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Thursday Apr 1 – Sunday Apr 4, 2010

Redstone Golf Club Tournament Course · Humble, Texas

Course Par Value: 72

Course Yardage: 7457

Early odds from Betfair

Geoff Ogilvy 25/1

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The Shell Houston Open is unusual in that international winners dominate its recent history. Aussie Geoff Ogilvy will feel this event owes him after he threw away the chance to win last year with a dreadful final round of 75 which dropped him from a promising position to finish tied sixth. Ogilvy also came close in 2008 tying for second. Winner of the SBS Championship early doors, his last outing was at The Transitions where he finished 28th. Will be keen to contend with the Masters around the corner.

 

 

JB Holmes 40/1

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Big hitting JB Holmes has shown some really impressive form this season and could well be in the Ryder Cup mix later in the year. Holmes played brilliantly in last years final round where he and Paul Casey contested a playoff. A mistake in club selection saw his playoff approach shot hang in the wind and find the water handing Casey the victory. Already has a second and third in his last seven events and a solid top 25 last week, write JB off at your peril.

 

 

Fred Couples 60/1

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If you’re after some long odds value this week (and next), I think 50 year old Fred Couples makes a compelling argument for your money. Couples has always had a long affinity with Houston playing for the Cougars in College and winning this event in 2003. Came so close to victory again last year but a Sunday 74 saw him just miss out to finish tied third. The fairytale was also ‘on’ in 2008; that year he finished tied fourth. Fred warmed up last week in the Dominican Republic where he shot a 10 under par final round to cruise to victory on the Champions Tour. Will Freddie’s back hold up? If it does watch out, Boom Boom’s about!

 

Past Winners

2009 Paul Casey - England

2008 Johnson Wagner - United States

2007 Adam Scott - Australia

2006 Stuart Appleby - Australia

2005 Vijay Singh - Fiji

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