Texas Children’s Houston Open One And Done Pick Strategy (2024)

Golf One And Done pool pick strategy for the 2024 Texas Children's Houston Open, where golfers will try to knock off Scottie Scheffler.

Will Zalatoris has played well early in his injury comeback (Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire)

Golf One And Done pool pickers set their sights on the Texas Children’s Houston Open this week, the front end of a Texas Two-Step before Augusta in a few weeks.

This marks the first time this event has been played since November of 2022, as it moved from the fall to the spring for this season, back to its traditional pre-Masters position on the calendar (though it’s not the last event prior to Augusta).

We have one big name in the field with the initials of SS, and a lot of golfers who might be competing to get into the Masters with a great showing.

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Last Week’s One And Done Pick Results

  • Peter Malnati, who was +40000 to win and had failed to break 71 in nine straight rounds at the Valspar, won in a surprise, beating Cameron Young over the final few holes for his second ever win, and first since 2015.
  • Malnati was virtually unpicked in One And Done pools (less than 1-in-1000 entries).
  • It was a pretty bad tournament for the favorites. Six of the top 10 in title odds, including several of our top graded golfers, failed to make the cut, including Sam Burns, who had won the event twice previously.
  • The best finish for a graded golfer in our Golf One And Done Picks product was Young, who had a chance to get the win with just a few holes to go, before falling to 2nd place ($915,600).
  • Still, Young’s finish was a significant outlier in a very bad week for most entries; Young was picked by under 5% of entries in most pools.
  • In fact, one site noted last week was the worst scoring week in its One And Done pool’s history. The average entry earned less than $100,000, with several taking a zero.
  • The good news is that most entries stayed in largely the same spot in pool standings, with so many entries failing to get much scoring.

2024 Houston Open Pick Strategy: Purse Info

A first place pick at the Texas Children’s Houston Open is worth $1,638,000 to One And Done pool players, with a total prize purse of $9.1 million for the event.

That puts the purse lower than the Signature Events, and in a tier with some other upcoming events. The first place prize is similar to next week’s Texas Open, but there will not be another tournament with a lower prize purse and first place prize until we get to July.

Thus, we want to balance (a) making a pick with decent odds with (b) not using up too much future value, for an event of this value.

If you want to see where this tournament’s purse ranks in your specific One And Done pool, you can set up your pool entry in our Golf One And Done Picks product.

2024 Houston Open Overview For One And Done Pools

This analysis serves as a complement to the data provided in our product, which provides customized weekly pick grades that factor in the total number of picks you need to make this season, and the specific tournaments included in your pool.

Here are some notable highlights for Houston Open field:

  • Scottie Scheffler is the clear class of the tournament field, as the No. 1 ranked golfer and winner in his last two starts. He is a ridiculously low +260 to win this event.
  • Only two other golfers inside the top 30 in our rankings are playing: Wyndham Clark and Sahith Theegala.
  • Will Zalatoris, who has the fourth-highest betting market odds to win, would probably be inside our top 30 but for the limited number of rounds he has played since returning from injury.
  • Tony Finau, the last winner here in November 2022, is also playing in the Houston Open.
  • Other past winners at this event who are in the field this week include Lanto Griffin (2019) and J.B. Holmes (2015).

One And Done Pick Advice For the 2024 Houston Open

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