Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Betting Preview for 2020

| October 5, 2020 12:16 pm PDT

The two-week “Vegas-swing” gets underway Thursday at TPC Summerlin with a star-studded field. The CJ Cup (next week) being moved to Shadow Creek has turned this week’s field into a “who’s who” in the game of golf.

Aside from having a stacked pool of competitors, the weather is ideal, and the golf course should be in tip-top shape.

If you’re interested in learning about TPC Summerlin, check out this course guide loaded with personal insight. After all, I’ve been a member of “Summy” for more than 20 years and have been attending this event since 1996.

For those ready to start firing away, let’s jump right into a Shriners Hospitals for Children Open prediction.

2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Odds

Bryson won here in 2018 and finished 4th here in 2019. Making his first start since lapping the field at Winged Foot, there’s no question DeChambeau deserves to be the odds-on favorite.

Then again, let’s take lose sight of what Webb Simpson and Patrick Cantlay have accomplished in Sin City.

Webby won here in 2013 and placed 4th the following year. In the last three editions, Simpson has gone 20th-15th-7th and check out his last 11 rounds at TPC Summerlin.

Nothing worse than 69 and a scoring average of 67.18. 

As far as Cantlay goes, all he’s done is go 1st-2nd-2nd in his last three trips to Vegas.

What Happened Last Year?

I gave it away that Patrick Cantlay finished runner-up, but what you may have forgotten was how Kevin Na outlasted him. To say Na rode a hot putter all the way to the finish line would be the understatement of the century.

Kevin holed more than 558 feet worth of putts on his way to winning the 2019 SHCO – setting a new PGA Tour record in the process. Na, who picked up his maiden tour victory here in 2011, joined Jim Furyk as the second player to win twice in Vegas.

Talk about a place that breeds low scores, Na blitzed his hometown track to the tune of shooting 62-61 during the second and third rounds, respectively.

  • Last year’s Winning Score: -23, 261
  • Last Year’s Cut Line: -5, 137

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Betting Pick

37th last week in Jackson was far from spectacular for Scottie Scheffler, but it allowed him to knock off whatever rust there was. The positive test that forced Scottie out of the US Open was about the only thing that could have slowed him down, but now it’s time to get back in the saddle.

It wasn’t long ago that Scheffler finished 4th at the PGA Championship – followed by shooting 59 at TPC Boston and finishing 4th at the Northern Trust. In his debut in the 2020 TOUR Championship, Scottie compiled the second-lowest score of all 30 men at East Lake.

Studying Scheffler’s form and knowing what I know about TPC Summerlin – there just aren’t many versions of the reigning PGA TOUR ROY not going super low. 

  • Scottie Scheffler
Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for on football, basketball, and baseball.

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