Our top six prop bets for the week: The Houston Open 2024 selections.

March 28, 2024

The Scottie Scheffler outright dilemma has everyone searching for a solution. One effective strategy is to incorporate some prop bets into your betting card, which can provide additional funds and allow you to track Scheffler’s live odds by utilizing various markets.

His pre-tournament +550 at The Players doubled to +1100 on Saturday night and a similar opportunity could arise again with the challenging Memorial Park course. By securing these prop wins, you can increase your Scottie investment over the weekend and cover more ground.

Joel Dahmen has placed ninth and fifth in his two starts at Memorial Park, demonstrating his ability to excel in Houston. He’s currently ranked third tee-to-green among Scheffler and Si Woo Kim. While Full Swing 2 on Netflix is a great inspirational story, Joel’s determination to compete cannot be ignored. Keith Stewart isn’t certain if he can keep up with Scottie but considering the odds (+135 for 40 places), it may be worth taking a chance on him.

Beau Hossler suffered a setback in the vicinity of Palm Beach, as his previously successful cut navigation streak was disrupted before the Cognizant Classic. His once dependable approach game is now struggling and he requires urgent assistance on both tees and greens. Meanwhile,

Mackenzie Hughes has enjoyed recent top 30 finishes in three consecutive starts, even leading for several holes at Valspar. Additionally, he holds an impressive track record with Memorial Park’s Houston Open having earned a top 30 finish every time he participated there.

I will continue to criticize Hossler, and I also selected Jaeger in our weekly betting column (which you can view here). My belief is that Jaeger has an advantage this week due to the Memorial Park course’s conditions favoring long hitters. Even though Hossler excels at short game, his ball-striking ability has been subpar as noted by Stewart;

on the other hand, Jaeger possesses similar around-the-green statistics compared to Hoss. Despite not being fond of single-round matchups generally speaking, I am willing to fade from selecting  Hossler lately if there is a chance presented.–Stephen Hennessey who works as deputy managing editor

Suddenly, both players are suffering from back injuries. Clark disclosed his during a press conference before the tournament and is taking it easy this week while still planning to play on Wednesday.

However, he won’t take any unnecessary risks with the Masters coming up in just two weeks’ time. Meanwhile, Willy Z appears to be fully recovered from his previous injury woes. Despite these developments, I’m willing to bet on him at favorable odds that haven’t changed since they were first announced.

Several men have stated that Memorial Park will be a haven for long hitters this week due to the change in course conditions, as this tournament typically takes place in November. Additionally, some individuals have acknowledged that there is minimal rough and previously challenging green shots are now more manageable thanks to the luscious grass during this season.

This could bode well for Champ’s success given his recent solid outings with two top-26 finishes out of four starts – including one at Vidanta Vallarta which also favored big-drivers like him.

Lydia Ko, a major champion, requires just one more triumph to secure her place in the LPGA Hall of Fame. Her past four appearances this season have garnered an achievement and playoff defeat coupled with fourth-place finishes.

As 2022’s Player of the Year, she is back on form and appears poised for great strides during 2024 play. The Ford Championship taking place this week signifies the end-of-season stroke-play tournament before women’s first grand event – Chevron Championship commences; thus motivating Lydia towards achieving excellent results while playing amidst desert landscapes at full throttle!