Last Updated Oct 09, 2022, 6:45 PM

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Picks and Predictions

The two favorites to win the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open this weekend are Patrick Cantlay and Sung-Jae Im. Cantlay is currently the No. 4 ranked golfer in the world, while Im won this event last year. Every other golfer is at least 18-1 to win this tournament per the golf betting odds, so there is significant value in finding someone outside of the two top dogs entering this competition. That’s the strategy this week even though Cantlay has five T8 finishes in his last six events.

The 2022 Shriners Children’s Open will take place from October 6-9, 2022. This PGA Tour event is held at TPC at Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it is a par 71 course that tips at 7,255 yards. Interestingly, this tournament was played over the span of five days until 2004, when it moved to its current 72-hole configuration.

  • Emiliano Grillo to Win the Shriners Children’s Open (+3500)
  • Taylor Pendrith to Miss the Cut (+175)
  • Matthew NeSmith to Finish in the Top Ten (+700)
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EMILIANO GRILLO TO WIN (+3500)

There is a lot of buzz surrounding Emiliano Grillo after he finished T5 at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Grillo shook off a first round 73 to play himself into contention, and he ended up leading the tournament in Greens in Regulation. His putting has gotten considerably better over the last couple months too, making him a real contender. Grillo finished T2 at the John Deere Classic and the 3M Open in July.

This is Grillo’s fifth time teeing off at TPC Summerlin. He missed the cut at this event in his first two attempts, but he finished T34 in 2020 and T47 in 2021. Those aren’t extremely inspiring results, yet his recent form makes him a play at 35-1.

TAYLOR PENDRITH TO MISS THE CUT (+175)

It was impressive to watch Taylor Pendrith over the second half of the 2021-22 PGA Tour season. Pendrith finished T13 or better in six of his last seven events, and he earned a T2 finish at the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

However, Pendrith only made the cut in seven of his first 12 events to start last season, and he has not been in good form recently. The Canadian finished T67 at the Fortinet Championship three weeks ago after a 77 on Sunday, and he went 0-4 at the Presidents Cup two weeks ago. Pendrith only managed to finish 47th in his one previous appearance in this competition, so this is good value.

MATTHEW NESMITH TOP 10 FINISH (+700)

Perhaps the best value on the board is in Matthew NeSmith to finish in the top ten at this tournament. NeSmith is coming off a T9 at the Sanderson Farms Championship last week, and this is a course that he has performed very well on in his career. In his three previous starts at TPC Summerlin, NeSmith has finished T18, T8, and T14. His worst round here has been a 69, so he could be in contention throughout the weekend.

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