Final round scores from the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Hunter Mahan -16
Carl Pettersson -15
Louis Oosthuizen -14
Jeff Overton -12
Keegan Bradley -12
Phil Mickelson -12
Brian Davis -12
Bud Cauley -11
Cameron Tringale -11
J.B. Holmes -11
James Driscoll -11
Final round betting odds for the
Shell Houston Open
Lee Westwood NO
Louis Oosthuizen 5/4
Hunter Mahan 2/1
Carl Pettersson 9/1
Brian Davis 12/1
Phil Mickelson 16/1
Keegan Bradley 20/1
James Driscoll 40/1
Ryan Palmer 50/1
John Senden 80/1
J.B. Holmes 125/1
John Huh 125/1
Tommy Gainey 150/1
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NEWS AND BETTING
Review & Betting Guide for the Shell Houston OpenOpen de Andalucia
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Rees Jones designed the Tournament course at Redstone Golf Club, where during construction artifacts belonging to the Atakapa Indians were found all around the grounds of the Redstone Golf Club. That history has been incorporated into the design of Redstone's logo with a reflection of a green over water within an Indian Arrowhead outline.
The 7,457-yard par-72 layout has been carved out of woodlands lush with oak, pine and cypress trees. The course also has wetlands which are filled with native plants and flowers. Past Shell Houston Open champions at Redstone Golf Club include Fred Couples, Vijay Singh, Stuart Appleby, Adam Scott, Johnson Wagner and Paul Casey.
My tips to win:
Steve Stricker 16/1 seems to have a game plan sorted out this year to win a major championship, he's only played four tournaments this season and has an impressive record of only being outside the Top 10 once. Of the three other finishes, one was a win in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. He will want to have a good showing here so he can go into Masters week full of confidence.
Keegan Bradley 20/1 is in great form this year and of the eight tournaments he has entered he has finished in the Top 25 every time. Keegan is someone I feel could do well in next week's Masters and will want to have a strong finish here.
I think the whole golfing world must have been routing for Ernie Els 33/1. He will want to win here so he can secure his place in the Masters. But if not, it could be the first time the South African has missed the Masters since he teed it up as a rookie in 1994. I think Ernie will dig deep this week and could just pull off that win that would see him back at Augusta.
My each way tips:
As we all know Padraig Harrington 45/1 has been tinkering with his swing since his last Open & PGA Championship wins back in 2008. But a 61 at the Transitions and a 66 at Pebble Beach are signs that the Irishman could have finally settled his inner turmoil. He will also want to go into next week's Masters in great shape.
Bud Cauley 55/1 had a forth place finish in last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational which was one of three Top 25 finishes this season for the rookie. Bud joined a short list of players who earned their tour card straight from college without having to go to Q School joining the likes of Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Cauley will be hoping his career goes the same way as those two and the signs are looking good for the young Floridian.
As I stated the other week,
Louis Oosthuizen 60/1 came from the European Tour in great form having made the Top 10 in all nine tournaments he teed it up in, winning the Africa Open along the way. He had to withdraw from The Honda Classic due to illness but got back into the Top 25 in the Transitions Championship. Louis is another player heading to the Masters and someone I think will do well there if he gets his form back.
As always good luck
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Africa Open 5-8 January 2012
Tournament of Champions 6-9 January 2012
Joburg Open 12-15 January 2012
Sony Open 12-15 January 2012
Volvo Golf Champions 19-22 January 2012
Humana Challenge 19-22 January 2012
HSBC Golf Championship 26-29 January 2012
Farmers Insurance Open 26-29 January 2012
Commercialbank Qatar Masters 2-5 February 2012
Waste Management Phoenix Open 2-5 February 2012
Omega Dubai Desert Classic 9-12 February 2012
AT&T National ProAm 9-12 February 2012
Avantha Master 16-19 February 2012
Northern Trust Open 16-19 February 2012
WGC Accenture Match Play Championship 22-26 February 2012
Honda Classic 1-4 March 2012
WGC Cadillac Championship 8-11 March 2012
Open de Andalucia 15-18 March 2012
Transitions Championship 15-18 March 2012
Trophée Hassan II 22-25 March 2012
Arnold Palmer Invitational 22-25 March 2012
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