Shriners Children’s Open Matchup Picks

By Tom Wilkinson

The PGA Tour heads to Las Vegas this week for the Shriners Children’s Open with World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay headlining the field. He is joined by defending champion Sungjae Im and Cantlay’s Presidents Cup teammate Max Homa. A total of 12 players ranked in the top 50 in the world are in the field this week. A number of players from the International team at the Presidents Cup are in the field, as joining Im are Joohyung Kim, Cam Davis, Si Woo Kim, K.H. Lee, Mito Pereira, Taylor Pendrith and Christiaan Bezuidenhout.


Let’s look at Shriners Children’s Open matchup picks.


Defending Champion: Sungjae Im

Tournament Notes: This event is held at TPC Summerlin which is a par 71 that measures 7,255 yards. Last year it was all about greens in regulation, as Sungjae Im led the field in GIR and he led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green.


Shriners Children’s Open Matchups


Patrick Cantlay -146 vs. Sungjae Im

Max Homa -168 vs. Joohyung Kim

Max Homa -115 vs. Aaron Wise

Aaron Wise -160 vs. Taylor Montgomery

Emiliano Grillo v Davis Riley

Emiliano Grillo -118 vs. Davis Riley

Cameron Davis -130 vs. Tom Hoge

Taylor Pendrith -126 vs. Si Woo Kim

Alex Noren -126 vs. Denny McCarthy

Brian Harman -128 vs. Adam Hadwin

Lucas Herbert -134 vs. Thomas Detry

Seamus Power -134 vs. Gary Woodland

Rickie Fowler -128 vs. Justin Suh

Mark Hubbard -130 vs. Matthew NeSmith

Kyoung-Hoon Lee -134 vs. Nick Hardy

J.T. Poston -122 vs. Wyndham Clark

Matt Kuchar -118 vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Keith Mitchell -140 vs. Kurt Kitayama

Maverick McNealy -122 vs. Dean Burmester

Chris Kirk -126 vs. Taylor Moore

Mito Pereira -134 vs. Jason Day

Cameron Davis -120 vs. Taylor Pendrith

Taylor Montgomery -125 vs. J.T. Poston

Denny McCarthy -135 vs. Thomas Detry

Si Woo Kim -115 vs. Tom Hoge

Matt Kuchar -125 vs. Chris Kirk

Kurt Kitayama -120 vs. Wyndham Clark

Gary Woodland -120 vs. Rickie Fowler

Martin Laird -115 vs. Ryan Palmer


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Taylor Montgomery -125 vs. J.T. Poston

The only rookie to finish in the top 10 in the first two events of 2022-23 is Montgomery. He has been on a major roll of late and now he gets to play in Vegas where he was born and currently resides. I was really disappointed in Poston last week and I don’t know that he turns it around in one week. I will take Montgomery in this matchup.


Thomas Detry +104 vs. Lucas Herbert

You have to like the way that Detry is playing right now, as he has seven top 15 finishes, including three straight. He tied for 12th at Fortinet and he tied for 9th last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship. I am a little surprised he is listed as the dog in this matchup against Herbert. I will take the plus price on Detry.


Brian Harman -128 vs. Adam Hadwin

We know that Harman usually plays well in Vegas, as he had three straight top 20 finishes from 2016 through 2020. He is coming off a solid season this year and there is no reason he can’t pick up where he left off. I’ll lay the small price and take Harman in this matchup.


Matthew NeSmith +100 vs. Mark Hubbard

There is no question that NeSmith likes to play at TPC Summerlin, as he has finished T18-T8-T14 with a scoring average of 67. Hubbard is coming off a good season but I can’t ignore what NeSmith has done in this event and we get him at a very favorable price in this matchup.


Martin Laird -115 vs. Ryan Palmer

I am relying on course history a lot this week and you have to like what Laird has done in Vegas, as he won this event in 2009 and in 2020. I have seen nothing to like about Palmer’s play for quite some time and there is no reason to think that changes this week. I’ll take Laird in this matchup.


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