2019 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds, Preview & Expert Picks

2019 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds, Preview & Expert Picks

Written by on April 3, 2019

The big tournaments in the PGA are right around the corner, with The Masters set to tee off next weekend. While some players will choose to relax prior to that one, many more will be in San Antonio, Texas this weekend for the 2019 Valero Texas Open. There is a very nice purse of $7.5 million waiting to be shared among the players that do decide to take part, making this a tournament worth entering.

This is an event that has made a habit of delivering winners that are not what you would call household names, with the likes of Steven Bowditch, Jimmy Walker, and Andrew Landry all winning in recent seasons. Can we expect another surprise, or will one of the following golf betting favorites land atop the leaderboard?

2019 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds, Preview & Expert Picks

  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Established: 1922, 97 years ago
  • Course: TPC San Antonio, Oaks Course
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7,435 yards
  • Tour: PGA Tour
  • Format: Stroke play
  • Prize fund: $7.5 million
  • TV: Golf Channel / NBC
  • Live Stream: PGA Tour Live

Rickie Fowler

  • 2019 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds: +1000

Fowler had his best year on the tour back in 2015 when he won 2 tournaments. We are still in the very early stages of the 2019 season, but it already looks as though he might be ready to have a career year. He already has a win at the Waste Management Open and has also had a pair of top 5 finishes to go along with that victory.

Since finishing tied for second at the Honda Classic, Fowler has had a couple of poorer showings, making the cut in both tournaments since then, but not really getting anywhere near the top of the leaderboard. Not sure he bounces back here.

Tony Finau

  • 2019 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds: +1600

Finau comes into the Valero Texas Open looking for his first tour win since way back in 2016. He has not done much yet this season to suggest that he is about to forge his way to the top of the leaderboard this weekend. His best finish this season came at the HSBC Champions tournament, where he finished second.

That is the only time that he has landed in the top 10, and while this is not the strongest field imaginable, there are other golfers that you would like to finish ahead of Finau. Top 10 is probably the most realistic outcome for him here.

Jordan Spieth

  • 2019 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds: +1800

Spieth exploded onto the PGA Tour at a very early age, but the last couple of seasons have seen him drop back down to earth a little. The one advantage that he has over the other golfers that are among the favorites this weekend is that he has a history with this tournament.

Jordan Spieth is one of the favorites to win the 2019 Valero Open.

Back in 2015, Spieth ended up finishing second behind Jimmy Walker, 4 strokes off the winning score. He has yet to land in the top 10 this season, but I have a feeling that he might win here. This is a course that he likes, and that may be enough to get him in at a very good price.

Matt Kuchar

  • 2019 Valero Texas Open Betting Odds: +1800

At the age of 40, many golfers start to see a bit of a decline in their game, but Matt Kuchar appears to be heading in the opposite direction. He is sitting atop the FedEx Cup standings in the early going and already has a pair of wins under his belt this season, tying a career best for wins in a season with still plenty of time left to break that mark.

He is coming into this one off a solid performance at the Dell Technologies Match Play event, where he finished in second. Kuchar is definitely one to watch this weekend.

Last 10 Champions

  • 2018: Andrew Landry
  • 2017: Kevin Chappell
  • 2016: Charley Hoffman
  • 2015: Jimmy Walker
  • 2014: Steven Bowditch
  • 2013: Martin Laird
  • 2012: Ben Curtis
  • 2011: Brendan Steele
  • 2010: Adam Scott
  • 2009: Zach Johnson