Shriners Children’s Open Odds Favor Hovland, Scheffler Over Field

The Shriners Children's Open is the next event on the 2022 PGA TOUR and it goes down this week. The event will take place at the TPC at Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada and will kick off on Thursday, October 7 before concluding on Sunday, October 10. A lot of solid golfers will be competing at the tournament, which has led to some close odds just a few days before tee off.

BetOnline is listing both Viktor Hovland and Scottie Scheffler as the +2000 favorites to win this year’s Shriners Children’s Open.

For Hovland, this is his first time competing at the event. He’s coming off of a 2021 tour that saw him finish Top 25 in 14 of the 24 events that he competed in. His best performance last season came at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, which he won back in December 2020. Hovland finished Top 3 another four times after that, however, he never won another for the rest of the tour. The thing about Hovland is that he can be inconsistent. While he had his fair share of solid showings last season, he also finished 30th or worse nine times.

On the other hand, Scheffler has performed at the Shriners Children’s Open in the past, although, his showings have left a lot to be desired. He finished 74th two years ago and failed to make the cut last year, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can snap that streak. Unlike Hovland, Scheffler didn’t win a tournament on the 2021 PGA TOUR, with his best finish being when he placed 2nd at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in February. Perhaps having the last month off will get him back into winning form in Las Vegas this week.

Shriners Children Open Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Tuesday, October 5

  • Viktor Hovland (+2000)
  • Scottie Scheffler (+2000)
  • Brooks Koepka (+2200)
  • Abraham Ancer (+2200)
  • Sam Burns (+2200)
  • Will Zalatoris (+2500)
  • Webb Simpson (+2500)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (+2800)
  • Harris English (+2800)
  • Kevin Na (+2800)

A complete odds list is available at BetOnline.ag.

Can Kevin Na Join PGA History?

While there are a lot of talented golfers in the field, one of them who can join the PGA history books by winning the Shriners Children’s Open is Kevin Na. The 38-year-old has won the tournament twice in the past (2011 and 2019) and now has +2800 odds to be victorious again. If he’s successful, he’ll join Jim Furyk as the only other golfer to win the event three times.

The thing about Na is that he ends to either perform really well or really poorly at the Shriners Children’s Open. While he’s won the tournament twice and even had a second-place finish in 2016, he’s also failed to make the cut three times and also placed 43rd at the last edition of the event.

Nevertheless, Na has been playing well as of late. He has three Top 3 performances in his last seven outings. He may have failed to make the cut at the Fortinet Championship a few weeks ago, however, he hadn’t finished worse than T-23rd before that since June. If his most recent performance was a one-off, there’s a decent chance that Na can win the Shriners Children’s Open for the third time. Only time will tell if his previous experience in Las Vegas pays off.

Shriners Children's Open Betting FAQ

Can the Shriners Children’s Open odds change before the tournament begins?

Yes! Odds are always changing, whether that’s because of injuries, the weather or even a golfer pulling out of the event. That’s why it’s always important to monitor the odds if you’re thinking of making a wager.

Are there other Shriners Children’s Open markets I can bet on?

Yes! When it comes to most PGA events, a majority of online sportsbooks will offer head-to-head matchups, prop bets and just about everything in between.

Can I wager on other events/sports?

Of course! The Shriners Children’s Open is just one of many markets offered on BetOnline and other sportsbooks. Explore them all and find what’s best for you.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.