Fantasy Golf Picks for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas
Following a thrilling U.S. Open two weeks ago and after a down week at the Sanderson Farms Championship, the PGA Tour turns its attention to the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
The field surely has some big names, but it is far from the loaded field we saw two weeks ago at Winged Foot. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some golfers to consider when putting together you’re fantasy team.
Fresh off his impressive U.S. Open victory, Bryson DeChambeau comes back to a course and a tournament he has seen some real success on. In his last three starts at this event, DeChambeau has turned in finishes of T-7, win and T-4. The forgiving fairways of TPC Summerlin should give Bryson and his monster drive and chance to be truly unleashed. He comes in both playing well from the U.S. Open, but also well rested after taking last week off. He is No. 3 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG) : Off-The-Tee, No. 3 in SG: Approach The Green, No. 6 in SG: Around The Green, No. 1 in SG: Tee-To-Green and No. 1 in SG: Total. DeChambeau is the favorite here and should be treated as such.
Tony Finau has six-career starts in this event, and he’s made the cut in all of them. He also has two top-10 finishes and four top-25 finishes. Finau, like DeChambeau, should also benefit from being a big hitter here. He ranks No. 7 on tour in scoring average this season. He is also top-10 on tour in SG: Approach The Green (6th), SG: Tee-To-Green (3rd) and SG: Total (9th). If Finau can get his short stick under control he very well could end this tournament atop the leaderboard.
Kevin Na represents more of a value play here compared to the first two names on the list, but he certainly has the credentials to backup being on this list. First, he is the defending champion. He also won here in 2011. In his nine-career starts here, he has missed the cut three times, but also has three top-2 finishes, with a second-place finish coming in 2016. So while he might be somewhat of a boom-or-bust option by those standards, the field is a little weaker this year and Na will be more accessible than the top-tier guys when putting your team together.
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