The Texas Open received a huge boost last Friday when Rory Mcllroy made a late entry and another on Sunday with Ian Poulter also making a late decision to play in the final event before next weeks Masters.
Mcllroy is 9/1 (Betvictor) market leader and should go well but has not yet reached his peak although he would dearly like to go into Augusta a winner and is clearly the man to beat along with Charl Schwartzel available at top price 12/1 with Coral.
This is the last chance to get into The Masters for the winner if he is not already qualified and German Marcel Siem a winner in Morocco last week was very unlucky to end the week just outside top 50 by tiny margin, he is 80/1 (Ladbrokes) for back to back wins and become first foreign winner on PGA Tour in 2013.
Charley Hoffman is a player who should give backers a good run for their money at 40/1 (Betfred) while Ben Curtis who won Open at Royal St Georges 10 years ago is playing far better at present than 100/1 (Coral) on offer this week which is generous for each way backers while I also expect a good run from Cameron Tringale who is top priced 33/1 (Betvictor) this week.
The money continued to come for Tiger Woods in next weeks Masters and he is currently to price 7/2 (William Hill) if you have not already played then wait as bookies are likely to be all trying to get him beat with top offers towards the start of next week. Lee Westwood has been well backed in last 48hours and his current odds of 25/1 look very tempting each way with Paddy Power who are offering 6 places for each way.
As usual there is great excitement building around The Masters where Tiger looks very much like the man to beat.