The Korn Ferry Tour Playoffs return to action this week with the Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation at The Grove in College Grove, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. The tournament is the second of four KFT Playoff events, with 30 PGA Tour cards up for grabs. The 144-man field begins play on Thursday, September 14th, and ends on Sunday, September 17th.
Each KFT Finals event features elevated points, with 600 points going to the winner compared to the standard 500 points during the regular season. Following this event, 120 players will advance to next week’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, where players will fight for a spot in the top 75. The top 75 at the end of next week’s tournament are fully exempt from the KFT next season and will play for a chance to be one of the top 30 at the conclusion of the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.
Brent Grant took home the title last season, picking up his first and only KFT victory. Grant shot a total score of 272 916-under) over the four days, edging runner-up Yu Chun-an by one stroke.
Let’s dive into the golf analysis of the Simmons Bank Open 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 Simmons Bank Open Betting Predictions to Win | MyBookie Golf Preview
2023 Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation | 23rd edition of the Korn Ferry Tour event
Thursday, September 14th – Sunday September 17th, 2023
Greg Norman Signature Golf Course at the Grove, College Grove, Tennessee
One of the top private golf courses in the state of Tennessee, The Grove, presents a challenging test for players. With a traditional par-72 layout, from the back tees, the course can play over 7,400 yards.
Designed by Greg Norman and Tad Burnett, The Grove opened for play in 2012. Water comes into play often on both the front and back nine, with both man-made ponds and McCrory Creek flowing through the property. The greens are large and undulated, emphasizing accuracy on approach shots.
Simmons Bank Open Field
The who’s who of the KFT will all be in action this week, looking to close out the season strong. Ben Kohles, the no. 1 player on the KFT Points List, looks to further separate himself from no. 2 Chan Kim as the playoffs roll on.
A handful of players in the field are a solid finish away from locking up their card for next year. One of those players in particular, Kevin Dougherty (no. 15), has been right there the last two seasons but has yet to graduate to the PGA Tour.
The drama will come from players in the field currently ranked outside the top 140, as those individuals will need to perform well this week to keep their PGA hopes alive. A few notable players outside the list are Rob Oppenheim (no. 141), Tommy Gainey (no. 144), Lanto Griffin (no. 150), and Scott Brown (no. 155).
Korn Ferry Tour Simmons Bank Open Tee Times
Morning group tee off at 7:35 a.m./ afternoon group finish tee off at 12:50 p.m.
Simmons Bank Open Betting Favorites
Future PGA Tour member Adrien Du Mont de Chassart (+1825) has been nothing short of remarkable since turning pro earlier this year after a stellar collegiate career at the University of Illinois.
The 23-year-old has played in eight KFT events, picking up a win in his debut and finishing inside the top 10 in five other tournaments.
Kim and Kohles are right behind the Belgian at +2000 each. The 33-year-old Kim found lightning in a bottle at the end of August, winning back-to-back events and vaulting to the no. 2 spot.
Parker Coody and Chris Gotterup come in at +2800 and cap the top 5 betting favorites. The former Big 12 stars are looking to wrap up the year with their first career KFT victory.
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MyBookie Betting Lines for the Tournament
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Simmons Bank Open Betting Odds
|Adrien Du Mont de Chassart||+1825|
|Cristobal Del Solar||+4100|
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