Shriners Children’s Odds 2023 | Betting Guide For TPC Summerlin
This year’s Shriners Children’s Open will take place Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15 at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tom Kim emerged victorious at this event last year, and will return in 2023 for his title defense. Below we will provide a betting guide for the 2023 contest, which will include Shriners Children’s Open odds as soon as they are posted by top sportsbooks.
SHRINERS CHILDREN’S OPEN ODDS
The field for the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open will be officially announced on Friday, October 6. Until then, here are the golf odds for John Haslbauer’s projected favorites a month out from the event.
- Tom Kim +1400
- Ludvig Aberg +1600
- Si Woo Kim +1800
- Emiliano Grillo +2000
- Adam Schenk +2200
INTRODUCTION TO TPC Summerlin
TPC Summerlin was established in 1991 and has hosted the Shriners Children’s Open each year since the event changed sponsors in 2008. The course sits about 10 miles off of the Las Vegas Trip and has become a regular visit for the growing population of PGA TOUR players who have taken up residency in Sin City.
Kevin Na, Scott Piercy, Ryan Moore, and Alex Cejka highlight a list of players with strong Las Vegas ties who have regularly channeled their local knowledge for repeated success at this event. This year, the fresher faces in the field who call Vegas home and can use that familiarity to their advantage with the uniquely thin air and elevation changes includes Aaron Wise, Taylor Montgomery, Maverick McNealy, Harry Hall, and Garrick Higgo. Harry Hall, a UNLV alum, delivered a career-best T8 finish at this event last year, further validating the trend of strong play from the locals.
In 2021, TPC Summerlin overwent a renovation which overhauled the turf from tee to green, though maintaining the same layout, yardage, and contours on the greens. The renovation was intended to better withstand the desert climate, and should be more receptive for the players. While still the same old mix of Bentgrass greens and Bermuda rough and fairways, they’ve updated with new varietals, that should look and feel slightly different from years’ past. All in all, the changes are primarily cosmetic, and if a players has consistently thrived or struggled in years past, these upgrades should not cause that to change this year.
How It Breaks Down
TPC Summerlin is a par-71 which plays to 7,255 yards on the scorecard, however the true distance is significantly shorter, which lends itself to a longer list of shorter-hitting champions over its years as host of the Shriners Children’s Open. This is due to the drier desert air and wider, firm fairways, which allows for more rollout on accurate drives.
There are 14 holes which feature an average Birdie Rate above 15%, one of the highest compositions on TOUR. There are a concentration of six par-4s between 400-450 yards, and par-4 scoring overall is amongst the easiest on TOUR.
Players will need to take advantage of Birdie-or-Better opportunities on the three par-5s to keep pace with birdie rates this week. The par-3s are the course’s best defense with three out of four measuring over 195 yards and featuring a scoring average over-par.
There are four holes with water hazards in play at TPC Summerlin, which also features a heavy dosage of natural hazards surrounding the fairways to penalize free-swinging, wayward drives off the fairway. This course features fairways and greens well above the TOUR average in size, and with the desert air improving average driving distance across the board, it sets up well for players to play aggressively.
Traits And Recent Notable Facts
Comparing TPC Summerlin to the rest of the regular PGA TOUR stops, it measures easier than average across most metrics. It ranks bottom-5 in difficulty across metrics like SG: TOT, SG: OTT, Par-4 Scoring, Driving Distance, SG: P (15+ Ft), and Greens In Regulation. It should come as little surprise that a course which features wide open fairways and over-sized greens is both easy to score on and difficult to separate from the field off-the-tee. With that said, I’m still more partial to the accurate hitters who can continually pound the center of fairways, more so than I would be on a course with thicker rough to catch and stop near missed off the tee from reaching the hazards.
If there’s a defense to TPC Summerlin, it is the around-the-green complexes, which have regularly ranked top-10 in SG: ARG difficulty from both the fairways and bunkers. The lies themselves are not especially daunting around these greens, but the size of these greens presents a unique challenge of longer-than-usual chip shots needed when approaches inevitably miss their target. So while this does set up to be a pure birdie fest, it’s not a course you want to completely dismiss around the green play at.
TPC SUMMERLIN COURSE SPECS
- Yards: 7,225
- Par: 71 (4x 3’s / 11x 4’s / 3x 5’s)
- Grass: Bent Greens (Dominator), Bermuda Rough & Fairways (Bandera)
- Architect: Bobby Weed
- Comp Courses: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course, Summit Club, Waialae CC, Colonial CC, TPC Southwind, Sedgefield CC, Harbour Town
- Historical Cutline: -3
- Median Four-Round Score: -11 (’22), -13 (’21), -14 (’20), -11 (’19), -2 (’18)
- Hole-by-hole Breakdown:
shriners children’s open COURSE HISTORY AND BETTING TRENDS
In terms of Course History, Patrick Cantlay, Matthew Wolff, Sungjae Im, Bryson DeChambeau, and Martin Laird highlight the list of players who have played well here historically, suggesting an advantage for top-tier ball strikers.
Looking at odds trends, this is not an event where the favorites have converted, and each of the last six winners opened at 22-1 odds or longer. This will be a good opportunity to back players with moderate to long odds when considering Shiners Open odds.
The below table tracks consensus pre-tournament outright odds for the last 6 winners of the Shriners Children’s.
HOW TO BET 2023 Shriners children’s open
Top sportsbooks will post Shriners Open odds once the field is finalized. Until then, here are a few basic sports betting approaches.
As mentioned above, recent history has shown that underdogs have fared well in winning the Shriners Open outright.
If you’re indecisive about picking an overall winner, look at the top-10 odds. In this case, as long as the golfer finishes among the top-10 players the bet will pay out. However, the odds might not be as attractive so look for some value with a “+” in front of the odds.
Course conditions and weather might impact performances as well. Consider doing a little research prior to the Shriners Children’s Open begins.