2022 Valero Texas Open Odds & Picks: Jordan Spieth Has Value For Repeat Win

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  • Rory McIlroy is favored at the Valero Texas Open, the final stop before the Masters.
  • There are more than a few noteworthy names on the board this week, and Chris Murphy has one in mind for his betting card.
  • Check out Murphy's picks and preview for this week at TPC San Antonio below.
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2022 Valero Texas Open Odds

Rory McIlroy+800
Jordan Spieth+1400
Corey Conners+1800
Hideki Matsuyama+1800
Abraham Ancer+2200
Bryson DeChambeau+2800
Si Woo Kim+2800
Gary Woodland+3300
Tony Finau+3300
Chris Kirk+3500
Maverick McNealy+3500
Adam Hadwin+4000
Keegan Bradley+4000
Jason Day+5000
Jhonattan Vegas+5500
Luke List+5500
Rickie Fowler+6000
Davis Riley+6600
Kevin Streelman+6600
Russell Knox+6600
Brendan Steele+7000
Kyoung-Hoon Lee+7000
Matthew NeSmith+7000
Mito Guillermo Pereira+7000
Patton Kizzire+7000
Robert MacIntyre+7000
Ryan Palmer+7000
Sahith Theegala+7000
Doug Ghim+7500
Charley Hoffman+8000
Denny McCarthy+8000
Rasmus Højgaard+8000
Charles Howell III+9000
Ian Poulter+9000
Lanto Griffin+9000
Matt Kuchar+9000
Alex Smalley+10000
Dylan Frittelli+10000
Martin Laird+10000
Matt Jones+10000
Nick Taylor+10000
Pat Perez+10000
Scott Stallings+10000
Takumi Kanaya+10000
Taylor Moore+10000
Troy Merritt+10000
Peter Uihlein+10000
Anirban Lahiri+12500
Beau Hossler+12500
Branden Grace+12500
Brian Stuard+12500
Chad Ramey+12500
Cheng-Tsung Pan+12500
David Lipsky+12500
J. J. Spaun+12500
Kramer Hickok+12500
Lee Westwood+12500
Lucas Glover+12500
Matthias Schwab+12500
Richard Bland+12500
Adam Long+15000
Andrew D. Putnam+15000
Brendon Todd+15000
Doc Redman+15000
Greyson Sigg+15000
Joseph Bramlett+15000
Min Woo Lee+15000
Nate Lashley+15000
Vincent Whaley+15000
Wyndham Clark+15000
Cameron Champ+17500
Danny Lee+17500
Harry Higgs+17500
Sam Ryder+17500
Aaron Rai+20000
Adam Schenk+20000
Adam Svensson+20000
Andrew Novak+20000
Brandon Hagy+20000
Chez Reavie+20000
Hank Lebioda+20000
Hayden Buckley+20000
Hudson Swafford+20000
Jimmy Walker+20000
JT Poston+20000
Kevin Chappell+20000
Kevin Tway+20000
Kyle Stanley+20000
Lee Hodges+20000
Nick Hardy+20000
Patrick Rodgers+20000
Robert Streb+20000
Tyler Duncan+20000
Zach Johnson+20000
Austin Smotherman+25000
Brandt Snedeker+25000
Garrick Higgo+25000
Graeme McDowell+25000
Henrik Stenson+25000
John Huh+25000
Justin Lower+25000
Luke Donald+25000
Matt Wallace+25000
Max McGreevy+25000
Peter Malnati+25000
Ryan Brehm+25000
Stephan Jaeger+25000
Trey Mullinax+25000
Ben Kohles+30000
Ben Martin+30000
Bill Haas+30000
Brice Garnett+30000
Camilo Villegas+30000
Logan McAllister+30000
Nick Watney+30000
Richy Werenski+30000
Roger Sloan+30000
Seung-yul Noh+30000
Sung Kang+30000
Chesson Hadley+35000
Dylan Wu+35000
Guido Migliozzi+35000
James Hahn+35000
Andrew Landry+40000
Austin Cook+50000
Ben Kern+50000
Bronson Burgoon+50000
Curtis Thompson+50000
David Skinns+50000
Dawie van der Walt+50000
Henrik Norlander+50000
Jim Herman+50000
Jonas Blixt+50000
Kelly Kraft+50000
Ludvig Aberg+50000
Martin Trainer+50000
Michael Gligic+50000
Paul Barjon+50000
Seth Reeves+50000
William McGirt+50000
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Scottie Scheffler has completed an incredibly rapid ascent to World No. 1. He went from the best player without a win to start February to a three-time winner atop the Official World Golf Rankings to close out March.

Scheffler's win at the WGC-Dell Match Play saw him dominate the competition over the weekend, never playing from behind in any of his final 3 1/2 matches. His win over Kevin Kisner in the final match on Sunday secured revenge for him, bouncing back from his runner-up finish at the event in 2021.

This was Scheffler's big hurrah before the Masters, and last year another former Texas Longhorns star had his in the state of Texas.

Jordan Spieth became one of the favorites entering the Masters thanks to his win at the Valero Texas Open, which he will be defending his title at this week in San Antonio.

Alongside Spieth are the likes of Rory McIlroy, who sat out the Match Play, Bryson DeChambeau and Hideki Matsuyama, all of whom are using this to gain form before heading to Augusta National and make a nice pre-major field.

There are some trends heading into this week where players that are not in the Masters field have found success at this tournament. I'm sure there's something to players who already have their ticket to Augusta punched having one eye on the following week, while the rest of the field is trying to join them in the field.

I am unlikely to get too deep into the favorites this week for some of those reasons. I'll explain which one I'm backing before taking a few longer shots to start my card.

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Jordan Spieth

If I am going to the top of the board, it'll be for Spieth. He's the defending champion of this event and always seems to play well in his home state. He has eight top-10 finishes and a couple of wins to his resume in Texas over the past six years, including last year's triumph at TPC San Antonio.

Spieth didn't get out of his group at the Match Play, but he always seems to find his stride this time of year and I wouldn't be surprised to see him bring his game with him this week.

The key for me will be the number we get on Monday morning, and I am likely being a bit hopeful in expecting a decent one based on a couple of recent poor results, but we have been seeing extended odds on Spieth lately.

He, to me, has become more of a "course horse" type of player and clearly this week and next fit that bill. He'll be the first name I look for when odds drop on Monday morning.

Kevin Streelman

I will have an eye on several players that are carrying a combination of good form and quality play in the state of Texas. There is some correlation to the events in the Lone Star State that is tough to ignore, and Kevin Streelman is one that fits both of those metrics for me this week.

Streelman is coming into the week at TPC San Antonio with three top-25 finishes in his last four starts, including a T7 at the Valspar just a couple weeks ago. He should be well-rested and certainly has the ultimate motivation since he is not qualified for the Masters.

Streelman hasn't missed a cut at this event across his last four appearances and has top-10s in each of his last two trips to the Valero. Those are two of the three top-10 finishes he has in the state of Texas across the last five years, all of which has him in line to be on my card if the odds are right at open on Monday.

Chris Kirk

It's a similar story for Chris Kirk, who has flashed at the top of the leaderboard on Sundays several times this year. He's had some struggles closing out the week, but I expect he could be in the mix once again this week.

Kirk had a T7 at the Honda and a T5 at the Arnold Palmer across his last three starts. He did miss the cut at THE PLAYERS, but we can mostly throw that week out due to the uniqueness of how that played out.

When I saw he also had top-10 finishes in two of his last three appearances at TPC San Antonio, he quickly became a name to watch for me. I'll certainly be interested at the very start as he often makes for a viable play in First Round Leader markets, but I also think he has the form and ability to close out a win if he continues to give himself those opportunities.

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