The Korn Ferry Tour Playoffs continue this week with the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. The top 120 players on the Korn Ferry Tour’s points list will tee it up this week with an opportunity to be one of the final 75 players to advance to the final event of the season, the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance.
Tournament play begins on Thursday, September 21st, at the Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio. The four-day, individual stroke play event ends on Sunday, September 24th, with players vying for a $1.5 million dollar purse.
Let’s dive into the golf analysis of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship field, look at their Korn Ferry Tour betting lines and find out why they have those lines before placing your next golf bets.
Korn Ferry Tour Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Betting Predictions to Win | MyBookie Golf Preview
2023 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship | 17th edition of the Korn Ferry Tour event
Thursday, September 21st – Sunday, September 24th, 2023
OSU Golf Club (Scarlet Course) – Columbus, OH
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
David Lingmerth is the defending champion after firing a four-day total of 267 (17-under) to claim the title. Lingmerth, who got his TOUR card back following last season, joined the likes of Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, and Harris English as past winners of the event.
The top 30 players on the points list at the conclusion of next week’s championship will earn their PGA Tour playing privileges for the 2024 season.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Defending Champion
Score: 267 | To Par: -17 | Margin of Victory: 2 strokes
Ohio State University – Scarlet Course
The Scarlet Course is one of two 18-hole layouts on the property, both designed by world-renowned golf course architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie. The golf club was established in 1940, with the Scarlet Course having been completed two years earlier in 1938.
The Scarlet Course is one of the top-rated collegiate courses in the nation and underwent a major restoration project in 2005 and 2006 under the watchful eye of former OSU legend Jack Nicklaus.
On the scorecard, the Scarlet Course is a challenging par-71 that reads approximately 7,440 yards from the back tees. There are three par 5s, four par 3s, and 11 par 4s, with the par 5s all measuring over 560 yards or more. The par 3s are also daunting, with three over 220 yards and the fourth just over 200 yards in length.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Field
Ten players in the field have already locked up their PGA Tour status for next season with their play during the regular season and first two playoff events. Leading the points list is Ben Kohles (1,782.35 points), who has a comfortable lead over Chan Kim (1,548.862), who sits in second place. Both players will be in action this week.
Jack Maguire comes into the week ranked 76th on the points list, trailing no. 75 Nelson Ledesma by only .239 points for the final spot into next week’s championship. Other notable players on the outside looking in heading into the tournament include former PGA Tour pros Brandon Hagey (no. 88), T.J. Vogel (no. 99), and Camilo Villegas (no. 121).
Korn Ferry Tour Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Tee Times
First / Second Round:
Morning group tee off at 7:40 a.m./ afternoon group finish tee off at 12:20 p.m.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Betting Favorites
Can you bet on the Korn Ferry Tour? Yes, MyBookie has the odds to win with Kohles (+1600) as a slight favorite over Nicholas Lindheim (+1800) heading into Thursday’s opening round. Lindheim has played just seven KFT events this season, finishing inside the top 25 in six of them, with one victory at The Ascendant presented by Blue.
Former collegiate star Chris Gotterup (+2200) and Jacob Bridgeman (+2200) trail right behind the top two favorites. Rounding out the list is Kim (+2500), who picked up back-to-back victories last month, and Adrien Dumont De Chassart (+2500), a rookie out of the University of Illinois.
Bet Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship to Win
MyBookie Betting Lines for the Tournament
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship Odds to Win
|Adrien Dumont De Chassart||+2500|
|Cristobal Del Solar||+6600|
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