It’s a stacked field for the Valero Texas Open, including headliners Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Bryson DeChambeau.
Golf betting odds have McIlroy as the only player listed at lower than +1400, so the final tournament before The Masters has an even betting field.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports, and Golf odds for Valero Texas Open. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider.
McIlroy Has Point to Prove
Rory McIlroy is quickly becoming a player who can’t put four rounds together, which is a little unfair.
The Northern Irishman is one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour but having not won a major since 2014 is hanging over his head.
Luckily for the 32-year-old, the Texas Open isn’t a major. He won twice in 2021 when taking out the Wells Fargo Championship and CJ Cup, so he hasn’t been out of the winners’ enclosure for long.
McIlroy admitted to needing the preparation for the Masters.
“I will definitely play San Antonio,” McIlroy told Golf Monthly. “If you don’t get through your group in the Match Play, it means almost two weeks off before arguably the biggest stroke play event of the year, and that’s a little too much for me.
“I’m going to play my way into the Masters. I am looking forward to returning to San Antonio and being a part of the 100th Anniversary of the Texas Open. I have fond memories of my last time competing there.”
He finished second behind Martin Laird in 2013, so it’s a tournament he enjoys and the sportsbook is giving him respect.
McIlroy is paying +750 to win and Jordan Spieth is on the second line at +1400, so he’s a sizable favorite.
Pick: Rory McIlroy +750
Spieth Taketh Title?
Another player looking for momentum heading into the Masters is Jordan Spieth, who has dominated Augusta since turning pro.
However, with only one PGA Tour win since 2017, Spieth is overdue and he gets a grand chance to win at TPC San Antonio this week.
Betting online markets have the American at +1400 to win and he is the defending champion. Spieth won with a -18 score in 2021 when beating Charley Hoffman by two strokes, so that win should be fresh in his mind.
Confidence is key for Spieth, who had been playing well, but a rough few weeks has dented that confidence. However, golf can be a horses-for-courses sport, so playing on a familiar course should help.
At the +1400 price, we’re happy to have Spieth on our tickets. He’s an excellent saver bet and he should be near the top of the leaderboard.
Pick: Jordan Spieth +1400
Bradley Back in Contention
Despite missing the cut at the Valspar Championship, Keegan Bradley is back in contention on the PGA Tour.
The enigmatic Vermont native finished fifth at The Players, which was a massive result and he’s starting to put it all together.
He also hit some incredible shots at the WGC Matchplay, so he could be a player worth following over the next few months.
Bradley said he felt comfortable playing under the pressure.
“I was actually pleasantly surprised how calm I was. I really felt calm. I was having fun,” he said. “I wasn’t uncomfortable in the slightest. This is a course when you’re in 50th place you can feel uncomfortable, so truthfully I really felt good. I feel great when I get myself in those positions. I hope to do that more the rest of the year.”
We see him winning this season and bettors get value odds every time he tees off. Bradley is paying +4000 to win the Valero Texas Open, which is worth having on your ticket.