Shell Houston Golf Preview & Betting Tips

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Published: 09:30 27/03/2013

Shell Houston Golf Preview and Betting Tips
The Redstone Golf Club is set up to give the participants a taste of Augusta, and subsequently plays long with ultra fast greens and plenty of trouble in store for any missed greens.

This Par 72 course plays 7500 yards and the bombers will enjoy themselves as most errant drives do not get penalised at this course. The weather forecast isn't great, and it would be no surprise to see some thunderstorms.

Past winners of this event number players such as Phil Michelson, Adam Scott and the defending champion Hunter Mahan. As stated, length of the tee is a massive advantage here, combined with a decent scrambling game.

As Tiger Woods departs the scene, the other superstar of the game, Rory Mcilroy makes his return from his short sabbatical. The Holywood youngster is around the 10/1 mark, but whilst he could easily find the gears to win I think he would be more than happy to have four solid rounds, and no ugly errant shots. 
I would not usually have much confidence in expecting a player to prosper after coming 118th in his last event and 8 over. But when that player is Phil Michelson the usual betting rules don't always apply. He has an affinity with this course, and it will obviously suit his skills. Lefty will be desperate to put Bay Hill behind him and show his best form.

Keegan Bradley has been impressive of late; he was fourth last year and has had three straight top ten finishes. There's no reason to believe he will falter this week, and another good finishing position is likely.

For an outsider it may be worth considering Geoff Ogilvy who has staged rather a renaissance in his golf career. His 2011 year was blighted by a cold putter, but he has shown glimmers of form this year and has pieces of good form at Redstone.

Phil Michelson 16/1 E/W BetVictor 6 places
Keegan Bradley 14/1 E/W Paddy Power 6 places
Geoff Ogilvy 80/1 E/W Stan James 5 places

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