Valero Texas Open Tips and Betting Offers, Thursday 21st April 2016, TPC San Antonio

Harbour Town Golf Links was a real star last week. The short, tricky course made life very difficult for all who took part in the RBC Heritage and it does not get any easier this week. TPC San Antonio is a considerably longer course at 7,435 yards but no easier to hit greens in regulation. It is a proper all round test of golf where the winner will have to drive the ball well, chip confidently and take the vast majority of their chances on the greens. With the weather set to play a major part again we are in line for another dramatic four days of golf.

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Valero Texas Open Betting Tips

  • J.B. Holmes to win at 25/1 with Ladbrokes
  • Charley Hoffman each way at 28/1 with Coral

It is not exactly easy to draw any conclusions from Jimmy Walker’s win at the Valero Texas Open last year. The Texas native did pretty much everything right to hold off the challenge of a rampaging Jordan Spieth on the Sunday and the only lesson to learn is that you have to play really, really well to win this tournament.

Tough to Find the Greens

At no other course on the PGA Tour was it tougher to hit the greens in regulation that TPC San Antonio last season. That is due in part to the courses’ challenging length but also to the setup which really challenges the approach play of all those taking part. You can tell that Sergio Garcia had a big hand in the designing of this course given the challenge it poses in terms of ball striking.

The winds were absolutely horrible last year with gusts getting up to 40mph at times. That made scoring even tougher than it normally would have been and although it won’t quite blow so hard there are storms forecast at the start and end of the tournament.

Holmes Makes it Look Elementary

If it were not for a shoulder injury, J.B. Holmes would be even further up the FedEx Cup standings than 44th. He’s already recorded three top 10 finishes and showed that he was over his injury woes by placing tied for fourth in the US Masters. Holmes is statistically the third longest driver on the PGA Tour this season which will be a big help at TPC San Antonio but he’s often overlooked for his iron play and he ranks 40th in terms of strokes gained from tee to green. His putting is a concern but he’s got what it takes to win at 25/1 at Ladbrokes.

Charley Hoffman is another player with the style of play to do well this week but his troubles this season have almost all occurred on a Sunday. It was more of the same last week when he threw away a good position at the RBC Heritage on the final day of play. At a course where he always plays well, this could be the week that he snaps out of it so bet on him each way at 28/1 with Coral.