2021 Houston Open Thursday Weather Report: Why Early Tee Times Could Have Advantage
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The Houston Open will begin on Thursday and weather may play a huge factor throughout the day.
Those winds are expected to heighten as morning turns into afternoon, Roth said.
Roth added that the conditions could mean a betting edge for golfers that tee off earlier in the day. He said that’s because the early showers could slow and soften the course.
That could pose an advantage for the morning group over the afternoon group, which may experience a drying course and slightly higher winds.
All of the major favorites are scheduled to tee off in the afternoon, which could prove problematic.
The top four favorites — Sam Burns, Scottie Scheffler, Cameron Smith and Sung-Jae Im — all tee off after noon. Burns is +1200 at DraftKings to win the tournament, while Scheffler is +1600, Smith +1800 and Im +2000.
Talor Gooch, is scheduled to start his round at 8:02 a.m. Gooch’s odds to win the Houston Open sit at about +2200.
Matthew Wolff and Tony Finau (both +2500) tee off in the morning, while Tyrrell Hatton and Brooks Koepka (also both +2500) will start their first rounds in the afternoon.
Adam Scott rounds out the top 10 on the oddsboard at +2800, and he’s set for an 8:24 a.m. ET tee time.