The Shriners Las Vegas Betting Preview
Strong Field in Las Vegas for The Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
In the City of Sin, anyone can win. The 2020 edition of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open drew a stacked field, led by the two most recent major champion winners.
Bryson DeChambeau returns to Las Vegas for his first event since winning the U.S. Open. DeChambeau is also a Shriners champion having won the event in 2018 by a single stroke over Patrick Cantlay, who returns as the 2017 Shriners champion.
DeChambeau (+800) is the prohibitive favorite this week at the Shriners event followed by Webb Simpson (+1600) and Collin Morikawa (+1600), who won the PGA Championship in August and is already a 3-time PGA Tour champion in just 13 monts on Tour.
The odds below are from FanDuel Sportsbook for players up to 60/1. Check other sportsbooks for odds, top finishing positions and match-ups as you watch and wager on the PGA Tour and this week’s event at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
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I provided Shriners event coverage and information you can bet on at TheLines with odds, course information, strokes gained stats of note and the 22 players from the top-50 in the Official World Golf Rankings in this year’s field. Tony Finau has withdrawn after contracting COVID-19 this week.
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Also, my added coverage at Forbes includes more player profiles and bets, longshots and odds plus top finishing position players of note and more information you can bet on.
COURSE AND TOURNAMENT INFO
- Course: TPC Summerlin
- Location: Las Vegas, NV
- Date: Oct. 8-11, 2020
- Par: 71 / Yardage 7,255
- Purse: $7 Million / Winner $1.26 Million
- Fairways/Rough: Bermudagrass (419)
- Greens: Bentgrass (A1/A4)
- TV: Golf Channel and NBC (Sat – Sun).
- Twitter: @ShrinersOpen
TPC Summerlin is a resort-style course that is forgiving with wide fairways, oversized greens and limited rough. Justin Ray of the 15th Club notes that TPC Summerlin annually ranks among the easiest venues on the PGA Tour in terms of greens in regulation. In 2019-20, it yielded the highest percentage among courses to host all 72 holes of a tournament. The previous season, only five courses ranked as easier in terms of G.I.R.
Here are some Bryson DeChambeau promotions offered by BetMGM this week, along with most bet golfers.
- To make 5 or more birdies (eagles not counted): -134
- To shoot 66 or lower: +110
- To make an eagle: +300
- Bogey Free: +400
- To birdie his opening hole (Par 4 10th): +400
Highest Bet Golfers to Win Tournament:
- Matthew Wolff (+2500) 13.2%
- Patrick Cantlay (+1800) 7.4%
- Scottie Scheffler (+2800) 4.9%
Highest Handle% to Win Tournament:
- Patrick Cantlay (+1800) 19.6%
- Matthew Wolff (+2500) 13.0%
- Joaquin Niemann (+6000) 5.8%
Fairway’s Foursome: Favorites – Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Rickie Fowler, Abraham Ancer
Fairway’s Foursome: Longshots – Doc Redman, Jason Kokrak, Sam Burns, James Haan
Tournament Match-ups: Harris English (-114) over Sergio Garcia and Doc Redman (-115) over Cameron Champ