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Final round
Scores from
the Valero
Texas Open

Kevin Chappell -12
Brooks Koepka -11
Tony Finau -9
Kevin Tway -9
Aaron Baddeley -8
Brian Gay -7
Sunghoon Kang -7
Ryan Palmer -7
Cameron Smith -7
Bud Cauley -6
Branden Grace -6
Camilo Villegas -6

Final round
odds for
the Valero
Texas Open

Kevin Chappell 19/5
Branden Grace 9/2
Ryan Palmer 15/2
Tony Finau 9/1
John Huh 10/1
Bud Cauley 12/1
Martin Laird 12/1
Cameron Smith 14/1
Brooks Koepka 25/1
Carl Pettersson 28/1
Kevin Tway 28/1
Brian Gay 33/1
Aaron Baddeley 50/1
Jimmy Walker 50/1
Ryan Moore 55/1
Jim Herman 70/1
Nick Taylor 70/1
Camilo Villegas 90/1
Jhonattan Vegas 90/1
Robby Shelton 90/1
Sunghoon Kang 90/1
Ollie Schniederjans 100/1
Matt Jones 125/1
Bob Estes 150/1
Si Woo Kim 150/1
Jonathan Randolph 250/1
J.t. Poston 300/1
Juan Sebastian Munoz 300/1
Charley Hoffman 400/1
Jamie Lovemark 500/1
Ryan Brehm 500/1
Shawn Stefani 500/1


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Review & Betting Guide for the Valero Texas Open


Charley Hoffman
Charley Hoffman
Ed McDonald

Brenden Steele
Brenden Steele

Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker

Kevin Chappell
Kevin Chappell
Keith Allison

Zach Johnson
Zach Johnson
Keith Allison

Robert Rock
Ian Poulter

The PGA Tour makes its way to Texas for the Valero Texas Open, which is played on the demanding 7,435 yard Greg Norman designed TPC San Antonio AT&T Oaks Course, which had some input from Sergio Garcia.

It’s a tough track and any player who suffers from claustrophobia will not enjoy the tight narrow tree lined fairways here. If you miss the first and second cuts of rough you are in deep trouble, with thick knee-high native grass just off the second cut of the fairway.

Once a player has negotiated the tee shot then they have to aim at greens that are guarded by 12-foot deep bunkers. The greens are in near perfect condition and ample in size but they have plenty of movement in them, with lots of slopes, undulations, spines and ridges.

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My tips to win:

Defending champion Charley Hoffman 22/1 – with BetVictor – has a phenomenal record over the TPC San Antonio track in fact he has only been outside the Top13 once in eleven starts which includes his win last year, a runner-up and a third place finish. Charley even made the Top 10 in his first ever start here back in 2006. It really was only a matter of time before he won here and now he has that trophy I think it will take some prising out of his hands.

One player who went one better than Charley – seven places in fact – was Brendan Steele 28/1 – with PaddyPower – who won this event at his first attempt and then followed it up with a Top 5 finish while defending the title. Brendan has two top 15 finishes here in the last couple of year and started this year in great form with two Top 6 places but he has slightly gone off the boil since then with several Top 20s but not really challenging, I feel that may change when he tees it up here this week.

It has taken a while for local boy Jimmy Walker 28/1 – with SportingBet – to become accustomed to being a major championship winner and I think getting this years Masters – where he had a Top 20 finish – out of the way may just help Jimmy’s mind set when he arrives here this week. It took Walker a while to feel comfortable playing in front of his home state support in both the Houston and Texas Opens, but he finally started moving up the leaderboard and won here two years ago, which I am sure will help with his preparation this week.

My each-way tips:

Kevin Chappell 30/1 – with BetFair – has had a mixed bag of results here with a runner-up finish and a Top 5 last year plus a couple of missed cuts, but a good finish at the Masters a couple of weeks ago when he fired a final round 68 should see him come into this week in confident mood after an indifferent start to the year.

Zach Johnson 45/1 – with Bet365 – is a back-to-back winner here and as I always say never discount a past champion no matter what form they are in coming into an event. Zach has had a few Top 15s this year but has not really challenged all season and he will certainly be smarting from his missed cut at the Masters, but I feel being back here may be just the tonic he needs to get his year back on track.

My outside tip:

There are a couple of good outside bets this week for different reasons, Daniel Summerhays 80/1 – with 32Red – is another player who has a great record over the TPC San Antonio track and has not been outside the Top 15 here since 2013 and has a runner-up and two other Top 7s in that run. Ian Poulter 80/1 – with StanJames – comes into this week needing 40k to keep his card, I did tip him last week and he put himself in great position to challenge on Sunday but an unusually bad day with the flat stick on the greens put paid to that, but I expect him to be in the thick of it again this week to retain his card.
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