Defending champion Russell Knox is 7/1 to kick-start his summer with a top-10 finish at this week’s Travelers Championship.

The Scot will return on Thursday to the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he holed a 12-foot par putt at the 18th to seal victory in 2016, having missed the cut at the US Open last week.

He will do so having endured a testing start to the year and desperate to rediscover the form which landed him his second PGA Tour victory.

He told the PGA website: “I haven't played nearly as well as I expected to, but at the same time I almost expected it coming off last year, my best year as a pro by a long way.

“Maybe it was inevitable there was going to be a slight downward turn. But recently my game feels pretty good. The weekend in Memphis, I saw a lot of good things - Sunday, I really could have shot a great score, so that was comforting.


“Last week was disappointing, at the US Open, to miss the cut, but I really didn't play as badly as I scored.

“All in all I'm excited to be here and hopefully this year the Travelers Championship will kind of get me going and be a good kick-start to a big summer.”

Knox is 66/1 to defend his title this week but faces tough competition from the likes of Rory McIlroy, who is the 11/1 second favourite to make a winning debut in the tournament, as well as a host of other big names.

The field for the 66th edition of the Travelers also includes Jordan Spieth, the 9/1 favourite, Jason Day (12/1) and Bubba Watson (33/1).

Knox and Watson will play with Australian Marc Leishman and tee off at 12.50pm local time, with Knox 2/1 to be the pick of that three ball. Spieth is among the following group and is evens to make a better start than Brandt Snedeker (9/5) and Wesley Bryan (7/2).

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