What’s up degenerates, Well just like the real March Madness, Golf’s version at the Dell Match Plays kicked my ass. Wasn’t really close on an of my outright plays, the matchup plays started well early in the week but fell apart later in the week and weekend. I always tell people that Vegas only wins if you stop playing, so we’re going to follow that advice and keep on going! I don’t feel too bad about my performance because only 0.2% of the brackets had Billy Horschel winning the tournament, and I had no clue that the top guys clearly don’t care about this event and just decided to spend a week vacationing in Austin. It was cool to see Joel Dahmen get his first tour win down in Punta Cana, and if his reaction to winning didn’t get you a little teary eyed, you just don’t have a heart! Watch the link below to see what a first tour win can actual mean to these guys even though they're already "rich," it's awesome to see an athletes lifetime amount of work pay off for them.
Onto a new week, The Valero Texas Open is this week and brings us back to a traditional stroke play tournament starting tomorrow morning. Last year there was no tournament as we are starting to reach the point of where the tournaments were shut down and have not been played in two years. But two years ago, Corey Connors was the winner shooting -20 on the week so get ready for some low scores this week.
I was excited to see Dustin Johnson come back after being upset with his performance at the Dell Match Play, but unfortunately withdrew Monday morning. Can’t blame him, let him rest up and get in the zone for The Masters where he ran away with the tournament earlier this fall.
One of the cool storylines headed into this week is Scottie Scheffler, two years ago, the last time this course was played by the pros, Scottie wasn’t even a full time PGA Tour player. He was still on the Web.com tour fighting for his life to get a Tour card. He played well and was able to sneak into the Top 20 and later earned his card and the rest is history for him.
I’m a sucker for a good storyline, so I’m buying into the hype and the story and taking Scottie to win the event at +1600.
Outright Plays: Scottie Scheffler +1600
Tony Finau +1600
Abraham Ancer +2200
Corey Conners +2200
Cameron Triangle +3500
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