BettingDiaryThe TPC at Summerlin in Nevada, Las Vegas is the host course for this week’s PGA Tour event, The Shriners Children’s Open and we select 4 players to take on the bookmakers.

 

 

 

 

TPC Summerlin is what you could describe as a typical Las Vegas track with plenty of landing space on the fairways and greens which are not overly difficult to find. You will need a hot putter to win this week, although there is some trouble lurking for really wayward drives.

Viktor Hovland, one of Europe’s better performers in the Ryder Cup heads the betting at 20/1 alongside Scottie Scheffler. You can get 22/1 Koepka, 22/1 last week’s winner Sam Burns and 24/1 and better the balance.

PAST WINNERS

2020 – Martin Laird -23*

2019 – Kevin Na -23*

2018 – Bryson DeChambeau -21

2017 – Patrick Cantlay -9*

2016 – Rod Pampling -20

*Playoff

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Viktor Hovland 20/1

Scottie Scheffler 20/1

Brooks Koepka 22/1

Sam Burns 22/1

Abraham Ancer 24/1

Louis Oosthuizen 28/1

Kevin Na 28/1

Webb Simpson 28/1

30/1 and better the balance

 

SELECTIONS

Abraham Ancer each way at 24/1

Ancer has some inconsistent form at this course with 3 missed cuts in 5 starts, but his other two appearances have been Top 5 finishes including last year. He won 4 starts back and his last 2 finishes have seen him finish in the Top 10 and the Top 15, in a slightly weak field he looks poised to challenge this week.

Louis Oosthuizen each way at 28/1

Oosthuizen has been consistent this season and in his last 5 starts he has had 2 Top 3 finishes and has finished inside the Top 40 in all of them. He made his tournament debut here last season finishing 19th and if he can get the putter to work he looks a solid betting proposition this week.

Hideki Matsuyama each way at 30/1

Matsuyama is coming off a 6th place finish in his last start and that broke a pretty mediocre run for him. His best finish here in 3 starts was 10th back in 2014, he was disappointing last year when he missed the cut. Matsuyama is a player who often puts streaks of results together and I fancy him to follow up on his strong performance at the Fortinet Championship.

Lucas Glover each way at 110/1

With my first 3 selections all towards the top of the betting boards I have to throw in an outsider and former Major Champion, Lucas Glover fits the bill. He hasn’t been in the greatest of nick, but has made his last two cuts, but it is his course form which attracts my attention with Top 10 finishes in his last 3 starts here, although he did sit out last year. If his game is approaching anything like top shape this could be the course where it all comes together and at a triple figure price we certainly won’t do any damage.

 

Note: All prices correct at the time of writing but are subject to change

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