When people talk about sports betting they are usually referring to betting on US traditional sports like football, baseball or basketball. There are many other sporting activities that you can bet on though. These other sports fare normally referred to as nontraditional. As of this moment NBA betting is at the hottest stage, the play offs are on, same thing happens for hockey which is not as big but certainly big enough to not be considered among others nontraditional, MLB season will keep us occupied for months to come, and among all the regular sporting activity we have occasional big events on certain popular sports like golf, this is a very well known and popular sport but it is not really associated with sports betting the way that football is. If you like the sound of this consider the big events that take place every now and then, now is a good moment, because the world’s top golfers will head to San Antonio this week for the 2017 staging of the Valero Texas Open. A cool $6.2 million is at stake for the elite field with the champion grabbing not only 500 FedExCup points but also the $1.116 million top prize.
Predicting a pre-tournament winner in golf isn’t easy. While it’s true sports bettors can find fantastic value, it’s incredibly frustrating when one of your picks doesn’t even make the cut. That’s why we have experts to tell us about it. Here’s a betting preview with the biggest names in this great sport.
CHARLEY HOFFMAN (+2000)
Hoffman won the 2016 Valero Texas Open and clearly loves playing in San Antonio. After edging out Patrick Reed a year ago, the 40-year-old now has nine top-15 finishes at the tournament and has never missed the cut.
Just how good has Hoffman been at the Valero Texas Open? He’s a combined 43 under par here. Only two men have gone back to back at the tournament since 2000 but Hoffman is in prime position to join those ranks.
BRENDAN STEELE (+2200)
The 2011 champ, Steele is as consistent as it comes on the PGA Tour. He always manages to be in the thick of things, as he hasn’t missed a cut since last year’s PGA Championship in July.
At a layout where he’s had success in the past, I’m comfortable rolling with him – especially with the weakened field. After all, only eight of the top 50 in the world rankings will tee it up in San Antonio.
BILLY HORSCHEL (+2800)
Horschel missed the cut last week at the RBC Heritage, but don’t let that poor play fool you. The man is an absolute beast at this tournament. A year ago, Horschel finished in a tie for 54th the week before the Valero Texas Open and proceeded to end up in a fourth-place tie.
The American placed third in both 2013 and 2015, yet he’s never managed to win here. In six starts, Horschel ranks 15th on the all-time money list. He’s always a threat in Texas. Join WagerWeb.ag and start betting on nontraditional events.