Expert tips, predictions and best bets for the 2020 Houston Open on the PGA Tour.
There is only a week to go until the US Masters, but before we get there, the Houston Open will be held at Memorial Park Municipal Golf Course. The Par 72 course plays to around 7,300 yards and has five Par 3’s and five Par 5’s, with the 18th hole being a Par 5 that is 503 yards long. Here are our best Houston Open tips.
The Houston Open will tee off at 11:45pm AEDT on Thursday, November 5.
Houston Open Tips and Predictions: Best Bet ?
Our top pick is in-form American golfer Russell Henley. He finished T3 in the CJ Cup after shooting -17 and followed it up with a T4 performance at the Zozo Championship with -11. Henley is eighth on the Tour in both Greens in Regulation (GIR) and Scrambling, which will be useful on this testing course. His SG: Tee To Green also shows how well he is playing at the moment. The 31-year-old looks a strong chance here and represents value for backers.
Houston Open Tips and Predictions: Best Value ?
Doc Redman is our first value selection after a couple of T3 performances and a fourth next to his name in the last six tournaments played. Redman can be prone to the occasional disappointing performance, he is starting to look like a more complete player, especially in the latter stages of a tournament. His statistics show the improvement in his game, sitting 21st in SG: Tee To Green, 17th in GIR and 10th in Scrambling. Redman looks a great price based on his recent form.
The second-best value pick for the Houston Open is defending champion Lanto Griffin. The 32-year-old won in 2019 by a single stroke. With the Masters around the corner, this event looks tougher than last year, but Griffin is working towards some form with a T7 in the CJ Cup and T11 in the Zozo Championship.
Houston Open Tips and Predictions: Roughie ?
For the best roughie of the tournament, we are looking at Yorkshireman Lee Westwood who has played well as he returns to the United States for the first time since 2015. Six Top 20 finishes in the last eight events in Europe reads well and Westwood looks a big price here. He is worth an each-way ticket in the field.