Shriners Open Golf Preview and Top Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, September 30, 2019 4:39 PM UTC

Monday, Sep. 30, 2019 4:39 PM UTC

Previous champions and recent winners to feature in Las Vegas

<div><h2><strong>TPC Summerlin </strong></h2><p><strong>Las Vegas, Nevada<br />October 3-6</strong></p><p>This week the gambling capital of the world, Las Vegas, plays host to the PGA Tour at TPC Summerlin. The Shrinners Hospital for Children Open was founded thirty-six years ago and for many years called the Las Vegas Invitational. A typical TPC course with Bermuda fairways and rough while the Bentgrass greens are perfect to putt on. Twenty under par usually wins at a course over 800 metres above sea level where the ball flies slightly further than normal.</p><h2><strong>Betting Tips and Predictions</strong></h2><p>The World's best golfer <strong>Brooks</strong> <strong>Koepka</strong> makes his season debut this week in Las Vegas. He has two top 4 finishes in four attempts here and has to be respected. Having not played since the Tour Championship and I am happy to overlook him this week.</p><p><strong>Patrick</strong> <strong>Cantlay</strong>, the Shrinners Champion in 2017, followed up with an impressive title defence last year losing out by one shot to Bryson Dechambeau. He was the World Ranked Number One amateur for fifty-five weeks before turning professional and a glittering career in the professional ranks appeared a formality. He has not disappointed with PGA Tour wins here and the Memorial Tournament in June.</p><p><strong>Bryson</strong> <strong>Dechambeau</strong> came under fire from his fellow players in the recent FedEx play off series for his notorious slow play which can be eccentric with his need to make an imperfect game perfect. He appears to have quickened his play and this may have been unnatural at first, however, there are encouraging signs that he is ready to contend again.</p><p>I was a little surprised to see <strong>Kevin</strong> <strong>Na</strong> miss the cut last week at the Safeway Open after a promising performance at the Greenbrier. I am happy to forgive him that effort in the knowledge that he too is a previous champion here back in 2011 and a runner up in 2016. A player who appears to get better with age, the Korean/American won last season’s Charles Schwab Challenge and the Greenbrier in the previous season.</p><p><a href=";a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p><p>This year’s Wyndham Champion <strong>J</strong> <strong>T</strong> <strong>Poston</strong> is a must bet for me this week in Vegas. Fourth in 2017 after 29<sup>th</sup> on course debut in 2016 were impressive past results. At his season opening event, the Sanderson Farms Championship he produced a solid display finishing 11<sup>th</sup> and that will be the perfect preparation for this week.</p><p><strong>Joachim Niemann</strong> has found his feet on the PGA Tour after a slow start to 2019. The twenty year-old from Chile is starting to fulfil the potential his outstanding junior and amateur career promised. Now up to a World Ranking of 54 with three top 5 finishes in his last ten starts and his first professional tournament victory two weeks ago at The Greenbrier. A top 10 finish on debut here last year and he looks capable of putting that experience to good use this week.</p><p>Last week’s winner at the Safeway Open <strong>Cameron Champ</strong> had an interesting debut at the Shrinners last year when a final round 73 undermined a strong opening three rounds. Last week’s win will have put him in the perfect frame of mind to get his revenge this time around and I am happy to include him in the staking plan.</p><p><strong>Chesson</strong> <strong>Hadley</strong> had a top 10 finish at his beloved Pebble Beach in the 2019 US Open but we have to go back to last year's Shrinners for his previous top 10. He has shown a liking for golf in Las Vegas at TPC Summerlin over the years with two other top 7 finishes. Last week he performed solidly, finishing just outside the top 20 and that looks perfect preparation for a tilt at this week’s Shrinners Hospital for Children Open.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets - All Odds with <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Golf Betting Odds">Paddy Power</a></strong></h2><p><strong>Kevin Na – each way @ 81.00 (80/1)</strong></p><p><strong>J T Poston – each way @ 67.00 (66/1) </strong></p><p><strong>Joachim Niemann – each way @ 31.00 (30/1) </strong></p><p><strong>Cameron Champ – each way @ 41.00 (40/1) </strong></p><p><strong>Chesson Hadley - each way @ 91.00 (90/1)</strong></p></div>
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