With no European Tour occasion to ponder, the Valero Texas Open on the PGA Tour is the one match to discover but it surely’s been an honest one for outsiders. This would be the eleventh staging of the occasion on the Greg Norman-designed TPC San Antonio and six of the earlier ten course winners have been matched at a triple-figure value earlier than the off – together with the final two. Here are my three picks for the week.
Chappell chanced to get pleasure from San Antonio once more
The first of the trio is an especially simple choice.
Kevin Chappell was a 32.031/1 likelihood when he gained the 2017 version of the Valero Texas Open – his one and solely title thus far – so he is significantly greater this time round however that wasn’t his solely nice efficiency on the venue. The 34-year-old Californian completed runner-up on his course debut ten years in the past and he completed fourth in 2016.
Chappell’s type has been a bit in-and-out of late however he actually caught the attention final outing when ending thirteenth on the Honda Classic, regardless of firing 75 on Saturday.
As highlighted in the preview, to win right here you must put rather well so the truth that Chappell gained virtually 5 strokes placing and that he ranked twelfth for Putting Average on the Honda bodes properly and he appears to be like a really logical choice at a juicy value.
Course debutant needs to be a terrific match
As highlighted in the preview, two occasions that seem to correlate actually properly with this one are the Sony Open in Hawaii and the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Mexico, suggesting Patton Kizzire, would possibly simply take to this place instantly.
Kizzire’s two PGA Tour titles thus far are the 2017 Mayakoba and the 2018 Sony so there’s each likelihood he’ll take to the TPC San Antonio like a duck to water, supplied he can rekindle his contact with the flatstick.
Kizzire putted brilliantly between September and January, however since his seventh positioned end on the Sony in January, though he is improved his iron play, the putter has gone a bit chilly.
That’s an enormous adverse given how vital placing is right here however following his first missed reduce in six months final outing in the Honda, he could nicely have refocused and refreshed, and he appears to be like nicely value chancing at a monster value.
G-Mac properly primed to contend once more
Graeme McDowell bogeyed the final two holes on the Corales Puntacana R&C Championship on Sunday to overlook out on a playoff by two strokes however the upturn in type was eye-catching and his fourth-place end encouraging.
The Irishman ranked fifth for Greens in Regulation and sixth for Putting Average final week so he ticks the suitable stats packing containers and he has course type in the financial institution in addition.
Having completed twenty seventh on debut in 2017, his 51st positioned end 12 months later was disappointing, however he bounced again to complete seventh in 2019, one week after profitable the Corales.
Having gained the Saudi International on the European Tour final February, two weeks after ending fourth in the course-correlating Sony Open, G-Mac is in search of his third win in two years so the 2010 US Open winner is not any again quantity and he deserves much more respect than the market is giving him.
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