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Playing the field at the Travelers

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Each week, we break down the coming week's tournament, giving you the big dogs, the sleepers, and the storylines to watch. This week, it's the Travelers Championship, an event after the U.S. Open with a very respectable field. Here is who we have our eyes on:

Hunter Mahan: He hasn't played exceptionally well at all (OK, he's missed three straight cuts), but his record here speaks for itself. A win, and two top 4s in his last three times out here at TPC River Highlands.

Kenny Perry: The defending champion hasn't had a great 2010, but he still thinks he has a great shot at winning 20 PGA Tour tournaments (his biggest goal on tour), and this would have to be one of them.

Ricky Barnes: If he keeps playing the way he has this season, he might finally snag that illusive first win on the PGA Tour. He played well at the U.S. Open, and has two top 10s in his last three starts.

Adam Scott: He doesn't normally play in this event, but his year has been a lot better, with the win in Texas and some consistent finishes throughout the rest of the year. He missed the cut at the U.S. Open, so he won't be fatigued from four days at Pebble Beach.

Rickie Fowler: It seems that whenever he tees it up, he's got a great chance at a top finish, and we are just counting the days until Fowler claims his first win. On top of all that, Fowler will be chatting with Devil Ball Golf this week, so that has to bring him so good luck, right?

And our sleeper is ... Shaun Micheel. The former PGA Championship winner has played great lately, including some impressive play at the U.S. Open that included a double-eagle in the final round, and a tie for fourth at the St. Jude Classic.

OK, now your turn. Who ya got?

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