Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Betting tips, odds & PGA Tour predictions

Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler and more will peg it up in Las Vegas this week. 

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Tue, 5 Oct 2021
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Betting tips, odds & PGA Tour predictions

The PGA Tour will head to Las Vegas next for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. 

This is the 39th edition of the tournament after it began in 1983 and it has gone under many rebuilds and designs just like the Las Vegas Strip. 

Martin Laird is the defending champion, but he'll be challenged by an extremely strong field with the likes of returning Ryder Cuppers Viktor Hovland and Brooks Koepka among the pack. 

Hovland is playing his first event of the 2021-2022 PGA Tour season following his loss with team Europe. Paul Casey is also in the field as is Louis Oosthuizen.  

TPC Summerlin is a 7,255-yard par-71 course and has had a number of double champions. Kevin Na won in 2011 and again in 2019. Previous champions also include Bryson DeChambeau in 2018 and 2017 winner Patrick Cantlay. 

There is a field of 144 players, with a prize purse of $7,000,000. The weather forecast is funny and warm for the majority, with the winds picking up slightly over the weekend. 

Here are some selected odds: 

Viktor Hovland 20/1

Brooks Koepka 22/1

Sam Burns 22/1

Scottie Scheffler 22/1

Abraham Ancer 25/1

Louis Oosthuizen 28/1

Kevin Na 28/1 

Webb Simpson 28/1

Hideki Matsuyama 28/1

Will Zalatoris 30/1

Harris English 33/1

Sungae Im 33/1

Corey Conners 35/

Paul Casey 40/1

Patrick Reed 40/1

Si Woo Kim 40/1 

Adam Scott 45/1

Matthew Wolff 45/1 

Jason Kokrak 50/1 

Cameron Tringale 50/1 

Erik van Rooyen 50/1

Brian Harman 50/1


Here are our three standout picks: 

Kevin Na 28/1 

Na was superb at the back end of last season and will have an opportunity to prove the doubters wrong. He felt snubbed to not be included in the Ryder Cup side. He's a double champion of this event. The numbers just point towards Na doing well. At the back end of last season he went on a six-event stretch that included two runner-up finishes and a T8 at the Northern Trust. 

Brian Harman 50/1 

Five top-10 finishes in the calender year and finishes inside the top 20 at the four majors mean Harman is priced higher than we expect. Harman, 34, has played 22 career rounds at TPC Summerlin and has averaged almost a stroke gained on the field per round. A decent outside shout. 

Scottie Scheffler 22/1

Scheffler is perhaps one of the brighest stars in golf and he's not even won. Then he appeared at the Ryder Cup and took down Jon Rahm. Surely a win is just around the corner? History hasn't been too kind at Shriners, though. He missed the cut in 2020 and a year earlier finished in a tie for 74th.