Full free and impartial 2017 Valero Texas Open Betting preview and expert tips.
TPC San Antonio (ATT Oaks), San Antonio, Texas
Par: 72 / Yardage: 7,435
Purse: $6.2 million with $1,226,000 to the winner
Defending Champion: Charley Hoffman
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Doc's Five Best Bets For The Texas Open
Charley Hoffman 22/1
|The Hoff at the day job.|
If they have a statue of AP McCoy at Cheltenham then surely they are going to unveil one of The Hoff at TPC San Antonio very soon! Defending champion and never out of the top-15 since 2009 here. Has also had a T2 and T3 in that period. Faded at The Masters but we saw there what he could do in bad weather, which is expected to affect the event.
Luke Donald 40/1
Something must have clicked for Luke Donald last week; it wasn't just that he loved Harbour Town. His overall play was much improved, that short game we expect of him was there and as a result confidence was high. The momentum from that solo second will surely be beneficial this week as he returns to Texas after a T13 on his course debut last year. Big chances here.
Billy Horschel 33/1
The bookies don't fancy Billy after poor showings in Harbour Town and Houston but three top-five finishes in the last four years in San Antonio says he possesses the keys (his irons) to unlock this tricky test. Recent(ish) bests of T13 at The Arnie and T4 at The Honda.
Ryan Palmer 40/1
Very impressive at The Heritage last week. A T11 there included two rounds of 68 and a 67, the foundation of which was a T5 clip in greens in regulation. That'll bring confidence ahead of this week where he has finished T4 and T6 in the past two stagings.
Kevin Chappell 25/1
Rested after a T7 at The Masters, where we saw more evidence if we needed it that Chappell plays tough courses well. TPC San Antonio is one of those courses; the winning score is rarely better than 12 under par. A mixed record here includes highlights of a T4 here last year and T2 in 2011. Coming in this time showing signs of form, I expect him to contend.
Long Odd Glory Shots
Daniel Summerhays is quoted at 66/1 with most bookies with no form to speak of but he's a real course specialist at TPC San Antonio. Four consecutive top-15's in the last four years, including a T4 and T2 in 2015 and 2014 respectively.
Martin Laird is also quoted at 66/1 and is a former winner here in 2013. Poor form of late also but proved at the Genesis (T8) and in Phoenix (T7) that he can contend.
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