AUTHOR: William Kedjanyi

STAR GOLF PREVIEW Thurs: Valero Texas Open

Just like Christmas for kids and Cheltenham for jumps fans, The Masters is that magical time of year for golf fans and we’re only eight sleeps away!

Before that however, there is the small business of the Valero Texas Open and the last chance saloon for one more fortunate pro to be invited to tee it up at Augusta National next week.

The Oaks at TPC San Antonio is a fairly bland course. At 7438 yards, this par 72 course ranks in the top ten in longest courses on tour but it also has very little in the way of penal rough and is pretty straight up and down with fairly benign greens at the end of each fairway. There is some major tree trouble if you get it really wrong off the tee, but the Texas wind and those big old oaks are about the only things stopping these guys from submitting a scorecard full of low numbers.

Blue Horseshoe Loves:

KH Lee – Currently at ? with

They don’t call him TPC Lee for nothing. He has won three times on TPC courses, which are generally set up fairly gently for their members. The trick of not getting to greedy, just keeping it straight off the tee, and aiming for the flags is something K.H. seems to have perfected at TPC venues. I’ve tipped him for two of his three PGA Tour wins, so let’s see if he can do it again for old Blue and the boys.

Eric Cole – Currently at ? with

This is a second-shot course and Eric showed last season that he is one of the best second-shot exponents out on tour right now. If there was a course for Eric to flourish on and register that overdue PGA tour win, this is it.

Adam Svensson – Currently at ? with

Adam exited the traps like a shot early doors last week in Houston and was vying for the lead after the first round. He then spent the next three rounds stuck in neutral, which drove me quietly mental, but I’m giving him one more chance because I just can’t ignore his price. It still looks outstanding each-way value.

Lee Hodges – Currently at ? with

If you know, you know.

BACK KH Lee 0.5pt each/way at 85/1 (⭐ ? CLICK TO BET NOW)
BACK Eric Cole 0.5pt each/way at 50/1 (⭐ ? CLICK TO BET NOW)
BACK Adam Sevensson 0.5pt each/way at 110/1 (⭐ ? CLICK TO BET NOW)
BACK Lee Hodges 0.5pt each/way at 85/1 (⭐ ? CLICK TO BET NOW)




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