Congratulations to Kevin Kisner on winning the WGC Matchplay last week, unfortunately we didn’t pick him but he played great all week and got the win over Matt Kuchar in the final. This week we’ll preview the Valero Texas open and pick our best betting tips for the tournament.
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The Golf Course
The Valero Texas Open takes place at the TPC San Antonio Golf Course, the course is a Par 72 that measures 7435 yards. The course feature a mixture of tight tree lined fairways while there are also some generous fairways. The greens are rolling and tough to hit so the players must be on the money with their irons.
Valero Texas Open Preview
The weather is a bit up and down this week with wind forecast for each afternoon and rain on Saturday. If anything it might be slightly better teeing off on the Thursday Afternoon/Friday Morning combo because Friday afternoon is going to be a little windier than the Thursday afternoon.
GIR Stats Rankings
All but one winner of The Valero Texas Open in the past 9 years has ranked within the top 25 of GIR % so we will focus heavily on this one stat this week. I have highlighted the players who are playing this week and are in the Top 30 of GIR % stats on the PGA Tour. If history is to repeat itself the winner should come from one of these players.
Best Bet (Winner Market)
Matt Kuchar – $17 @ Ladbrokes
It’s hard to go past Kuchar this week, he is streets ahead in the stat that we are putting the most weight on this week. He is in great form making it all the way to the final in the WGC Match Play last week to eventually lose to Kisner. We think he can go one better this week.
Second Best (Winner Market)
Andrew Putnam – $67 @ Ladbrokes
Putnam finished T8th last year so he definitely likes the course. He fits the bill with the GIR stats being ranked 20th at 71.41%. His form has been a little up and down, he finished 2nd at the Sony Open back in Jan but since then he has been a little off and has been cut in his past three events. We’re backing some good vibes to come back for Andrew this week and go a little better than his T8th last year.
Roughies (Winner Market)
Jim Furyk – $26.00 @ Ladbrokes
Corey Conners – $151.00 @ Ladbrokes
DJ Trahan – $151.00 @ LadbrokesBet on the Roughies at Ladbrokes
Field and Odds
Only displaying players to $151/1, see the full list here.
|D J Trahan|
|Harold Varner III|
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