PGA 2022 Shriners Children's Picks, Predictions

PGA 2022: Shriners Children’s Picks, Predictions

Written by on October 3, 2022

The PGA Tour heads west for the Shriners Hospital Children’s Open at TPC at Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tournament play begins on Thursday, October 3rd, and concludes on Sunday, October 6th. First played in 1983 and known by various titles throughout, it was announced in 2007 that Shriners would take over the title sponsorship for the tournament. Here is the preview for your PGA Shriners Children’s betting.

Sungjae Im returns to Vegas to defend his title after picking up his second PGA Tour victory. Im ran away with the tournament, coasting to a victory with a four-stroke cushion over runner-up Matthew Wolff. Im’s four-day total score of 260 tied a tournament record for the aggregate score.

Shriners Children’s Open 2022

Once the highest purse on Tour, the first event in 1983 had a record prize pool of $750,000. In 2022, players will fight for a piece of the $8,000,000 purse, with the winner earning $1.44 million of the total.

The Field

A handful of Presidents Cup players will tee it up this week in Vegas. 2021 FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay makes his first start of the new season at Summerlin. Fortinet Championship and Presidents Cup winner Max Homa joins Cantlay in the field. In all, 12 players ranked inside the Top 50 in the official world golf rankings will be in action at the Shriners.

Other notable players in the field include Tom Kim, a fan-favorite during the Presidents Cup and a future star on the PGA Tour. In all, eight players from the Presidents Cup International Team will be playing this week.

Rickie Fowler and Justin Day will be in action, looking to begin the new season on the right foot. Sponsor exemptions were given to rising stars Chris Gotterup, Cole Hammer, Quinn Riley and Patrick Welch, along with veteran Charley Hoffman and Belgian’s Tomas Detry.

The Course

TPC at Summerlin opened its doors in 1991 as part of the network of Tournament Players Club courses. The 18-hole private golf course plays as a par-71 stretching 7,255 at 2,700 yards above sea level.

The layout was designed by golf course architect Bobby Weed and presents a challenge to players. A course that uses the landscape as part of its design, you’ll see many water features and holes that run through natural canyons and arroyos.

Best Bets

The odds will come out later this week, but we have a few names to target before making your plays leading up to Thursday’s first round.

Patrick Cantlay – As long as Cantlay stays healthy, he will be a player that can contend for tournaments every week. Cantlay racked up twelve Top 10 finishes in 20 starts last year. He is the best in a strong field this week.

Thomas Detry – The Belgian earned an exemption into this week’s tournament after a solid showing at the Sanderson Farms Championship. The 29-year-old held the 36-hole lead at the Country Club of Jackson and appears to want to keep things rolling over here stateside.

Rickie Fowler – Fowler, parted ways with his caddie and went back to the coaching of the respected Butch Harmon. We aren’t predicting Fowler win a tournament in the near future, but a finish on the first page of the leaderboard isn’t out of the question. Take advantage of value before Rickie gets things rolling.


 

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