Houston Open 2024 Golf Betting Preview

Time to tee it up in Texas for a pair of PGA Tour events ahead of The Masters. The Houston Open 2024 tournament drew 10 of the top 50 players in the world, and Memorial Park is the host course. World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler (+270) is a huge favorite to win his third straight tournament after capturing the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players Championship against a strong field of top golfers.

Memorial Park

  • 7,435 yards
  • Par 70

See my Houston Open golf betting preview and picks in Forbes with other chip-ins and information you can bet on about the course and event.

Houston Open 2024 Golf Odds

Leading favorites odds below from Circa Sports and subject to change.


The 10 best par-70 players in the field, according to Golf Digest data are: Scheffler, Tony Finau, Wyndham Clark, Will Zalatoris, Si Woo Kim, Billy Horschel, Mackenzie Hughes, Chez Reavie, Keith Mitchell and Sahith Theegala.

Wyndham Clark is playing in Houston, but note he injured his back this week.

Houston Open 2024 Golf

Houston Open Picks

Fairway’s Favorites: Will Zalatoris, Jason Day, Keith Mitchell, Mackenzie Hughes
Fairway’s Longshots: Beau Hossler, Thomas Detry, Ryan Fox, Rico Hoey 

Tournament Match-ups: Mackenzie Hughes (-113) over Stephan Jaeger (Circa) – See added picks in Forbes.
Round 1 Match-up: Pass

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Next week it’s the Valero Texas Open followed by The Masters April 11-14.

There may be fewer tournament matchup picks posted in 2024 with coverage across various platforms. I’ll try to add more picks and props and update more coverage as time allows and I dig deeper into strokes gained stats and weekly tournaments. Reach me directly at [email protected] for questions and select picks I bet on beyond what’s posted here.

Golf Betting Notes and History from FairwayJay

My golf coverage and research includes use and references from sites at Golf Stats along with Fantasy National, and Data Golf. I gain added information and betting news with fantasy golf insight from FanShare Sports and other sites and golf analysts. That includes top golf insider Justin Ray Golf, who contributes to PGA Tour (dot com) and The Athletic with insightful stats. The site GolfStats has also has player performance charts and a player competitor tool plus added stats and previews.

More than a decade ago I was a lead golf handicapper and analyst on a popular sports handicapping radio show out of Las Vegas whose picks were provided to a betting syndicate. I continue my golf coverage in a different format, and provide my experience and intuitive feel for the game and betting acumen to provide golf picks and chip-in added insight with information you can bet on.

This season, I’ll again shoot to add more Round 1 matchup bets. I will limit tournament matchups posted on these pages, but have more available to those bettors that chip-in and wish to correspond with me directly. You can email me at [email protected] for more picks and information you can bet on. Having been a proven performer for decades, I’ve posted picks in 2021 and 2022 on Vegas Sports Zone and tournament match-ups were 41-27.

2022 PGA Tour tournament match-up picks finished 20-12 and concluded with the TOUR Championship.

The 2021 tournament match-ups finished 21-15 following a 17-5 start January through May.

Author: FairwayJay is a leading national sports betting analyst, writer, handicapper and sports betting insider providing insight and information you can bet on for nearly two decades from Las Vegas. He chips in additional sports betting coverage and reporting on industry news and events for leading media and sports betting sites and companies. Follow him on X (Twitter): @FairwayJay