It’s a great week to play DFS at the 2022 Shriners Open in Las Vegas, Nevada! The Shriners Children’s Open has been a PGA Tour stop since 1983. The event has been held at TPC Summerlin since 2008 and has produced an array of eclectic. Past champions such as Bryson DeChambeau, Kevin Na and Patrick Cantlay all approach the game differently, yet each can call themselves champions of the Shriners Children’s Open.
The field we are seeing this week is quite exciting for the swing season! This is certainly going to be one of the best fields and events we see during this fall. This also provides for excellent values in both the DFS and outright market. Highlighting the field is Patrick Cantlay, Max Homa, Sungjae Im, Tom Kim, and Aaron Wise.
TPC Summerlin is a short Par 71 that has yielded some very low scores over the past few years. The winning score has been at least -21 in each of the last four years. I am looking at accurate drivers of the ball, good wedge players and golfers with the proven ability to go very low.
Let’s get into my favorite DFS plays at the 2022 Shriners Open!
2022 Shriners Open DFS – $10,000 Range
Sungjae Im $10,400
I am absolutely flabbergasted that Max Homa is more expensive than defending champion Sungjae Im. Homa is an excellent player and wins a lot. But Sungjae Im is a better golfer and is going to a place he obviously excels at.
While Cantlay will garner massive ownership, Sungjae won’t be overlooked either. He is off the heels of some really stellar golf over the past few months. He has three runner-up finishes in his last five starts. That type of form cannot be ignored.
His excellent form is highlighted by his stellar ball striking. In those three starts alone he gained 8.5 strokes on the field per tournament in that category. Mix this in with his win here last year, it’s truly a slam dunk play. Sungjae Im should be in all your DFS lineups at the 2022 Shriners Open.
2022 Shriners Open DFS – $9,000 Range
Tom Hoge $9,000
The TCU alum was not someone that was initially on my radar. But there is something going on with the President Cup Snubs right now. Mackenzie Hughes and Ryan Fox, both of whom were left at the altar on the eve of the Presidents Cup, won their respective tournaments last weekend.
This is not a unique phenomenon. Immediate success came to players such like Sam Burns, Talor Gooch, Jason Kokrak after being snubbed off of last year’s U.S. Ryder Cup squad. This is a trend play and isn’t for everyone. But add that to some decent form from Hoge over his last two tournaments, it definitely has merit.
Hoge is an excellent wedge player and can thrive on a favorable shorter track. He also can catch a hot putter from time to time. Play the President Cup snub angle in your 2022 Shriners Open DFS lineups.
2022 Shriners Open DFS – $8,000 Range
I wasn’t in love with anyone in this range. There isn’t much difference between several players in the $8K range and ones $1,000 or more less expensive. This is a range that one can skip and still put together an excellent DFS lineup at the 2022 Shriners Open.
2022 Shriners Open DFS – $7,000 Range
Taylor Moore $7,600
Moore might not be a golfer that the average fan is very well aware of, but he is a slam dunk DFS play this week at the 2022 Shriners Open. Moore has been extremely consistent on the PGA Tour and is destined for a great swing season.
At the end of last season, Moore had back-to-back top 10s at the Rocket Mortgage and Wyndham Championships. These two courses yield a lot of birdies and require a lot of approach shots inside 150 yards. Over the past 24 rounds, Moore ranks 8th in birdies or better gained and 13th in SG: Tee-to-Green. That’s an excellent combination for TPC Summerlin. Play Taylor Moore in all your DFS lineups at the 2022 Shriners Open.
Kurt Kitayama $7,500
Kurt Kitayama is a total boom or bust play. In a tournament where volatility is king, I love that this week. Last season, Kitayama had three Top 3 finishes at three totally different events – the Honda Classic, the Mexico Open, and the Scottish Open. The flip side of this coin is that in between these peak performances were a lot of missed cuts. But he did recently gain over 12 strokes tee-to-green at the Italian Open. He could be riding another heater.
As far as his overall form goes, Kitayama ranks 3rd in Birdies or Better Gained and 24th in Strokes Gained – Ball-Striking over his last 50 rounds. And he lives in Las Vegas and is very familiar with the course. Home game! Play Kitayama in DFS this week.
2022 Shriners Open DFS – $6,000 Range
Scott Piercy $6,700
I have to close my eyes a little to play Scott Piercy this week. But he should make the cut at the very least. He is coming off a Top 20 finish last week at the Sanderson Farms. He can carry over the performance into this week. And in that performance, Scott Piercy gained three strokes on approach. That’s comforting to see out of a cheap DFS play.
We are also not that far removed from Scott Piercy holding the 54-hole lead at the 2022 3M Open. He wasn’t able to close, but we do not need that this week. All we need is a made cut. This is a great spot to use Scott Piercy in your DFS lineups.
- Sungjae Im – $10,400
- Tom Hoge – $9,000
- Si Woo Kim – $8,600
- Taylor Moore – $7,600
- Kurt Kitayama – $7,500
- Scott Piercy – $6,700