The Valero Texas Open, originally known simply as the Texas Open, is an exciting tournament on the PGA Tour that is made all the more thrilling by the fact that players often shoot very low on San Antonio Course, where it is played. Such a tournament is ideal for golf betting because the low scores mean it is easier to predict final scores and handicap the golf odds offered to bet upon. The Valero Texas Open is void of some of golf’s biggest names, like Tiger Woods, which also means that the field is wide open and sleeper picks have a decent shot of paying off well.
Many handicappers who participate in golf betting only casually will likely avoid the Valero Texas Open and as handicappers know, a lack of squares can often have an impact on the golf odds. But sometimes it is these smaller tournaments where the best golf betting lines are offered, so it is surely not a time to take a break. Also, because the spotlight is not on Woods and Phil Mickelson, a tournament like the Valero Texas Open presents an excellent opportunity to grow more familiar with lesser-known golfers, which will help you handicap golf odds on other tournaments in the future.
Just because Woods and other household names, like Mickelson and Vijay Singh, are not in the tournament does not necessarily mean that you can consider golf betting on absolutely anyone. You will want to look through the golf betting odds that are provided and find the best value. One very possible candidate worthy of golf betting consideration for this tournament is Steve Flesch, who is currently in the midst of a long hot streak. Another player worth heavy consideration for your golf betting is Chad Campbell. Campbell is from Texas, which is the type of external factor you should always consider into your golf betting, and he was the victor at last week’s Viking Classic.