Golf action resumes this Thursday with the 2010 Travelers Championship from TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. There will be a total purse of $6 million with a winning share of $1,080,000 and a total of 500 FedExCup points at stake. Veteran Kenny Perry is the defending champion. Online sportsbooks have posted Padraig Harrington as the opening golf betting favorite at 16-1 in PGA odds as several top shelf players will be skipping the event. Harrington currently ranks 15th in the Official World Golf Ranking, last won an event in 2008 and is best known for being the back to back champion of the British Open.

The Irishman has entered 12 events this year and has made 9 cuts, with 3 top 10 finishes and total earnings of just over $1 million. His best finish this year in PGA odds was 3rd in the World Golf Championship-CA Championship. Perry is the next golf betting favorite in 2010 Travelers odds at 20-1 along with Justin Rose, Stewart Cink and Hunter Mahan. Perry was something of a sentimental choice in 2009 after he blew what looked to be a sure Green Jacket in The Masters. He had a strong year though in which he won 2 out of 24 events with 8 top 10 finishes. Bet Padraig Harrington 16-1 as a golf betting favorite for the 2010 Travelers Championships which can be seen on the Golf Channel and CBS.

Perry has not been nearly as effective in 2010 as he has slipped to 30th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He has just 1 top 10 finish in 13 events entered this year as he finished 6th at the SBS Champion ship. Rose is 33rd in the Official World Golf Ranking. He is a native of South Africa that has made the cut in 10 out of 13 events this year with a win in The Memorial and 2 top 10 finishes with total earnings of over $1.8 million. Cink ranks 28th in the Official World Golf Ranking with 11 cuts made out of 15 events and 3 top 10 finishes. Mahan is 21st in the Official World Golf Ranking with a win this year in the Waste Management Phoenix Open and 2 top 10 finishes in 15 events entered with 10 cuts made.