Sleeper Picks for the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
It only fits to look at the sleepers in the city that never goes to bed. Sure, the field is loaded with 8 of the top-20 players in the world, but this is a golf course that is ripe for the picking. While certain venues separate the men from the boys, TPC Summerlin is a fairly benign layout that can be attacked from multiple angles.
Someone is bound to zoom past 20-under-par, and it very well could be one of the dark horses who emerges.
Keeping that thought in mind, let’s highlight a four-pack of Shriners Hospitals for Children Open sleepers.
Cameron Davis +6600
After hopping on Cameron Davis last week in DFS, I say take a stab on the young Aussie sitting at +6600 to win the Shriners. Davis has now finished inside the top 36 in six consecutive PGA Tour starts and will arrive in Las Vegas, beaming with confidence.
The long-hitting 25-year-old ranked 10th in SG: Off-the-Tee and 7th in Putts Per GIR at the Sanderson Farms Championship (T6). That deadly combination that can be put to good use at TPC Summerlin.
Ryan Palmer +8000
The field is strong, but +8000 for the 35th-ranked player in the world is too juicy to pass up. Especially considering the same guy is a combined 38-under-par in his last three stops in Sin City.
Ryan hasn’t teed it up since missing the cut at Winged Foot, but don’t be too concerned with his form coming in. Palmer’s been productive since the restart racking up a 2nd, two 8th’s, plus another top-15 in a WGC event. A good driver and a streaky putter who tends to play well when he gets in the hunt.
Joel Dahmen +10000
Joel Dahmen is going to make sure he has a good time this week in Las Vegas.
Where you staying? What days?— Joel Dahmen (@Joel_Dahmen) October 5, 2020
Don’t be wary of his post-round choices, though, this is who Joel is. I’m sure Dahmen was kicking a few back during the 2019 SHCO, and that didn’t stop him from firing rounds of 70-64-67-65 en route to a 9th-place finish.
As for the Washington product’s affinity for this track and ability to go low at TPC Summerlin, know that he was -9 thru 10 holes during last year’s second round. Nevertheless, that must have been child’s play for a dude who went -12 under during a 12-hole stretch back in May.
Aaron Wise +15000
Why am I touting someone who has missed five of seven cuts?
Because I know for a fact Aaron Wise can thrive at this golf course, and it appears that he found something last week in Jackson. Coming off tallying a top-20 at the Sanderson Farms Championship, it was sharp iron play and a steady putter that enabled him to climb the leaderboard.
Now playing a golf course where driving accuracy is less essential, this Las Vegas resident is in line to flourish.
Wise plays and practices at TPC Summerlin often and has already finished inside the top-15 here twice. The 2018 PGA Tour ROY could very well factor in come Sunday.
Picking a Winner in Vegas
Of these four Shriners Hospitals for Children Open sleepers, did any of the prices catch your eye?
Perhaps you are keener on backing one of the favorites. There are plenty of household names in the field, one of which happens to my pick to win the golf tournament.
To find out who that is, check the link below.