This weekend, the PGA tour heads out to Las Vegas as the players will compete in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the beautiful TPC Summerlin. A lot of the bigger names will compete this weekend after taking a few weeks off after the U.S Open. The Par 71 course plays around the course average in yardage on the tour coming in at around 7250 yards and in years past has been one of the easiest tournaments on the tour. TPC Summerlin has usually favored the longer hitters and better ball strikers while also putting a premium on putting. With that in mind, I am going with the young boppers.
Since the tour restarted in June, I have been betting basically all PGA tour events besides a few with a 4-16 record on outright winners (25%) and a lot of close calls on Sundays.
- Dustin Johnson at Travelers (+2600) 1U to win 26U
- Colin Morikawa at Workday Charity Open (+3000) 1.25U to win 37.5U
- Colin Morikawa at PGA Championship (+3400) 1.25U to win 42.5U *also had him live +1000 to win 17.5U, 60U winner in total*
- Bryson Dechambeau at U.S Open (+3300) 2U to win 66U
My Picks for Shriners
- Matthew Wolff (+2600) 1.5U to win 39U – This guy’s resume writes itself. Dude has balls of steel and it showed in his solo 2nd place at the U.S Open played at arguably one of the worlds hardest courses in Winged Foot. Though only 21 years old and already considered a top golfer in the world, I thoroughly believe he ascends to superstar status this season. His funky swing clearly works as he ranks in the top tier of driving and ball striking. Take Wolff and do not look back.
- Scottie Scheffler (+3000) 1.5U to win 45U – Another star in the making who burst onto the scene last year as a 24-year-old rookie. Scheffler took the golf world by storm by finishing 5th in the Fed Ex cup and running away with the PGA Tour rookie of the year award. If it were not for a positive COVID-19 test taking him out of the U.S Open, I truly believe his style of golf would have worked at Winged Foot. Scheffler is a supreme ball striker and big hitter with a rock-solid putter, you get the point, right?
- Sungjae Im (+3500) 1.5U to win 52.5U – This young Korean is a stud. Though his form has not been great as of late, the 2018-2019 rookie of the year still managed to finish 11th in the Fed Ex cup last year at the age of 22. Im has all the tools to be a superstar as he sticks to the mold of being elite off the tee and a very solid putter. Love the value here.
- Joaquin Niemann (+5400) 1.5U to win 81U – This is unreal value for the young Chilean. Niemann is only 6 feet tall and 150 pounds, and somehow is in the top tier of driving distance on the tour. It makes no sense, but you cannot deny Niemann’s ball striking skills and as long as his putter is on, which it has been as of late, he will be in contention. Great Value here.
- Cameron Davis (+6000) 1.5U to win 90U – Another great value play here. The young Australian is just a real solid golfer and is playing really well of late. Davis’s big frame helps him generate all his power as he like the others above is in the top tier of driving distance on the tour. Davis is in great form as of late coming off 6 straight made cuts in his last 6 tournaments and a T6 at last weekend’s Sanderson Farm Championship. Do not necessarily think he wins but this value is too good to pass up on.
- Cameron Champ (+8000) 1.5U to win 120U – Champ being 80/1 is insane. Listen, you know what your getting with this play. Champ finished 2019 leading the tour in driving distance and finished 2nd last year to Bryson Dechambeau while currently in 2nd in driving distance this season. His putting is not great, but he has won twice on the tour at the age of 25 and showed he can compete on the bomber courses with a T10 at the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park back in August.
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