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Scheffler to Shine in Shriners Open

American Poised to Record First PGA Tour Victory

A hot field headlines the Shriners Children’s Open on the PGA Tour this week, including Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalatoris and Brooks Koepka.

There are many Ryder Cup players in the mix who are looking forward to earning FedEx Cup points toward the playoffs next year.

Scottie Scheffler of team United States (Photo by Mike Ehrmann / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Golf odds this week have numerous players at generous prices, with action kicking off on Thursday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

PGA Tour Winner in Waiting

We have little doubt that Scottie Scheffler will win a PGA Tour event and he gets an excellent chance at the Shriners.

The American Ryder Cup representative would have derived plenty of confidence from the week at Whistling Straits, and he played well when used by captain Steve Stricker.

Being selected for the Ryder Cup despite not winning a tournament shows faith in the 25-year-old, who has contested some of the biggest tournaments in the world. Scheffler recorded four top-10 finishes at the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and Open Championship, which shows his class.

He also recorded top-20 finishes in his two Masters appearances, so we’re confident he’ll give bettors a good sight this week.

Teammate Bryson DeChambeau was happy to have Scheffler by his side at the Ryder Cup.

“Having Scottie by myself has made it a little easier in certain situations, which is awesome, and he always keeps it light and he’s been a big testament to that this week, playing with him and having that good-minded spirit around all the time,” DeChambeau told Golf Channel.

There is an air of confidence around Scheffler this week, so we’re backing him at +2000. His odds firmed from an opening quote of +2800, so we’re not alone in our thinking.

Pick: Scottie Scheffler +2000

English Seeking More Success

It has been a fine year for Harris English, who not only got selected for the Ryder Cup, but he also won twice on the PGA Tour.

The first win came at the Sentry Tournament of Champions before adding the Travelers Championship to his record in June. Despite not winning since, he has performed well at the WGC FedEX St. Jude Invitational and recorded top-30 finishes at the BMW Championship and Tour Championship.

The 32-year-old Georgian is now a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, which doesn’t include the three Franklin Templeton Shootout wins with Matt Kuchar.

Despite only having two top-10 finishes in the majors, English has emerged as a big-time player. He doesn’t let anything faze him, which is what bettors love when making selections at the sportsbook.

It comes as no surprise to see English at +3300 to win, which puts him inside the top 10 in Shriners Open betting markets. It’s a value price for a golfer who always gives bettors a good sight.

Pick: Harris English +3300

Tringale Teasing Bettors

Cameron Tringale is teasing bettors with a winning performance, but he’s knocking on the door after another tidy effort.

The 34-year-old, and former roommate of Rickie Fowler, finished T-11 at the Sanderson Farms Championship last week. He has been well-backed to win numerous times this year, but despite being around the leaderboard, he can’t put four rounds together.

We’re not sure how long it will take Tringale to break through for his maiden PGA Tour victory, but we’re not dropping him based on recent results. He finished T-16 at the 3M Open, T-21 at the Northern Trust and another solid outing last week.

He was good enough to shoot -10 on Saturday, which was only one shot off tying Will Zalatoris’ course record from a day earlier.

Despite his lack of success, he consistently earns checks. He has won more than $10 million in his career, so we’re keeping the faith.

Betting online markets have Tringale at +5000, which is well worth the risk.

Pick: Cameron Tringale +5000

Palmer Upset Bound

Ryan Palmer isn’t the first name that rolls off the tongue when discussing golf picks, but we think he could be upset-bound at the Shriners Children’s Open.

The American hasn’t won for a while, but he finished second at the Farmers Insurance Open in January before producing top-20 finishes at The Players and the Valero Texas Open.

The Texas A&M alumni won his last PGA Tournament in 2019 when taking out the Zurich Classic with Jon Rahm, which ended a nine-year winning hiatus. His last solo win came in 2010 at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

He might be a 45-year-old, but Palmer has another big tournament left in his legs. It could be this week, and we’re happy to take +10000 available with bookmakers.

Pick: Ryan Palmer +10000

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