From a betting perspective, Sunday at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open couldn’t have gone much worse.
Beau Hossler fell from the co-lead to a tie for seventh, wiping out all bets in the process. But from a golf perspective, it’s great to see Patrick Cantlay reach the winner’s circle. If you haven’t read his story and what he’s had to work through to get back onto the golf course, it’s something worth checking out.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) November 6, 2017
Cantlay came from four shots back to beat Alex Cejka and Whee Kim on the second playoff hole. Winds again whipped up during the end of the round and made scoring difficult for the leaders.
A side note on Cejka: He shot a final round 63 to come from eight shots back just to reach the playoffs. Bovada didn’t have odds on him last night and the site was putting up players at 2,500-1, so I’d have to imagine he was at least that number and possibly in the 5,000-1 range on some boards that went deeper.
Overall, I was wiped out by Hossler and Charley Hoffman not making a run. I did recoup some of it by hitting 3-balls with Cejka and A.J. McInerney at +200 and +300, but I made those plays after Sunday’s post was published, so they won’t be included in the totals here.
Safeway: +3.6 units (Hadley Top 5)
CIMB: -2.0 units (Schauffele Top 5)
CJ Cup: -3.3 units (Harman Top 5)
HSBC Champions: +1.8 units (Stanley Top 10)
Sanderson Farms: -2.6 units (Silverman Top 10)
Shriners Hospitals: -9.75 units (Zilch)
Joshua has spent the last five years writing about sports and the last 10 years betting them, mostly on golf. He’s one of approximately five people who will watch the PGA over the NFL in November. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaPerry22
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