2019 PGA Tour: Shriners Hospital for Children Open Preview & Betting Tips

October 30th 2018, 10:26am, By: andyrosos

Xander Schauffele was fantastic in China on the weekend, taking out the WGC-HSBC Champions event in a playoff over countryman Tony Finau. Our best bet, Justin Rose, finished in third place in an admirable effort while our value play, Alex Noren, collected a top 20 finish. 

The season rolls on this weekend as the PGA Tour returns stateside for the 2019 Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas, Nevada. There will be a slightly thinner field back in the USA than we have seen in some of the tournaments throughout the Asian stint of the PGA Tour. Hopefully this makes it easier to find a winner. 

Catch our preview and tips for the weekend’s action below. 

2019 Shriners Hospital for Children Open Betting Tips

The Course 

TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas is a 7,255-yard par 71.  The course was once owend by renowned American businessman Howard Hughes. Due to Nevada’s desert elements, the course is set through vast arroyos and canyons. The course plays pretty standard until the final four holes, where you can make or break your entire round on a stretch of high risk/reward holes. 

The Shriners Hospital for Children Open, although at times known by a different name, has been held at TPC Summerlin since 2008. 

The Field 

As we mentioned above, it will be one of the lighter fields in a PGA sanctioned event so far this season. Just 10 of the top 50 players in the current world rankings will take part in the event while just two of the top 10 will feature. Bryson DeChambeau leads the field along with other top 20 ranked players in Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Tony Finau and Webb Simpson while reigning champion Patrick Cantlay will be back to defend his title. 

Picks 

Our best bet this weekend comes in the form of American Tony Finau. While he was unable to pick up a win in the PGA Tour last season, he was arguably one of the most consisntet players on tour all season, racking up 11 top ten finishes and finishing as the bridesmaid on three different occasions. 

He had a decent outing in Las Vegas last November, finishing tied for 16th including three consectuvie scores of 69 over the first three rounds. He finished in the top ten of three of the final four Fed Ex Cup playoff events to round out the PGA Tour season and got his 2019 season off to a good start last weekend at the WGC-HSBC Championship with a second-place finish. 

An extremely dark horse this weekend is US Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk. It will be the first tourametn that the 48-year-old has suited up for since his fourth-place finish in the Wyndham Championship back in August but what he lacks in recent form, he makes up for in pedigree at the event. 

Furyk is the only man to win the event twice, and coincidingly the only man to win it on three occasions! He took out the tournament in 1995 for the first time before winning back-to-back events in 1998-99. Is an extremely long shot to win this weekend but given he was competitive at the Wyndham in his last tournament and has plenty of experience at this event, he’s a great chance for a top five here. 

 

TIPS

2018-19 NBA Betting Tips: Thursday, 15th November

We continue our NBA coverage on Thursday with a big 11-game slate set to play out. check out our previews and best bets for the day here read more

NFL 2018-19: Week 11 Preview & Betting Tips

The 2018-19 NFL season continues this Friday as Week 11 gets underway with the Packers facing off against the Seahawks. We preview the key games of the weekend and give our betting tips here read more

NBL Round 6 Preview & Betting Tips

We now approach the quarter mark of the 2018-19 NBL season with the powerhouse teams starting to find their rhythm. As usual, we preview the weekend's upcoming games and provide our best betting tips. read more

2019 PGA Tour: RSM Classic Preview & Betting Tips

The PGA Tour continues this weekend with the annual RSM Classic from from Saint Simons Island in Georgia! See our preview and tips for the weekend's action here read more

ARTICLES

Streaming Live Sports on Australian Betting Sites

Here's a run down of which Australian sports betting sites offer live streaming action of your favourite sports! read more


Best Australian Sports Betting Sites

The best Australian sports betting sites insures safe and successful online betting for punters as well as offering the best betting options in Australia. read more


How Does Spread Betting Work?

Spread betting has finally made it's way to Australia through new betting agency Pointsbet, we give you a quick guide to spread betting here. read more


How to Bet on eSports in Australia

With the phenomenon of eSports finally starting to take off in Australia, we thought we'd give you a quick 'how to' guide on betting on eSports in Australia! read more


BLOGS

Three Equal Favourites for the 2018 TAB Everest

Punters are struggling to determine a clear favourite for this Saturday's $13million TAB Everest after Tuesday's barrier draw. See all the market moves here! read more


Can Any NBA Team Beat the Golden State Warriors in 2018-19?

With the 2018-19 NBA season just a week away, the folks at ClassicBet have broken down the odds for the Championship and asked the all important question 'can anyone beat the Warriors?' read more


2018 Brownlow Medal Predictions & Leaderboard

2018 Brownlow Medal predictions are here as our AFL tipping experts offer round-by-round Brownlow votes, rolling leaderboard and vote trackers for the 2018 AFL season. read more


2018 Brownlow Vote Predictions Round 23

We could be set for an amazing Brownlow Medal count if our 2018 Brownlow vote predictions are on point. Find out who we gave votes to in Round 23 and what affect that has on the final leaderboard right here. read more