Valero Texas Open 2017 Betting Tips

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Written By Graeme on April 18, 2017  

Betting Note: Betting amounts are based on confidence level. My normal betting amounts are $125, $250 & $500, although I will go as low as $62.50 and as high as $1,000 on occasion. My most common bet is $125 and if you classify that as 1 unit, then I have made a 667.93 unit profit from 2014-2020. (full stats)

E/W (Each-Way) bets means you split that amount. So if it is a $250 E/W bet, that means $125 on them to win, $125 on them to place (Usually in the Top 5).

What a tournament the RBC Heritage was.

It was a tremendous follow up to the Masters – although probably not for all the right reasons. That 4th round was hilarious as the lead seemed to change every 5 minutes as golfer after golfer messed up.

There were so many errors on that round I was just blown away. I was providing text commentary to a friend over Skype and it’s so funny looking back at it. So many blown putts, poor approach shots etc.

Was a hell of an entertaining tournament though. Was incredible just how close at the end and it was good to have a few horses in the running so to speak.

When it was all done and dusted, we had two winning bets with our each/way bets of Luke Donald and William McGirt.

McGirt had a stellar final round to get the place, while Donald had a very poor 3rd round but came back strong. Amazing that he still couldn’t win.

Here’s the betting slips for that:

So a nice little week. Let’s get to this week.

Valero Texas Open 2017 Betting Tips:

This is a tricky course. There’s still a fair bit of course consistency though – just look at the amount of Top 15 spots Hoffman has got over the years. However it’s not anywhere near the RBC Heritage in terms of that. In the last few yeras the odds of golfers who won were 30/1, 25/1, 350/1, 100/1 and 150/1.

J.J. Spaun: The Spaniard has never played on this course so I’m going to back him for just a quarter unit to win and E/W. He’s generally been solid this season. A few missed cuts but he had a great showing at the RBC Heritage and had two other top 10 finishes this season. He might just surprise us.

Ollie Schneiderjans: Ollie has never really been in my radar but I couldn’t help but take notice of him during the RBC Heritage. He’s going to be a hell of a golfer as he matures I think, and has had some impressive results so far. I was really impressed with his consistency throughout the Heritage. I might be a bit biased from watching him here but I’m going to take him for a quarter unit to win and E/W.

Charley Hoffman: Hoffman didn’t make the cut at the RBC Heritage but he didn’t play bad or anything. The last couple of years has been the same result there but he’s still performed well here. I try to stay away from repeat winners, however I’m happy to back Hoffman to win and E/W for a quarter unit.

Zach Johnson: A multiple time winner here, Zach hasn’t been having the best season. However following his cut at the Masters I could see him coming out strong here. When he first won it it was after being cut from the Barclays. He had about 5 weeks off and came back and got in a roll. I’m happy with a quarter unit bet on ZJ to win and E/W at the price.

Ryan Palmer: If not for a poor 2nd round Palmer could have been much higher on the RBC Heritage Leaderboard. He’s coming in with some solid momentum at a course where he has came 6th and 4th in the last two years. A quarter unit bet on him to win and E/W.

Daniel Summerhays: Summerhays has finished here in the Top 15 the last 4 years. He’s not rocking top 20s or anything but he never is when he performs well here. He’s came in on the back of multiple cuts and poor performances all year to own it here. At 75/1 I’ve got to bet a quarter unit on him to win and E/W.

Legends of Golf 2017 Betting Tips:

The team of Billy Andrade and Joe Durant is always worth a bet and the price is right. I’m on them for a half unit to win and E/W. 1/4 odds makes it playable.

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