After winning four of six events last spring, including the Masters, Scottie Scheffler has gone winless in his previous 14.
While Scheffler has still played solid golf – five top-5 finishes over that span – and remained a favorite each week in golf betting, he hasn’t won in nearly eight months.
Could this be the week at the Cadence Bank Houston Open? Early action at the BetMGM online sportsbook suggests bettors like his chances.
As of Tuesday, Scheffler has the most handle (22.3%) on the third-most tickets (6.7%). He has the best golf odds to win at +600, which makes him a massive betting favorite, with Sam Burns having the second-best odds at +1400.
The 26-year-old enters the event following a T-3 finish at the Worldwide Technology Championship at Mayakoba a week ago, which featured a final round 62. He also should feel good playing at Memorial Park, not just because he’s back in the state (Texas) where he went to college (University of Texas) and now resides.
Scheffler has made the cut all three times the event has been played at the course, including a T-2 a year ago when he shot a 62 in Round 2. In the 2020 event, he finished T-29 but shot a 65 in the final round.
There’s no question he should have good vibes at a course that won’t yield as many birdies as the other events this fall.
Tony Finau is another popular player ahead of the event, drawing the most tickets (10%) and third-most handle (10.3%).
At over 7,400 yards, Memorial Park is a much longer course than players have faced of length and should be a place where Finau can use his distance off the tee to his advantage.
Current Handle & Tickets
- Scottie Scheffler – 22.3%
- Sam Burns – 16.2%
- Tony Finau – 10.3%
- Hideki Matsuyama – 6.8%
- Keith Mitchell – 6.4%
- Tony Finau – 10%
- Sepp Straka – 7.8%
- Scottie Scheffler – 6.7%
- Taylor Pendrith– 4.7%
- Keith Mitchell – 4.7%
With the second-best odds, Burns is pulling in the second-most handle at 16.2%. He had a strong showing at his event a year ago, finishing T-7.
With a longer course, sharp runoffs around the greens, and the potential for windy conditions, don’t expect super-low scores this week.