2021 Houston Open Odds & Betting Picks: Back Adam Scott & These 3 on PGA TOUR
Maddie Meyer/Getty Images. Pictured: Adam Scott.
- A strong field has come to Texas for the Houston Open this week.
We’re nearly the conclusion of golf for 2021 with the Houston Open serving as the penultimate event of the calendar year.
As the year winds down, the fields tend to see less and less of the bigger names show up and this is no exception.
2021 Houston Open Full Odds
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|Harold Varner III||+5000|
|Erik Van Rooyen||+6000|
|Dawie Van Der Walt||+25000|
Memorial Park was newly renovated a couple years ago with the help of Brooks Koepka, so it should come as no surprise that it figures to favor the longer hitters this week.
The par 70 measures 7,432 yards and features three par 5s to give the bombers plenty of scoring opportunities. It also boasts three par 3s measuring over 200 yards giving solid long-iron players a bit of an edge there.
It looks like the long hitters will have the advantage, so I’ll be looking at bombers in some decent form with good Bermudagrass putting numbers enough to take advantage of the birdie opportunities that await.
Sam Burns and Scottie Scheffler lead of the top of the board here in the +1800 range. Burns was on the card a year ago here at 100-1, so we’ve seen quite the rise from him this past year. I like both him and Scheffler, but of the two, Burns would be where I’d lean.
Cam Smith and Sungjae Im are next in line at around +2000, followed by guys like Tyrrell Hatton, Matthew Wolff and Tony Finau at +2500.
Brooks Koepka is in that next range down at +2800 and will be popular this week given his connection to the course during the redesign.
The card will start here with Adam Scott at +3600 on FanDuel. Anytime long irons come into play, Scott is worth a look.
This also wasn’t a birdie fest with scores in the low to mid teens in contention, which is where I’d rather have the scoring when backing Scott since it’s hard to ask him to make 20 to 25 birdie putts in a given week.
I’ll open here with Ryan Palmer at 130-1 on DraftKings. Palmer’s ball striking has improved in recent weeks and he’s been starting to put together some decent results after a rough summer. At the price, I think the Texan playing in Texas is worth a flyer.
Another play I like down here is Greyson Sigg at 170-1 on FanDuel. Sigg has made four of five cuts in the fall since graduating from the Korn Ferry Tour and had his best driving and approach week of the swing season in Mexico. He’s won twice on the KFT last season, so he’s more than capable of taking down a field like this as well.
We’ll go down here with Denny McCarthy at 180-1 on DraftKings. McCarthy has driven the ball well and hit a lot of greens his last two weeks. But without the strokes gained stats to back it up, it looks like he’s flying a little under the radar this week.
He has the tendency to get hot with the putter on Bermuda, so this could be a spot for him to pop up with another good week after finishing 15th in Mexico.
The Houston Card
- Adam Scott +3600 (.92 units)
- Ryan Palmer +13000 (.25 units)
- Greyson Sigg +17000 (.19 units)
- Denny McCarthy +18000 (.18 units)
Total Stake: 1.44 units