Golf DFS Picks: 3 Potential Longshots & PGA TOUR Sleepers For 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated
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With four weeks in Florida behind us, a new chapter of the condensed Texas Swing will kick off this week at Memorial Park Golf Course for the 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open. Golf betting longshots continue to thrive in 2024, with Peter Malnati (at 325-1 odds) displaying yet another surprise example at last week’s Valspar Championship. Will Scottie Scheffler’s chase for three consecutive wins on TOUR put a stop to that trend this week? Let’s get into this week’s golf DFS picks.

From a betting perspective, Scheffler’s presence alone will help inflate the betting odds of his competitors around him if you feel bold enough to bet against the World No. 1 From a DFS perspective, Scheffler makes for a more interesting decision, as lineups that feature the prohibitive favorite will be forced to squeeze in more viable value player. That’s where this article comes in handy! So, take advantage of the latest PrizePicks bonus and Underdog promo codes, including a $100 deposit match for those interested in playing these golf DFS picks!

Let’s get to our 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open longshots and sleepers for your DFS lineups and betting cards. Click on the odds anywhere below to bet now on the best available prices in your state. 

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Texas Children’s Houston open INTRODUCTION

Standing over 7,400 yards with just three par-5s and five par-3s, scoring opportunities are not easy to come by at Memorial Park Golf Course. With consultation from none other than Brooks Koepka, Memorial Park was conceived to test the best players in the world in many of the same ways Augusta National does. In short, the course has been designed to reward skilled all-around players with distance, strong ball striking, and reliable short games in their arsenal.

For a deeper dive into the course, read my Texas Children’s Houston Open odds. Without any further delay, let’s get to our Texas Children’s Houston Open picks, focusing on longshots and sleepers for your DFS lineups.

FINDING VALUE IN GOLF DFS PICKS: Texas Children’s Houston Open

To identify “value” any given week on the PGA TOUR, I find it’s best first to understand the consensus key stat profile, then take a stance on the elements of the tournament that may go overlooked. At the Texas Children’s Houston Open, Recent Form, Driving Distance, and Bogey Avoidance in comparable difficult scoring conditions are consensus key areas factored into each player’s price.

From a sleeper perspective, I will take a stance on the importance of Proximity from 200+ yards, Scrambling from tight fairway lies, and Comp Course History as key areas to differentiate my player pool and find value for this week’s tournament.

Below, find my favorite golf DFS picks and longshots for the 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open Invitational. Stats were pulled across the last 36 rounds unless otherwise noted. Each player is listed with the best price in Texas Children’s Houston Open odds.

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Ryan Fox (, $7,200)

This is more of a “gut” play for me compared to my usual data-oriented process of whittling down through the field in search for values. But in a field that sees such a precipitous drop off in talent after the first handful of names, Fox is a good course fit with a pedigree few others priced around him can compare to.

An OWGR top-50 player, Fox has picked up three international wins since 2022. He’s far from a “prolific winner,” leaving plenty more on the table with eight additional top-five finishes over that span, but that history serves as further validation that his talents translate across a wide variety of courses.

Distance is Fox’s strong suit, ranking top 25 in both Driving Distance and SG: APP. While we’re buying low off of back-to-back missed cuts, Fox ranks No. 10 in terms of Comp Course History with top-20 finishes at The Renaissance Club, Colonial, and Bay Hill over the past year.

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Robert MacIntyre (, $6,800)

Another player who flashed great potential on Tom Doak’s Renaissance Club, MacIntyre’s runner-up finish at the Genesis Scottish Open may have been a sign of better things to come this week. With its length encouraging a driver-heavy approach to favor longer hitters, exposure to strong winds, tight runoffs around the green, and overall influence from Doak himself, The Renaissance Club serves as my favorite comp course to Memorial Park, which is great news for the young Scot approaching his Houston Open debut.

A volatile player across both the PGA TOUR and DP World Tour, MacIntyre has shown spike scoring potential on courses that reward driving distance, long iron approach play, and scrambling in tough scoring conditions. It’s that trifecta that has led to one of the most impressive early career Major resumes, as MacIntyre has successfully made it through the cut in 11 of his first 12 Major starts. Most notably, he’s finished T12 and T23 in his his first two trips to The Masters, a credit to his length and crafty short game. After a slow start to 2024, he’s trending very well, leading into this week with three top-30 finishes over his last five starts.

Joseph Bramlett (, $6,600)

Often a recipe for chalk ownership from a fantasy standpoint, Bramlett checks all the boxes of Course History, Recent Form, and Course Profile fit that is too appealing to ignore at a price this low. In his most recent trip to Houston, Bramlett flexed his distance advantage, ranking top-5 in SG: T2G en route to an impressive T9 finish. In his most recent start at the Valspar Championship, he flirted with contention on the weekend before settling for a modest T17 finish.

Ranking in the top 25 in terms of driving distance and scrambling this week, he has all the tools needed to find success at Memorial Park and, as always, will go as far as his putter allows him to this week.

Best of luck if you bet or play this golf DFS picks for the Texas Children’s Houston Open !

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