This weekend’s Houston Open will include four Canadian participants. The latest in the PGA Tour events will get started on Thursday, Nov. 5 and conclude Saturday, Nov. 8. The event will take place at Memorial Park Golf Course in Houston, Texas.
Lanto Griffin won this event in 2019 with a -14 score, and this weekend’s action will feature some of golf’s biggest stars, headlined by Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka in the field. This is the final PGA Tour event before The Masters, which gets started next week on Thursday, Nov. 12.
Canadians in the Houston Open will include Corey Conners, Mackenzie Hughes, David Hearn and Graham DeLaet. Here’s a quick preview of the four golfers followed by their latest odds in addition to the favorites to win the Houston Open this weekend.
Canadian golfers in the field
Conners did not compete in this event in 2019 but in his last time out, he finished in a tie for eighth place at the Zozo Championship with a -18 final score.
Conners will be paired alongside J.T. Poston and Si Woo Kim and get started at 8:35 a.m. ET at hole No. 10 on Thursday.
Hughes shot a -1 at last year’s Houston Open and finished in a tie for 55th place. In his most recent performance on the PGA Tour, he finished in a tie for 41st at the Zozo Championship, shooting a -11 on Oct. 25.
At 1:25 p.m. ET, Hughes will tee off at hole No. 1 with Graeme McDowell and Kevin Stadler.
Hearn failed to make the cut in last year’s event after finishing with a +2 in the first two rounds. Hearns competed in the Bermuda Championship last weekend and tied for eighth place with a -11 score.
Hearn is matched up with Charley Hoffman and Beau Hossler at hole No. 1 at 7:55 a.m. ET.
DeLaet did not compete in the 2019 event and in his last time out, he failed to make the cut at the Bermuda Championship last weekend after a +9 score.
At 1:55 p.m. ET, DeLaet will be paired with Scott Brown and Branden Grace at the 10th hole.
Houston Open betting odds
Many sportsbooks will have a variety of options to choose from for golf fans and bettors. Here’s a look at some of the bets available to be made. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
The favorite to win the Houston Open is Dustin Johnson, who has significantly better odds than anybody else in the field at +700 to win the tournament. He is followed by two golfers tied for second in odds at +1800 with Tony Finau and Tyrrell Hatton. Rounding out the top five are Russell Henley and Hideki Matsuyama, both of whom enter with +2000 odds to win this weekend’s Houston Open.
Among the Canadians competing, Conners is tied for 17th best odds with three other golfers at +6000. Hughes is in a tie for 37th best odds at +10000. Hearn is in a tie for 81st best odds at +22500, while DeLaet is tied for 122nd best odds at +110000 as a major longshot.
Sports bettors will not only have the option to choose which golfer will win the Houston Open, but they can place wagers on where a particular golfer might finish. Here’s a look at where the Canadians stand in the latest odds when it comes to top 5, top 10 and top 20 finishes at this weekend’s tournament.
Top 5: Conners checks in at +1100 to finish within the top five of the tournament with Hughes behind him at +1400. After a bit of a drop off, Hearn is at +4000, while DeLaet is +10000.
Top 10: Conners has +500 odds for a top-10 finish with Hughes at +750. Hearn has +1600 odds, and DeLaet has +10000.
Top 20: Conners is looking at +250 odds to wind up in the top 20, while Hughes has +335 odds with Hearn at +750 and DeLaet at +2500.
Round 1 winner
Sportsbooks have another option to bet on, which includes which player will be on the top of the leaderboard following Thursday’s action. Johnson remains the favorite to be the Round 1 leader, but there is a bit of a shakeup in the odds following him with eight players tied for second in first round odds at +3300. These golfers include Finau, Hatton, Russell Henley, Viktor Hovland, Koepka, Matsuyama, Scottie Scheffler and Sungjae Im.
Conners has the best odds among the Canadians to finish first after Round 1 with +5500 odds with Hughes trailing at +8000. Hearn is at +10000, and DeLaet enters with +20000 odds to be leading after the Thursday.
Sports bettors can wager on which Canadian golfer will finish the best out of the four competitors. Here is a look at where those odds stand heading into the Houston Open.
- Corey Conners +110
- Mackenzie Hughes +175
- David Hearn +350
- Graham DeLaet +200