The next PGA Tour event comes from the TPC San Antonio, with the Valero Texas Open, with Kevin Chappell looking to defend the title he won last year, for his inaugural victory. The course plays to a par 72 and is a tough test for most players, with greens especially difficult, while consistent winds make tee and approach play a constant test.
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Sergio Garcia goes off as the 12/1 favourite for the event and despite a lacklustre defence of The Masters at Augusta, the Spaniard isn’t easy to ignore here, with his ten tournaments prior, yielding two wins and four top ten finishes.
Garcia also has a minor advantage over the field, having worked as a consultant on the course design. Assuming his Masters effort was a blip in form, I expect Sergio to be at the head of the queue come Sunday.
Next up are two each-way bets, with the first coming in the form off Luke List at 25/1, who is a player I seem to miss out on, when he plays well.
Three top ten finishes and a top twenty in his last six events, show a consistent performer on Tour. His high placing in Shots Gained: Tee to Green stats and Par five scoring, also show a player whose game can fit any course. His third at the RBC Heritage last week, will have rejuvenated an already confident player.
The other each-way pick is Billy Horschel, who may look a little under priced considering his form over the last few month. However, Horschel’s fifth place at the RBC Heritage could be the beginning of a revival of performance for the talented American, who does enjoy this event and has three top five finishes here.
Two players are in my top twenty finish picks, with Martin Laird at 2/1, offering a solid chance, after a decent performance in the RBC last week, as the Scotsman looks to remove the inconsistencies from his game. In two top tens and two missed cuts in the last six events show there is work to be done, but he has a chance of a good run at a course he likes.
The other selection is Kevin Streelman at 3/1 for a top twenty run. The American has been consistent despite few strong finishes, but a tied seventh last time out will boost confidence and another strong finish looks to have a good chance here
Sergio Garcia Outright 12/1
Luke List Each-Way 25/1
Billy Horschel Each-Way 33/1
Martin Laird Top 20 2/1
Kevin Streelman Top 20 3/1
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