PGA TOUR Golf Bets: 2023 Shriners Children’s Open Final Thoughts, Betting Card

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Written By John Haslbauer | Last Updated
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PGA TOUR golf bets return again with the 2023 FedExCup Fall series this Thursday in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Shriners Children’s Open. Ludvig Aberg, Tom Kim, and Si Woo Kim are the favorites this week, as John Haslbauer provides his favorite Shriners Children’s Open picks among all the golf odds offered this week. Below, you’ll find the best sports betting odds available for each player.

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But enough about me, we’re here to talk about final bets for the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin. The field in-store is one of the best in the Fall Swing, featuring headliners like Tom Kim, Ludvig Aberg, and Si Woo Kim. TPC Summerlin is one of the easiest layouts on the PGA TOUR, and should create yet another birdie fest in which the most precise ball strikers can separate themselves. We’ll breeze through all the bets I’ve placed for the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open.

Click on any of the Shriners Children’s Open odds below for the best available prices across sportsbooks in your state.

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PGA TOUR GOLF BETS: SHRINERS CHILDREN’S OPEN OUTRIGHTS (3 UNITS)

Si Woo Kim

My Bet: +2500
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We know at this stage of his career that Si Woo Kim has a specific course style that suits his game, and TPC Summerlin falls under that list. He’s placed top 10 in this event in two of the last three years and continued to demonstrate his affinity for short, positional courses last season with a win at the Sony Open. A consensus top-three favorite this week, these are better odds than I expected to see on Kim as he rides the high of last week’s Asian Games victory.

Adam Schenk

My Bet: +3500
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Adam Schenk was one of the hottest players on the PGA TOUR after the TOUR Championship, placing top 10 in four of his final seven starts. He’ll make his FedExCup Fall debut in Las Vegas, not because he needs to be here, but because he knows he can contend with his current form and track record at TPC Summerlin. Schenk has five top-30 finishes over six career appearances at this event, including a best of T3 in 2021.

JT Poston

My Bet: +3500
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Similar to Schenk, Poston also ended his 2022-2023 season on a high note with four top 10s and six top 25s over his last seven starts. With career wins at the Wyndham Championship and John Deere Classic, Poston has always proven to be at his best on short, positional, and easy-scoring venues. That has translated to mixed results at the Shriners Children’s Open, but he peaked with a T4 finish here in 2017 and will enter in far better form this week than ever before.

Aaron Rai

My Bet: +5500
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My featured player of the week, Aaron Rai just passes the eye test of the type of player whose skillsets can thrive at TPC Summerlin. We know him to be a birdie-making menace on Thursdays by now, which is always encouraging, leading into a birdie-fest like this. Rai rates out No. 3 overall in my model this week, ranking top 10 in the all-important stats of SG: APP, Fairways Gained, Double Bogey Avoidance, and Par-4 Scoring: 400-450.

Two starts removed from a T2 at the BMW PGA Championship, this event sets up well for Rai to chase his first career PGA TOUR victory.

Sam Ryder

My Bet: +7000
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Ryder possesses the ceiling of elite approach and putting needed to capitalize at a birdie-fest, as he ranks top-10 in SG: APP and gained 4+ strokes putting on six occasions last season. At the Shriners Children’s Open, Ryder has looked comfortable, gaining strokes off-the-tee and putting all but once over six career starts. Entering in the best approach form of his career, he’ll look to improve on a career-best T3 finish here back in 2018.

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S OPEN FIRST-ROUND LEADER BETS (0.5 UNITS)

Davis Thompson

My Bet: +6000
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There’s another Thompson in the field who’s commanding all the attention this week, but Davis Thompson remains one of my favorite under-the-radar fits heading into this week. He’s kicked off the new fall season in top-tier ball-striking form, and demonstrated an affinity for easy desert conditions with a runner-up finish at The AmEx last season.

Aaron Rai

My Bet: +7000
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It is always a good idea to consider backing Aaron Rai on a Thursday, but especially so on a course that rewards precision off-the-tee and elite approach play. Rai looked comfortable here last year with a T20 finish, and kicks off the new fall series in solid form, staying fresh on the DP World Tour over the past month.

Sam Ryder

My Bet: +7000
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Ryder broke some hearts last week, failing to convert the first round lead at the Sanderson Farms despite carding 10 birdies. While it was an erratic week for him in Jackson, his history at TPC Summerlin suggests this is a nice bounce back spot if he can keep the blowup holes away.

Doug Ghim

My Bet: +7500
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Ghim remains one of the best tee-to-green players in this field, but has drifted to a value range on the odds board given his volatility on the greens. That gives me enough pause to fade as a full tournament outright, but this course remains a great fit for his game if the putter shows any signs of life.

Chez Reavie

My Bet: +13000
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Similar to Ghim, Reavie is another reliable ball-striker who thrives on shorter courses but has been held back by a cold putter. TPC River Highlands is one of my favorite comp courses for TPC Summerlin, so Reavie’s recent high finishes at The Travelers lead me to believe he is due for better results at the Shriners Children’s Open.

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S OPEN PROPS (1.5 UNITS)

Top-20 Finish: Aaron Rai

My Bet: +240
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It’s Aaron Rai week for me, and I have no problem doubling down here for some placement insurance if he isn’t able to pull off his first career outright victory on the PGA TOUR. Rai is a special ball striker who can tap into his accuracy off the tee to avoid TPC Summerlin’s many lateral hazards. He’s also made strides to improve his putting recently, which has been the missing link to convert more top-20 finishes to this point.

Top-20 Finish: Kevin Streelman

My Bet: +375
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A top-20 player in my model, this is a value bet on a veteran who has consistently proven to be at his best on short, positional courses that reward accurate ball striking. Having gained strokes on approach in nine consecutive starts, Streelman can be relied upon to generate ample scoring opportunities in the desert this week.

SHRINERS CHILDREN’S OPEN: THE BETTING CARd

That’ll do it for this week’s PGA TOUR golf bets. Best of luck this week with your own Shriners Open bets, and see you next Monday for the ZOZO Championship preview! For more, follow TheLines on Twitter.

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