Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Betting Tips, TV Times
World No. 1 Brooks Koepka makes his first start of the new PGA Tour season this week in Las Vegas for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, and is joined by the previous two champions - and fellow top 10 players - Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau.
Last year provided a tense battle between the two players, but a late eagle at the 16th for DeChambeau and a poor bunker shot on the 17th from Cantlay meant that a final hole birdie would still leave him one shot shy of defending his title.
Also in the field are major champions Gary Woodland and Adam Scott, who is making his debut in this event with Hideki Mastuyama. Read on below to find out who you should back, and how to watch the PGA Tour this week.
Course: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas
Par: 71 | 7,255 yards
FedEx Cup Points: 500
Prize Fund: $7,000,000
Defending Champion: Bryson DeChambeau
Shriners Hospital for Children's Open: TV Times
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Shriners Hospitals for Children Open: Betting Tips
Brooks Koepka: 8/1
The World No.1 is making his first start since a 4th place finish at the Tour Championship at the end of August, returning to the Safeway Open for the first time since he finished runner-up here in 2016. Ranks 4th scoring average, 8th birdie average, 11th GIR and SG: Approach and 12th SG: Tee to green.
Patrick Cantlay: 11/1
Cantlay seemed on the cusp of a second victory of the year after a win at Memorial, three top 10s, and two top 15s in 10 starts, but then he had a disappointing outing at the Tour Championship (28th out of 30), and was T40 last week. However, this is the perfect place to regain momentum, having won the tournament in 2017 and finishing runner-up to DeChambeau last year.
Bryson DeChambeau: 16/1
The Defending champion finished T13 at the Safeway Open last week, which followed a MC at the Greenbrier – which was his first start of the season after a T7 at the Tour Championship. A T7-T36 in two starts here prior to his win.
Webb Simpson: 18/1
The 2013 champion is also making his first start since the Tour Championship, where he finished T20. T15-T20 the last two years here, and ranked 3rd scoring average, 11th SG: Putting, 14th SG: Approach and 20th for both SG: Around the green and SG: Tee to green last season.
Adam Scott: 20/1
After three top 10s in a row in the FedEx Cup playoff events, Scott made his first start of the new season at last week’s Safeway Open, finishing T17. Making his first start in this event, and ranked inside the top 10 last season on the PGA Tour for scoring average, birdie average, SG: Approach, SG: Around the green and SG: Tee to green.
Tony Finau: 22/1
After back-to-back top 10s at the BMW Championship and Tour Championship, Finau came over to play two events in Europe, finishing T51 at Wentworth before a T10 at the Dunhill Links Championship. T36 here last year with a best of T7 in 2014. Ranked 15th scoring average last season.
Collin Morikawa: 25/1
Morikawa hasn’t missed a cut since turning professional in June, which included an impressive run of two top 5s and a victory at the Barracuda Championship before ending his season with results of T31-T52-T41. Made his first start of the new season last week at the Safeway Open with a T10, and is making his debut here this week.
Hideki Matsuyama: 25/1
Missed the cut in his first start of the new season at last week's Safeway Open and is making his debut here, but he did finish 3rd at the BMW Championship and T12 at the Tour Championship before that. Ranked 3rd SG: Tee to green, 5th SG: Approach, 7th birdie average and 12th for SG: Around the green in 2018/19. Looking for first win since 2017 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
Garry Woodland: 28/1
Woodland is another player making his first start of the season, having finished T15 at the Tour Championship - his lowest finish since his win at the US Open. T10 last year and T18 in 2017.
Scottie Scheffler: 50/1
Won the Korn Ferry Tour’s Nationwide Chridren’s Hospital Championship before finishing his season with a T11 and T7, and has continued that form in his first two PGA Tour events with a T7 at The Greenbrier and T16 at the Sanderson Farms. Making his debut. Ranks 1st SG: Tee to green, 2nd for both GIR and birdie average, 4th SG: Approach and 7th for scoring average so far this new season.
Dylan Frittelli: 50/1
Another player who is off to a fast start this season, with a T6 at the Sanderson Farms and T7 at last week’s Safeway Open. Also making his first start this week.
Brian Harman: 66/1
In two starts this season Harman has a T3 at The Greenbrier and T14 at the Sanderson Farms heading in to this week, and was T15 the last time he teed up here in 2016. Ranks 3rd scoring average, 11th SG: Putting, 14th Birdie average and 18th SG: Tee to green.
Lanto Griffin: 125/1
After a T7 in the KFT Tour Championship, Griffin has begun the new PGA Tour season with three top 20s in a row (13-T11-T17) – the only player to do so. Played here once in 2016, missing the cut. Ranks 12th SG: Putting, 14th scoring average so far this season.