Shriners Open Preview: Spieth Looks to Get Lucky in Vegas
Shriners Open Preview: Spieth Looks to Get Lucky in Vegas

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

With the Asian swing complete, the PGA Tour heads back to the states this week for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Through five events, Brooks Koepka is the only big name to take home a title this fall, but that could change this week with some major talent in the field. Cameron Champ broke through at the Sanderson Farms Championship, which wasn't a huge surprise as at least one rookie generally finds a win during the fall season. With two weeks to go, don't be surprised if another rookie makes a run during the final two weeks of the fall season.

This week:
Shriners Open - TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas

Last Year:
Patrick Cantlay shot a final-round 66 on his way to a playoff victory over Alex Cejka and Whee Kim.

FAVORITES

Rickie Fowler (11-1)

Fowler is the co-favorite this week, but his status is largely based on his name as there isn't much to get excited about this week. Fowler has played this event three times and has finished in the top 25 all three times, but his best finish was a T7 in 2009. He also hasn't played on the PGA Tour since the end of last season, so we can't be sure of his form.

Tony Finau (11-1)

The fact that Finau is the co-favorite means the odds-makers like his chances. Duh, right? What I mean is, it would be easy to put Jordan Spieth or Bryson DeChambeau ahead of him because of name recognition, but

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Greg Vara
Vara is the lead golf writer at RotoWire. He was named the 2013 FSWA Golf Writer of the Year. In addition to producing the weekly preview and the bulk of the draft kit content, Vara participates in Yahoo!'s "Experts Picks" where he routinely dominates. He also picks college football games against the spread in his "College Capper" article.
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