Houston Open: Picks and Preview


We’re just a week away from the Masters but before we get there we’ve got a nice little entree with the Houston Open at Memorial Park.

This week's tournament will feature some of the biggest names in the game as they prepare for Augusta, including short favorite Dustin Johnson who had missed the past couple of weeks due to a positive COVID-19 test.

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On to our picks and we’re kicking it off with a few outright winner plays with head-to-head matchups to follow once markets are up. Check back in throughout the tournament for more!

Here's what we've got๐Ÿ‘‡


๐ŸŒ๏ธ‍โ™‚๏ธ Outright Winner Picks


๐Ÿ†  Top Pick:

Tony Finau (18/1)

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Tony Finau returns to action following a week off after finishing T11 at the ZOZO. 'Top Five' Tony will be out to win this week.

Dustin Johnson is the short-priced favorite (+700) to take out the Houston Open but after a couple of weeks on the sidelines, we don't think he presents enough value, making Finau the play of the week here.


๐Ÿ’ฐ Value Bet:

Scottie Scheffler (22/1)

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There's a lot of talent around this 22/1 mark, including Brooks Koepka but we've decided to go with the 2020 PGA Rookie of the Year this week.

Scheffler is yet to win on the Tour but he's not far off at all. He's won twice on the Korn Ferry, showing he knows what it takes on a Sunday.

Koepka was close to making it in this section but I'd rather see how his body holds up this week and then take a strong look at him for the Masters instead.

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๐Ÿ”ฎ Hail Mary:

Adam Scott (40/1)

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Another who will have his eyes on the Masters is Adam Scott. The Aussie had his first win in four years back in February before taking an extended break through the COVID lay-off, having played in just four tournaments since the return to play way back in June.

Although not quite at the odds of previous Hail Mary picks, Scott is way over the odds 40/1 in this field and will be doing everything he can to hit form ahead of Augusta next week.

Hail Mary record:

Luke Donald @ Bermuda - T40
Jordan Spieth @ ZOZO - T41
Cameron Smith @ CJ Cup - 11th
Harold Varner III @ Shriners - 13th
Kristoffer Ventura @ Sanderson Farms - T6

As you can see, our Hail Mary picks have been pumping out great results and should always be played for top-20 and top-10 finishes as well as sprinkling some pizza money on them to win outright!

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๐ŸŒ๏ธ‍โ™‚๏ธ Round 1:
Picks and Plays


Odds aren't out yet for matchups so check back in later in the week!