Texas Open Preview: Fowler's a Risky Favorite
Texas Open Preview: Fowler's a Risky Favorite

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

The PGA Tour resides in Texas for one more week before heading back east for the first major of the season. Without much fire power in the field this week, I won't blame anyone for looking ahead to the Masters. Speaking of which, this is the last chance to gain entrance to Augusta for almost everyone in the field, which means final-round nerves could be more noticeable than normal, depending on who is in contention come Sunday afternoon. TPC San Antonio has been the home course since 2010, which means plenty of course history in play this week. The winners have been scattered throughout the years, however, and many of those with solid track records at this event are not the players they once were. In other words, it's not going to be easy finding the winner this week.

This week: Texas Open – TPC San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Last Year: Andrew Landry shot a final-round 68 on his way to a two-stroke victory over Trey Mullinax.  

FAVORITES

Rickie Fowler (10-1) 

With only a handful of big names in the field this week, Fowler certainly looks appealing. Fowler's placement atop the odds list seems to be based largely on name ... and his play this season, of course. This will be Fowler's first start at this event, which is a little concerning, but his form and talent are more than enough to win this week. That said, it's hard to get behind a favorite who has yet

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the FSWA Golf Writer of the Year in 2005 and 2013. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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