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STAR PREVIEW: PGA Valero Texas Open

In the last stop on the PGA Tour before The Masters, The Valero Texas Open is the third oldest event on the PGA Tour calendar, having been held since 1922. The event has been hosted by TPC San Antonio since 2010. The course itself was designed by Greg Norman and is seven thousand four hundred yard par 72 tree lined monster. As well as the huge Oak trees peppered throughout the property, the famous Texas winds can bring many a round unstuck.

A number of the bigger names on tour have skipped this event, choosing instead to conserve their energies for Augusta next week. That means there are real opportunities for some lesser lights on tour to make a name for themselves this week and grab that last Masters spot that the winner of this event gets. With that in mind here are three lesser known players Blue Horseshoe loves to get up at some great each way odds.

Ollie Schniederjans – Currently 80-1 with

Schniederjans is easy to spot, he’s one of the few golfers on the PGA Tour who doesn’t wear a cap. He is also easy to spot by the length of his drives. The capless one is currently ranked tenth in driving distance. That means he hits it a country mile. Schniederjans has been in contention a number of times this year against some very classy fields. With many of those players missing this week if Schniederjans can be near the top of the leader board come the weekend he stands every chance of finishing the job.

Sam Burns – Currently 100-1 with

This is another rising star, playing his first year on the tour. Burns ranks in the top twenty in driving distance and in the top thirty in shots gained putting. After a slow start to the season Burns has been steadily climbing the leader boards over the last couple of events. If he can keep his long drives accurate this could be just the sort of event where the talented Mr. Burns could spring a big surprise, or at least finish at the sharp end of the leader board for a great each way result.

Lucas Bjerregaard – Currently 45-1 with

After a quite amazing display of golf last week at the WGC Match Play Championships in Austin, the Big Dane is in excellent form and must take a huge amount of confidence to the Texas Open after rolling some of the biggest names in golf, including a guy called Tiger Woods, to finish fourth of the sixty four best players in the world. Golf is a confidence game and this guy is in the zone. Here is a great shot to carry on his form and do very well in the same state and in similar conditions.

RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)
BACK OLLIE SCHNIEDERJANS 1 point ew (1/5th odds top 6) at 80/1 with
BACK SAM BURNS 1 point ew (1/5th odds top 6) at 100/1 with
BACK LUCAS BJERREGAARD 1 point ew (1/5th odds top 6) at 45/1 with

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