The 2016 Shell Houston Open, the last PGA Tournament before the 2016 Masters, is being played this week from March 31 to April 3, 2016, at the Golf Club of Houston located in Humble, Texas just northeast of Houston. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2016 Shell Houston Open.
The Shell Houston Open dates back to 1946. Vijay Singh (2002, 2004, 2005) and Curtis Strange (1980, 1986, 1988) jointly hold the record for most wins in the tournament with three each. Famous golfers like Arnold Palmer (1957, 1966), Gary Player (1978), Fred Couples (2004), Adam Scott (2007) and Phil Mickelson (2011) have all won the Shell Houston Open.
Listed below are all the PGA golfers with odds of 50 to 1 or less to win the 2016 Shell Houston Open plus comments. Then notable golfers with higher than 50 to 1 odds are listed also with comments.
Good luck to all the PGa golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2016 Shell Houston Open!
1. Jordan Spieth – 6 to 1 odds
Jordan Spieth is the betting favorite to win the 2016 Shell Houston Open at odds of 6 to 1. Jordan Spieth has yet to win this tournament but he lost a playoff here last year to J.B. Holmes. So far in 2016, Jordan Spieth won the Tournament of Champions. He just finished tied for 17th at the WGC-Dell Match Play.
Since missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open, Spieth has played decently but not come close to winning a tournament. You know he wants to play well this week as he prepares to defend his Masters title next week.
2. Henrik Stenson – 12 to 1
Henrik Stenson is the second choice in the betting odds at 12 to 1, double Jordan Spieth’s odds. Stenson has yet to win this tournament but he did tie for second here in 2013. Henrik Stenson did not play last week but he tied for 3rd the week before in the Arnold Palmer so he’s been playing well.
3. Rickie Fowler – 14 to 1
Rickie Fowler did not play well last week in match play as he ended up tied for 33rd. Before that, Fowler had three consecutive top 10 finishes in regular PGA cut tournaments. Fowler has a win this year in the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship and he lost a playoff in the 2016 Phoenix Open. He should play better this week but he’s still an infrequent winner.
4. Dustin Johnson – 16 to 1
Dustin Johnson lost to Louis Oosthuizen in match play last week in the quarterfinals. Prior to that, DJ tied for 14th at the WGC-Cadillac in his previous PGA Tour start. Dustin Johnson is going for his first win this year this week and his 10th overall PGA win.
T-5. Louis Oosthuizen – 20 to 1
After being runner-up to Jason Day last week in match play, Louis Oosthuizen is 20 to 1 odds to win the 2016 Shell Houston Open this week. Oosthuizen’s lone PGA Tour win remains his 2010 British Open win but he does have seven other European Tour wins including the 2016 Perth International on February 28th.
T-5. Patrick Reed – 20 to 1
Patrick Reed lost last week to Dustin Johnson in the Round of 16 in match play. Prior to that, Reed tied for 7th at the Valspar Championship in his previous start. Patrick Reed has four PGA Tour wins but his last win was 14 months ago.
T-5. Phil Mickelson – 20 to 1
Phil Mickelson did not advance last week in match play. In his previous start, Mickelson finished alone in 5th place at the 2016 WGC-Cadillac so he’s been playing well enough to win. As noted above, Phil Mickelson won this tournament in 2011.
T-8. Sergio Garcia, J.B. Holmes – 25 to 1 odds each
J.B. Holmes is the defending champion in the Shell Houston Open as he beat Jordan Spieth and Johnson Wagner in a playoff last year to secure the title. Holmes beat Bubba Watson in match play last week but he failed to advance to the Round of 16. He’s probably not playing well enough to repeat here this week. Sergio Garcia also did not advance last week in match play but he did finish tied for 11th at the WGC-Cadillac in his prior start.
T-10. Brooks Koepka, Charl Schwartzel – 30 to 1 odds each
Brooks Koepka played well last week in match play losing to eventual winner Jason Day in the quarters. Koepka can his the ball a mile but he has to pick his game up a little to win this week.. Charl Schwartzel did not play great in match play last week but he won the Valspar Championship on March 10, 2016, in his previous start. Schwartzel also won the Tshwane Open on the European Tour six weeks ago.
12. Jimmy Walker – 45 to 1
Jimmy Walker did not advance last week in match play but he did finish alone in 6th place in the WGC-Cadillac in his previous start. Walker has five PGA Tour wins with his last win coming a year ago in the Valero Texas Open.
- Tony Finau – 70 to 1 odds
If you believe in hot golfers than Tony Finau might be your man this week at 70 to 1 odds. Finau won the Puerto Rico Open last week for his first career PGA Tour win. Can he come right back and win again this week against much stiffer competition?
- Matt Jones – 80 to 1 odds
Matt Jones won the Shell Houston Open in 2014. That is the only career win on the PGA Tour for Matt Jones and he did not advance last week in match play and he also missed the cut at the Arnold Palmer in his previous start.
- Hunter Mahan – 125 to 1 odds
Hunter Mahan won the Shell Houston Open in 2012. He has six PGA Tour wins with his last win coming in 2014. Mahan has not been playing well lately but he is big odds this week.
- Johnson Wagner – 175 to 1 odds
Johnson Wagner has not been playing well lately, he missed the cut at the Puerto Rico Open last week, but he won this tournament in 2008 and he lost a playoff last year to the winner J.B Holmes. Johnson Wagner has three PGA Tour wins but has not won since 2012 but he is huge odds this week at 175 to 1.
- Vijay Singh – 200 to 1 odds
As noted above, Vijay Singh won the Shell Houston Open a record three times. Vijay has a super impressive 34 wins on the PGA Tour but his last win was in 2008.
- D.A. Points – 350 to 1 odds
D.A. Points won the Shell Houston Open in 2013. That was his last of two PGA Tour career wins. Points finished tied for 65th last week in the Puerto Rico Open.
- Stuart Appleby – 400 to 1 odds
If you want to take a stab with an incredibly high odds longshot try Stuart Appleby this week. Appleby won the Shell Houston Open in both 1999 and 2006. He has nine career PGA Tour wins but has not won since 2010.
- Robert Allenby – 1,000 to 1
Not to be confused with Stuart Appleby, the golfers sometimes get mixed up because of their similar names, Robert Allenby won the Shell Houston Open in 2000. Allenby has not won a tournament since 2001 but he did lose a playoff in 2012. Allenby has yet to make a cut in 2016.