Kevin Na – 22 to 1
Scott Piercy has three PGA Tour wins including a win at the 2015 Barbasol Open in July. That was Laird’s first of three PGA Tour wins. Bohn then hit a nice shot onto the green after he got relief but he missed a putt that would have put him into the playoff with Na and Grillo. He did shoot -11 under last week to tie for 10th at the Frys.com Open.
T-12. Can he repeat again this week at 25 to 1 odds? He’s a better bet than Kevin Na. The 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open will be the 192nd tournament for Scott Piercy on tour. The one thing Kevin Na does have going for him this week is that his lone win on tour was at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2011.
Jason Bohn was right in contention at the Frys.com Open last week until he shanked a shot on the last hole into the table umbrellas for guests. That has to mess with your mind so it will be interesting to see how Jason Dufner plays this week.
Ben Martin – 80 to 1 odds
Ben Martin won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open last year and he is 80 to 1 odds to repeat this year. That earned him $73,333, which is par for the course for Howell who has won just twice on tour in 450 starts but has earnings of $29 million. Rickie Fowler did have a very good 2015 season, winning The Players Championship, Scottish Open and Deutsche Bank Championship. He’s earned $10.9 million on tour to date.
In addition to the betting odds for each player who has odds of 50 to 1 or less this week, notable players with higher odds are also listed with comments for each player. Which Rickie will show up this week?
2. Hunter Mahan has six wins on tour with his last win coming 14 months ago. This is a decent spot to try and get that first win but 30 to 1 odds are probably too low for a bet on him this week. Keegan Bradley won the 2011 PGA Championship and he has three wins on tour but his last win was in 2012. Emiliano Grillo, Jimmy Walker, Ryan Moore, Brandt Snedeker – 25 to 1 odds each
The 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from October 22-25, 2015, at the TPC at Summerlin private golf club located in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has career earnings of $14.8 million playing in 296 events on tour.
T-4. He also won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in 2011 and the Valero Texas Open in 2013. Mahan shot -7 under last week to finish in a tie for 32nd place. Due to his name he’s sometimes confused with Robert Allenby but he’s nothing like Allenby.
Martin Piller – 300 to 1 odds
Martin Piller is listed here because he’s married to Gerina Piller who plays on the LPGA Tour and is one pretty lady. His other wins were at the RBC Canadian Open in 2012 and the Reno-Tahoe Open in 2011. Patrick Rodgers, Brendan Steele – 35 to 1
Charley Hoffman has three wins on tour with his last win coming last November at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. Appleby has nine PGA Tour wins but none since 2010. Jimmy Walker and Brandt Snedeker are two proven PGA Tour winners who both tend to win during the earlier months of the PGA season, which makes both a threat here. Scott Piercy – 33 to 1
Brendan Steele led the Frys.com Open over the first three days but he faded badly on Sunday shooting a 76 to end up in a tie for 17th place at -10 under. He is looking for his first PGA Tour win. Gerina Piller has earned $2 million on the LPGA Tour including $84,703 last week at the LPGA Hana-Bank Championship. He’s looking for his first win as a rookie on tour and this is not a bad spot to get it.
14. Will Wilcox shot -11 under to finish in a tie for 10th place last week. Anybody who wants to bet Kevin Na to win this week better have some guts because Na has just one PGA Tour win in 300 events. Brendan Steele is Tony Geary’s (Luke from “General Hospital”) nephew. Charley Hoffman – 40 to 1
8. Tiger Woods recorded the first professional win of his career at this tournament (called the Las Vegas Open then) when he beat Davis Love III in a playoff in 1996. Dufner got a divorce from his hot wife Amanda Boyd earlier this year and rumors are that she is or had been dating Tiger Woods. Chris Stroud is looking for his first win too at age 33. Todd won the 2014 Byron Nelson for his lone win on tour in 117 starts. Bohn has two wins on tour but his last win was in 2010. Steele’s only win on tour came at the Valero Texas Open in 2011. Neither husband or wife have ever won a tournament on their respective tours.
11. Russell Knox is looking for his first PGA win at age 30. Tony Finau, Webb Simpson – 30 to 1
T-18. He also won the Turkish Airlines Open on the European Tour last November. He’s played in 498 tournaments on tour and has career earnings of $28.9 million. Byrd has six wins on tour but his last win was in 2011. His earnings stand at $18.6 million.
Charles Howell was at -10 under after three rounds last week and in contention to win but he shot even par Sunday to finish in a tie for 17th place. Ryan Palmer has three tour wins but last was in 2010. Brooks Koepka – 16 to 1
T-9. Laird played last week and shot -2 under to finish in a tie for 64th place. Brendon Todd, Charles Howell, Will Wilcox – 45 to 1
3. Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
1. The 29 year old is looking for his first PGA Tour win.
Brooks Koepka is the second choice in the betting at odds of 16 to 1. First played in 1983, this tournament was a 90 hole event until it switched to 72 holes in 2004. Martin has started 82 tournaments on tour and has career earnings of $4.54 million.
Martin Laird – 66 to 1 odds
Martin Laird from Scorland won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2009. Martin sometimes caddies for his wife but he’s trying to win some dough himself this week. Martin is 28 years old and his win here last year remains the only PGA Tour win of his career. Webb Simpson has four PGA Tour wins including the major U.S. Brooks Koepka won his first PGA Tour win at the Phoenix Open last February. Jim Furyk holds the record for most wins (1995, 1998, 1999) in the tournament with three and he is the only player to win more than once.
Emiliano Grillo is the PGA rookie golfer who just beat Kevin Na in the playoff at the Frys.com Open to claim his first title. Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan, Ryan Palmer, Russell Knox, Chris Stroud – 50 to 1
Jason Dufner has three wins on the PGA Tour including the 2013 PGA Championship golf major. Brendon Todd shot -9 under last week to finish tied for 26th place. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
T-15. Rickie Fowler – 10 to 1 odds
The 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open is the second tournament in the 2016 PGA Tour schedule and all FedEx Cup points players earn here this week will count for the 2016 FedEx Cup chase. His two other wins were at the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2010 and the Bob Hope Classic in 2007. Jonathan Byrd has played in 351 PGA events and he’s earned $18 million on tour to date.
Stuart Appleby – 400 to 1 odds
Stuart Appleby won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2003. Open in 2012, but his last win on tour was in 2013. He will likely play better this week and a win is not out of the question.
Jonathan Byrd – 150 to 1 odds
Jonathan Byrd won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in 2010. He might just be due for another win this week.
Tony Finau finished last week at -7 under and tied for 32nd place. Rickie Fowler played poorly a couple weeks ago at the 2015 Presidents Cup, posting a record of just 1-3 and he lost his singles match in record time to Adam Scott. The good news is that his last win on tour was in the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Kevin Na is 22 to 1 odds this week after he lost last week in a playoff at the 2015 Frys.com Open. Patrick Rodgers shot -12 under last week to finish in a tie for 6th place. Martin Piller has earned $221,398 on the PGA Tour in 28 starts. Jason Bohn – 28 to 1. Koepka hits the ball a mile so he’s always a contender especially if he can chip and putt well. Charley Hoffman is playing in his 281st career event on tour this week. Ryan Moore also fits that mold as he’s won four PGA Tour events and three were in the early season in the fall including a win in this tournament in 2012.
At the relatively high odds of 10 to 1, Rickie Fowler is the betting favorite this week to win the 2015 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open