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2019 PGA Tour Houston Open Odds & Picks

Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson is the clear favorite to win the 2019 Houston Open. Photo by Tour Pro Golf Clubs (flickr) [CC License]
  • The Houston Open tees off Thursday, October 10th
  • Lack of top end talent makes for a wide open golf tournament
  • The golfers with the best value to emerge victorious

After an 18-month hiatus from hosting a PGA Tour event, the Houston Open is back but now a part of the fall series of events as opposed to the traditional final tune-up for the Masters in April.

To say the field doesn’t boast much star power would be a massive understatement with Henrik Stenson the only top echelon big name player teeing it up.

With there being no distinct odds-on favorites to lift the trophy, outside of Stenson, it affords the opportunity for bettors to really cash in because the odds are higher than in most tournaments with elite fields.

2019 Houston Open Odds

Golfer Book 1 Odds Book 2 Odds
Henrik Stenson +900 +900
Brian Harman +2000 +2000
Cameron Champ +2200 +2000
Daniel Berger +2200 +2000
Pat Perez +2800 +2500
Scottie Sheffler +3300 +2500
Russell Henley +3300 +3300
Russell Knox +4000 +3300
Kyle Stanley +4000 +3300
Keegan Bradley +4000 +4000

*Odds as of 10/07/19.

Henrik Stenson Strong at This Event

Even though he’s the betting favorite you have to strongly consider placing some cash on Henrik Stenson, for both his recent form leading into the event but also because of his past history on this course. While he hasn’t gotten over the finish line at the Houston Open, he’s been extremely close.

Henrik Stenson’s Best Results at Houston Open

Year Result
2016 2nd
2013 T-2nd
2009 T-3rd
2018 T-6th

Stenson has racked up four top-ten finishes in his last seven worldwide starts, including a tie for third two tournaments ago. He’s also come oh-so-close to raising the Houston Open trophy in the past – and that was against considerably deeper fields than this week, so Stenson is definitely worth wagering on.

Given the fact that he’s the clear choice to win with the most pedigree, it almost feels like you’re getting a steal at +900 on Stenson. This might end up being a sucker bet, but don’t overthink this one.

Past Five Houston Open Winners

Year Winner
2018 Ian Poulter
2017 Russell Henley
2016 Jim Herman
2015 J.B. Holmes
2014 Matt Jones

2019 Houston Open Best Value Picks

  1. Beau Hossler (+5000): The last time this tournament was held, Hossler was one missed 20-foot putt by Ian Poulter away from winning his first PGA Tour event, before he eventually losing in a playoff.
  2. Carlos Ortiz (+6600): Was in the final group on Sunday at the Sanderson Farms Championship last month before eventually finishing in a tie for fourth. Made the cut in the two events that have followed with middling results.
  3. Austin Cook (+8000): Back in 2015 at Houston Open Cook Monday qualified then trailed by just one shot entering the final round in impressive fashion. 2018 RSM Classic champion comes into this tourney having missed three straight cuts, resulting in longer odds, but has good vibes at this course.
  4. Johnson Wagner (+15000): Big time deep dive with potential huge upside. Every so often pops up on leaderboards after being absent for months. Has had success on this course, having won in 2008 and finishing second in 2015 (lost in a playoff).
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