Golf: Vivint Houston Open
Venue: Memorial Park Golf Course, Texas.
Dates: Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th November 2020
The Houston Open has been a key component on the PGA Tour since 1946 and has been reshuffled on the schedule for 2020. The event will be played at Memorial Park Golf Course for the first time in the competition’s history. With $7 million in the prize pot, there is plenty more than just rankings points to play for in Texas. Previous winners of the event include Ian Poulter, Phil Mickleson, Vijay Singh and Fred Couples, testament to the tournament’s standing on the PGA Tour. In the final PGA Tour event before the rescheduled Masters, it promises to be a fascinating week of golf.
Plenty of the biggest names on the PGA Tour feature here in Houston and they will be keen to get their hands on some silverware here:-
Following his opening round of 3 under par, Scottie Scheffler is very much in the mix after day 1 in Houston and he will be looking to get his hands on even more silverware.
Australian Jason Day is a perennial winner on the PGA Tour, but his form has been patchy in recent seasons but his opening round of 3 under should be real cause for optimism this week.
First round leader Brandt Snedeker looked in fine fettle when he shot his opening round -5 and few would bet against him continuing that form through the weekend.
Former US Ryder Cup player Tony Finau hasn’t enjoyed his best season on the PGA Tour, but he has started well in Houston and kicking on here could do his Masters chances a world of good.
Former Masters Champion and World Number One Adam Scott is very much in the mix in Houston following his opening round of 2 under par and how he would love to get back into the winners circle here.
Top Five Finish
With so many quality players assembled here in Houston, getting into the winning enclosure could be tough but there are plenty of candidates to finish in the top 5 come Sunday afternoon:-
2017 Houston Open champion Russell Henley has started very well here at Memorial Park and he will be eager to challenge at the top of the leader board following his opening round of 1 under par.
Another Australian performing well in the field is Cameron Davis who finds himself tied for 2nd place on 3 under par after the opening round and he will be looking to stay at the top of the pile over the weekend.
Young Norwegian Viktor Hovland looks set to take the golfing world by storm at some point soon and if he could sneak a top 5 finish here, he would be well set in his maiden Masters at Augusta next week.
BetXChange Best Bets:
Outright Winner: Jason Day – 11.00
Top Five Finish: Cameron Davis – 3.50