A handful of Ryder Cup players will make their PGA Tour season debuts Thursday when the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open tees off at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. Brooks Koepka, Harris English and Scottie Scheffler will be on hand for this week’s 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open after helping Team USA crush the Europeans 19-9 at Whistling Straits last month. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Tiger Woods’ first PGA Tour victory at TPC Summerlin, in just the fifth start of his pro career. Martin Laird is the defending champion after winning in a playoff for his first tour victory in more than seven years, and his second at Summerlin (2009).
Viktor Hovland is the 20-1 favorite in the latest 2021 Shriners Children’s Open golf odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Sam Burns, coming off a victory last week in Mississippi is at 22-1 along with Koepka, and Scheffler (25-1) and Abraham Ancer (25-1) also are expected to be in the mix. Caesars lists Laird as a huge 150-1 long-shot to defend his Shriners Hospitals for Children Open title.
Before you lock in any bets on the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open or make any PGA Tour predictions, you have to see what proven golf insider Sal Johnson has to say.
The media legend and esteemed golf insider has a strong track record on picks, and he knows what it takes to win on the PGA Tour. And last week at the Sanderson Farms Championship, he nailed Burns as his winner. He noted the 25-year-old’s recent results and knew he had tied for third in Jackson two years before.
Burns went out and made four birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine Sunday to win his second PGA Tour title, and Johnson knew he had the momentum.
Johnson also comes off a stellar season where he showed his uncanny knack for gauging how players fit the courses. Before the U.S. Open in June, he pegged Jon Rahm among his best bets to win and touted Louis Oosthuizen at 45-1 as…
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