Shell Houston Open Golf Betting Tips And Preview 2016

Shell Houston Open Golf Betting Tips And Preview 2016

by 28th March 2016

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Golf tips for the Shell Houston Open from March 31st – April 3rd. Get our betting preview on this tournament as well as our golfing tips & the best betting odds.


Shell Houston Open – GC of Houston, Humble, TX – Purse: $6,800,000 – Fedex Cup Pts 500

Excitement will be on the cards as Houston gears up for this year’s Shell Houston Open. Shell completes its 25th year of association with the tournament as a sponsor and there are a number of celebrations lined up.

This is the 10th oldest tournament on the PGA Tour and is run by the Houston Golf Association. The total prize money for the tournament is US $ 6.8 million of which the winner pockets US $ 1.2 million, along with 500 FedExCup points. The tee-off is on March 31st while the winner will be unveiled on April 3rd.

The tournament would be played at the Golf Club of Houston which measures 7,441 yards and has a par score of 72. The presence of world’s top players is a regular phenomenon here where the Rees Jones/David Toms – designed course is an attraction thanks to its beauty and challenge in equal measure. The abundant presence of native plants and wildlife makes this a scene of serenity but the well-engineered greens and challenging bunkers make this a competitive course.

And talking of the course, one has to take note of the 11th , which is easily the most demanding driving hole on the entire course. With water guarding the right side of the landing area and a small bunker on the left, the approach shot is a challenge for the players.

The hole on 18, the final one for the course, is a challenging one too which often provides a dramatic finale. The left side of the hole is bordered by a life in entirety making it a challenge to avoid the waters as well as the large bunker.

Former world number one Jordan Spieth who made an early exit from the World Golf Champions – Dell Match Play will head the star roster. He will particularly want to do one better than last year – where he was a play-off loser. Incidentally new world number one is Jason Day who won for the second week running in taking the WGC – Dell Match Play when defeating Louis Oosthuizen in the final does not play.

Fellow Texan Patrick Reed joins him in a line-up that includes five of the top 10 players in the official World Golf rankings along with number five Rickie Fowler, number seven Henrik Stenson and number nine Dustin Johnson. Joining them on a sponsor exemption will be Cory Whitsett, who is a Houston native and winner of the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur.

Last year saw J.B. Holmes surging into contention on the final day and then forcing a play-off with Spieth and Johnson Wagner. Holmes went on to win the title and will be eager to win back-to-back titles.

Spieth will be eager to build-up his momentum for Augusta, starting with Houston. His game has gone off the boil ever since winning the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, but no one can question his ability to get bounce back.

For the winner, there is the additional incentive of picking-up a last-gasp Masters berth, if he isn’t in the field already. This route has been used by winners three times in the last eight years. Will this year see a similar result?

Golf Tips

Henrik Stenson is our first tip for the Shell Houston he is coming to the boil nicely with a strong finish (T3) in the Arnold Palmer Invitational coming on the back of a T11 at the Valspar Championship. He missed last weeks match play and should be primed for a good showing with just a week to The Masters. he is generally available at odds of 12/1 but we can get 14/1 at Betfred.

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Henrik Stenson to win the Shell Houston Open 14/1 – 2pts each way

Our second betting tip for the Shell Houston Open is Louis Oosthuizen who found one too good last week at the Dell Match Play in Jason Day. He is another coming in to form at the right turn and with one eye on Augusta he will want to do well this week. His last four tournaments have yielded these results. T12, 1st, T14 and 2nd. His win came down in Australia where he was attending for the first time in taking victory at The ISPS Handa Perth International. A tournament we tipped him up as our main bet at 8/1. This week we can get odds of 25/1 with Totesport.

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Totesport Bookmaker

Louis Oosthuizen to win the Shell Houston Open 25/1 – 2pts each way

For our last tip we shall go of Keegan Bradley who is showing slightly improving form now that he is using the short stick. Although looking at his stats you would not think so, the year littered with missed cuts. Those missed cuts do not tell the whole story, a bad round letting him down. But now back on a course where he has form a T5 last year we will chance he will come good and get a place for us at least.

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Totesport Bookmaker

Keegan Bradley to win the Shell Houston Open 70/1 – 1pt each way

So a quick recap with our 3 tips to follow this week at The Shell Houston Open.
Henrik Stenson 14/1 – 2pts each way
Louis Oosthuizen 25/1 – 2pts each way
Keegan Brdley 70/1 – 1pt each way

Betting Odds For The Shell Houston Open

Jordan Spieth 13/2
Henrik Stenson 12/1
Rickie Fowler 11/1
Dustin Johnson 14/1
Phil Mickleson 181
Patrick Reed 20/1
Louis Oosthuizen 22/1
Charl Schwartzel 22/1
J B Holmes 28/1
Sergio Garcia 25/1
Brooks Koepka 30/1
Jimmy Walker 40/1
Charles Howell 111 55/1

66/1 Bar – All prices are subject to change – Each Way 1/4 odds 1,2,3,4,5

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