Valero Texas Open Betting Favorites

Another exciting event on the PGA Tour is coming up soon, with the Valero Texas Open taking place a week before the Masters. Many golfers are competing one last time before that event to fine-tune their game, while others chose to skip this event. 


There are plenty of options to consider to win this event. Below you can see which golfer might be the overall favorite and why. 


Tournament Details 

Date: Mar 31–Apr 3, 2022

Course: TPC San Antonio – AT&T Oaks Course

Watch on: GOLF, NBC

Purse: $8,600,000


Top Betting Favorites at Play


This event boasts mixed talent across the board, with some favorites easily taking the top spots. However, some excellent value plays are still somewhat favored to win.  


Below are the top 10 golfers for potential favorite odds to win. The following has been provided by DraftKings:


Rory McIlroy +750

Jordan Spieth +1400

Hideki Matsuyama +1400

Corey Conners +1800

Abraham Ancer +2200

Chris Kirk +2500

Si Woo Kim +2800

Bryson DeChambeau +2800

Gary Woodland +3000

Maverick McNealy +3500

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Abraham Ancer does not live too far from San Antonio and practices often at the course. He does not have great course history like he does compared to the Mayakoba Classic, but the courses run similarly and slightly favor his game. 


Ancer has tremendously improved his short game from a year ago, and this is what held him back at this event in previous years. It would not hurt to throw some money his way for his current value and his recent improvements. 


Jordan Spieth is the returning champion of this event and has appeared comfortable playing here. Last year, he finished with -18 and won by two strokes against Charley Hoffman. 


This is a great opportunity for Spieth to have some momentum heading into the Masters. If he can win or even get close to the top five for this event, it will feel like a win heading into the next event. 


Most Likely Favorite to Succeed 


Rory Mcllroy only has one thing on his mind, which is the Masters. He chose to do something a little different this year compared to other years being a professional, and that is to skip the WGC match play and compete in this event instead. 


He might have done well in the match play, but sitting out a week of competition is not something he will try again. If this works to his advantage and he wins the Masters next week, he will look like a genius. With that being said, he is looking to perform well here and fine-tune anything he has left to get ready for the Masters. 


Whether he leads after a day or two or hangs around the top spots throughout the event, you will not see him stress at all with a bigger prize in mind. Winning this event would mean something to him, but only if it allows him to fix any issues before the Masters.

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