Shriners Children’s Open 2022 picks, predictions, best bets, odds: Top PGA golf expert says fade Max Homa

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Sungjae Im is back to defend his title this week at the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. The South Korean shot a final-round 62 last year to tie the tournament record at 24 under and win by four strokes. The 24-year-old also had three runner-up finishes during the 2021-22 PGA Tour season, including the Tour Championship. Patrick Cantlay, ranked fourth in the world, makes his first PGA Tour appearance of the season after tying for seventh at the 2021-22 finale. He won this event in 2017, was a runner-up twice and finished eighth in his four appearances at the Shriners Children’s Open. 

Cantlay is the 7-1 favorite in the latest 2022 Shriners Children’s Open odds from Caesars Sportsbook. Im (10-1) and Max Homa (15-1) are the only other golfers shorter than 20-1 in the Shriners Children’s Open 2022 field, while Aaron Wise (22-1) and Tom Kim (22-1) also are among the top contenders. Before making any 2022 Shriners Children’s Open picks, be sure you check out the PGA Tour predictions and best bets from golf insider Patrick McDonald.

After spending time at FanSided and NBC Sports EDGE, McDonald joined CBS Sports as a golf writer in the spring of 2022. Now covering the sport from a broader perspective, McDonald still likes to dip his toes into the betting pools on a weekly basis on the PGA Tour.

He takes a measured approach to his outright selections and finished the 2021-22 season up 42 units on those plays, having hit Cameron Smith (22-1) at the Tournament of Champions, Hudson Swafford (250-1) at The American Express, Joaquin Niemann (70-1) at the Genesis Invitational and Justin Thomas (66-1) live at the PGA Championship.

McDonald hit both of his head-to-head matchup plays at last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship, and long-shot play Dean Burmester just missed cashing in at 66-1. The 33-year-old rookie stormed up the leaderboard on the weekend but ran out of time and finished fourth, just two strokes back.

Now, McDonald has studied the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open field and is locking in his best bets, top sleepers and favorites to avoid. You can head to SportsLine now to see all his PGA picks and predictions. 

Top 2022 Shriners Children’s Open expert picks

In one major surprise for this week in Las Vegas, McDonald is fading Homa, even though he already has a victory this season. Homa comes off an excellent 2021-22 season where he won twice and was fifth at the Tour Championship. But the 31-year-old has a poor record at Summerlin, where he has missed four cuts and finished 30th in five tournaments. Hitting the greens and going really low are required to win the Shriners, and Homa averaged less than four birdies per round last season (40th on tour) and was 110th in greens in regulation last season.

Meanwhile, McDonald knows Cantlay has had a lot of success in Las Vegas and is eager to see if that continues. The 2021 FedEx Cup champion’s 2017 win in Las Vegas was the first of his eight career tour victories. He also won the BMW Championship in August, and he tied for seventh at the Tour Championship. The 31-year-old had 12 top-10 finishes in 20 PGA Tour events last season and averaged 4.44 birdies per round, fifth-most on tour, and was sixth in scoring average (69.468). Cantlay is 70 under par over his four Shriners appearances. See who else to pick here.

How to make 2022 Shriners Children’s Open golf picks

Before this week’s PGA Tour event in Las Vegas, McDonald has locked in his best bets for the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open. He is backing several massive long shots to win, including one golfer who comes in at almost 100-1. You can only see all of the expert’s picks at SportsLine.

So which 2022 Shriners Children’s Open picks should you target? Which golfer priced at almost 100-1 could pull off a stunning victory this week at the Shriners Children’s Open 2022? Check out the odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Patrick McDonald’s top prop picks for Shriners Children’s Open 2022, all from the expert who ended last season up 42 units on outright plays.

2022 Shriners Children’s Open odds, field, top contenders

See full Shriners Children’s Open 2022 picks, best bets, and predictions here. 

Patrick Cantlay 7-1
Sungjae Im 10-1
Max Homa 15-1
Aaron Wise 22-1
Tom Kim 22-1
Taylor Montgomery 35-1
Cam Davis 40-1
Brian Harman 40-1
Keith Mitchell 50-1
Alex Noren 50-1
Adam Hadwin 50-1
Emiliano Grillo 50-1
Mito Pereira 50-1
Davis Riley 50-1
Christian Bezuidenhout 50-1
Taylor Pendrith 50-1
Si Woo Kim 55-1
Tom Hoge 55-1
Seamus Power 60-1
Andrew Putnam 60-1
Rickie Fowler 60-1
Denny McCarthy 60-1
Thomas Detry 60-1
Taylor Moore 60-1
K.H. Lee 65-1
J.T. Poston 65-1
Dean Burmester 65-1
Maverick McNealy 65-1
Ryan Palmer 75-1
Gary Woodland 75-1
Matt Kuchar 75-1
Lucas Herbert 75-1
Chris Kirk 75-1
Nick Taylor 80-1
Nick Hardy 80-1
Matthew NeSmith 80-1
Kurt Kitayama 90-1
J.J. Spaun 90-1
Will Gordon 90-1
Mark Hubbard 90-1
Justin Suh 100-1
Troy Merritt 110-1
Chesson Hadley 130-1
Stephan Jaeger 130-1
Kevin Streelman 130-1
Carl Yuan 130-1
Cameron Champ 130-1
Byeong Hun An 130-1
Brendon Todd 130-1
Russell Knox 130-1
Beau Hossler 130-1
Jason Day 130-1
Adam Svensson 130-1
Aaron Rai 130-1
Harris English 130-1
Greyson Sigg 130-1
Zecheng Dou 130-1
Wyndham Clark 130-1
Matt Wallace 130-1
Martin Laird 130-1
Chris Gotterup 130-1