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Back-to-back titles? Shell Houston Open Preview

One player has an incredible record here and you can get him at a price as big as 40/1!

It is the final tournament before the Masters as the PGA Tour heads to Texas for the Shell Houston Open.

There are some big names in the field getting a final tune up before they head to Augusta next week.

Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson are all in the field but there is one player who stands out among them for his record in this competition.

T7-4-T5-1 are his last four years here. You can back him at as big as 40/1 in some places – Russell Henley.

Henley is a regular on the PGA Tour but not a name that more casual fans may know. But with that sort of record here it is hard to look past him at such a big price.

Henley can defend his title at a place he obviously loves.

There are of course some other players that stand out. Now this first one is definitely a longshot – 200/1 to be precise.

Hunter Mahan showed a glimpse of the player that he used to be when he won here in 2011 at theĀ Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship with a 65 on day two.

He couldn’t put the four rounds together but if I can get a former champion, who has shown signs of some form at 200/1, I’m going to put my 20p each way on him.

There are some other players that have a good record here. Keegan Bradley (66/1), Cameron Tringale (250/1), Charles Howell III (50/1) and Rickie Fowler (12/1) all have three top tens apiece since 2011.

But for me, Henley is the pick. With his record, if he had a different name, he would be half the price he is here.


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