Golf tips: Drive into our best bets for this week’s Valero Texas Open

Our golf trader Iain McLaughlin has got two terrific tips for you at the Texas event.



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To Win: Charley Hoffman

Charley Hoffman looks to have rediscovered his game in the last couple of months. The Californian golfer has posted two top 10 finishes in his last five starts. He was also a really good 17th placed finisher at the recent Players Championship.

At that event he ranked third in Strokes Gained Approach, in what was arguably the strongest field we’ll see on the PGA Tour all year. With his game in great shape, the bonus is that he is now coming to an event and course he absolutely loves. He has made 14 cuts in 14 appearances at the Valero Texas Open and since the event moved to TPC San Antonio, he has posted an impressive eight top 15 finishes.

That stat includes winning the event in 2016 and being runner-up in the 2019 edition. There will be no questions about Hoffman’s motivation this week, as he also needs a victory to qualify for The Masters next week. All that points to him putting up a big performance this week.

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Each-Way: Keegan Bradley

With Paddy offering a tasty eight places on this week’s tournament, we’ve had a look at a steady operator to get into the mix. Keegan Bradley has been hugely consistent in the last six weeks, grabbing four top 30 finishes in five starts.

The long game looks in good working order for the man from Vermont and he was ranked 7th in Strokes Gained Tee to Green last time out at The Honda Classic. Bradley has had four appearances at TPC San Antonio. His best finish was a 9th place back in 2011, so it’s not a course he has too many issues playing. Don’t be surprised if he goes well at a price over the four days of play.


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