The Shriners Children’s Open Predictions, Odds, Best Picks

The Shriners Children’s Open

  • As usual TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas hosts
  • This year’s event is a wide open with the co-favourites going off a huge +2000
  • It is the third event of the 2021/22 season

The Shriners Children’s Open Odds

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Player Odds
Brooks Koepka +2000
Viktor Hovland +2000
Abraham Ancer +2200
Scottie Scheffler +2200
Webb Simpson +2200
Hideki Matsuyama +2500
Louis Oosthuizen +2500
Sam Burns +2500
Will Zalatoris +2500
Kevin Na +2800

The Shriners Children’s Open Picks

  • Kevin Na is the outright pick at +3000 with Caesar’s Sportsbook
  • Erik Van Rooyen can grab a top 10 at +500 with PointsBet
  • Webb Simpson over Louis Oosthuizen in their match bet at -118 with BetMGM

Our Picks

Kevin Na in the outright +3000 with Caesars Sportsbook

Erik Van Rooyen top 10 +500 with PointsBet

Webb Simpson to beat Louis Osthuizen -118 at BetMGM

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The Shriners Children’s Open Predictions

This tournament is closing in on 40 years of participation on the PGA Tour and in that time it has seen a lot of changes.

There have been 12 different venues for one thing – and for a long time, the event utilized more than one each year as well as having five, rather than the traditional four, rounds.

It has also witnessed many changes in the title, but the Shriners Hospitals for Children have now been involved since 2007 and a year later the event became a one-course venture.

There have also been some notable moments in the event’s history.

Back in 1984 the prize fund hit $1million, the first tournament pool to reach that figure on the PGA Tour.

In 1996 Tiger Woods claimed his first professional win in the tournament and, before and after that breakthrough triumph by the GOAT, Jim Furyk won the event three times in just five years.

In more recent times the event has witnessed quite a few surprise winners, but also plenty of course specialists have thrived, among them Webb Simpson, Kevin Na, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, and also the defending champion Martin Laird of Scotland.

DeChambeau and Cantlay don’t play this week and that contributes to a heat that the compilers have struggled to get a grip on.

Every player in the field can be backed at +2000 or bigger, including Brooks Koepka who is among the co-favorites.

The four-time major champion has a lop-sided record at the course with two top five finishes and three missed cuts.

Na Can Land the Hat Trick

Kevin Na has already claimed two victories on this course and I think there’s every chance he can make it three this week.

The first factor that persuades me is his form.

He was second at TPC Deere Run in July and since then has added T23rd in the high-class WGC St Jude, second in the Wyndham Championship, eighth at The Northern Trust, T17th at the BMW Championship, and he was also the joint low-scorer in the TOUR Championship.

He missed the cut on his season opener at the Fortinet, but he got off to a decent start (69) before one bad round did for him.

I prefer to look at the strong form before then and also recall that he kicked off the year with a win at the Sony Open.

Then, of course, there is his record on this layout.

He first won here in 2011, he was second in 2015, and claimed victory for a second time in 2019.

Even last year he was playing very nicely until the final round. In fact, he was tied seventh after 54 holes and just three blows off the lead before blowing up with a 76 on Sunday.

So, in four of his last eight course starts he has been in with a chance of victory with 18 holes to play.

Take him each way in the outright at +3000 with Caesar’s Sportsbook, an industry best price, and paying out eight places.

Bet on Kevin Na to win outright with Caesars Sportsbook

Get a Ticket on Van Rooyen’s Express

It’s a new season and I’m not entirely sure that Erik Van Rooyen’s superb conclusion to the old campaign has been factored in.

The South African claimed his first PGA Tour victory in the Barracuda Championship, added two top 10s in the FedExCup Playoffs, and was the 16th low scorer in the TOUR Championship.

That’s stellar golf and yet he’s a tasty price this week.

It’s also worth recalling that his win came at the Tahoe Mountain GC, a venue which is at altitude in the mountains and Las Vegas has thin air too.

Moreover, Van Rooyen plays most of his golf on home soil on the highveld around Johannesburg so it’s something he is very used to, as further evidenced by his third place at the WGC Mexico Championship in 2020.

Take him to make the top 10 with PointsBet offering +500.

Simpson Can Take Down Oosthuizen

It’s tight, but in recent times Webb Simpson has just about had the wood over Louis Oosthuizen in head-to-heads.

In the last 15 instances of them playing the same event Simpson leads 8-6, but the real interest in this BetMGM match-up regards Simpson’s strong course record and the high quality which Oosthuizen is likely to need in order to better this week’s addition to it.

The pair have only once played in the same edition of this event – last year – when Simpson again prevailed.

It was the South African player’s only start in the event and he did well, finishing T19th.

But Simpson bettered it, ending the week T13th.

And such is Simpson’s fondness for the track, Oosthuizen would need to maintain that kind of form to contend on a regular basis.

The American golfer missed the cut in his first Summerlin start, but since then had made nine cuts, seven of them top 20s including two fourths and a win in 2013.

It’s a strong benchmark and it is one that is worth supporting at -118 with BetMGM.

How to Watch The Shriners Children’s Open

Event Information
Tournament The Shriners Children’s Open
Location TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas, Nevada
Time Thursday October 7 – Sunday October 10
How to watch Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 5 pm & 9 pm ET (Golf Channel). And all four days on Sky Sports.

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