The Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio plays host to this weeks PGA Tour event, The Valero Texas Open and with the US Masters around the corner we are keen to bolster our World Sports Betting account.
The course plays to a par 72 and is designed by Greg Norman. It is a challenging test of golf and if you do stray from the fairway you can find big trouble in the rough or in any of the other hazards scattered around the course. The wind can be a factor while length off the tee is certainly not a disadvantage, we are looking for someone who can find the fairways and position their balls well on the multi-tiered greens this week.
Rory McIlroy is currently a 15/2 favourite ahead of local man and defending champion Jordan Spieth priced at 14/1. Matsuyama and Conners are the only other golfers trading under 20/1. The shortest price South African is Dylan Frittelli at 125/1.
2021 – Jordan Spieth -18
2020 – Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
2019 – Corey Conners -20
2018 – Andrew Landry -17
2017 – Kevin Chappell -12
2016 – Charley Hoffman -11
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Rory Mcilroy 15/2
Jordan Spieth 14/1
Corey Conners 18/1
Hideki Matsuyama 20/1
Abraham Ancer 20/1
Bryson Dechambeau 28/1
Gary Woodland 28/1
33/1 and better the balance, prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
I am going to take on the top two in the betting this week I feel there may be better value down the betting boards.
Hideki Matsuyama each way at 20/1
Matsuyama has been quite lightly raced, but has been in consistent form and his last 4 starts has a Top 20 and a Top 10 to his credit, prior to that he had a couple of victories. He made his debut at this course last year looking promising enough finishing in the Top 30.
Corey Conners each way at 18/1
Conners ticks both the course form and current form boxes this week, he was 3rd in the World Matchplay last week beating Dustin Johnson 3 and 1 in the bronze medal match and he won this event back in 2019 before finishing Top 15 last year when he was the defending Champion as there was no 2020. There won’t be that sort of pressure on him this week and I fancy Corey Conners to go very close.
Charley Hoffman each way at 80/1
It seems inconceivable to back Hoffman on current form as he is coming off two missed cuts and prior to that finished outside the Top 60 in his last two starts but it is that poor form that is why we are getting 80/1. His course form is superb with runner-up finishes in his last two starts and a victory 5 starts back. In fact in his last 10 starts here he has only finished outside the Top 15 twice. Am I confident? Of course not given his current form, but at 80/1 I am happy to gamble that he finds his game on a course he loves.
Matt Kuchar each way at 90/1
Kuchar is another player with a very good course record and he has finished in the Top 25 in 6 of his last 9 starts here including a 12th place finish in 2021 and a 7th place finish in 2019. Kuchar hasn’t been in the greatest of form with a number of missed cuts, but he did finish 16 in his last start two weeks back and you often find the older players start focusing more and more on the majors as their career comes to an end, so don’t be surprised to see Kuchar bounce back to form here the week before Augusta.
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