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Valero Texas Open Odds – Outright Winner Betting
Texas Open Golf Betting 2017; best odds bold; Each-Way Place Terms: 1/5 odds 1,2,3,4.
Valero Texas Open Golf Preview & Betting Tips
Having a reduced field can be a disappointment for spectators but it can lead to some betting value as we found out last week at the RBC Heritage, writes Matt. With the big names missing, my preview landed the betting tips Luke Donald and William McGirt in the top ten markets at 4/1 and 5/1 respectively. So we’ll stick to the West side of the Atlantic for this week’s picks.
The Valero Texas Open is one of the oldest events on any tour, dating back to 1922 and once again, it’s a field where several of the big names are missing.
Matt Kuchar started last week as favourite for the RBC Heritage and he does so again here at an industry best price of 20/1 with BetVictor in the Texas Open odds. We saw no great incentive to back Kuchar last time out and it’s the same story this week after his tied 11th at Harbour Town. The 38 year old has three straight top 15s here but no real form to suggest you should add him to your slip.
A better option lies with second favourite and defending champion Charley Hoffman who is listed at 25/1 in the outrights. Hoffman had a reasonable Masters and he heads the Power Rankings this week, as he did 12 months ago. Multiple winners are rare however, with only Zach Johnson and Justin Leonard returning repeat victories since 2000 but that’s the only stat that’s not going in Hoffman’s favour.
Branden Grace follows the leaders at a top price of 28/1 with Betfred having tied with Kuchar in 11th last week. The South African was the defending champion at the RBC and following a ninth place in San Antonio last year, he is a stronger option in the Top Ten markets at 11/4 with either Stan James or BetVictor.
Elsewhere, there is plenty of interest in two former champions. Brendan Steele took the title here in 2011 and is quoted at 28/1 with Paddy Power while 2015 winner Jimmy Walker is close behind at 30/1 in the outright winner Valero Texas Open odds with Betfred. Neither has any great recent form but both have reasonable records on this course and have the necessary stats to win the event.
Luke Donald’s record at the RBC is outstanding but this is only his second appearance at the Valero. Following a tied 13th in San Antonio twelve months ago, there won’t be quite as much interest this week at 45/1 with Betfred and Stan James in the outrights but based on immediate form, the Englishman is a strong tip at a best of 9/2 with Stan James for the Top Ten.
Last week also saw an impressive display from Ollie Schniederjans who had the RBC won until the closing holes. The 23 year old is raw and his only win came on the web tour but he has a good game for San Antonio and looks overpriced at a best of 55/1 in the Texas Open outright winner betting with Stan James. At 11/2 with the same firm again, Schiederjans is another confirmed tip for the Top Tens.
Daniel Summerhays has a good record here that included three top ten finishes and although that run has dipped in the previous two years, he can’t be ruled out for another Top Ten which comes in at 15/2 – also with Stan James.
A final mention for the Top Ten is Ian Poulter who raised his game to an extent last week with his PGA Tour card on the line. Poulter isn’t quite there yet and looks strong in the Top Ten markets at 15/2 with Stan James.
The course at San Antonio in Texas is long at a par 72, 7,433 yards yet strangely it doesn’t tend to favour the distance hitters. Previous tournaments do not actually give us too much of a pattern and in cases such as these, it could come down to a putting battle and good scrambling stats.
Our Preview’s Texas Open Betting tips’ Verdict
- Previous form isn’t a strong indicator but I do like the credentials of Charley Hoffman who also has a runners up spot here to go with his victory in 2016. Jimmy Walker led the Master field in terms of one putt percentage and he rates strongly for scrambling too so Hoffman at 25/1 and Walker at 30/1 with Betfred look to be the better options in the Valero Texas Open outright winner betting odds.
- The Top Ten markets were good to my preview last week, so here we are opting for Donald at 9/2, Schiederjans at 11/2 and Summerhays at 15/2 – all with Stan James.