Shriners Hospitals Open betting tips & predictions – the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open was founded 34 years ago in 1983 and played annually in Las Vegas. The tournament is currently held at TPC Summerlin. In 1984 it became the first PGA Tour event in history to offer a purse exceeding a million dollars.
Designed in 1992 by Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller, TPC Summerlin incorporates traditional golf design with the natural desert terrain of the region. It annually ranks among the easiest Par 71s on the schedule. There is plenty of room off the tee, the greens are large and receptive and the tournament always produces a low-scoring birdie-fest.
TPC Summerlin is in its tenth year as host venue with an average winning score of nearly -22. The Par 71 course can stretch to 7,255 yard and is located at an average elevation of 2,700 feet (820 m) above sea level. Greens are large by Tour standards averaging 7,500 square feet and are very scorable.
What one does off the tee this week is pretty much irrelevant as you don’t need to be particularly long or accurate. Finding greens and putting well are the key attributes for success. Winners here tend to rank highly for greens hit and putting.
Last year’s winner, Rod Pampling, birdied four of the last six holes to capture his first win in 10 years. His victory included a bogey free opening round with 7 x Birdies and 2 x Eagles for an -11 (60). The Australian finished the week 1st in Strokes Gained Tee-To-Green gaining almost 13 strokes on the field average. He finished the week 38th in Driving Distance, T15 for Driving Accuracy, T11 for GIR and T12 in Putts per GIR.
In 2015, Smylie Kaufman, closed with a final round 61 to separate himself by one stroke from a group of seven players. Kaufman led the field in Total Birdies, Total Driving, All-Round Ranking and Par Breakers.
The 2014 champion, Ben Martin, posted four rounds in the 60s on his way to victory which included a 62 on the Saturday. In 2013 Webb Simpson emerged victorious, finishing the week T2 in Greens in Regulation, 4th in Proximity to Hole, T3 in Scrambling and 1st in Strokes Gained-Putting. He squared only four bogeys for the week.
TPC Summerlin is all about players putting themselves in position for scoring and more importantly converting.
In a nutshell, this week is all about racking up birdies and avoiding any unforced errors
Tony Finau 16/1, Patrick Cantlay 20/1 and Webb Simpson 20/1 are the Bookmakers favourites for this week’s Shriners Hospitals Open
Shriners Hospitals Open Betting Tips 2017