Golf Tips: The best Houston Open bets for this week’s action

Sporting Life's golf tipping guru gives us his verdict this week.

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* Read more of Ben Coley’s top tips at SportingLife.com

To Win: Sam Burns

Sam Burns was the 54-hole leader in this tournament last season. Then he was looking for his first PGA Tour title, and wasn’t the player he has since become. He’s won two really good tournaments over the past year and we’ve seen a lot of players who when they get on a roll, wins just keep on coming.

Jason Kokrak and Harris English have been very much up with the stars this year and even Stewart Cink won twice. I don’t believe a third Tour win is beyond Sam Burns now, and this is a really good course for him. Memorial Park, which we saw for the first time a year ago, is really long and it was tough. Although Burns wasn’t quite ready to go on and win the event a year ago, he certainly will be this time if he gets a chance. He is the form player in the field for this one, he could take a bit of beating.

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Each-Way: Adam Scott

I do like Adam Scott as well for this one, even if he is at the other end of his career to Burns at 41-years-old. I find it significant that he plays here, he obliviously liked the course a year ago. Back then, he had barely played when golf came out of its enforced hibernation due to Covid-19. I believe it was only his sixth event, whereas others had played in 20 or so tournaments at this point in the year. So, he was probably still lacking a bit of sharpness.

However, he was still inside the top 10 at the halfway mark, before he faded away. He is definitely improved over the year since then. In his last few starts, he should have won the Wyndham Championship and he could have won at Wentworth. He was also tied fifth in the CJ Cup last time out, when it was a really low-scoring tournament. Adam Scott is never one to really want a 25-under-par winning score, he’d much prefer an event to be a bit of a grind. This course gives him exactly that, and this isn’t the strongest event on the PGA Tour either. With eight places on offer each way, he represents cracking value.

Houston Open betting tips:

To Win: Sam Burns
Each-Way: Adam Scott

* Read more of Ben Coley’s top tips at SportingLife.com

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