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Houston Open Betting Advice

Before getting into our betting tips for the Houston Open, I recommend having a read of my tournament preview article here. You can catch up on all my deep-dive golf course analysis of Memorial Park Golf Course, course comps, and weather for the tournament. Hopefully, this helps provi...

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Memorial Park hosts as we preview the Houston Open

As we preview the Houston Open, it pays to reflect whether this is now confirmed as the year of the longshot. Peter Malnati’s emotional victory at the Valspar Championship was the 8th winner at triple figure odds in 2024. That is now a remarkable 75% of all PGA Tour tournaments.

With a very short-priced Scottie Scheffler again heading the market this week, that opens the door for some more potential value to find success this week. Can another outsider win in Houston?

It was a week of close calls for us. Particularly on the DP World Tour, where all our tips made the cut and 5/7 picks were ranked 13th or better entering the final round.

At the Valspar Championship, Christiaan Bezuidenhout cruelly missed a full place payout at +1250 by just a single stroke. With the weather and a difficult golf course, the Copperhead Course again proved to be a volatile event.

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Memorial Park Golf Course Analysis

Firstly, it pays to note the change in month for this tournament. It has actually been over 500 days since the PGA Tour visited Memorial Park Golf Course. That is a factor of the PGA Tour moving back to a calendar year schedule. Therefore, the Houston Open is elevated to a regular season event from it’s previous slot in the Fall season. As a result, we do see a stronger field than in prior renditions.

Additionally, this has seen changes to the course setup. The greens are now poa annua overseed with a Bermuda turf base. There has also been a reduction in rough, at a very benign 1.5 inches posing little penalty for straying off what are already rather wide fairways.

The course superintendent said the following about the changes: “The overseed now will provide a much tighter playing surface than the bermudagrass did in 2022. This will highlight the penal green surrounds, while shorter rough gives opportunity for aggressive approach shots to the green.”

What remains true is that this is a very long golf course. It measures 7,412 yards and is a par 70. That consists of an unusual 5 par 3s, which average some of the shortest on Tour. Therefore, much of the distance resides in the par 4 and 5s. There are 5 par 4s that play over 490 yards. The par 5s rank in the top 5 of regular PGA Tour s