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2019 PGA Betting Picks: Valero Texas Open

2019 PGA Betting Picks: Valero Texas Open

The 2019 PGA Tour continues this weekend with the Valero Texas Open! Some of the top players in the world will be using this weekend as their final preparations The Masters, which will be played form Augusta the following weekend.

We take a look at the Valero Texas Open and give our best betting picks for the weekend below.

2019 PGA Valero Texas Open Betting Picks

The Field

Slightly lighter field for the Valero Texas Open this weekend with most of the top ranked golfers in the world opting to take the week off before The Masters. However, there are a few high profile players who have opted to get the extra hit in before the first major of the year, headlined by the likes of Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, Tony Finau, Jordan Spieth and Billy Horshcel.

Along with those top line players are previous winners of the tournament in the likes of Andrew Landry, who won the tournament last season and will be back to defend his title, Charley Hoffman (2016 winner), Jimmy Walkers (2015) and Martin Laird (2013).

The Course

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks) is one of the longer courses on tour at 7,435 yards playing as a Par 72. The course was designed by Greg Norman with help from Sergio Garcia back in 2010 and offers one of the toughest challenges from tee to green on tour. The course regularly ranks amongst the hardest from tee to green and particularly in greens in regulations.

The AT&T Championship Course has been the home of the Valero Texas Open since 2010 and is arguably most famous for the horror hole that American Kevin Na played in Round 1 of the tournament back in 2011.
Last year’s winner, Andrew Landry, finished first over the weekend in greens in regulation percentages, 1st in shots gained from tee to green and first in shots gained on approach, highlighting the keys to success at TPC San Antonio.

Picks

We love the look of Tony Finau this weekend. Has yet to really break out in 2019 but showed he is one of the best players from tee to green last season, ranking highly in all of the key stats. In 2018 Finau ranked 22nd in shots gained off the tee, 20th in shots gained on approach, 13th in shots gained from tee to green, 4th in overall driving distance and 18th in greens in regulation percentage.

Has looked good in his last three stroke play tournaments, finishing T15 at the Genesis Open back in February before a T25 at the WGC Mexico and a T22 at The Players. Still hunting his first win since the 2016 PGA Tour season and should back himself in a lighter field.

TIP: Tony Finau to win +1700 at FanDuel

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