Gambling, Golf

Valero Texas Open

Recap

Yeah baby – he won! And his odds for this week’s Master drop to +1000 making him the 3rd favorite behind DJ (+800) and Bryson (+900). Four (4) players have perviously won the tournament the week before the Masters . . .

Spieth did Spieth Things in Texas

Another tough week for your Hack betting golf. I had 10 units riding on Outrights and First Round Leaders, but nothing on Spieth (I’d been holding out for him this week!). Hoffman, who came in 2nd, was my closest and it helped that I had him in my One and Done. I moved up to 46th out of 148 in that contest.

For the week, I was down 10.3 units. I won all three (3) tournament match-ups which offset my loses in Top 5 and Top 20 bets, but still – a losing week. Down 38 units for the year.

On to Augusta . . .


Golf season in Delaware officially opens today so naturally it’s windy, rainy and we have a freeze warning in effect for tonite. Welcome to April. This is also the last chance for PGA players to qualify for the Masters with a win at the Texas Open. Hear that Ricky?

As the golf season starts, your Hack will return to blogging about his retired golf life and capturing his adventures on the course. We have some big events coming up, including the DSGA Spring Classic (April 13-14) and the 2021 Hootie (April 17-18). I’ll be playing in the DSGA event with Mr. Robel’ – it’s a 36 hole Net Stableford competition, flighted with 2-man teams. We’re not really sure how that works, but Mike and I are looking froward to the event which will be played at Rehoboth Beach CC and Kings Creek CC.

The Valero Texas Open is the 6th oldest professional tournament in golf world-wide, the 3rd oldest on the PGA TOUR and the longest held in the same city. In 2012, the tournament celebrated its 90th anniversary.

Its list of champions includes some of the greatest names in golf history: Walter Hagen, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Ben Crenshaw, Hale Irwin, Lee Trevino, Nick Price, Justin Leonard, Zach Johnson, Adam Scott, Jimmy Walker and 2019 champion Corey Conners, to name a few.

The tournament is played on the Oaks Course, designed by Greg Norman with player consultant Sergio Garcia. I’m sure all we’ll here on the broadcast are tidbits about the relationship between Sergio and Norman’s daughter. Anyway, it’s the last week before the Masters and time to make a comeback. Here’s my card:

OutrightsUnitsOdds
Hoffman0.803300
Kirk0.804000
Davis0.604000
Griffin0.505500
Bradley0.406000
HV30.406000
Wise0.407500
Moore0.407500
Ghim0.409000
Ryder0.409000
Champ0.3011000
Chappell0.2512500
KH Lee0.2016000
Sloan0.2017500
Bhatia0.1525000
First Round LeaderUnitsOdds
Connors0.703300
Palmer0.803500
Hoffman0.803500
Davis0.505000
HV30.406000
Ghim0.306600
NesSmith0.306600
Champ0.308000
Hadley0.2012500
Bhatia0.2012500
Top 5UnitsOdds
Bhatia0.104000
Champ0.201600
Top 20UnitsOdds
Bhatia0.25700
Champ0.40400
Tournament MatchupsUnitsOdds
Conners > Ancer1.00-110
Wise > Dahmen1.00-110
HV3 > Putnam1.00-135
ThursdayUnitsOdds
Wise > Gmac/Points1.00115
Lewis > McCarthy/Wiesberger1.00200