The PGA Tour heads to the desert for the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be the third tournament of the fall season wrap around and schedule and first with many of the top-ranked golfers returning to competition. Tournament play begins on Thursday, October, 7th and concludes on Sunday, October 10th.
Martin Laird is the defending champion after a seven-year PGA Tour victory drought. The Scottish golfer took down Austin Cook and Matthew Wolff on the second playoff hole to lock up his fourth Tour victory. The victory was Laird’s second at this golf course, the other coming in 2009
The event winner receives 500 FedEx Cup points and $1.26 million of the $7 million purse. Three of the last four tournaments at the Shriner’s have been decided in a playoff. Let’s take a closer look at the rapidly approaching event so you can get ready to bet against their PGA Tour odds.
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TPC Summerlin opened its doors in 1991 and is a private golf club located just outside of the Las Vegas strip. The course was designed by Bobby Weed and is a member of the Tournament Players Club network operated by the PGA. TPC Summerlin has been the tournament host for nearly 20 years.
Players have to deal with an average elevation of 2,700 feet above sea level and rugged terrain. The course plays as a par-71 for the Shiners and stretches approximately 7,255 yards.
Eleven of the top 25 in the Official World Golf Rankings are slated to compete in the Shiners. Highlighting the solid field is a pair of top-10 golfers, No. 8 Louis Oosthuizen and No. 9 Brooks Koepka. Koepka will be joined by Ryder Cup teammates Harrish English and Scottie Scheffler in the field. Viktor Hovland and Ian Poulter return to Tour action after representing the European’s at Whistling Straits.
Also teeing it up is fan-favorite Rickie Fowler and former Ryder Cupper Patrick Reed. Upcoming star Will Zalatoris voted the 2020-21 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, returns to Summerlin, aiming to build off a T5 finish at this course last year.
Other notable names in the field include a pair of Masters champions, Hideki Matsuyama and Danny Willet. Sam Burns, who won the Sanderson Farms Championship this past weekend, is also expected to be in the field for the Shriners.
Players to Target
Below are some players to target for the tournament when the odds are released.
Kevin Na – Na is a two-time winner here and has had yearly success at this golf course. The 38-year old missed the cut at the Fortnite Championship to begin his 2021-22 season, but the Las Vegas resident knows this course and should be near the top of the leaderboard come Sunday afternoon.
Viktor Hovland – Hovland performed well in his first Ryder Cup and looks to take the next step this season in his golf career. The 24-year-old won the BMW Championship on the European Tour in June, and when he plays, he always seems to be in the mix on Sundays.
Will Zalatoris – The golfing phenom has placed T14 or better in the first two events of the wrap-around schedule, emphasizing that his play last year wasn’t a fluke. Zalatoris has done everything but win on Tour, but don’t be surprised if that changes this weekend.