How to Bet the 2021 Shriners Children’s Open

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Nick Watney lines up a putt on the third green. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP

The TPC Summerlin is set 800 meters above Sea level in the desert of Nevada and hosts the thirty-eighth renewal of an event associated with Sin City. After several courses in the opening years, recent renewals suggest that the Shriners Children’s Open has found a settled home at TPC Summerlin.

Except for 2016, this event has been a low-scoring fest for the players who will be needing a score over twenty under par to be in with a chance of winning. The approach shots to the Bentgrass greens seem key and therefore accurate driving to allow the pros to attack the pins will unlock plenty of birdie opportunities.

2021 Shriners Children’s Open

TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas

Par 71, 7255 yards

Can Nick Watney Back-Up Last Week’s Effort?

Turning forty years of age is often a big birthday for a professional golfer, many of whom manage to bring an Indian Summer of form when refocusing themselves to the sport. Nick Watney has taken a one-off top 50 of the career money list exemption for the current year having lost his playing privileges.

Top 50 on the career list shows what a strong player the man from Sacramento in California has been on the PGA Tour since 2005 but much of his success was in the early part of his career which accounts for his position in 50th. He was quoted on the subject as saying, “To have that was incredible”, and I suspect, he could hardly believe his luck to have a one-time exemption from being No. 50 on the list. Psychologically that may have freed him up a little, giving him an unexpected freerolling feel for the upcoming year.

To illustrate his recent struggles last week’s runner-up finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship was his first top 10 finish on the PGA Tour in two years since the Safeway Open of 2019. There had been promising signs in his recent performances however before last week, so the result didn’t come as a complete shock and it gives Watney a strong start in his quest to win back his playing privileges.

Another strong week here and Watney could lock up those playing privileges for the next year which would be a relief and motivation for the coming week. The icing on the cake for a Nick Watney bet this week is his brilliant plethora of form at TPC Summerlin in those early years where he accumulated six top 20 finishes in sixteen attempts illustrating a strong affinity for the event.

When Nick Watney was in his pomp, he backed up strong weeks and played in spells of good form so there are indicators that he’s capable of making hay while the sun is shining. I suggest we take him as this week’s Banker top 20 selection amongst our best bets at the Shriners Children’s Open and a smaller stake on a longshot win with BetOnline at +15000.

Shriners Children’s Open Banker Golf Pick: Nick Watney in Top 20 at (+500) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Shriners Children’s Open Banker Golf Pick: Nick Watney to win at (+15000) with BetOnline

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Trey Mullinax Is Finding His Feet Again on the PGA Tour

2017 saw Trey Mullinax breakthrough at the US Open with an impressive 9th place and he followed up in 2018 with a strong year of consolidation with a runner-up finish at the Texas Open. No one could have envisaged the slump in form he suffered in 2019 with one top 20 finish meaning he lost his playing privileges on the PGA Tour.

At the end of 2020, he re-found his best form and won the Orange County National Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour. This year he started well below his best but again in the fall he’s starting to produce his best golf with a runner up finish at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship and impressively a 4th at last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship.

In 2017 par was more difficult than normal at the Shriners but Trey Mullinax indicated that TPC Summerlin fitted his eye with 20th having debuted the year previous with a respectable 36th. There’s a good chance that Trey Mullinax backs up last week’s strong form with a top 20 finish, so for your golf betting, take that market and a small longshot bet on him to win the Shriners Childrens Open with Intertops at +15000.

Shriners Childrens Open Pick: Trey Mullinax in Top 20 at (+500) with Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)

Trey Mullinax in Top 20 (+500)
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Shriners Children’s Open Pick: Trey Mullinax to Win at (+15000) with Intertops (visit our Intertops Review)

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