Betting Preview: Houston Open suits Tyrrell Hatton's skill set

Planet Sport tipster Jack Kelliher is back with his four selections in the Houston Open after last week's headline selection earned a full place payout.

The PGA Tour heads to the Houston Open this week and Planet Sport's in-form tipster Jack Kelliher is back with his recommendations.

Headline pick Scottie Scheffler made the places last week in Mayakoba and Jack returns with another four selections, with an English star leading the way.

(All odds correct at time of article publication, the odds in the blue boxes are bang up-to-date.)

Tyrrell Hatton - 28/1

Tyrrell Hatton at the Dunhill Links Championship

First selection is winner of the 2020 Arnold Palmer invitational Tyrrell Hatton. Jack says that the 30-year-old Englishman looks well-equipped to tackle the Houston test, and sits 13th in Strokes Gained Tee to Green in the last 36 rounds on tour.

The Memorial Park course is also likely to fit Hatton's game. There are plenty of shots over 175 yards and Hatton sits third in Proximity to Hole from 175 yards or more.

And he's not bad on his short game too, if he can keep his putting clean and tidy throughout the weekend, he can certainly compete for the win. At 28/1, he's a great value option.

Joaquin Niemann - 28/1

Joaquín Niemann at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

The Chilean managed a fifth-placed finish last weekend, but it could've been so much more but for a poor third round.

His skill set also looks a neat fit for the course. With the ability to hit the ball both left-to-right and right-to-left, Niemann can shine. And if the wind picks up his low-ball flight will also favour him.

Jack says that, like Hatton, if he can maintain his putting levels across the weekend, Niemann has a great chance of lifting the trophy on Sunday afternoon.

Mito Pereira - 66/1

Mito Pereira, PGA Tour, Houston Open

Jacks says that Pereira was the talk of the town at the start of the season, and that the Chilean can bounce back in Houston at an enticing 66/1.

He's first in Greens in Regulation across the last 36 rounds on tour, and he also sits in the top 20 for Par-3 and Par-5 scoring. He's a great striker of the ball, and at a huge 66/1, you can't go wrong.

Jhonattan Vegas - 80/1

Jhonattan Vegas, Tokyo, PGA Tour

The 37-year-old Venezuelan sits sixth at Ball-striking in the last 36 rounds on tour, 10th in SG Tee to Green, and that is exactly what will be tested this weekend at Houston.

He's also another that can benefit from the 175 yards range and, although it's a tough ask, he's a great option for this weekend at 80/1.

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