It’s the final tune-up tournament before we get into the real meat of the PGA season with The Masters taking place next week. The Shell Houston Open takes place at the Golf Club of Houston, which is a very similar style course to what we will see at Augusta National next week. For this reason the majority of top players do enjoy coming to Houston for this tournament because it’s not only a great event, but it provides some get practice opportunity for next weeks Grand Slam.
The course is a par 72 course with 4 par 5’s and a total course length of 7,457 yards. After reading several analysis articles it looks like golfers with a strong GIR (greens in regulation) percentage and decently long drives tend to do well at this tournament. This is a golf course, like Augusta National, where the cream rises to the top so players will have to be on their A-games to win this week.
2016 Shell Houston Open Odds
Here are some of the odds to win the tournament from Bovada.lv. I’ve only listed the golfers with 60/1 or better odds to win the tournament, but if you want to bet on a bigger underdog you can see all of the up to date odds at Bovada.lv (full review here).
- Jordan Spieth +600
- Henrik Stenson +1200
- Rickie Fowler +1200
- Dustin Johnson +1200
- Phil Mickelson +1600
- Louis Oosthuizen +2000
- Patrick Reed +2000
- JB Holmes +2500
- Charl Schwartzel +2500
- Sergio Garcia +2800
- Brooks Koepka +2800
- Jimmy Walker +4000
- Charles Howell III +6000
- Keegan Bradley +6000
Jordan Spieth, the big favourite in this tournament, finished 2nd here last year and we all know what happened at The Masters with Spieth leading from start to finish. He hasn’t been playing his best golf of late, but he’s still been hitting solid golf shots and if his putting game gets going he definitely should be among the leaders heading into Sunday.
JB Holmes won this tournament last year and also has a runner up placing in one of his 6 appearances. His game doesn’t seem like it should fit the course that well, but his results speak for themselves.
Bovada.lv is also offering Top 5 Finish, Top 10 Finish, Head to Head, First Round Leader and more bets to make on the Shell Houston Open.
How To Bet On Shell Houston Open – Step By Step Guide
If you’re ready to bet here’s a step by step guide to placing your wagers at Bovada.lv.
#1. Open an Account
First you’ll need to visit Bovada.lv and open a new sports betting account. Bovada has the best odds and most variety of bets for this tournament so I recommend them to American bettors.
#2. Make a Deposit
After opening your account you will need to deposit the funds you wish to wager on the Shell Houston Open. Bovada accepts Visa, MasterCard, Rapid Transfer and Bitcoin. The withdrawal methods include Rapid Transfer, Bitcoin and cheque or wire transfer.
As a new sign up you will also qualify for a Welcome Bonus equal to 50% of your first deposit up to $250. So a $500 deposit would get you the max bonus, which always helps build your bankroll.
#3. Place Your Shell Houston Open Bets
Now that you have funds online you’re ready to place your bets. In the Bovada sportsbook click on ‘Golf’ from the left sidebar. This will bring up the ‘Outright Winner’ odds for the tournament. If you’re interested in any of the other prop betting options or head to head bets click on the green ‘Game View’ button to bring up all of the bets for the tournament.
Once you find the bets you want, place your wagers and then sit back all weekend and cheer for your guys.
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