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Sam Burns favored over the field in Houston

Sam Burns

Sam Burns

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Network

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Last weekend the world’s best battled to see who would raise the trophy at the World Wide Technology Championship at Mayakoba. Ultimately Viktor Hovland was able to outlast the field and earn his third professional win. Hovland became the first player in tournament history to successfully defend his title at Mayakoba.

This week’s Houston Open features a few of golf’s biggest names. Two-time PGA Tour winner Sam Burns is listed as a +1400 favorite by oddsmakers at PointsBet Sportsbook. Off to a dream start in this 2021-2022 PGA Tour season, he looks to improve on last year’s performance when he finished in a tie for seventh. Collecting a top-10 finish, it was disappointing weekend in Houston for the former LSU Tiger as he held a two-stroke edge at the 36-hole mark.

Next on the odds board is Scottie Scheffler at +1800. Despite finishing fourth last weekend, Scheffler is still looking for his victory on the PGA Tour. He had eight top-10 finishes last season and is already off to a hot start after last weekend. Despite the short price, he is worth a look to win and a top-five finish.

Carlos Ortiz will look to follow in the footsteps of Hovland by successfully defending his title. Coming off a runner-up effort last week in his home country, the Mexican is listed at +3000. Ortiz is joined in the field by past Houston Open champions such as Lanto Griffin, Ian Poulter, Russell Henley, and Adam Scott.

Here’s a look at some of the notable odds for this week’s Houston Open, including a few major champions looking to get back on track:

Odds to win 2021 Houston Open (via PointsBet):

+1400: Sam Burns

+1800: Scottie Scheffler

+2000: Sungjae Im

+2200: Cameron Smith

+2500: Tony Finau, Talor Gooch, Matthew Wolff

+2800: Tyrrell Hatton, Brooks Koepka, Joaquin Niemann

+3000: Aaron Wise

+3300: Patrick Reed

+4000: Marc Leishman, Shane Lowry, Maverick McNealy

+5000: Cameron Tringale, Jason Kokrak, Russell Henley, Lanto Griffin, Mackenzie Hughes, Max Homa, Seamus Power, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

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+6000: Harold Varner III, Erik van Rooyen, Mito Pereira

+6600: Branden Grace

+7000: Ian Poulter

+8000: Charley Hoffman, Jhonattan Vegas, Jason Day, Kevin Streelman, Gary Woodland, Sebastian Munoz

+10000: Brian Harman, Ryan Palmer, C.T. Pan, Lee Westwood, Chez Reavie, Danny Willett, Matthias Schwab, Russell Knox, Adam Long, Emiliano Grillo, Cameron Davis, Joel Dahmen, Taylor Pendrith, Chad Ramey, Taylor Moore

+12500: Pat Perez, Luke List, Stewart Cink, Henrik Stenson, Martin Laird, Henrik Norlander, Brian Stuard, James Hahn, Scott Stallings, Tom Hoge, Stephan Jaeger, Keith Mitchell, Harry Higgs, Andrew Landry, Sepp Straka, Denny McCarthy, J.J. Spaun, Adam Schenk, Aaron Rai, Sahith Theegala, Greyson Sigg

+20000: Francesco Molinari, Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Dufner, Scott Piercy, Kyle Stanley, Nick Taylor, Dylan Frittelli, Anirban Lahiri, Brice Garnett, Hudson Swafford, Andrew Putnam, Peter Uihlein, Roger Sloan, David Lipsky, Nate Lashley, Matthew NeSmith, Adam Svensson, Tyler Duncan, Brandon Hagy, Davis Riley, J.T. Poston, Wyndham Clark, Doc Redman, Lee Hodges, Vincent Whaley

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