PGA Betting: Valero Texas Open Odds Preview
The PGA heads to Texas this week for the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.
At Bovada Sportsbook, the favorite following Dustin Johnson’s withdrawal from the event is Jordan Spieth at +1000. Spieth made it to the final 16 at last week’s WGC Match Play event before losing his match against Matt Kuchar.
Spieth favored at +1000 after Johnson’s withdrawal
In his last tournament stop in the Players Championship, Spieth did not challenge the leaders and finished tied for 48th, but prior to that he looked like he was starting to find his game again with three top-four finishes in his previous four events.
Following Spieth on the odds list at Bovada are Tony Finau at +1200, Scottie Scheffler at +1400 and Abraham Ancer and Hideki Matsuyama, both at +1800.
If you can bet on Finau to finish in the top five this week, it may be a worthwhile wager. Before missing the cut at the Players Championship a few weeks ago, Finau had finished in the top four in four of his past five tournaments. That includes finishing second in three straight events.
Scheffler coming off runner-up finish in Match Play
Scheffler finished runner-up at the WGC Match Play last week, losing to Billy Horschel in the final. This season, he has a pair of top-10 finishes, including his season-best fifth-place finish at the WGC Workday.
Ancer has finished in the top 10 on the tour only once this year, when he tied for fifth in the American Express back in mid-January. Matsuyama has also struggled to find consistency this year. He missed the cut at the Players and hasn’t cracked the top 10 in a tour event since November.
The Match Play wasn’t the only event on the schedule last week. For players who did not qualify for the Match Play, there was also the Corales Punta Cana Resort & Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Joel Dahmen recorded his first PGA Tour win at the Corales and he’s a +8000 underdog at Bovada to win in Texas this week.
Conners won 2019 tournament at 20 under par
The defending champion of the Valero Texas Open, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic, is Corey Conners. He shot 20 under par to edge Charley Hoffman by two strokes at the 2019 tournament. Conners returns to defend his title this week and he’s listed at +2000 at Bovada.
Along with Conners, other former winners of the Valero Texas Open in the field this week include 2018 winner Andrew Landry (+20000), 2017 winner Kevin Chappell (+10,000), 2016 winner Charley Hoffman (+2800), 2015 winner Jimmy Walker (+30000), 2013 winner Martin Laird (+12500), 2011 winner Brendan Steele (+3300), and 2008 and 2009 winner Zach Johnson (+5000).