PGA Picks | Valero Texas Open
I’m back with my PGA picks this week to help you win some money using the great odds we get by predicting PGA tournament winners. This is an important week for golfers that are not yet qualified to play in next week’s Masters. Did you know the winner the week before the Masters has qualified them for the first Major of the year in the last 4 years?
Valero Texas Open
Where: TPC San Antonio – AT&T Oaks, San Antonio, Texas
Length: 7,435 yards (6,799 meters)
When: April 4th – 7th, 2019
Winner’s Share: $1,350,000
Defending Champion: Andrew Landry
TV Coverage: Golf Channel, NBC, Twitter
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This is a different sort of week on the Tour, because golfers have many different strategies when it comes to getting ready for Augusta. Only 16 golfers that are currently qualified for the Masters are playing this week. Jordan Spieth, who is still looking for his stroke, is one of them. This season, he’s finished no better than T45 before his T24 last week and has missed the cut in 3 events.
Jim Furyk +2350
Ol’ Jim has been surging since his sizzling play at THE PLAYERS, and who doesn’t like Jim Furyk and his looping swing? Jim wasn’t seen around these parts for a while, but finished T26 here last year.
How’s this for a storyline? Furyk has not yet qualified for the Masters. You know with his recent play that he wants another shot at Augusta. The 48-year-old West Chester, Pennsylvania native is sure to be fired up with his ancient caddy Fluff. They will surely be missing jumping High-5’s and hugging it out, giving us the best story to hit the PGA Tour this season.
Make it 5 years in a row the tournament winner before the Masters gets them in.
Tony Finau +1250
Finau, who is currently 15th in the Official World Golf Rankings and 26th on the FedEx Cup rankings, has a great chance this weekend. He has made the cut in every start, except at the Waste Management, and is giving great odds at +1250.
He’s only played at the Valero once in the past 3 years, but finished T3 in 2017, 3 shots off the pace of the winner Kevin Chappell (-12). Finau’s 4 rounds included a 65 and 74 on Friday and Saturday, respectively. Tony would love to be rounding into form to be ready for his favorite, the Par-3 Tournament at Augusta.
Billy Horschel +1950
I know Billy is the sexy pick this week, but for good reason. Not only has his form been on-point, making the cut in every event he has entered this season, including 8 since the calendar turned to 2019, he can go low around here.
The one problem is it’s all or nothing for Billy here. In the last 5 years, he’s finished 15, CUT, T4, 3 and CUT. His odds are more than worth a 2-3-unit play, profiting you almost 6 grand on a $300 wager.
Other Players I like:
Matt Kuchar +1250
J.B. Holmes +4000
Jimmy Walker +5000
PGA Picks by Joe Berra
Posted April 3rd, 2019
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