Valero Texas Open: PGA Golf Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 4/19/18
The 2018 Valero Texas Open
Valero Texas Open: Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm (TPC San Antonio) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
We make another trip to Texas for the 2018 Valero Texas Open, an event that debuted almost 100 years ago and is one of the oldest golf events in the world. We’ve had a couple of close calls this season, but are still looking for that big payout to make things worthwhile.
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Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
Brandt Snedeker - Brandt Snedeker is coming off a top-25 performance at the RBC Heritage and has now finished in the top-25 in three of his last seven events. Snedeker doesn’t have a breakthrough performance yet this season, but he is sixth in sand save percentage and a respectable 52nd in driving accuracy percentage. Snedeker also finished 25th back in 2016 and fourth in 2011, his two appearances at this event. Give me Snedeker and +3500 odds.
Jimmy Walker - Jimmy Walker hasn’t had the best of seasons that includes four missed cuts, but he’s coming off a solid showing at the Masters where he finished 20th and has now put together top-30 finishes in three of his last six events. Walker seems to be finding his form and returns to an event that he won in 2015 and finished 13th last year. Walker enjoys TPC San Antonio and is worth a long shot play of +5500 odds given his success the last few years.
Kevin Chappell - Kevin Chappell has missed the cut back-to-back weeks and doesn’t have a good showing since Arnold Palmer if we’re being honest. However, Chappell has the ability to turn things around rather quickly, and he’s finished 15th or better in three of his last five appearances at the Texas Open. Of course, that includes a fourth place finish in 2016 and a victory last year. Chappell is worth a play with +3300 odds, as he looks to win this event back-to-back years for the first time since Zach Johnson.
Martin Laird - Martin Laird has quietly been putting together some decent performances and has finished in the top-10 in two of his last five events. Laird has also finished 18th or better in three of his last five appearances at the Texas Open, which includes a victory in 2013. Laird hasn’t won a PGA event since that showing, but he’s been hitting the ball well the past couple of weeks and could be due for a breakthrough performance. I like Laird and +5500 odds as another shot in the dark.
Charley Hoffman - It’s kind of crazy that Charley Hoffman isn’t the odds on favorite for this tournament, as you can get him at +1800 odds. Hoffman comes into this week playing solid golf, as he’s finished in the top-25 in three of his last four events. Hoffman also has finished no worse than 13th in five of his last six appearances in San Antonio, which includes a win in 2016. Hoffman seems to always be in the running when this event takes place, making him almost a must play this weekend.