Valero Texas Open Free Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview
Valero Texas Open Betting Tips, Predictions & Preview
Tip 1 - CHARLEY HOFFMAN 22-1 7 places with PADDYPOWER
I actually tipped Charley for Valero Texas Open tournament last year where he holed a 12ft putt on the 72nd hole to win by 1 shot from Patrick Reed. Charley has a tremendous record in this tournament and comes here having had a great run at the Masters 2 weeks. He missed the cut last week at Harbour Town which is no bad thing as its given him extra time to prepare for the defence of this title. His previous record reads..
2009 T9th 70-69-63-66Total 268
2010 T13th 68-70-71-71Total 280
2011 T2nd 68-73-72-68Total 281
2012 T13th 72-74-71-69Total 286
2013 T3rd 71-67-70-69Total 277
2014 T11th 70-75-70-70Total 285
2015 T11th 67-72-79-70Total 288
2016 1st 66-71-70-69Total 276
In 32 rounds of golf he's 63 under par with 12 rounds in the 60's. He again should have a good week and put up a big defence of his title. He's made 227 cuts from 320 tour events with 4 career winsand over $22million earnt. His best finish in 2017 was a 2nd place at Arnold Palmer invitation. He has had 43 top 10 finishes.
Tip - 2 BRENDAN STEELE 28-1 7 places PADDYPOWER
Another who is a previous winner back in 2011, he's also finished 4th-46th-MC-8th-13th he plays this course well and is again expected to be in contention come Sundayevening. He's made 116 cuts from 164 tour events with 2 career wins and over $10million earnt and won 2017 Safeway Open.
Tip 3 - FREDDIE JACOBSON 350-1 6 places STANJAMES
His last 6 tries here have resulted in 5th-18th-15th-16th-50th-80th. He has had some very good opening rounds with a 68-69-69. His weakness apears to be his 2nd round with some very poor rounds of 75-76-74-70-75-75 giving him 15 over par for his 2nd rounds, he needs to address that but at 350-1 I think he's worth taking a chance on. With 212 cuts made from 303 career events and 43 top 10 finishes its very surprising to see how much he's struggled over the last 12 months. 2011 was his best year and saw him win his only PGA tour event, but he's still amassed over $17million.
Tip 4 - SHAWN STAFFANI 300-1 5 places B365
He's played here 3 times with a MC-26th-29th placed finishes, apart from an opening round of 79 2 years ago his other rounds are all under par or par. Yet to win but has made 66 of 107 cuts with 2 2nd placed finishes amassing over $4.5million.
Tip 5 - RICKY BARNES 500-1 7 places CORAL
He finished 4th last year which was a massive improvement on previous years where he's had a chequered past with finishes of 36-50-MC-WD-MC with 9 of his previous 12 rounds being well over par. Last year he had 3 good rounds of 68-70-67 before faultering on his last round with a 74. He is a little brittle when the pressure is applied but at 500-1 for last years 4th he does look a little over priced to me. He's made 143 cuts from 250 tour starts with 17 top 10 finishes but yet to win a tour event with a career low round of 62.
Valero Texas Open Predictions summary
C.Hoffman 22-1 7pl Paddypower
B.Steele 28-1 7pl Paddypower
F.Jacobson 350-1 6pl Stanjames
S.Stefani 300-1 5pl B365
R.Barnes 500-1 7pl Coral
All of Gary's golf tips are advised as 1 point each way singles.