21st Oct 2015 | Shriners Hospital for Children Open
Shriners Open Tips: Smylie Kaufman
Finished T10 last week but the bookies have not cottoned on yet. Terrific driver and putter and that will suffice this week.
Having highlighted Smylie Kaufman as a rookie to watch in 2015/16 he almost blew his cover with a T10 at the Frys.com last week.
The 23-year-old finished the week T3 for birdies and more of the same is required at TPC Summerlin.
The Las Vegas course is much more forgiving than Silverado, which should help a player who finished the web.com season ranked sixth for driving distance but 106th for accuracy.
Kaufman’s strength is driving and putting (ranked fifth for putting average last season) and like Tony Finau last year he can follow up a good showing at the Frys with an even higher finish at the Shriners.
Back him each-way at 250/1 with Paddy Power and get 1/4 odds for a top-6 finish.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 10:14 21st Oct, 2015 but subject to change