2023 Shriners Children’s Open: Picks and Predictions for Las Vegas

Tom Kim, Shriners Children's Open, TPC Summerlin,(Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)
Tom Kim, Shriners Children's Open, TPC Summerlin,(Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images) /

The FedEx Fall series continues with the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open.

Following Luke List’s dramatic playoff win in Mississippi last week the PGA Tour returns to Nevada and TPC Summerlin for the 2023 Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas.

The Shriners marks the third event of the new FedEx Fall series which sees the pros jockeying for PGA Tour status and the all-important 51st-60th FedEx Cup spots heading into 2024.

Those who work their way inside of the Top 60 in FedEx Cup standings at the end of the FedEx Fall series will secure their spot in two of the first three signature events to begin 2024 ( AT&T Pebble Beach and Genesis Invitational).

The scenic TPC Summerlin will once again play host to the Shriners Children’s Open. The course designed by Bobby Weed is a Par 71 7,255-yard layout with Bermuda fairways and rough and Bentgrass greens.

Defending champion Tom Kim returns to the desert to defend his title after earning his second career PGA Tour win here last year. The affable Kim is joined this week by nine others in the FedEx Cup Top 50 who have already secured their spots in signature events to begin next year regardless of performance in the fall.

Previous Winners at TPC Summerlin

  • 2022: Tom Kim (-24)
  • 2021: Sungjae Im (-24)
  • 2020: Martin Laird (-23)
  • 2019: Kevin Na (-23)
  • 2018: Bryson DeChambeau (-21)
  • 2017: Patrick Cantlay (-9)

Following four Top 20 finishes or better in his last four starts across the globe, it’s Tom Kim who leads the way as he looks for back-to-back wins in Vegas. Here is how the rest of this week’s favorites shake out.

2023 Shriners Children’s Open Favorites

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  • Tom Kim (+1100)
  • Ludvig Aberg (+1200)
  • Si Woo Kim (+2200)
  • Cam Davis (+2200)
  • J.T. Poston (+2800)
  • Adam Schenk (+3000)
  • Vincent Norrman (+3500)
  • Tom Hoge (+3500)
  • J.J. Spaun (+3500)
  • Eric Cole (+3500)
  • Beau Hossler (+3500)
  • Andrew Putnam (+3500)
  • Adam Hadwin (+3500)
  • Nicolai Hojgaard (+4000)

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Pick to Top 20:  Davis Thompson (+210)

Up to 74th in the FedEx Fall standings, Davis Thompson returns to the Shriners Children’s Open after finishing T12 in his debut at TPC Summerlin last year.

Thompson has started both of the previous events on the PGA Tour this fall and has not finished worse than a tie for 30th. He recorded a Top 16 finish at the Sanderson Farms Championship last week in Mississippi.

Davis ranks 20th in SG: Off The Tee for the 2022-23 PGA Tour season and he sits 10th in total eagles made and 11th in Par 5 birdies or better. All of which should help him excel in a likely birdie-fest this week at the Shriners Children’s Open.

Pick to Top 10:  Si Woo Kim (+240)

After earning his military exemption at the Asian Games alongside Sungjae Im, Si Woo returns to the Shriners Children’s Open looking to become the third straight Korean to win at TPC Summerlin.

This year’s Sony Open champion hasn’t played stateside since the Tour Championship in August, but he returns to a locale where he has had previous success.

Kim finished tied for 8th at the Shriners Children’s Open last year, MC’d in 2022, finished T8 in 2021, T-55th in 2020, and tied for 15th in 2019.

He ranks 13th in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green for the 2022-23 PGA Tour season, 22nd Off The Tee, 29th in total birdies, and 12th in Par 3 birdies or better. With a large weight off his shoulders this week, Si Woo can contend in Las Vegas once again.

Pick to Win:  Tom Hoge (+3500)

Tom Hoge began his FedEx Fall series where he left off in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, with another Top 15 finish. Hoge cemented his Top 50 status heading into 2024 by advancing to the BMW Championship in the playoffs in August. He finished in a tie for 14th at Olympia Fields and 46th in the FedEx Cup.

Last week, the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am winner returned to action and earned a share of 13th place at the Sanderson Farms Championship. Hoge now returns to the Shriners Children’s Open after picking up a Top 5 finish at TPC Summerlin last year.

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The TCU alum has finished inside of the Top 25 in each of his last three starts in Las Vegas and as one of the Tour’s top iron players (9th in SG: Approach) and birdie makers (11th in total birdies), Hoge has all the tools required to earn his second PGA Tour win this week.