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Houston Open Tips, Rankings and key info

Houston Open top 10 vs the field rankings
(Est. fair odds to 100%)
1. Henrik Stenson 14/1
2. Cameron Champ 22/1
3. Brian Harman 22/1
4. Russell Henley 25/1
5. Daniel Berger 28/1
6. Keegan Bradley 33/1
7. Par Perez 33/1
8. Scottie Sheffler 33/1
9. Russell Knox 33/1
10. mailing list pick 40/1

Target Player Profile: Smart Power player with course experience and solid short putting (Houston)

GC of Houston course: par 72 7441 yards

key features Large undulating and tiered greens, generous landing areas, lots of water trouble. Greens are Bermuda expected to run 12' on the stimp

Premium on: Driving distance / SG:OTT, putting from 5-15ft

Those with a high trajectory from approach have an advantage in terms of being able to get closer to some tough tiered pin positions. You don't want to short side yourself around the GC of Houston.

Note: the different slot in the calendar will see different conditions than the normal fast and firm setup to mimic Augusta

Key Metric Leaders

RANK PLAYER NAME ROUNDS AVERAGE TOTAL SG:OTT MEASURED ROUNDS
2 Jhonattan Vegas 75 .753 45.956 61
T6 Cameron Champ 78 .657 44.681 68
15 Brendan Steele 68 .518 26.392 51

Putting from 5-15 feet

RANK PLAYER NAME ROUNDS % MADE ATTEMPTS PUTTS MADE
3 Aaron Baddeley 55 53.36 283 151
5 Dominic Bozzelli 73 51.53 326 168
8 Harris English 97 51.37 473 243
16 Patton Kizzire 76 50.15 343 172

Home game (selected): Vegas, Reed, Walker, Hossler, Tringale, Hickock

Course specialists: Stenson, Berger, Henley, Mahan, ANTHONY KIM :)

Course correlations: Augusta, Doral

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Johnny Vegas 66/80 to 1 resides in Houston and went to university in Texas. He ranked 2nd in strokes gained: off the tee in 2019 season and he is no. 1 in that category of those lining up in the field this week. The larger surfaces here and expected softer conditions will lend themselves to Vegas' ball striking and give him opportunity to avoid the weak part of his game (around the greens). Vegas has 2 top 20s in his last 3 here and I feel the conditions this year may suit

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