Before you pick this week's Travelers Championship, see who Sal Johnson is backing. The golf media legend is crushing his picks this year: For the Masters, Johnson featured Tiger Woods in his best bets. For the PGA Championship, Johnson was all over Brooks Koepka. The result: both had historic victories in two of the most prestigious golf tournaments.
In last year's Travelers Championship, Johnson featured Bubba Watson in his best bets, saying "hitting it far is far more important than accuracy" and noting Watson was 73 strokes below par in his last 30 rounds at this course. The result: Johnson rallied from a six-stroke deficit to win by three, at a whopping 17-under.
Now, Johnson -- the first producer of "Inside the PGA Tour," a longtime ABC Sports golf producer and the founder of the world's biggest golf stats database -- has issued his highly confident picks for the 2019 Travelers Championship.
One shocker we can tell you: Johnson wants no part of Watson even though he's won this tournament twice in the past four years and three times overall. In fact, Johnson says Watson doesn't crack the top 12.
"His game has come apart and he's not worth the gamble," Johnson told SportsLine. "His production of birdies and eagles has slowed and he's not the same player he was last year."
Johnson is eyeing a massive long shot who's on fire entering the Travelers 2019 and has a sneaky history at TPC River Highlands. He'd bring a colossal payday -- and that's not the only huge long shot on Johnson's stunning leaderboard. You ABSOLUTELY need to see Johnson's picks before making any of your own.
Who wins the Travelers Championship? Where do Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth finish? And which massive long shot stuns the golf world? ... Join SportsLine now to see Sal Johnson's full leaderboard and detailed analysis, all from the golf insider who nailed last year's Travelers Championship!