2017 Shell Houston Open Betting Preview and Tips


Golf Club of Houston (Tournament Course), Humble, Texas
Par: 72 / Yardage: 7,441
Purse: $7 million with $1,224,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Jim Herman

Top Five Best Bets 2017 Shell Houston Open
Doc's top five tips to liftoff in Houston this week.
With The Masters next week and me away filming in London I'm going to be short and sweet this week re Houston and just tell you who is going to make you money betting!

Doc's Top Five Each Way Bets At The Houston Open


Russell Henley 33/1


My horse for the course in Houston.  While many will have one eye on Augusta, Russell Henley will have tunnel vision for a win this week.  Three top-7 finishes in his last three visits amassing 54 birdies and 2 eagles along the way. Solid if unspectacular form of late with a best of T9 at The Valspar but giving himself plenty of birdie looks with top 10 GIR stats in three of his last four starts.

Henrik Stenson 14/1


Serious value for Henrik at 14/1 this week after he missed the cut at The Arnie.  Look beyond that and you'll find a T7 at Innisbrook, solo 2nd in Dubai and T8 in Abu Dhabi. Great record on this course in Houston too with a solo 2nd last year, T2 in 2013 and T3 in 2009.

Phil Mickelson 20/1


If Phil Mickelson wants to contend this week there's no doubt but he will.  The worry is he will treat Houston as a Masters prep and do something daft like game three drivers as an experiment. Super form of late with a T7 in Mexico and a great run in the matchplay last week in Austin. Houston is a course where you can spray it to your hearts content off the tee and since winning in 2011 Phil has never been out of the top-20. He can win. IF he wants to.

Bill Horschel 40/1


It's ass in the bacon slicer time for Billy if he wants to play the Masters next week.  First time back here since 2013 when pipped to the post by (last weeks Puerto Rico winner) DA Points. Couple to that some current form which includes a T13 at Bay Hill and a T4 at The Honda Classic with super GIR stats and you have a man on a mission in Houston.


Cameron Tringale 125/1


Form has run cold in his last three starts since a very encouraging week at The Genesis where a super putting  yielded a T8. Didn’t play well here last year but his record from 2015 back is T5, 4, T16, T8.
One to watch.

Long Odds Glory Shot


Johnson Wagner 150/1


Former winner here in 2008 who nearly did it again in 2015, just losing out in a playoff to JB Holmes, after getting a sponsors invitation to play. T13 last year. More missed cuts than a blind barber this season but has his own ATM on the gable wall of the clubhouse here.

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