2015 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds

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Carrie Stroup
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2015 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds

Carrie Stroup here with your 2015 Valero Texas Open betting odds courtesy of our friends at Sportsbook.ag

TPC San Antonio – San Antonio, TX

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The tour heads to San Antonio Thursday, as the players gear up for the Valero Texas Open. With the “Florida Swing” over after a group of extremely exciting tournaments, the members turn their mindset to the Masters as they have just two Texas events before going to Augusta.

The first of the two is this tournament, a mainstay on the tour which was originally named the Texas Open when it was first established back in 1922. They haven’t played too long at TPC San Antonio though, with the first tourney there coming in 2010, where scores in the single-digits have earned a victory over the five seasons. Last year, Australian Steven Bowditch was able to outlast the field with a score of eight-under despite a final round 76 and was the second player from down under (Adam Scott) to win since the move to this course. The field will remain quite tough this week, being led by Valspar Championship winner, Jordan Spieth, and includes one other top-10 player in Dustin Johnson. There will also be another 11 players from the top-30 in the Official World Golf Rankings; including current FedEx Cup leader Jimmy Walker.

Let’s now highlight some players who could make an impact this week.

Jordan Spieth: (+700) Spieth will be playing in his home state of Texas once again, a place where he has yet to finish in the top-five, but he should be considered a front-runner to take home the trophy this week after his masterful performance at the Valspar Championship. Last year he carded a 10th-place here, earning most of his scoring on the weekend when he shot four-under despite hitting fewer than 60% of GIR and fairways. His putting is what earned him his win two weeks ago and he has a mark of 0.568 strokes gained putting (23rd on tour) as he ranks third on tour in total strokes gained on the field (1.854). Spieth will win someday in the Lone Star State and his recent play could very well get him there this week.

Zach Johnson: (+2200) It seems as if Johnson loves playing in the Texas Open as he was the victor in back-to-back years (2008, 2009) before the move to this course where he has played twice and earned a sixth-place in last season’s installment. He managed to shoot par or better in each round and was in red numbers (-1) on the short holes throughout the week. This year has not been too outstanding for him with more missed cuts (3) in eight events than he had all of last year, but he is riding the momentum of a 68-66 weekend at Bay Hill and currently has one of the more accurate drivers (68.5%, 18th on tour) this year. The 11-time PGA tour victor is a strong candidate to have a tremendous showing in San Antonio.

Matt Jones: (+4000) It seems like Aussies like this course and with Jones’ recent strong play he could be in line for his second straight year with a win in Texas after taking the Shell Houston Open last season. He’s been hot this season with nine cuts made in 10 outings and has a top-15 finish in each of his past three events with the best being last week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational where he got third behind rounds of 65-67-68 to finish out the event. His short game has aided him in getting these solid results as he ranks in the top-50 in strokes gained putting (0.54, 24th on tour), sand save percentage (60.53%, 30th on tour) and scrambling (62.66%, 46th on tour). Jones is streaking and it would be smart to grab him while he is playing at the top of his game.

Daniel Summerhays:(+5500) Summerhays has never been much of a threat and has yet to earn his first PGA win, but is playing some strong golf this year with just two missed cuts in his 13 events; including playing on the weekend in each of the past five. He is a very solid putter (0.578 strokes gained putting, 22nd on tour) and has been great on par-4’s this year (3.99 average, 22nd on tour), both of which should play well at TPC San Antonio. That is evident with his past three showings here, each being a top-30 and improving each season as last year he was able to throw up a score of seven-under and rank second behind Steven Bowditch. This is the perfect venue for the 31-year-old to earn his first career win on the biggest stage in the game.

Jon Curran: (+45000) The rookie class this year has been exceptional with 10 different first-year players ranking amongst the top-100 of the FedEx Cup standings and Curran is in that group as he is 67th with three top-10 finishes to his name. Two of those came in his past five outings and included a tie for second in Puerto Rico. He is a big risk with seven cuts through 13 tournaments, but he has maintained an accurate driver (67.6%, 26th on tour) and can scramble (64%, 30th on tour) with the best of them. Nick Taylor was the first rookie to earn a win this year, but Curran has one in his future and could come up firing in Texas.

- Carrie Stroup, Gambling911.com Senior

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