April 2nd, 2019

Valero Texas Open Preview:

For the 10th consecutive year, the PGA Tour heads to TPC San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open. This competition acts as a dress rehearsal for golf’s first major at Augusta next week.

That said, we have interesting narratives ahead of this week. A strong field is headed by Ricky Fowler; Ricky will be desperate to find form and break his major duck next week. We also have the ongoing trials and tribulations of Jordan Spieth to watch out for as the American looks to find his game.

Last week’s tip, Molinari, fell at the semi-final hurdle at the match play. Obviously, we would have liked the win, but he brought us a healthy return through his each way return.

 

Selections:

 

Billy Horschel 22/1 EW

 

Billy has a great shot at winning this golf tournament on Sunday. He is a huge fan of this golf course and has had impressive results in the past.

Since his first time here in 2011, the American has recorded two 3rd place finishes, a 4th,  and a respectable T11th last year.

He hasn’t missed a cut in eight months. This highlights all facets of his game are in good shape. This course will test different aspects of the player’s game and Horschel is definitely ready to pass this examination.

 

Lucas Bjerregaard 40/1 EW

 

After emerging onto the scene at the end of 2018, Lucas won the Alfred Dunhill Links. The big Dane has started playing more of his golf stateside and has adapted well to American golf; he has posted encouraging results solidifying his place in the world’s top 50.

His powerful swing and athleticism have been refreshing to watch and he has all the tools to compete on the global stage.

He proved he has the temperament for the big moments following a win over Justin Thomas last week with a huge scalp against Tiger Woods.

The market still underestimates Lucas but he is here to stay and could do the business on Sunday.

 

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