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PGA Tour 2019: Valero Texas Open, Preview & Betting Tips

Albert Ross Golf Tips, Sports Betting Tips

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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.

We recommend betting on the golf at Ladbrokes, see the odds now.

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.

2018 Leaderboard

Pos Player Final Rnd Total
1 A. Landry -4 -17
T2 S. O’Hair -6 -15
T2 T. Mullinax -3 -15
4 J. Walker -5 -14
5 Z. Johnson E -13
6 J. Niemann -5 -12
7 R. Moore E -11
T8 A. Putnam -3 -10
T8 K. Streelman -5 -10
T8 C. Kirk -1 -10
T11 R. Werenski -1 -9
T11 B. Horschel -2 -9
T11 M. Laird E -9
T11 B. Crane -5 -9
15 B. Snedeker -2 -8

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.

Rank Player GIR %
1 Matt Kuchar 75.93
2 Charles Howell III 75.72
3 Tiger Woods 74.31
4 Corey Conners 73.86
5 Gary Woodland 73.33
6 Ryan Palmer 73.09
7 D.J. Trahan 72.95
8 James Hahn 72.71
9 Justin Thomas 72.69
10 Lucas Glover 72.5
11 Cameron Champ 72.35
12 Rory McIlroy 72.22
13 Talor Gooch 72.02
14 Johnson Wagner 71.9
15 Jim Furyk 71.83
16 Emiliano Grillo 71.69
T17 Patrick Cantlay 71.63
T17 Ian Poulter 71.63
19 Brendan Steele 71.57
20 Andrew Putnam 71.41
T21 Paul Casey 71.3
T21 Scott Piercy 71.3
23 Xander Schauffele 71.24
24 Hideki Matsuyama 70.99
T25 Jason Kokrak 70.96
T25 J.J. Spaun 70.96
27 Jason Day 70.94
28 J.B. Holmes 70.88
29 Dustin Johnson 70.83

The Tips

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.

Bet on Matt Kuchar at Ladbrokes


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.

Bet on Andrew Putnam at Ladbrokes


Roughies (Winner Market)

Jim Furyk – $26.00 @ Ladbrokes

Corey Conners – $151.00 @ Ladbrokes

DJ Trahan – $151.00 @ Ladbrokes 

Bet on the Roughies at Ladbrokes

Field and Odds

Courtesy of Ladbrokes, Click Odds link to be taken to Ladbrokes Golf Betting.

Only displaying players to $151/1, see the full list here.

Player Odds
Rickie Fowler
Matt Kuchar
Tony Finau
Billy Horschel
Jordan Spieth
Jason Kokrak
Jim Furyk
Sung-Jae Im
Abraham Ancer
Byeong-Hun An
Lucas Glover
Aaron Baddeley
Hao-Tong Li
Jhonattan Vegas
Lucas Bjerregaard
Ryan Moore
Charley Hoffman
Daniel Berger
Graeme McDowell
JB Holmes
Jimmy Walker
Joost Luiten
Luke List
Ryan Palmer
Si-woo Kim
Sung-Hoon Kang
Andrew Putnam
Denny McCarthy
Dylan Frittelli
Joaquin Niemann
Joel Dahmen
Justin Harding
Nick Taylor
Russell Henley
Austin Cook
Bud Cauley
Chesson Hadley
Chris Kirk
JT Poston
Luke Donald
Martin Kaymer
Matt Jones
Ollie Schniederjans
Richy Werenski
Sam Burns
Trey Mullinax
Andrew Landry
Beau Hossler
Brian Gay
Brian Harman
Chris Stroud
Ernie Els
Grayson Murray
Harris English
Jonathan Byrd
Kelly Kraft
Kramer Hickok
Mackenzie Hughes
Padraig Harrington
Peter Uihlein
Rory Sabbatini
Scott Stallings
Wyndham Clark
Adam Schenk
Brendan Steele
C.T. Pan
Carlos Ortiz
Julian Etulain
Kevin Streelman
Kevin Tway
Kyle Stanley
Kyoung-Hoon Lee
Martin Laird
Nick Watney
Ryan Armour
Scottie Scheffler
Vaughn Taylor
Adam Long
Ben Silverman
Brian Stuard
Cameron Davis
Corey Conners
D J Trahan
Danny Lee
Harold Varner III
JJ Spaun
Jonas Blixt
Peter Malnati
Roberto Castro
Roger Sloan
Sam Ryder
Scott Langley
Sepp Straka
Shawn Stefani

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