2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips
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2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open expert picks, rankings, fantasy golf and betting tips

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The PGA Tour has come back to the United States exclusively for one week, with the Las Vegas area hosting the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. TPC Summerlin welcomes Patrick Cantlay as defending champion, while the likes of Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Tony Finau seek out a win. This field was reduced to 132 players by the PGA Tour in hopes of completing the opening two rounds without spillover to the next day.

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2018 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open rankings: Top 10 picks

1. Patrick Cantlay -- Cantlay has become such a consistent player, it's hard to imagine thinking he's a dud pretty much any week on Tour. If he could get a hot putter for a few weeks, he could be Player of the Year.

2. Tony Finau -- Finau is playing in what's as close to a hometown event as there may be for him. The Utah native had it in China but lost to Xander Schauffele in a playoff. He's so close to a big breakthrough.

3. Rickie Fowler -- Fowler is making his season debut, but he's coming off a tremendous playoff run. This feels like a seminal season for Fowler one way or the other. Can he win a major or not?

4. Bryson DeChambeau -- Bryson is a bit of a guessing game. Like Fowler, he's making his season debut. However, he was a disaster in the Ryder Cup, and I'm curious how that will hurt or motivate him.

5. Webb Simpson -- Simpson had his best season end just a few weeks ago. He ended with T-6 and T-4 in the playoffs. He's won this event in the past.

6. Ryan Moore -- The UNLV product was decidedly horrible in the two Asian events he played, but he lost in a playoff at Safeway. I have to believe Moore is superior in this field for this event, but I've cooled on him more broadly.

7. Jordan Spieth -- Spieth is coming off his worst season, but he's about to get married. So he's probably pretty happy personally but frustrated professionally. What wins?

8. Aaron Wise -- Wise struggled after getting his win at the Nelson, but he finished with back-to-back top-16 efforts and had a T-5 at The Northern Trust.

9. Sam Burns -- The kid had a great week coming off injury at the Sanderson Farms. He could win at any time.

10. Chesson Hadley -- This is a feel pick more than a numbers pick. The guy likes this event, and he did well at the CIMB. But he was a dud at Safeway and the CJ Cup.

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