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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Twofer Tuesday: Shriners Children's Open

Twofer Tuesday packs up its loaded dice and hopes for a little more luck in Vegas at the Shriners Children's Open.

Defending champion Martin Laird

For 20 years the course has been TPC Summerlin, a par-71 measuring 7255 yards. It's a friendly course that generally gives out low scores freely, as witnessed by the last two years where 23-under won. The defending champion, Martin Laird, broke a seven-year PGA Tour win drought. We'll be looking for even more fireworks this year.

As noted earlier, I'm gonna try 'loading the dice' this time and go with some proven horses for this track. If I'm gonna win anywhere, it makes sense that it would be in Vegas.

  • My first pick is Kevin Na. A two-time winner who got passed over for the Ryder Cup team (again), I think he's got something to prove. Besides, if you want to get on the Ryder Cup team, what better way than to earn your way onto the Presidents Cup team? That can start here.
  • And my other pick is Abraham Ancer. Another player with a strong record here -- two fourth-place finishes in three years and a ten-round scoring average of 66.9 -- he finished the Playoffs with two T9s. He's coming in rested so I like his chances.

This is another opportunity for prime time golf. GC's live coverage starts Thursday at 5pm ET. After two poor showings by my picks, I'm looking for a change. To quote an old Frank Sinatra song, "Luck, be a lady tonight!"

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