Valero Texas Open Market Report: The Betting Public Loves Rickie Fowler at TPC San Antonio
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One week before the Masters, the PGA Tour is in San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open.
It may seem like an off-week to some after the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play last week and one of the biggest tournaments of the year next week, but there are still plenty of Tour players competing for high stakes this week.
The winner this week will find themselves in the Masters field next week along with $1.602 million.
Rickie Fowler is one of those players seeking a spot at Augusta National next week. He has been flirting with the top 50 in the Official World Golf Rankings over the last few weeks, which would have automatically gotten him into the Masters, but he finds himself at No. 59 and needs a win at TPC San Antonio to get in.
Fowler has been by far the most popular bet at BetMGM this week. At +1800 odds, he has been getting 12.8% of the bets and accounts for 18.1% of the handle. Consequently, he is BetMGM‘s biggest liability.
Si Woo Kim is another popular pick this week. As the third-biggest liability, he is getting 6% of the tickets and accounts for 7.6% of the money. He is also +1800 to win.
Matt Kuchar is the other major liability for BetMGM this week. He is getting 4.1% of the bets and accounts for 7.6% of the handle. Kuchar is currently +2800 to win.
Tyrell Hatton is the favorite this week and has been garnering some interest from bettors. The No. 17 ranked golfer in the world is getting 2.9% of the tickets and 5.8% of the handle.
Some other players who are popular bets this week include Hideki Matsuyama, Corey Conners, Cam Davis and Davis Riley.
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