The PGA Tour Moves Across the Country for the Travelers Championship

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer IJune 21, 2010

PEBBLE BEACH, CA - JUNE 17:  Kenny Perry hits his tee shot on the 16th hole during the first round of the 110th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach Golf Links on June 17, 2010 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
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Last year's winner of the Travelers Championship was Kenny Perry. This season, I am not looking for some miracle improvement in Perry's game to happen this week.

That said, he is not favored to repeat. Many many other players are having great seasons on the PGA Tour.

The Travelers Championship is played on the TPC Course at River Highlands, Cromwell Connecticut.

Players not to be heard from this week include Dustin Johnson, hiding in a cave somewhere overlooking the cliffs of Montereym. Also Graeme McDowell who is in a pub somewhere showing people this big check, saying "Look what I got In California, lad!"

Tiger Woods will also not be playing. Hopefully, there will be 135 less Tiger Woods articles this week. Ok, guilty with the rest of you.

In Yahoo Fantasy Golf, I had Woods with a tie for fourth, and no points for Johnson's round of 80 last week at the US Open.

Shaun Micheel grabbed me a few points also, as well as K.J. Choi last week.

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Currently, I am ahead of all Yahoo Experts for the Spring with 3503 points, now in the 87th percentile, in the 8793 position for Spring and in 19, 407th for the full season.

This is so far, a good season of predicting winners in Golf, which is way harder than picking winners in football.

I think the NFL will be very good to me this tear also. Stay tuned to NFL Mikee's weekly picks starting soon on Bleacherreport.com.

This week at the Travelers I will select Bill Haas as my A-player with his back up being Ryan Moore.

My B -players will be Retief Goosen and Bo Van Pelt. Their bench buddys in case of mishap will be Adam Scott and Jeff Overton.

In the C player spot will be Shaun Micheel who shall have a much easier time of it after Pebble Beach and the Open. His back up will be Spencer Levin.

The British Open is our next Major Tournament. The fields in the next few PGA Tour events will be diluted as players make travel plans to practice the Old Course at St. Andrews.

It's always fun to keep track of the Reno-Tahoe Open while the British Open is happening. We have the AT&T National coming up and the John Deere Classic right before the trip across the pond.

Tiger Woods looks like his game is coming around enough to be a factor I'm sure in this next Major.

Other notables to watch in the Open will be Ernie Els, and a new face on the block in Gregory Havret, scoring second in his first US Open at Pebble Beach in June.

Lee Westwood will be the crowd favorite at this years Open. Colin Montgomery painfully not being a factor anymore.

Have a great week and practice your downhill putts off the toe of your putter to kill the speed on especially slippery ones.

Thomas [NFL Mikee] Moreland