Cadence Bank Houston Open Betting Favorites

Media by Associated Press: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan lines up a putt on the third green during the third round of the Zozo Championship golf tournament at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 in Inzai, Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo, Japan.

The PGA Tour is back on American soil this week following trips to Bermuda and Mexico for the past two tournaments. Jason Kokrak was the 2021 winner, but he is not returning to defend his title, so a new champion will be crowned. 

 

Big names have a good chance of coming out on top this weekend in a pretty decent field. Here are the Cadence Bank Houston Open betting favorites. 

 

Scottie Scheffler +600

 

There are signs that Scottie Scheffler might officially be back, and Houston Open oddsmakers agree, setting him at +600. The last few months have seen Scheffler blow a big lead at the Tour Championship to let Rory McIlroy win the FedEx Cup, go 0-3-1 at the Presidents Cup, lose his #1 OWGR ranking to McIlroy, and finish 45th at the CJ Cup. 

 

Last weekend was Scheffler’s best tournament in some time, finishing third at the World Wide Technology Championship in Mayakoba. It remains to be seen if Scheffler has his confidence back, or if that finish was just due to getting hot on Sunday with a 62. Scheffler did finish third at the Houston Open last year. 

 

Sam Burns +1200

 

Sam Burns makes his third start of the Fall leg of the Tour, finishing 30th at the Sanderson Farms Championship but then placing seventh at the CJ Cup in the best field of a tournament yet on the 2022/23 schedule. Burns also placed seventh at the Houston Open last season, and in 2020 so he’s got a solid course history at Memorial Park Golf Course. 

 

Aaron Wise +1800

 

Aaron Wise is the third-highest favorite for the Houston Open, playing for the second straight weekend following his 15th-place finish at Mayakoba with a second-round 71 dooming his hopes at a title. Wise finished 11th here in 2020 and 26th in 2021, so he’s trending in the wrong direction at this course. 

 

HIdeki Matsuyama +2000

 

Hideki Matsuyama was unable to defend his ZOZO Championship win from a year ago, finishing fourth even going into the weekend with +1400 odds. Matsuyama has had a rough go of it on the Fall leg of the Tour, following up the disappointing ZOZO showing with a T34 at the CJ Cup. Matsuyama did have a runner-up in his only other appearance at Memorial GC in 2020, falling by two strokes to Carlos Ortiz. 

 

Tony Finau +2000

 

Tony Finau could have some value at +2000 after shaking off the rust last week while missing the cut at the World Wide Technology Championship in his first event of the new season. Finau put together two wins and two other top-10 finishes over his last five tournaments of last year so he was playing well. He’s also looking for a bounce back in Houston after missing the cut here in the 2021 event. 

 

It’s a top-heavy field this weekend so let’s see if one of these top five Houston Open betting favorites can come away with the victory.

 

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