The Shell Houston Open will be an exciting few days of golf filled with talent as golfers try to take down the event and get a ticket to the year’s first major, the Masters. The best of the bunch will use the tournament to prepare for Augusta while others will look to get a win to fill that final spot. The stakes are high, and the Houston Open betting scene is getting higher each year. This year the players are competing at the Houston Open for a purse of $7 million, and while all this is happening, bettors will aim to get their worth with some good odds.
The Shell Houston Open will begin on March 29 with the Championship Round coming on Sunday, April 1. The Open is a standard stroke-play field event with the cut off coming after Friday’s round. The top 70 and ties will move onto the weekend.
About The Shell Houston Open Golf Course/Field
The course is 72 yards and usually plays longer around 7,500 yards, but even short hitters have a chance to play well. Fairways are wide, but the rough isn’t the worst spot to be. Water is a significant factor on this course and is a hazard of 10 of the holes. Still, lower scores are common, even with all the pitfalls offered. Most winners are in the 14-16 under par range.
Shell Houston Open Weather Outlook
There could be delays depending on how the weather plays out. The early week it looks like the course will be wet. Later in the week and into the weekend, the weather looks great for golf. Sunny skies. Wind also looks like it won’t be a significant factor.
Last Few Winners
- 2017 – Russell Henley -20
- 2016 – Jim Herman -15
- 2015 – J.B. Holmes -16
Shell Houston Open Odds To Win At SportsBetting.ag
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|Rafael Cabrera Bello
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|Charles Howell III
The full list of golfers and odds is too extensive to list on this page but can be viewed at SportsBetting.ag. As usual, we have the usual suspects at the top, with Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler both +1000 to win and Jordan Spieth right behind them at +1100. Hendrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson round out the top five, both at +1200.
Anyone can wager on the top guys, but bettors are going to get real value if they can go a little off the board and look for some guys with upside regarding betting odds. Here are some of our sleepers or less than popular names compared to the mainstream golfers than everyone is betting.
Daniel Berger +2500
Berger has played well in Houston. He has placed in the top-five in the last two events and has improved his putting game this season. With his track record and improvement, we like him at +2500.
Steve Stricker +4000
Stricker has already gotten two wins on the PGA Tour Champions this season. He also has done well in Houston, with four finishes in the top-11 in his career. He’s a true longshot at 40/1, but
Rafael Cabrera Bello +2500
Cabrera-Bello has been playing out of his mind, lately. He got a T3 in WGC Mexico and has finished in the top-30 three other times this season. He’s second in strokes gained and 13th overall in Tee to Green statistics, as well. His performances have been strong as of late, but they still aren’t showing how great the Spaniard is playing as of late. He has a real chance to win the tournament. And, at +2500, he’s our favorite bet of the bunch.