How to spend $100 on the Houston Open

Right, let's get our eye in before Augusta next week.

Dustin Johnson returns after recovering from COVID, but most of the top players in the world appear to be doing their own preparation for Augusta and have decided not to compete.

Alongside DJ, we get to see Brooks Koepka, Tyrell Hatton, Adam Scott and Tony Finau, all who sit within the world's Top 20.

The Houston Open will be played at Memorial Park, which has only 20 sand traps across the entirety of the course, sounds not a lot right? But it's challenging in other ways. There's a number of long holes and if your iron game is off and you're not hitting greens in regulation, then it'll make for some interesting watching.

Because the rough is short and players will have to deal with steep slopes of short grass which presents some different challenges. A little British Open style if you will.

Memorial Park is fun to watch, there's a lot of scoring opportunities in the last 5-6 holes, including a couple of Par 5's and some drivable Par 4's.

Here's a betting strategy to get you through the Houston Open, looking for a bit of value!

Viktor Hovland - $15 to win @ $21 & $30 to make Top 10 @ $3

A winner earlier this year, Viktor has quietly crept up to 24th in the offical world rankings. 4 Top 20's in his last 6 starts, he's just been either starting slowly or having a blow out (we're all prone to them!) which has ruined his chances of winning. Think he'll hit them well this week.

Adam Scott - $10 to win @ $31 & $15 to make Top 10 @ $3.50

Hasn't played a stack of golf since the restart, but has some mid-field finishes of his last 4 with his overall ball striking stats steadily improving. Not seen since the US Open, but a winner earlier in the year at the Genesis Invitational. He'll be looking forward to a nice tuneup prior to Augusta.

Henrik Stenson - $5 to win @ $101 & $10 to make Top 10 @ $7.50

Like Adam Scott, hasn't played much golf of late, but another one that you'd be thinking is getting ready for a tilt at a green jacket. One of the best of the world on his day and might just be ready to go this week at huge odds!

Francesco Molinari - $5 to win @ $151 & $10 to make Top 10 @ $13

No that's not a typo. Molinari has had a horror 2020, 4 missed cuts from 5 starts but prior to that, he's been part of the World's Top 10 for a long time. There's a reason he's $151, so I'd only have a bit on it. Remember last year @ Augusta, he was leading Tiger going into the final round, perhaps he's using Houston as the perfect tuneup to go close again The Masters.

The Houston Open, a perfect tune up for The Masters next week - I can't wait!

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