Golfers will hang around Texas for another event on the PGA Tour calendar in, the Valero Texas Open. This is a last chance effort for some to fine-tune their game before the Masters, whereas others are just trying to remain competitive and win.
The field is somewhat loaded, and this could be anyone’s event that is able to drive well and hot solid iron shots. Below you can see which underdogs might have a shot.
Date: Mar 31 to Apr 3, 2022
Course: TPC San Antonio – AT&T Oaks Course
Watch on: NBC, GOLF
Top Betting Underdogs at Play
A mix of talent is across the board for this one, especially since some golfers are coming off of match play at the World Golf Championship. A handful of others are trying to add a win to their resume.
Odds are going to change quite a bit as players accept to play and some withdraw. This is usually the case for those that are going to compete in the Masters the week after. You might want to check market odds a few days out.
Kevin Streelman is one of those golfers that bettors need to watch. Despite where he falls on the odds board, it would not hurt to look up his previous success in Texas events.
This week, he is retiring to action at TPC San Antonio with three finishes in the top 25 out of his last four starts. One of those was a T7 finish at the Valspar Championship just a few weeks ago. Even though he is not qualified for the Masters, he should have enough rest and motivation to win this one.
Streelman has not missed a cut at this event in his last four appearances. In addition, he has two top 10 finishes in his previous two here. In the last five years alone, he has three top 10 finishes in the state of Texas.
Chris Kirk is another player that could surprise in this field. Kirk had a T7 finish at the Honda Classic and a T5 finish at the Arnold Palmer Invitational among his last three starts. He missed the cut at The Players on his next start, but you can overlook that one a bit compared to others.
Kirk has recorded two top 10 finishes in his last three starts here. If he is in the running early, he has a great chance to close it out.
Most Likely Underdog to Succeed
Jordan Spieth is the returning champion of this event and is likely not a huge underdog compared to other golfers that could surprise here. However, he has disappointed in a handful of events this year, and he needs to get back on track.
He was unable to get out of his group in match play last week, and it showed that his game is not quite there yet. His odds could be more attractive entering this event, and he has a perfect “underdog” feel.