2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open Odds, Sleeper Picks: Francesco Molinari & Adam Long Among 5 Longshots to Bet

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Via Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images. Pictured: Adam Long of the United States lines up a putt on the 14th green during the final round of the RBC Canadian Open at St. George’s Golf and Country Club on June 12, 2022 in Etobicoke, Ontario.

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Player NameOdds
Scottie Scheffler+600
Sam Burns+1400
Aaron Wise+1800
Tony Finau+1800
Hideki Matsuyama+2500
Maverick McNealy+2500
Russell Henley+2500
Taylor Montgomery+2500
Jason Day+2800
Davis Riley+4000
Denny McCarthy+4000
Joel Dahmen+4000
Sahith Theegala+4000
Alex Noren+5000
Dean Burmester+5000
Emiliano Grillo+5000
Keith Mitchell+5000
Mackenzie Hughes+5000
Matthew NeSmith+5000
Patrick Rodgers+5000
Si Woo Kim+5000
Taylor Pendrith+5000
Andrew Putnam+6000
Adam Hadwin+6600
Adam Long+6600
Brandon Wu+6600
Taylor Moore+6600
Will Gordon+6600
Aaron Rai+6600
Harris English+6600
Lee Hodges+6600
Sebastian Munoz+6600
Sepp Straka+6600
Wyndham Clark+6600
Adam Schenk+8000
Alex Smalley+8000
Brendan Steele+8000
Justin Lower+8000
Luke List+8000
Danny Willett+9000
David Lipsky+9000
Davis Thompson+9000
Martin Laird+9000
Cameron Champ+10000
Charley Hoffman+10000
Francesco Molinari+10000
Gary Woodland+10000
Justin Rose+10000
Justin Suh+10000
Mark Hubbard+10000
Robby Shelton+10000
Russell Knox+10000
Ryan Palmer+10000
Stephan Jaeger+10000
Beau Hossler+12500
David Lingmerth+12500
Dylan Frittelli+12500
Henrik Norlander+12500
Nick Taylor+12500
Ryan Armour+12500
S.H. Kim+12500
Adam Svensson+15000
Ben Griffin+15000
Byeong Hun An+15000
Chesson Hadley+15000
Erik van Rooyen+15000
John Huh+15000
Kevin Streelman+15000
Matt Wallace+15000
Matthias Schwab+15000
Scott Piercy+15000
Trey Mullinax+15000
Zecheng Dou+15000
Austin Smotherman+17500
Robert Streb+17500
Stewart Cink+17500
Austin Cook+20000
Austin Eckroat+20000
Ben Taylor+20000
Callum Tarren+20000
Carl Yuan+20000
Garrick Higgo+20000
James Hahn+20000
Johannes Veerman+20000
Joseph Bramlett+20000
Kramer Hickok+20000
Michael Gligic+20000
MJ Daffue+20000
Doc Redman+25000
Harry Hall+25000
Peter Malnati+25000
Tyler Duncan+25000
Zach Johnson+25000
Ben Martin+30000
Danny Lee+30000
Eric Cole+30000
Kevin Tway+30000
Paul Haley II+30000
Philip Knowles+30000
Chad Ramey+35000
Chris Stroud+35000
Erik Barnes+35000
Kelly Kraft+35000
Nick Watney+35000
Zac Blair+35000
Carson Young+40000
Jimmy Walker+40000
Max McGreevy+40000
Nico Echavarria+40000
Travis Vick+40000
Augusto Nunez+50000
Brandon Matthews+50000
Brent Grant+50000
Cole Hammer+50000
Jim Herman+50000
Kyle Westmoreland+50000
Michael Kim+50000
Richy Werenski+50000
Tyson Alexander+50000
Scott Harrington+50000
Kevin Roy+50000
Seung-Yul Noh+50000
Zack Fischer+50000
Jason Dufner+75000
Ryan Brehm+75000
Tano Goya+75000
Anders Albertson+75000
Ben Kern+100000
Walker Lee+100000
Trevor Werbylo+100000
Lukas Euler+100000
Sean Jacklin+100000

At this time of year, it takes a lot for a PGA TOUR event to make its mark on the sports landscape. This week’s tournament — the Cadence Bank Houston Open — has as good a chance to do so as any other event, with a few stars atop the field and an event in a major city that dates back to the 1940s.

This marks just the third time the Houston Open has been played at Memorial Park Golf Course, offering bettors less background information than we’d typically have on hand.

Despite that, there are plenty of players making waves throughout the TOUR’s fall events that could strike and find a win this week in Texas. These five sleepers have a chance to steal a victory on Sunday:

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Joel Dahmen +4500 (DraftKings)

Forgive me if this doesn’t qualify as a sleeper in your book. I simply can’t avoid taking Dahmen given the run he’s on this fall. After missing the cut at the season opener in Napa, Dahmen found something. He was T13 at the Sanderson Farms, T37 at the Shriners and T16  at the ZOZO.

Last week, he played his best golf yet, firing a weekend 66-65 to finish in a tie for third place.

Whatever the PGA TOUR has played for the fall series of events after this season, Dahmen’s run is the kind that second-tier players will be trying to emulate.

On top of that, he’s played this event at this venue once and was in the top five last season. Say no more, he’s on my card.

Adam Long +10000 (DraftKings)

This event has been played at Memorial Park in each of the last two years. Only two players have been in the top 15 at each of those events: Sam Burns and Adam Long.

Clearly he feels comfortable at this venue, which should help a player who has played well over the last few months without breaking through with a great finish. He has been T30 or better in half of his last 10 starts, without a top ten in that span.

Luke List +10000 (DraftKings)

The field this week may not be the best on TOUR, but it has plenty of heavy hitters and consummate professionals. Among this week’s field, over the last 12 months, Luke List has posted the fourth-best strokes gained per round, according to metrics from Data Golf.

That is not a small sample size and speaks to just how good List has been at getting the ball in the hole over the last year.

He’s also played well here in Houston, having notched a T11 last season. List enters having played alright recently, making three straight cuts despite a cold putter. I like his chances in Houston.

Francesco Molinari +12500 (BetRivers)

I tabbed Molinari as a sleeper last week, which looked like an absolute home run on Thursday night. He carded a first round 64, poised to compete over the weekend. Instead, he leaked oil the rest of the way, carding 70-77-75, good for 68th place.

That certainly isn’t the outcome Molinari hoped for, though it could provide something to build upon. He was T15 at this venue just two seasons ago. If the swing that led to the 64 last week can persist longer than one round, he can top that mark this time around.

Kramer Hickock +30000 (DraftKings)

It doesn’t seem like the right time to back Hickock, having missed four cuts in a row. There’s a few small reasons for optimism, however, and they make just enough of a case to like him at this number.

His missed cuts have not been egregious this fall. He shot four straight rounds of 70 at the Shriners and Bermuda, but in both cases that was enough to send him packing. With a few breaks, either of those could have been great chances to build on his top 25 finish at the Fortinet Championship to kick off the season.

Though his momentum screeched to a half, this week could be his chance to bounce back, returning to a course where he finished in the top-five last season.

Most other books have him listed at +20000. Once you’re over a certain threshold, a difference like that can feel meaningless, but in the hunt for a sleeper pick, those are the margins where money is made.

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