Gingerbets Insights & Picks

Houston Open 2021

Course & Location:
Memorial Park Golf Course, Houston, TX
Dates:
11 - 14 Nov, 2021
Purse:
$7.5 Million
Par:
70 / 7,412 yards
Fairways:
Bermudagrass
Greens:
Bermudagrass

Houston Open 2021 Overview

Memorial Park Golf Course, which opened in 1936 and is located near downtown Houston, is a municipal course. Last year, Tom Doak remodelled the course with Brooks Koepka’s aid. This week’s event will be a Par 70 course with a total length of over 7400 yards. You Can be sure with the influence of Brooks on this redesign it will be a demanding and challenging ball striking test.

 

The revised course includes three Par 5s and five Par 3s, with several of the latter stretching out to over 200 yards. There are numerous Par 4s that are between 450 and 500 yards long. One of the course’s distinguishing features is the lack of bunkers that really come into action; instead, the course has minimal amounts of water throughout, as well as challenging slopes and run-off areas, particularly on and around the greens. Each and every club in the bag will be put to work this week.

 

This week, golfers will need to be precise with their approaches and have a strong around-the-green game to get up and down on these tough Bermuda greens. Long hitters should be able to take advantage of the several Par 5s and shorter Par 4s that will be in play this week one on the back 9 is drivable for most, so I’ll be looking for individuals who can blast the ball far off the tee. The ability to hit approaches well from the 175-225 yard range will also be important this week, with numerous Par 3s going over 200 yards.

 

Overall this week I’m looking for players who can play big boy golf courses well. When looking at the leaderboard last year all of the players at the top stand out in the ball striking statistics this isn’t a course for finesse and precision but more out and out T2G play.

 

5 Key Skills Set Required

  1. Driving Distance – A long and demanding course of the tee box. Plenty of Par 4 ‘s over 450 yards and the addition of 5 Par 5’s which is very rare. All of this means I’m favouring big boy players of the tee box this week. No place for the faint hearted. The last few weeks on tour have favoured precision, not the case this week.
  2. SG T2G – On a super demanding layout makes sense to look at recent strokes gained T2G performance. Looking at the leaderboard from last year shows this is a real ball striking test and the worlds most elite players from tee to green rise to the top of the leaderboard come Sunday evening.
  3. Proximity to hole from 175 Yards + – This is a tough and demanding track the players face there is a significant amount of shots From 175 yards or greater rather than look at green in regulation data this week I want to look at proximity to the whole from 175 to 225 yards there will be a higher volume of shots from this  distance than the average week on tour. Like we have touched upon, this is a real ball striking test.
  4. Par 5 Scoring efficiency – Looking at the data it appears Par 5 scoring last year was a key factor in determining the Top 5 player on the leaderboard.
  5. Par 3 Scoring efficiency – There are 5 par 3 holes this week some of them extremely demanding at over 200 yards it therefore makes sense to pay particular attention to par 3 scoring. I will also be paying close attention to par-3 holes over 175 yards.

Houston Open 2021 Videos

Houston Open 2021 Picks

Best Outsiders

Player

Luke List

  • 6th GIR gained last 24 rounds on tour
  • 5th SG T2G last 24 rounds on tour
  • 8th Proximity to hole from 175 yards or further over the past 24 rounds
Odds N/A
Sportsbook

Best Outright Picks

Player

Mito Pereria  

  • 1st GIR gained over the past 36 rounds
  • 7th SG T2G over past 36 rounds.
  • Top 20 in Par 3 scoring & Par 5 scoring 36 rounds
  • His Price will simply not be 75/1 come the day
Odds +7500
Sportsbook

Top 20

Player

Martin Laird

  • 3rd GIR gained over the past 24 rounds on tour
  • 20th SG T2G over the past 24 rounds on tour
  • Top 30 in Ball Striking & Par 4 scoring over past 24 rounds
Odds N/A
Sportsbook

Houston Open 2021 Betting Strategies & Previews

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Favorites Betting Picks
11/09/2021
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Underdog Betting Picks
11/09/2021
2021 Houston Open Betting Preview
11/09/2021

Houston Open 2021 Betting Analysis

Houston Open 2021 Picks

Best Outsider Picks

Player

Luke List

  • 6th GIR gained last 24 rounds on tour
  • 5th SG T2G last 24 rounds on tour
  • 8th Proximity to hole from 175 yards or further over the past 24 rounds
Odds +15000
Sportsbook

Player

Jonny Vegas

  • 6th in Ball Striking on tour over past 24 rounds
  • 10th SG T2G over the past 24 rounds
  • 7th in Par 5 scoring over the last 24 rounds on tour
  • 6th Par 3 scoring on holes over 200 yards long
Odds +9000
Sportsbook

Player

Joseph Bramlett 

  • 11th In Ball Striking over the past 24 rounds on tour
  • 16th in T2G performance over the past 24 rounds
  • 14th GIR gained over the past 24 rounds
  • 5th Proximity to the hole from 200+ yard over the past 24 rounds.
Odds +25000
Sportsbook

Player

Martin Laird

  • 3rd GIR gained over the past 24 rounds on tour
  • 20th SG T2G over the past 24 rounds on tour
  • Top 30 in Ball Striking & Par 4 scoring over past 24 rounds
Odds +15000
Sportsbook

Best Outright Picks

Player

Mito Pereria

  • 1st GIR gained over the past 36 rounds
  • 7th SG T2G over past 36 rounds.
  • Top 20 in Par 3 scoring & Par 5 scoring 36 rounds
  • His Price will simply not be 75/1 come the day
Odds +7500
Sportsbook

Player

Tyrell Hatton

  • 13th SG T2G over the past 36 rounds on tour
  • Can handle windy conditions, and it can often blow in Houston.
  • 8th Par 3 scoring over the last 36 rounds in the PGA Tour
  • 3rd in Proximity to the hole from 200+ yards over the past 36 rounds
  • Can be competitive in this moderate field for sure. If the putter works he’s sure to be close.
Odds +3000
Sportsbook

Player

Joaquin Niemann

  • 5th last week where a poor 3rd round cost him
  • Top 10 in Proximity to the hole from 200+ yards
  • Top 20 in Par 3 Scoring
  • Long off the tee and also has the ability to hit all ball flights and shot shapes which I feel is important this week. This is a ball strikers track
Odds +3000
Sportsbook

Player

Scottie Scheffler

  • Top 5 last week where he returned a profit for each way players, his price is shorter this week but he’s shown he’s striking it well.
  • Top 10 in GIR gained over the past 36 rounds on tour
  • Close to his first win on tour
  • Can move the ball both ways off the tee and with his irons
  • A WINNER waiting to happen
Odds +1800
Sportsbook

Houston Open 2021 Betting Strategies & Previews

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Favorites Betting Picks
11/09/2021
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Underdog Betting Picks
11/09/2021
2021 Houston Open Betting Preview
11/09/2021

Houston Open 2021 Picks

Best Top 20 Picks

Player

Martin Laird

  • 3rd GIR gained over the past 24 rounds on tour
  • 20th SG T2G over the past 24 rounds on tour
  • Top 30 in Ball Striking & Par 4 scoring over past 24 rounds
Odds +550
Sportsbook

Player

Shane Lowery

  • 5th GIR gained over the last 36 rounds on tour
  • 16th SG T2G over the last 36 rounds on tour
  • Top 30 in Proximity from 175 yards +
  • Top 30 in SG Par 3 & Par 4 scoring
  • Plays tough golf course well and has form in the wind which can blow In Houston
Odds +350
Sportsbook

Houston Open 2021 Betting Analysis

Houston Open 2021 Betting Strategies & Previews

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Favorites Betting Picks
11/09/2021
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Underdog Betting Picks
11/09/2021
2021 Houston Open Betting Preview
11/09/2021

Houston Open 2021 Betting Analysis

3 Ball Picks

Player

Patrick Reed to beat Adam Scott & John Huh

Odds 13/8
Sportsbook

Player

Scottie Scheffler to beat Cameron Tringale & Roger Sloan

Odds 11/10
Sportsbook

Houston Open 2021 Picks

Houston Open 2021 Betting Strategies & Previews

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Favorites Betting Picks
11/09/2021
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Underdog Betting Picks
11/09/2021
2021 Houston Open Betting Preview
11/09/2021

Houston Open 2021 Picks

3 Ball Picks

Player

N/A

Odds N/A
Sportsbook

Player

N/A

Odds N/A
Sportsbook

Player

N/A

Odds N/A
Sportsbook

Houston Open 2021 Betting Analysis

Houston Open 2021 Betting Strategies & Previews

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Favorites Betting Picks
11/09/2021
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Underdog Betting Picks
11/09/2021
2021 Houston Open Betting Preview
11/09/2021

Houston Open 2021 Picks

Extra Outright Selection

Player

Jonathan Vegas

Odds 8/1
Sportsbook

3 Ball Picks

Player

Kramer Hickok to beat Martin Trainer & Kevin Tway

Odds 7/4
Sportsbook

Player

Adam Schenk to beat Marc Leishman & Vincent Whaley

Odds 15/8
Sportsbook

Player

Sam Burns to beat Hank Lebioda & Lee Hodges

Odds 4/5
Sportsbook

Houston Open 2021 Betting Analysis

Houston Open 2021 Betting Strategies & Previews

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Favorites Betting Picks
11/09/2021
Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open Underdog Betting Picks
11/09/2021
2021 Houston Open Betting Preview
11/09/2021

Past Tournaments

Sportsbooks

Sportsbook
Bonus
Visit
RISK FREE FIRST BET UP TO $1000
SIGNUP AND GET A $1000 RISK-FREE FIRST BET
SIGNUP AND GET 2 RISK-FREE BETS UP TO $2,000
GET UP TO $1,100 IN FIRST BET INSURANCE