then only playing a couple tournaments before our shutdown, so I didn’t really get a lot of golf to get back in a rhythm,” Johnson said.
Long Shots Rule Leaderboard
While Johnson was a good payday at 28/1, there were other golfers who had incredible odds and a good shot to win the Travelers Championship. Eight of the top nine finishers behind Johnson were sporting odds of at least 125/1. Three golfers, Will Gordon, Ryan Armour, and Patton Kizzare had odds of 500/1.
Mackenzie Hughes was at 300/1 and finished tied for third. While the Canadian didn’t win, he did reward a backer in the first round. A bettor at DraftKings put down $135 on Hughes to hold the first-round lead. The odds were 150/1, and when Hughes fired a 60 to put himself in front at the end of Day 1, the bettor walked away with a $20,250 profit.
Hughes is skipping the Rocket Mortgage Classic this week, but will be at the two Muirfield Golf Club events. He might be worth a bet to finish in the top 10 at either one of those tournaments.
“I feel good with my game, and I’m excited to play some golf coming up,” Hughes said.